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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Hull split continues to progress in almonds. Scattered shaking could start in a couple of weeks.
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 […]
Kernel fill already has been completed or is nearing that point on a significant portion of the crop.
Leaffooted plant bugs have become more apparent in almonds in some areas. Damage has been turning up and more treatments have been going out.
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 […]
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.
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 […]