California Almonds: Nuts Sizing Nicely, USDA Predicts Big Crop May 12, 2018

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

California Almonds: Yo-Yo Weather Pushes Fungicides, Complicates Nitrogen Applications – AgFax Apr 15, 2018

🕔Apr 15, 2018
Weather fluctuating between cold and warm, with plenty of rain at times. Not exactly a normal April in almond country.

California Almonds: Frost/Freeze Damage Assessments – Plenty Of Variables – AgFax Tree Crops Mar 17, 2018

🕔Mar 17, 2018
Trying to predict how big a hit the 2018 almond crop sustained due to frost is still a bit like predicting an earthquake. But more should be known once we […]

California Almonds: Freeze Risk Looms Over 2018 Crop – AgFax Feb 17, 2018

🕔Feb 17, 2018
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 […]

California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax Aug 12, 2017

🕔Aug 12, 2017
Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.

California Almonds: Hull Split And Spraying Momentum Increases Jul 9, 2017

🕔Jul 9, 2017
The crop pushes ahead with harvest just over the horizon.

California Almonds: Pests, Diseases Quiet…But For How Long? – AgFax Jun 10, 2017

🕔Jun 10, 2017
Hotter weather is supposed to settle over much of the Central Valley later in the new week, with highs into triple digits at times. So far, spider mites and worms […]

California Tree Crops: Bugs Subside In Almonds – How Come? – AgFax May 13, 2017

🕔May 13, 2017
After plenty of spraying for leaffooted plant bugs and stink bugs in almonds, they’ve faded away.

California Almonds: “Puffy” Leaves – What’s The Deal With That? – AgFax Apr 16, 2017

🕔Apr 16, 2017
Rains continued over the last week. Nobody is saying they wish it would stop raining – not in so many words, at least. But a run of dry weather would […]

California Almonds: Harvest Just Around The Corner – AgFax Jul 16, 2016

🕔Jul 16, 2016
A small amount of shaking might start in the new week. Several of our contacts do expect a limited amount of shaking to begin before the end of the month, […]

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