Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Western Ag Processors elects new board officers http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-elects-new-board-officers <div class="node-body article-body">Western Agricultural Processors Association names new slate of officers to board of directors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-elects-new-board-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-elects-new-board-officers#comments Tree Nuts Groups & Organizations Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:37:00 +0000 157171 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Western Agricultural Processors Association represents tree nut hullers and processors in California and Arizona.</p> Ag at Large: Bees respond well to blooming grasses http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ag-large-bees-respond-well-blooming-grasses <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee, Ag at Large Commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Low growing grass cover crops offer several benefits to almond growers, and bees like them too, so bee experts are doing what they can to bring the two together.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ag-large-bees-respond-well-blooming-grasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ag-large-bees-respond-well-blooming-grasses#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:37:00 +0000 157091 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond growers urged to watch for leaffooted bug http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-urged-watch-leaffooted-bug <div class="field-byline"> Kris Tollerup and David Haviland, University of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Leaffooted bug looks to be troublesome for almond growers in 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-urged-watch-leaffooted-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-urged-watch-leaffooted-bug#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:21:00 +0000 157031 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Leaffooted bug overwintering in citrus.</p> Photo courtesy Kent Daane, University of California Irrigating Young Tree Nut Orchards – Part 1: Matching water delivery to the tree’s needs http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/irrigating-young-tree-nut-orchards-part-1-matching-water-delivery-tree-s-needs <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One key to preparing a young tree nut orchard for a long, productive life is getting the irrigation program right during the first two or three years, says Allan Fulton. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/irrigating-young-tree-nut-orchards-part-1-matching-water-delivery-tree-s-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/irrigating-young-tree-nut-orchards-part-1-matching-water-delivery-tree-s-needs#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:56:00 +0000 156911 at http://westernfarmpress.com How double-sided sticky tape can help reduce Bot infections in your walnut orchard http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-double-sided-sticky-tape-can-help-reduce-bot-infections-your-walnut-orchard <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you want to reduce Botryosphaeria canker and blight in your walnut trees, you might be money ahead to pick up a roll of doubled-sided sticky tape the next time you’re at the hardware store. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-double-sided-sticky-tape-can-help-reduce-bot-infections-your-walnut-orchard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-double-sided-sticky-tape-can-help-reduce-bot-infections-your-walnut-orchard#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:51:00 +0000 156901 at http://westernfarmpress.com Continuing drought and strong U.S. dollar combine to quiet the market for almonds http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/continuing-drought-and-strong-us-dollar-combine-quiet-market-almonds <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Following some ups and downs, kernel prices for California’s 2014 crop almonds in the second week of March where back to where they were during last year’s harvest – around $4 a pound.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/continuing-drought-and-strong-us-dollar-combine-quiet-market-almonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/continuing-drought-and-strong-us-dollar-combine-quiet-market-almonds#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:44:00 +0000 156891 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pistachio leader sees headwinds in growth curve http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-leader-sees-headwinds-growth-curve <div class="field-deck"> Water, chilling deficiencies a yield drag </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pistachio industry leader says nut crop could face headwinds as it continues its growth curve</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-leader-sees-headwinds-growth-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-leader-sees-headwinds-growth-curve#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Pistachios Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:01:00 +0000 156871 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Attending the&nbsp;tree nut session at the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraiser national conference in Tucson, Ariz. are from left:&nbsp;Steve Runyan, Runyan Appraisal Service, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jim Zion (session speaker), Meridian Growers, Clovis, Calif.; and Charles Havranek, agricultural appraiser, Glendale, Ariz.</p> Pecan industry seeks federal marketing order to expand sales, revenue http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pecan-industry-seeks-federal-marketing-order-expand-sales-revenue <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Mandatory assessment requested </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pecan industry seeks federal marketing order to expand sales, revenue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pecan-industry-seeks-federal-marketing-order-expand-sales-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pecan-industry-seeks-federal-marketing-order-expand-sales-revenue#comments Tree Nuts Pecans Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:26:00 +0000 156841 at http://westernfarmpress.com Paramount Farms touts record pistachio return, future http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/paramount-farms-touts-record-pistachio-return-future <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2013 record grower price - $3.53 a pound </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“I’ve been smiling all the way to the bank,” a pistachio grower said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/paramount-farms-touts-record-pistachio-return-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/paramount-farms-touts-record-pistachio-return-future#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Tue, 17 Mar 2015 01:36:00 +0000 156831 at http://westernfarmpress.com Stewart Resnick, left, co-owner and president of Wonderful Pistachios, talks with Sanjay Rajpoot, who grows pistachios and other crops in Tulare, Delano, and Lindsay, Calif. Caution advised before trying to pollinate Kerman orchards with Randy trees http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/caution-advised-trying-pollinate-kerman-orchards-randy-trees <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A single trial plot in Kern County, Calif. indicates that pistachio growers may want to proceed with caution before using Randy trees instead of Peters (male) as a way to boost performance of Kerman (female) trees by trying to compensate for low winter-chilling hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/caution-advised-trying-pollinate-kerman-orchards-randy-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/caution-advised-trying-pollinate-kerman-orchards-randy-trees#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Pistachios Tue, 10 Mar 2015 01:34:00 +0000 156651 at http://westernfarmpress.com