California Almonds: Early Splits, Early Sprays Just Like 2015 – AgFax Jun 18, 2016

🕔Jun 18, 2016
Hull split has started in sound nuts in scattered areas where the almond crop tends to move on an earlier schedule. Split blanks also are more apparent this week. Hull […]

California Almonds: Nut Fill Starts On Wider Basis, More Lost Trees – AgFax Apr 23, 2016

🕔Apr 23, 2016
More rain has fallen since our last report and yet more is in the forecast. Our contacts continue to tell us about trees going down, generally older and larger specimens […]

California Almonds: Consensus Building On Cause Of Big Drop – AgFax Mar 26, 2016

🕔Mar 26, 2016
More confirmation of a big drop in parts of our coverage area. Indications continue to point towards insufficient pollination and/or fertilization due to the fast, short duration of the bloom, […]

California Almonds: Early Shaking Maybe 2 Weeks Off Jul 4, 2015

🕔Jul 4, 2015
Hull split continues to progress in almonds. Scattered shaking could start in a couple of weeks.  

California Almonds: Hull Split Starts Way Early – AgFax Jun 7, 2015

🕔Jun 7, 2015
Isolated hull splitting has started in parts of the San Joaquin Valley, mainly in blanks but also with healthy nuts on field edges. Late in the week reports of hull […]

California Almonds: Bugs, Hail, Fast Fill – 2015 Rocks Along – AgFax May 10, 2015

🕔May 10, 2015
Kernel fill already has been completed or is nearing that point on a significant portion of the crop.  

California Almonds: Are You Checking For Leaffooted Bugs? – AgFax Apr 12, 2015

🕔Apr 12, 2015
Leaffooted plant bugs have become more apparent in almonds in some areas. Damage has been turning up and more treatments have been going out.  

California Almonds: Bloom Out Of Sync, Nonpareils Lag – AgFax Feb 14, 2015

🕔Feb 14, 2015
Atypical blooming schedules are evident in some cases, with Fritz and Monterey trees starting bloom ahead of Nonpareils. Stress from last year may be a factor. See comments by David […]

California Cotton Defoliation – Gearing Up Early – AgFax Sep 19, 2014

🕔Sep 19, 2014
Cotton defoliation is starting on a wider basis this week. No reports of picking yet, although some may have started in the southern SJV in a few early-planted fields.  

California Almonds: Spider Mites Flare In Spots As Harvest Begins – AgFax Aug 3, 2014

🕔Aug 3, 2014
Spider mites began flaring in some blocks as harvest started. Smaller nut size and shrivels are being reported in some areas. See comments from David Doll. Also, connect in our […]

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