Category: In The Almond Orchard

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...

More Rain Heading to California’s Almond Orchards

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report for February 26, 2014 Overcast skies could be found throughout the almond-growing region in California on Wednesday as the first of two storms forecast to sweep across the state came on shore. Light, scattered showers began early in the morning, accompanied by winds of...

Rain Forecasted for California’s Almond Orchards

 Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report for February 24, 2014 Weather conditions provided the fourth consecutive day of good support for the 2014 bloom, with clear skies and calm winds providing plenty of opportunities for the bees to work the fields. Almond orchards across the region are seeing the early...

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report for February 12, 2014

  Weather Fog covered much of the region on Wednesday. As the skies cleared in the afternoon, bee activity was reported at 5 to 7 hours depending on area reporting. Bud Development In the north, observers are reporting very deliberate progress in the pace of bud development in many...