Category: In The Almond Orchard

Crop Progress Report: March 29, 2021

The March 29 Crop Progress Report covers conditions and observations made between Friday, March 12 and Sunday, March 28, 2021. The next scheduled report will be posted on Monday, April 26, 2021. In the event of any significant occurrences prior to that date, the report will be updated as...

Quality Begins in the Orchard

Blue Diamond Growers is driving a corporate sustainability program that supports our growers through their participation in the Almond Board’s California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP). We are asking all Blue Diamond growers to complete at least three of the CASP modules: Bee Health, Irrigation Management, and Pest Management. This...

Current Freeze Conditions Impacting California Almond Growers

California almond growers are facing a challenging week ahead as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, threatening damage to blooming orchards and developing crops. All almond varieties are at significant risk for loss when overnight temperatures reach 28 degrees and below. While the conditions can vary from the...

Almond Bloom Update

The almond bloom is blanketing California’s orchards in white. Despite the challenges posed by water during the bloom the clear and moderate weather is a blessing for the almond industry. Throughout the Central Valley, growers have reported strong bee activity, lasting anywhere from seven to nine pollinating hours a...

2014 California Almond Crop Update – May 27, 2014

This report covers conditions and observations made between Monday, April 28 and Sunday, May 25, 2014. The next report is scheduled for Monday, June 30, 2014. However, in the event of any significant occurrences prior to that date, this site will be updated as soon as possible. Daily maximum...

Almond Insights – 2014 Almond Crop Update

This report covers conditions and observations made between Monday, March 31 and Sunday, April 27, 2014. The next report is scheduled for Monday, May 26, 2014. However, in the event of any significant occurrences prior to that date, this site will be updated as soon as possible. Generally good...

Blue Diamond Almonds – 2014 Crop Update

This report covers conditions and observations made between Monday, March 17 and Sunday, March 30, 2014. The next report is scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014. However, in the event of any significant occurrences prior to that date, this site will be updated as soon as possible.   Generally...

California’s Almond Orchards Emerge From a Rainy Weekend

  Foggy, overcast skies and wet conditions typified the weather in the almond growing region on Monday. Owing to the moisture-laden air, temperatures were quite stable during the day, with morning lows reported in the upper 40’s and afternoon highs rising into the mid and upper 50’s, with warmest locations...