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 […]

Tree Nut, Fruit Market: Almonds, Walnuts Record Year; Fruit Rebound; Citrus Decline – USDA

🕔Oct 4, 2017ERS conducts market outlook activities on the U.S. fruit and tree nuts industry. Details on major changes and events in the various commodity markets comprising this industry are published in […]

California Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day, Merced, May 31

🕔May 25, 2017A study evaluating central leader training, minimal pruning of walnuts in comparison to traditionally trained walnuts has been ongoing within Merced County for the past six years. Observations of the six […]

California: Lake County Walnut Update Conference, Lakeport, April 25

🕔Apr 6, 2017California’s North Coast walnut growers and others involved with the crop will be able to hear about the latest developments on a wide range of topics during the 2017 Lake […]

California Walnuts: Monitoring for Walnut Scale

🕔Mar 28, 2017Increased incidences of scale have been observed in Sacramento Valley walnut orchards for upwards of 10 years. Reasons for scale increases in walnut are not entirely known. Commonly, when a […]

California Walnuts: Dormant Monitoring and Pest Treatment Decisions

🕔Mar 27, 2017Dormant monitoring helps to decide whether to pursue treatments of some pests (primarily scales and mites) in the dormant or delayed dormant period. This timing can be quite effective. Coverage […]

California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

🕔Mar 20, 2017In our counties, there are two main issues that are related to the 2017 storms: Orchards outside the levees along the rivers that are or have been flooded from river […]

Global Markets: Tree Nuts – Almond Stocks Lowered, Walnut Stocks Raised

🕔Feb 17, 2017Almonds Global almond production for 2016/17 is unchanged from the October 2016 forecast of 1.2 million metric tons (tons) shelled basis. Global exports are revised 10,000 tons higher to 727,000 […]

California Almonds: Chilling Hours Update – Yuba City

🕔Feb 2, 2017The last few years have been highly variable, both in terms of winter chill accumulation and spring bloom and leaf-out behavior. The winter of 2015-2016 had moderate-to-high chill accumulation in […]

California Walnuts: When Should You Apply the 1st Irrigation of the Season?

🕔Feb 1, 2017Wet soils for extended periods after leaf out can result in yellow trees due to a cold root zone and low soil oxygen levels. Spring rains can be responsible for […]

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