California Almonds: Should We Consider European Cultivars? Sep 28, 2020

🕔Sep 28, 2020
Over the past few years, I have visited several almond orchards across Spain and Portugal that are producing European cultivars of almonds. These orchards are of all shapes and planting […]

California Tree Crops: PG&E Offers Safe Planting Guidance Around Power Lines Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
When orchard trees meet power lines, disaster can result. Whether it’s a power outage affecting millions or the accidental death of a farm worker, such scenarios can have devastating and […]

California Walnuts: Will It Pay To Replant That Tree? Sep 21, 2020

🕔Sep 21, 2020
When a tree dies and is removed, there is always a question of whether to replant in that spot. The decision of whether to replant an individual tree is a […]

California Pistachios: A Light NOW Year For Several Reasons Sep 21, 2020

🕔Sep 21, 2020
On the date this was written (September18), we have about 35-40% of the crop harvested. Golden Hills nut quality is reportedly very high, with 85% or more clean open split […]

California Rice Harvest Commences Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
Most of California’s rice production is in the Sacramento Valley, north of Sacramento, the state capital.  While much of the 2020 crop was planted earlier than normal because an unusually […]

California Rice: Farmers See Reasons for Hope as Harvest Begins Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
Farmers expect rice harvest in the Sacramento Valley to ramp up this week, and they express optimism for their crop and its prospects. Based on harvested fields of some earlier-maturing […]

California Walnuts: Check List For Fall Orchard Management Sep 14, 2020

🕔Sep 14, 2020
Pre-harvest Monitor for navel orangeworm (NOW) to determine risk of damage. Walnuts that have made it through the season intact are most susceptible to damage when husks open. However, if […]

California Almonds: Stuck Nuts – Varietal Influences Aug 31, 2020

🕔Aug 31, 2020
When discussing challenges in nut removal, one major factor that is often overlooked is nut variety.  Due to differing growth habits of each variety, good nut removal may be difficult […]

California: Modoc County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Drought Aug 31, 2020

🕔Aug 31, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Modoc County, California, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

California Walnuts: Big Crop, Big Plans To Grow Domestic Market Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Today, USDA NASS released the Objective Measurement of the 2020 walnut crop at 780,000 short tons, an increase of 19% over the prior year. “The industry has been expecting increases […]

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