Almonds: Pre-emergent herbicides are being applied. Some blocks will get a dormant spray due to moisture content.
Citrus: Growers are in the middle of applying pre-emergent herbicides. PCAs are monitoring for brown rot at this time.
Grapes: Harvest is wrapped up and pruning is in full swing. As soon as pruning and brush shredding is completed, be sure to contact your GAR Bennett PCA to start planning pre-emergent herbicides on your clean berms. If you haven’t already, it is still a good time to add soil amendments such as gypsum and sulfate of potash.
Stone Fruit: Winter orchard activities are in progress including pruning, shredding, blowing berms and generally preparing the ranches for the next season. PCAs will be planning with growers to apply dormant sprays and winter herbicides, especially to early blooming varieties, over the next couple of weeks and into the beginning of the new year.
Pistachios: Pre-emergent herbicides are happening in the field. We are in a holding pattern until about February for this crop. Some growers will start planting cover crops soon.
Walnuts: As crews are pruning, PCAs are looking for scale. Scale sprays typically start in January. Some growers have applied their pre-emergent herbicides, while others will make applications as berms are cleaned and rain is forecasted.
Tomatoes: Groundwork has started for next year’s crop.
Dehydrated Onions: Growers are currently planning and starting groundwork for next year’s crop.
Cotton: Harvest is complete. Groundwork has started for next year’s crop.
Garlic: Buctril (Brox) applications are being done for broadleaf control on the ground.
Onions: Growers have wrapped up Prowl applications at the loop stage.