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

🕔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) […]

California Pistachios: Low Chill – Potential Effect In 2018?

🕔Jan 29, 2018There is still hope, but as of this writing, it looks like 2018 could be a repeat of 2014-15 in terms of chilling. CIMIS stations in pistachio production areas statewide […]

Pistachios: Research Uncovers Health Benefits for Women With Gestational Diabetes

🕔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: Making A Case For Mating Disruption

🕔Jan 28, 2018My UC colleagues are understandably critical of my strong support for mating disruption, since they have not yet developed data to support its performance in pistachios. My question to you […]

California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings

🕔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, […]

New Mexico Pistachios: Grower Workshop Set For February

🕔Dec 20, 2017Experts from New Mexico State will gather in Otero County for a pistachio workshop on Friday, February 2. Otero County is the leading producer of pistachios in New Mexico and […]

California Pistachios: Enough Chill, So Far, For 2018 Yields?

🕔Dec 12, 2017High temperatures prevailed until the first week in December, when we finally got frost on December 5. The first frost normally occurs about the second week in November. We had […]

California Pistachios: When Pruning, Think Into The Future

🕔Oct 24, 2017The goal of a good pruning program is to manage the canopy over the life of the orchard in such a manner as to achieve the maximum possible yield of […]

California Pistachios: Sanitation Fell Short, Quality Suffered – What About 2018?

🕔Oct 23, 2017It looks like we wound up with about 600 million pounds. Only God knows how many million navel orangeworm got, but you all know it was a bunch. Processors have […]

Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

🕔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 […]

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