California Almonds: Sterile Tech to Battle Naval Orangeworm – It Worked on Pink Bollworm

🕔Aug 16, 2018The invasive navel orangeworm continues to damage—at rising levels—California’s $6 billion pistachio and almond crops. The tree nut industry is calling for new and improved tools to fight back against […]

Almond Harvest – Shaking Starts, More Just Ahead – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 28, 2018Shaking has started on a wider basis in the lower San Joaquin Valley and more will get underway on or before August 1.

Almonds – Crop Stalls In Heat, Test Shaking Nears – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 22, 2018Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.

Almonds – Hull Split Sprays – How Many 3rd Shots This Year? AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 14, 2018How often a third hull split application might be made is an unknown. But after heavy NOW damage in places last year, at least some third sprays seem likely.

California Almonds: Two Hull Split Sprays Likely On Wide Basis – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 7, 2018Things point toward a second spray on many blocks.

California Pistachios: Timing This Year’s NOW Sprays

🕔Jul 3, 2018Hey, did you hear about the two pistachio farmers who pulled their pickups next to one another to ask what the price of worms was this year? The answer is […]

California Almonds: Hull Split Sprays Crank Up – Busy, Busy, Busy – AgFax Tree Crops

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🕔Jun 30, 2018Hull split sprays have started in more areas over the last week and the pace will pick up as we move into the first week of July.

California Almonds: Aggressive Hull Split Approach – That’s The Trend – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jun 23, 2018More of our contacts have used terms like “aggressive” to describe the approach they and their growers will take in terms of their upcoming NOW campaign. That means multiple sprays — […]

California Almonds: Hull Split Just Ahead, Overview On Brown Marmorated – AgFax

🕔Jun 10, 2018The very earliest hull split sprays in the lower San Joaquin Valley are about a week away. Also, see expanded brown marmorated overview from Jhalendra Rijal, Area IPM Advisor.

California Almonds: Bugs Bear Watching, NOW Counts Getting Attention – AgFax

🕔Jun 3, 2018Bug issues seem to be more of a factor this season. NOW moth and egg counts still point to bigger populations towards hull split.  

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