California Walnuts: “Bot” Pruning – Fall Pruning May Be Safer

🕔Sep 24, 2018Often in August, black to dark brown lesions (the blight phase) of Botryosphaeria or Phomopsis(Bot) infections start appearing on the hull from earlier, latent (symptomless) infections of the nut. Botryosphaeria can also cause cankers which […]

Almond Growers Will Be Able To Tap Into Tariff Fund, With Limitations

🕔Sep 24, 2018Almond growers will be able to receive direct payments to help offset some of the damage incurred due to the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and Turkey. As announced last […]

Western Ag: Researchers Look at How Snowpack Changes Will Affect Water Rights

🕔Sep 24, 2018Mountain snowpack is melting earlier, leaving water regulators searching for new approaches and farmers concerned about the risk to their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday awarded $4.9 […]

Pistachios: Italian Researchers ID New Fungus That Causes Cankers, Declines

🕔Sep 19, 2018Starting in the spring of 2010, farmers from Sicily – the major pistachio production area of Italy – have been reporting a previously unknown disease on the trees. Characterized by […]

California Almonds: Securing Irrigation Tubing

🕔Sep 17, 2018While conducting surveys across Merced County, I have noticed diverse ways growers secure the ends of irrigation tubing. Many are attached using some type of stake made of wood or […]

California Almonds: Postharvest Nitrogen Management

🕔Sep 14, 2018Many operations often apply nitrogen postharvest. Application rates vary from orchard to orchard, but typically I hear applications between 30 and 50 lbs/acre. This nitrogen is used to rebuild the […]

California Pistachios: Free Online Tool Helps Predict Yields

🕔Sep 11, 2018Fresno State researchers created an online pistachio harvest predictor to assist San Joaquin Valley growers in predicting yields for one of the area’s most popular crops. The free website will […]

California Almonds: Sterile Tech to Battle Naval Orangeworm – It Worked on Pink Bollworm

🕔Aug 16, 2018The invasive navel orangeworm continues to damage—at rising levels—California’s $6 billion pistachio and almond crops. The tree nut industry is calling for new and improved tools to fight back against […]

California Olive Ranch Marks 20 Years with Largest Olive Tree Planting in State

🕔Aug 15, 2018California Olive Ranch, the pioneers of premium and affordable extra virgin olive oil, celebrates their 20th anniversary with an announcement of the largest olive tree planting in California and the […]

Fruit, Nut Tariffs Estimated to Cost $3.4 Bln Annually

🕔Aug 15, 2018A new study from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Issues Center finds that tariffs on 10 fruit and tree nut exports alone are estimated to cost the United […]

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