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YOU KNOW WHAT HULLSPLIT MEANS: IT’S TIME TO SPRAY

Almond experts say there is only one proven way to know when hullsplit begins: inspect your trees from the top down, starting in the southwest corner of the canopy. The importance of knowing precisely when hullsplit occurs is critical because it signals the proper timing for treatments to control Navel Orangeworm (NOW). Whether growers use a ladder, climb into a …

Successful Hullsplit Requires Thoughtful Irrigation, Nutrient Management

While the onset of hullsplit signals that harvest season is near, it also marks the start of an unwelcomed orchard guest: hull rot. Almond hulls are susceptible to hull rot fungi from the beginning of hullsplit until the hulls dry, which is typically a month long, though the period may vary depending on fertilization and irrigation. Successful hull rot control …