The California almond bloom is underway, and while it makes for pretty landscapes, growers around the state are keeping a close eye on things.
In areas where rain is expected this week, growers are arming themselves – and their trees – with fungicides.
According to the Blue Diamond Bloom Report, nearly all available disease remedies work on the basis of prevention rather than eradication. The report says it is best to stop any problems before they start.
More photos of the 2013 almond bloom.