|About 200 almonds are ready to be cracked open.|
|NOW bored into this hard shell nut.|
|Bugs damaged this almond kernel.|
|Jenna shows how NOW ate the whole nut.|
|Branch has shot hole borer damage.|
- Look for nuts or leaves stuck in trees well after harvest. This indicates hull rot.
- Monitor for rust lesions. If you find them, apply zinc sulfate to reduce overwintering leaves.
- After the fall rains start, monitor for shot hole lesions with fruiting structures. Treat according to UC IPM guidelines.
- Survey and record results on weeds. If you plan
to use a preemergence herbicide in rows, be sure to time it properly.
Alamond leaf rust. (UC IPM photos) Evidence of hull rot damage.