Mel Machado

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

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – February 23rd 2018

Frigid conditions continue to influence bloom statewide, as Nonpareils approach peak bloom in the central and southern regions. Overnight lows in the upper 20s continued… [Read More]

February 23rd, 2018
Irrigating for frost protection - San Joaquin County

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – February 21st 2018

Frigid temperatures were reported throughout the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys on Monday, February 19th and Tuesday, the 20th as a cold and comparatively dry… [Read More]

February 23rd, 2018

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – February 19th 2018

Bloom progressed rapidly Friday and Saturday as temperatures rose into the 70s. Peak bloom was achieved over the weekend in Nonpareil and its California type… [Read More]

February 23rd, 2018

February 9th, 2018 – Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report

Record breaking high temperatures have caused orchards to break out of dormancy quickly and accelerate the pace of bloom. Very few dormant buds remain in… [Read More]

February 9th, 2018

Blue Diamond Almonds Crop Progress Report – October 2nd Through October 29th

This is the final report of the 2017 crop year, covering the conditions and observations made between Monday, October 2, and Sunday, October 29, 2017…. [Read More]

October 30th, 2017