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  1. #1
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    Default The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Here are a few pictures from earlier this week in northern California 2014 Almonds

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Nice weather in those pics. Wish we had some rain

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Where were those taken at?

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Are there any almond trees in the US that don't get sprayed with chemicals like organic

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Quote Originally Posted by REDWOOD View Post
    Are there any almond trees in the US that don't get sprayed with chemicals like organic
    Yes but very few acres. I don't have the actual statistics but I'd guess its less than 2% OF THE TOTAL ACREAGE

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    We pollinated an organic orchard some years ago. When we started loading the hives out, I noticed hundreds of giant cockroaches hiding under the hives. My first thought was, somebody needs to spray this orchard!

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Good luck crossing the boarder with giant japanese cock roaches on the truck.
    Dan

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Japanese ? they looked American to me...
    Off topic anyways, sorry.

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Roaches need to stay warm too! With the price of almonds up, they gonna spray, it's cheap crop insurance. It's hard to be organic with all the pests that can hit almonds hard, especially spider mites.

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    More pictures added. These pictures were taken between Chico and Ord Bend.

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Good pics. Anyone in fresno county area able to post some pics? Would like to see some pictures of near the I5 corridor. Especially now that the sun is coming out. Are the bees gonna start making a living?

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Rusty, Those pallets and set up look like Bordins. Aren't they from that area? You work for them?

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    We are on our way to the World Ag Expo in Tulare now so we will take pictures along the way.

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    just south of the shields ave exit look on your left and snap a few!! thanks

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    The bees where flying good today but the blossums are to wet for them to get any pollin. If you need to feed you will want to wait a day or to for things to dry out a bit.

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Any word on the bloom from the Bakersfield area?

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Yesterday we were tearing though potential breeders with the Beeinformed team. Bees had been flying good on Monday and yesterday morning but the afternoon clouded up and the boxes stayed full of bees. The weather was warm enough that they had been able to drag in some nectar. Considering how cloudy it was I I was surprised. The bee count is up so any nectar to keep them through the on and off again rain is really appreciated. Overall the bloom has progressed slowly. Anyone hoping for early release date might not want to plan to far ahead at this time. The way it looks right now I'm gonna guess that this will be one of the longest "first openings to final petal fall spans" in a very long time.

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Dont need em back right away. Did you see our temp was -10 this morning.

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    Default Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyhawk View Post
    We are on our way to the World Ag Expo in Tulare now so we will take pictures along the way.
    Thanks for the pictures, We didn't make it over the hill this year. Good to see them.

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