California: Almond Industry Receives $6Mln for Export Marketing Programs

🕔Feb 12, 2019The California almond industry will receive more than $6 million to help identify and access new export markets. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA has awarded the Almond […]

California: Almond Cover Crop Field Day, Winton, March 21

🕔Feb 12, 2019An integrative cover crop study has been implemented in the last two years in Merced, Tehama, and Kern counties. Many researchers have been looking at the effect of different vegetative […]

California Almonds: 5 Considerations for 2019’s Bloom

🕔Feb 7, 2019Almond bloom is just around the corner. This “start” to the season is an important period for almond production as flowers require reasonable weather conditions for pollination, fertilization, and eventual […]

California Almonds: What Is the Proper Way to Prune a Tree?

🕔Dec 14, 2018Pruning recommendations vary by the farmer, consultant, and even the University researcher. Some advise to prune trees hard to regenerate growth (not so much in CA anymore), some suggest that […]

California Almonds: Pruning – Heading vs. Thinning Cuts

🕔Dec 6, 2018Pruning is the practice of removing unwanted branches from the tree. Pruning can be broadly categorized to two types of cuts: heading and thinning.

California: Almond Board Fueling Innovation with $6.8Mln Research Investment

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Almond Board of California (ABC) announced a $6.8 million investment in 75 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices including optimal use of everything almond orchards grow. In addition […]

Ag Economy: What Does 2018 Farm Income Forecast Look Like as of Nov.

🕔Dec 4, 2018The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Friday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $9.1 billion (12.1 percent) from 2017 to $66.3 billion […]

Trade Aid: Deadline for Signup Is Jan. 15

🕔Nov 28, 2018The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides partial compensation to farmers and share-rent landowners for losses occurring because of trade disputes. This program is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) […]

California: David Doll to Leave UC Extension

🕔Nov 9, 2018Recently, I have decided to take a position within farm development and leave my position within extension. This role will start in mid-November and will be responsible for developing a […]

Tree Nuts: China Imports Down – Almonds 15%; Walnuts 17%

🕔Oct 26, 2018Global almond production for 2018/19 is forecast 7 percent higher to a record 1.4 million metric tons (tons) shelled basis, driven primarily by record output in both the United States […]

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