Almonds: flowering gives rise to encouraging prospects

February 23, 2021 3:59 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID/SACRAMENTO. As flowering is progressing well in California's almond orchards the outlook for this year's production is highly encouraging. Recently issued import data is, meanwhile, showing different trends in Germany.

No bumper crop expected

California's almond trees are in full bloom, but development in the individual orchards varies considerably. Judging by the state of the buds a record production similar in size to last year is highly unlikely. Growers are, nevertheless, reckoning with a good crop. The weather will prove decisive for pollination over the next few weeks.

As Blue Diamond Almonds report many growers are delaying fungicide application since the orchards are in a good state and costs are to be kept as low as possible. Irrigation has also started to allow f

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