For some areas this may be one of the earliest blooms ever. Dry, warm conditions prevail.
Spider mite treatments continue in parts of our coverage area. As our contacts in the lower half of the SJV tell us, mite pressure hasn’t come close to what they dealt […]
Hull split sprays have started on a limited basis in parts of our coverage area. The pace should pick up next week in the San Joaquin Valley, especially after the […]
Hotter conditions are settling over much of our coverage area. What that means for pests and diseases depends on how much temperatures go up and how long the heat stays […]
Temperatures surged over the last week for several days, bringing a preview of summer. At what point will more head trigger issues?
Treatments have been made for leaffooted plant bugs or stink bugs in parts of our coverage area.
“Bacterial blast has turned into an issue. I’ve never seen as much of it, and veteran growers – people who’ve been producing almonds for decades – say that they’ve never […]
A few more blooms are apparent, although the real bloom period in many areas won’t fully crank up until sometime next week. The forecast calls for more storms starting in […]
Shaking continues in Nonpareils and Independence, and almonds are being picked up in orchards where some of the earliest shaking started. Spider mites remain a factor in almonds after this […]
Hull split sprays continue. We continue to hear reports of stalled hull split progression in the 2 weeks of intensely hot weather that trailed into early July. Cooler temperatures settled […]