Almond harvest momentum has significantly picked up over the last week in both the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley. No yield reports yet.
Hull split continues to progress in almonds. Scattered shaking could start in a couple of weeks.
Isolated hull splitting has started in parts of the San Joaquin Valley, mainly in blanks but also with healthy nuts on field edges. Late in the week reports of hull […]
Kernel fill already has been completed or is nearing that point on a significant portion of the crop.
Leaffooted plant bugs have become more apparent in almonds in some areas. Damage has been turning up and more treatments have been going out.
Atypical blooming schedules are evident in some cases, with Fritz and Monterey trees starting bloom ahead of Nonpareils. Stress from last year may be a factor. See comments by David […]
Cotton defoliation is right around the corner in certain California cotton fields. In this case, “right around the corner” means sometime within the next 14 days. A few applications could […]
Spider mites began flaring in some blocks as harvest started. Smaller nut size and shrivels are being reported in some areas. See comments from David Doll. Also, connect in our […]
Additional whitefly and/or aphid treatments are going out in some southern San Joaquin Valley cotton. UC Entomologist Pete Goodell (@UCBug52) said in an advisory Friday that growers and PCAs in […]
So, when will harvest start? Shaking could begin in July on a wide basis, perhaps even into the upper SJV, our contacts continue to say. If you’d care to share […]