Insect activity picks up, painted ladies make a big showing and some walnut frost damage apparent.
Fungicide decisions are a point of focus. Disease concerns have heightened a bit now that wet conditions continue and warmer temperatures are seeping into almond country.
Moth and egg traps should be going up now in stone fruit, almond and walnut orchards in this part of the state. Here’s a brief overview on trap types and […]
Bees continue to have a tough time with wet and/or cold conditions, so concerns linger about how much pollination has already taken place.
During late August 2018, a few walnut growers and PCAs reported the infestation of a pest which is almost unheard of before by walnut growers. The insect is called the […]
The information presented here is based on trap counts from three orchard locations in Stanislaus County (West Modesto, West Turlock, Denair) in 2017 and 2018. In each orchard site, we […]
Shaking has started on a wider basis in the lower San Joaquin Valley and more will get underway on or before August 1.
Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.
How 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.
Things point toward a second spray on many blocks.