California: Almond Production Short Course, Visalia, Nov. 5–7

🕔Oct 14, 2019UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will host the UC Almond Short Course Nov. 5-7, 2019, at the Visalia Convention Center. UC faculty, UC Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors and USDA researchers will provide […]

Almond Growers Vote to Continue Federal Marketing Order

🕔Oct 9, 2019The USDA announced on Monday that almond producers voted to continue their marketing order program for almonds grown in California. Ninetyfive percent of eligible almond growers who voted in a […]

Tree Nuts: Almond, Walnut, and Hazelnut Production Forecast To Drop – USDA

🕔Oct 1, 2019As the 2019/20 domestic season is already underway for most tree nuts, anticipated smaller almond, walnut, and hazelnut crops signal reduced U.S. tree nut supplies. In the previous season (2018/19), […]

California Almonds: SJV Spray Application Short Course, Kearney, Nov. 12-14

🕔Oct 1, 2019The University of California will be hosting the San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course, November 12-14, 2019 at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center. This intensive 3-day short course […]

California Almonds: Phytophthora – What You Need to Know

🕔Oct 1, 2019Phytophthora is a fungal-like water mold that invades plant tissues at the crown or roots, leading to loss of nutrient and water uptake, causing tree decline and eventual death.

Almonds: Researchers Find Uses for Every Part of the Tree, Nut – Podcast

🕔Sep 17, 2019Research is playing a key role in developing sustainable practices for almond growers, and ways to use every part of the tree nut and tree itself. Rod Bain reports. Rod […]

California Almonds: 5 Tips for Reducing Shaker Damage

🕔Aug 20, 2019Shaker damage is commonly observed across orchard operations. This damage occurs when the force of the shaker is greater than the strength of the bark, causing it to tear away […]

California Almonds: Observing Powdery Mildew

🕔Aug 8, 2019In the middle of July, some almond fruit nuts from Le Grand, CA were brought into the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension office. There were various signs of possible pest […]

California Almonds: Shaking Trees – When to Start

🕔Jul 31, 2019Ideally, shaking should begin when 100% of the nuts have are 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way split and the hull is still green. However, many farmers have found that […]

California Almonds: Avoiding Hull Rot – The Basics

🕔Jul 12, 2019While the onset of hullsplit signals that harvest season is near, it also marks the start of an unwelcomed orchard guest: hull rot. Almond hulls are susceptible to hull rot […]

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