Pistachios: USDA Global Production Forecast Production Rebound

🕔Feb 15, 2019Global production for 2018/19 is forecast to gain 165,000 metric tons (tons) from the previous year to 814,000 on rebounding yields and output in the United States and Turkey, more […]

California Pistachios: Statewide Conference Set For January 16

🕔Jan 7, 2019The 2019 Statewide Pistachio Day conference is set for January 16 at the Visalia Convention Center, starting at 8 a.m. Topics on the agenda include groundwater quality and salinity, fertility […]

California Pistachios: “Rest” And Yield Effects In “Off” And “On” Years

🕔Jan 7, 2019One of the chief concerns related to successful pistachio production in the southern San Joaquin Valley is whether the trees receive a sufficient winter ‘rest’ period. The pistachio used for […]

California: Retaliatory Tariffs Continue Hobbling State’s Exports

🕔Dec 28, 2018As the U.S. Department of Agriculture begins making payments on the second round of trade-aid funding to farmers hurt by ongoing trade disputes, California agricultural exporters and marketers assess the […]

California Pistachios: Where Are We With Chill?

🕔Dec 20, 2018Last year, the first frost did not occur in the southern San Joaquin Valley until December 5. This year, the first frost occurred right on schedule during the second week […]

Tree Nuts: China Imports Down – Almonds 15%; Walnuts 17%

🕔Oct 26, 2018Global almond production for 2018/19 is forecast 7 percent higher to a record 1.4 million metric tons (tons) shelled basis, driven primarily by record output in both the United States […]

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

🕔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, 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, 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 […]

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.

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