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 […]
Additional whitefly and/or aphid treatments are going out in some southern San Joaquin Valley cotton. UC Entomologist Pete Goodell (@UCBug52) said in an advisory Friday that growers and PCAs in […]
So, when will harvest start? Shaking could begin in July on a wide basis, perhaps even into the upper SJV, our contacts continue to say. If you’d care to share […]
Hull-split sprays will start in almonds on a limited basis in the new week. In most cases these will be in areas where split starts early anyway and/or where water […]