Mel Machado

Blue Diamond Almonds Crop Update – June 4th 2018

This report covers conditions and observations made between Monday, April 30 and Sunday, June 3, 2018. The next scheduled report will be posted on Monday,… [Read More]

June 4th, 2018
Nonpareil Jackets near Chowchilla

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – March 12th 2018

This is the final report of the 2018 bloom season. The next scheduled crop progress report will be posted on Monday, March 19, 2018. In… [Read More]

March 21st, 2018
Heavy petal fall - Stanislaus County

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – March 5th 2018

Bloom progression moved slowly over the weekend due to cooler temperatures and thunderstorms throughout the state. Additional rainfall resulted from stormy conditions in all areas… [Read More]

March 5th, 2018
Nonpareil and Monterey bloom - San Joaquin County

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – March 2nd 2018

Heavy rains and high winds covered most of the state keeping bees in boxes all day Thursday. Rain accumulations ranged from .25” in the southern… [Read More]

March 2nd, 2018

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – February 28th 2018

Cold temperatures continued to slow bloom progression and limit bee activity over the past two days. Daytime highs in the Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin… [Read More]

February 28th, 2018

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – February 26th 2018

Bloom has peaked in Nonpareil and California type pollinizers amid cold temperatures this weekend that minimized bee flight in the central and southern regions. Sunday… [Read More]

February 26th, 2018