The Almond Board of California released the September position report this week. Shipments were 168.8 million lbs. versus 190.6 million lbs. in 2017 – down 11.4% Demand U.S. down 0.7%. […]
Almond 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 […]
While 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 […]
Many 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 […]
The 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 […]
A 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 […]
Irrigated agriculture acreage in the northern Sacramento Valley has grown substantially over the past decade, with gains largely driven by new orchard plantings. Despite these substantial gains in irrigated agriculture (+73,000 ac […]
The information presented here is based on trap counts from three orchard locations in Stanislaus County (West Modesto, West Turlock, Denair) in 2017 and 2018. In each orchard site, we […]
Shaking has started on a wider basis in the lower San Joaquin Valley and more will get underway on or before August 1.
Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.