A prolonged bloom and spread-out nut fill could mean more spraying at hull split to protect the crop over an extended period.
Bug and insect activity remain sporadic – not surprising with see-saw weather this spring.
How big a hit did California’s almond crop take? The more important question may be: How long until all the damage really becomes apparent?
After cool and mostly wet conditions, temperatures are moving into the 90s, which will keep PCAs and growers on their toes.
The weatherman wasn’t bluffing when he said that plenty of rainy days were in store for the Central Valley, and almond growers pushed to make fungicide applications ahead of storms.
Temperatures dropped to at least 32 late in the week in parts of our coverage area. Frost was apparent in places, too. But none of our contacts were aware of […]
Fungicide applications continue through parts of our coverage area in almonds, pistachios and walnuts for a range of diseases. Our contacts in the lower San Joaquin Valley continue to say that this is shaping up to be a potentially heavy year for alternaria and possibly for rust.
More leaffooted bug sightings have been reported in almonds and pistachios but treatments continue to be limited and localized. NOW moths remain active in places and more PTB are evident.
Plenty of fungicide applications went out over the last week ahead of a series of storms that could extend well into the new week. Where growers decided not to treat […]
The 2015 California almond harvest continues on a wide basis. Pistachio harvest will likely start in a few areas before the end of the month.