The 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 […]
Shaking has started on a wider basis in the lower San Joaquin Valley and more will get underway on or before August 1.
Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.
How 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.
Things point toward a second spray on many blocks.
Hey, 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 […]
Hull 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.
More 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 — […]
The 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.
Bug issues seem to be more of a factor this season. NOW moth and egg counts still point to bigger populations towards hull split.