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

🕔Jul 4, 2015Hull 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, 2015Isolated 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, 2015Kernel 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, 2015Leaffooted 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, 2015Atypical 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, 2014Cotton 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, 2014Spider 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 […]

California Cotton: Emphasis On Sticky Cotton Increases – AgFax Aug 3, 2014

🕔Aug 3, 2014Additional 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 […]

California Almonds: July Start To Harvest? – AgFax Jul 5, 2014

🕔Jul 5, 2014So, 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 […]

California Almonds: Hull-Split Sprays About To Start…Way Early – AgFax Jun 7, 2014

🕔Jun 7, 2014Hull-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 […]

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