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.
Hull split sprays have started in more areas over the last week and the pace will pick up as we move into the first week of July.
The 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.