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California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

👤By David Doll, University of California Almond Specialist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

It has been a challenging year in regards to kernel quality within almonds. Several issues have emerged including insects, diseases, and deficiencies. Samples of each of these have been brought to the office for identification.

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Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Record-Large California Almond Crop Forecast for the 2017/18 Season In July, the NASS Pacific Regional Office released the 2017 California Almond Objective Measurement Report, which revised production up 2 percent from May’s Almond Subjective Measurement Report, to reach 2.25 billion

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Tree Nut, Fruit Market: Almonds, Walnuts Record Year; Fruit Rebound; Citrus Decline – USDA

Tree Nut, Fruit Market: Almonds, Walnuts Record Year; Fruit Rebound; Citrus Decline – USDA

👤By Agnes Perez, USDA Ag Economist 🕔Oct 4, 2017

ERS conducts market outlook activities on the U.S. fruit and tree nuts industry. Details on major changes and events in the various commodity markets comprising this industry are published in the Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook. ERS also provides over 20

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Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Last week, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) released an analysis of the Federal crop insurance portfolio titled, “The Risk Management Safety Net: Market Penetration and Market Potential.” Today’s update recaps some of the key findings from the RMA report. The report

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California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Nitrogen Considerations

California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Nitrogen Considerations

👤By David Doll and Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Applications of nitrogen in the postharvest period have been promoted as a good farming practice. Trees utilize nitrogen at this time to rebuild nitrogen stores and provide nutrients for bud development.

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California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Water Demands

California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Water Demands

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension Almond Specialist 🕔Sep 11, 2017

After the hustle of harvest, it is easy to think that the orchard work is nearly wrapped up for the year. With almonds, this isn’t the case. Research over the past 30 years has identified the postharvest period as the

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California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

👤By Cameron Zuber, University of California Junior Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Many people are aware that soil types play a significant role with tree vigor and productivity, as well as affect management decisions relating to irrigation, pre-plant fumigation, fertigation practices, etc. However, many people do not consider how slight changes to

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California Almonds: 2017 Crop Projected to Increase 5.1% Over Last Year

California Almonds: 2017 Crop Projected to Increase 5.1% Over Last Year

👤From the Almond Board of California 🕔Jul 7, 2017

This year’s California almond crop is forecasted to exceed 2 billion pounds, according to the California Almond Objective Measurement Report announced today by United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service — Pacific Regional Office (NASS/PRO). Based on 1

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California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Hull-split often occurs around the end of June though the first week of July within the San Joaquin Valley. The start and duration of hull-split is influenced by the variety, weather, and tree stress.

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California Almonds: Varietal Trends in Acres Planted, 1988-2016

California Almonds: Varietal Trends in Acres Planted, 1988-2016

👤By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 6, 2017

The almond acreage report for 2016 was released by California Department of Food and Ag (CDFA) on April 26, 2017. This report is developed from voluntary grower survey responses, pesticide use reports and the annual nursery sales report.

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