Almonds – Hull Split Sprays – How Many 3rd Shots This Year? AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 14, 2018How often a third hull split application might be made is an unknown. But after heavy NOW damage in places last year, at least some third sprays seem likely.

California Almonds: Aggressive Hull Split Approach – That’s The Trend – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jun 23, 2018More of our contacts have used terms like “aggressive” to describe the approach they and their growers will take in terms of their upcoming NOW campaign. That means multiple sprays — […]

Almonds – First Hull Split Sprays Cranking Up – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jun 17, 2018Early treatments should be going on right away if some haven’t already started in the lower San Joaquin Valley.

California Almonds: Irrigation Management for Hull Rot Control

🕔Jun 15, 2018Hull rot can be a heartbreaker, appearing suddenly at harvest in orchards where growers and PCAs are trying to “do everything right”. Hitting young, vigorous orchards especially hard, it reduces […]

California Almonds: Hull Split Just Ahead, Overview On Brown Marmorated – AgFax

🕔Jun 10, 2018The very earliest hull split sprays in the lower San Joaquin Valley are about a week away. Also, see expanded brown marmorated overview from Jhalendra Rijal, Area IPM Advisor.

California Almonds: Bugs Bear Watching, NOW Counts Getting Attention – AgFax

🕔Jun 3, 2018Bug issues seem to be more of a factor this season. NOW moth and egg counts still point to bigger populations towards hull split.  

California Almonds: New Stink Bug “Can Do A Number On Almonds” – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔May 27, 2018The brown marmorated stink bug may have caused drop in places over the last month. It’s been established back east for a couple of decades but is a new player […]

Almonds: Variable Kernel Fill – Complications At Hull Split? – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔May 20, 2018A prolonged bloom and spread-out nut fill could mean more spraying at hull split to protect the crop over an extended period.

California Almonds: Nuts Sizing Nicely, USDA Predicts Big Crop

Almond nut fill - about halfway completed. Photo: David Doll.
🕔May 12, 2018More of our contacts are slicing almonds now. Estimates of progress with nut fill vary, but some nuts are at least halfway filled.

California Almonds: Odd Stuff In Terms Of Drop – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔May 6, 2018Irregular bloom and leaf-out also reported in other nut crops. Symptoms of low chill early and freezing conditions later are turning up in some orchards and in other tree crops.

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