April 01, 2012
- This year, two factors warrant close monitoring during early bud onset. Because of winter’s low rain levels, keep an eye on moisture levels at bud break and fruit set. Since olive fruit fly’s first generation starts in April and May, pay particular attention to pest control.
- If you have not established a fertilizer management program for your orchard, now is the time to consider it.
- Last minute pruning can still be effective, provided you stay clear of any rain events.