Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en New online tools help almond growers improve N efficiency, comply with regulations http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/new-online-tools-help-almond-growers-improve-n-efficiency-comply-regulations <div class="field-byline"> Gabriele Ludwig, Associate Director, Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deciding when to apply nitrogen in almonds, and how much, is one of the basic crop management decisions every grower needs to make each year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/new-online-tools-help-almond-growers-improve-n-efficiency-comply-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/new-online-tools-help-almond-growers-improve-n-efficiency-comply-regulations#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Almonds Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:40:00 +0000 157251 at http://westernfarmpress.com Raw numbers from April leaf samples help tell the story of how much nitrogen trees need. Growers can enter their own information into an N budgeting model online available through the California Almond Sustainability Program. 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.