Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. Got questions or comments? Let us know. Owen Taylor, […]
Winds during the week blew over or damaged trees in parts of our coverage area. The wind also knocked off nuts to varying degrees (see photo in this week’s Also Of […]
This has been an extended bloom. That perhaps gave bees more opportunities to move around when they did catch a break in the weather. The longer bloom also may have […]
Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.
California Almonds: Aggressive Hull Split Approach – That’s The Trend – AgFax Tree Crops Jun 23, 2018
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 brown marmorated stink bug may have caused drop in places over the last month. It’s been established back east for a couple of decades but is a new player […]
California Almonds: Despite Frost/Freeze, Crop Looks Okay Going Into May – AgFax Tree Crops Apr 28, 2018
Some areas were clearly blasted by hard winter weather but the crop shows more potential than anyone might have expected a month ago.
PCAs continue to assess the potential crop, looking for localized instances of light loads where nitrogen rates could be trimmed.
California Almonds: Freeze Damage Assessments, Concerns Raised About Bee Hours – AgFax Tree Crops Mar 5, 2018
Scope of freeze damage becomes a bit clearer but now the focus is on the effect that frigid conditions and rain have had on pollinating flowers that survived the onslaught […]
After plenty of spraying for leaffooted plant bugs and stink bugs in almonds, they’ve faded away.