California Almonds: Lower Prices, More Shipments?

🕔Oct 12, 2018The 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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

California: Advances in On-Farm Water Management – Video

🕔Aug 14, 2018Irrigated 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 […]

California Almonds: What To Expect From Third NOW Flight In Upper SJV

🕔Aug 13, 2018The 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 […]

Almond Harvest – Shaking Starts, More Just Ahead – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 28, 2018Shaking has started on a wider basis in the lower San Joaquin Valley and more will get underway on or before August 1.

Almonds – Crop Stalls In Heat, Test Shaking Nears – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 22, 2018Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.

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