Almond orchards are a multi-decade investment. No one can be exactly certain what the future holds, but orchard development requires that we make decisions with the best information available. While […]
California – Almonds – Shaking Approaches – AgFax Jul 18, 2020
The big push for shaking will start in the lower San Joaquin Valley over the next 10 days.
First hull split sprays will likely start in late June. A heatwave is taking shape, which could fire up spider mites and push navel orangeworms.
The crop continues to look strong. More rain over the last week has prompted additional fungicide applications.
Hotter temperatures are driving pest activity and reproduction. May sprays have started on a wide basis.
In the last couple of days, I received several calls about flatheaded borer in walnuts from various clientele up and down the San Joaquin Valley. Flatheaded borer has become a […]
California Almonds: Rains Prompting More Fungicides But Are Slowing Pests…For Now – AgFax Tree Crops Apr 4, 2020
More rain expected. Conditions are suppressing pest pressure but fungicides will be needed, especially where treatments weren't made earlier or in orchards where leaf diseases are apparent.
More than most, this could be a year when consistent insect trap monitoring pays dividends, especially when it comes to navel orangeworms.
Warmer and drier conditions prompt speculation that more pest pressure could develop as the 2020 season progresses.
A brown marmorated stink bug field meeting is set for Tuesday, August 13, starting at 9 a.m. The meeting site: an almond orchard at 4606 W. Simmons Road, Turlock. The […]