Tree Nuts: Almond, Walnut, and Hazelnut Production Forecast To Drop – USDA Oct 1, 2019

🕔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 Pistachios: Delving Into Leaf Scorch In Golden Hills Variety Sep 9, 2019

🕔Sep 9, 2019Some instances of significant scorch of the leaf canopy in Golden Hills orchards have come to my attention in the past two weeks. We do not understand the causes of […]

Pistachios: Italian Researchers ID New Fungus That Causes Cankers, Declines Sep 19, 2018

🕔Sep 19, 2018Starting in the spring of 2010, farmers from Sicily – the major pistachio production area of Italy – have been reporting a previously unknown disease on the trees. Characterized by […]

California Pistachios: Free Online Tool Helps Predict Yields Sep 11, 2018

🕔Sep 11, 2018Fresno State researchers created an online pistachio harvest predictor to assist San Joaquin Valley growers in predicting yields for one of the area’s most popular crops. The free website will […]

California Almonds: Sterile Tech to Battle Naval Orangeworm – It Worked on Pink Bollworm Aug 16, 2018

🕔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 […]

Almonds, Pistachios And Walnuts – Here’s The Ultimate “Selling Story” For Eating More Nuts Mar 22, 2018

🕔Mar 22, 2018Not all of nuts’ calories are taken up by the human body; on some of them, the body gets a free pass, according to studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) […]

Pistachios: Research Uncovers Health Benefits for Women With Gestational Diabetes Jan 29, 2018

🕔Jan 29, 2018Results of a new study among pregnant women with impaired glucose intolerance during gestation (GIGT) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) – commonly known as gestational diabetes – show that eating […]

California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings Dec 29, 2017

🕔Dec 29, 2017Tests continue using winter-applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse as a way to improve dormancy. Results from David Doll, UCCE Farm Advisor, […]

Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA Oct 11, 2017

🕔Oct 11, 2017Record-Large California Almond Crop Forecast for the 2017/18 Season In July, the NASS Pacific Regional Office released the 2017 California Almond Objective Measurement Report, which revised production up 2 percent […]

California Almonds: Winter Chill Update – Warm Winter so Far Dec 15, 2016

🕔Dec 15, 2016Those of you who are outside every day know that it has been pretty warm.  The only cold weather occurred during the first week of December in which many locations […]

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