Agriculture: Almond Pest Management Guidelines

Harvest

This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of almond in California.

About Harvest

What should you be doing during this time?

Harvest early to avoid third-generation navel orangeworm eggs and to minimize hull rot.

Assess trunk damage to evaluate shaker or harvest operation for bark injury.

Pick up nuts promptly to avoid ant damage.

Take harvest sample to determine pest damage.

  • Store sample in freezer until nuts are cracked open for observation.
Text Updated: 08/17