Little is still known about a decades-old issue in almonds. University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor David Doll blogged last week about the concerns of lower limb die-back in almond trees. Taylor Hillman reports.
Doll said some of those competing factors are over irrigation in the spring, shade out, possible pathogens and many others. Even though in most cases little crop is lost from the phenomenon, Doll recommends calling your local farm advisor or PCA if you see these signs.