Yearly Archives: 2019

Almond Bloom Diseases

Almond bloom diseases require specific conditions for infection – susceptible tissue, moisture, conducive temperatures – and these are often all present during bloom. Appropriate material choice, application timings and coverage are critical to minimize losses. Keep reading for susceptibility and treatment information for the primary spring diseases in almond production. Continue reading

Bloom Disease Treatments and Honey Bee Safety

Emily Symmes, UC IPM Advisor, Sacramento Valley and Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa, Sutter & Yuba Counties. Disease management during prune bloom using fungicide sprays is critical to setting a successful crop, particularly in years with wet bloom conditions that drive pathogen development and spread. Of particular concern, and often treated … Continue reading