Agriculture: Almond Pest Management Guidelines

Postharvest

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

About Postharvest

What should you be doing during this time?

Look for nuts or leaves stuck on trees well after harvest, indicating hull rot or San Jose scale.

Monitor for rust lesions. Manage according to the Pest Management Guidelines.

After fall rain begins, monitor for shot hole leaf lesions with fruiting structures.

  • Manage according to the Pest Management Guidelines.

Survey weeds:

  • Record results (PDF).
  • If use of preemergence herbicide in rows is planned, time it properly for the weed spectrum.

Consider planting a cover crop if resident vegetation is sparse and orchard floor cover is desired.

Text Updated: 08/17