Extremely cold weather is in the forecast as we wrap up this week’s issue. Lows into the 20s are predicted early in the week. Forecast models vary, but some models show […]
For some areas this may be one of the earliest blooms ever. Dry, warm conditions prevail.
Blooming has started on a scant and scattered basis. D ry weather continues, which will influence bloom spray programs unless more rain develops. On a somewhat related note, see David Doll’s comments […]
It’s been a warm winter and bud development on early blooming varieties was progressing in early January. This could mean an early bloom (with greater chances for frost damage) and […]
Topsin M WSP and Rally 40WSP now have 2EE labels to protect pruning wounds on almonds (and other stone fruit trees and/or grapes) from canker disease infection. These products should […]
Applications of nitrogen in the postharvest period have been promoted as a good farming practice. Trees utilize nitrogen at this time to rebuild nitrogen stores and provide nutrients for bud […]
Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.
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 […]
As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after […]
The crop pushes ahead with harvest just over the horizon.