maggots in almonds
I have one almond tree and picked them yesterday, I started to shell them to find half had what looks like maggots in them. I fertilize them can you help me with this for my next crop. Thanks Jane
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Keep up with the soil fertility, mulching and watering program. You may need to adopt a comprehensive pest management program that starts with sanitation (picking up and disposing of fallen nuts), dormant spray in winter to suppress overwintering eggs and larvae, spring and summer preventive spaying periodically according to product directions, with botanical pest repellent like 70% neem oil or Azadirachtin neem seed extract.