When the sun hits my windshield, I know it’s summer. When the rain drops hit my windshield, I know it’s winter. When the bees hit my windshield, I know it’s almond bloom. Who’s ready for it?! Change the oil on those tractors, replace worn-out Tee Jets and settle-in for a pressing workload of time-sensitive spray applications. Let the fun begin!
The almond bloom is one of the first signs telling us, harvest is around the corner. Not really, but when I see almond blooms, it makes me think, wine grapes will be breaking dormancy soon, then the race is on. It’s a beautiful time of year to be in agriculture and witness such a beautiful spectacle.
Please remember, Madera County Farm Bureau is hosting classes on Agricultural Hazardous Material held February 7th, CPR/First Aid training on February 14th (English) and on February 28th (English/Spanish combo, if needed), and Pesticide Handling/Tractor ATV Safety March 19th. The more informed you and your employees are, the safer choices they can make. Sign up today by calling the office at 559-674-8871.
Lastly, as always, we appreciate your support of our fine organization and wish you a productive and injury-free February.