Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Get to know your scales http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/get-know-your-scales <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scale, which has been showing up with increasing frequency in Sacramento Valley walnut orchards for about 10 years, is attracting interest from growers in how to identify and manage it. Recent confirmation that it is associated with the fungal disease, Botryosphaeria, which also has been spreading to more walnut orchards, has added to the interest in this pest. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/get-know-your-scales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/get-know-your-scales#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:51:00 +0000 151581 at http://westernfarmpress.com A shortfall of winter chilling hours may be taking a toll in some pistachio orchards http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/shortfall-winter-chilling-hours-may-be-taking-toll-some-pistachio-orchards <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the 2014 season got underway, many pistachio growers saw their female trees, such as Kerman, Golden Hills and Lost Hills, flowering earlier than the males, like Peters and Randy. Most observers attributed this to an insufficient number of chilling hours over the winter to release the trees from dormancy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/shortfall-winter-chilling-hours-may-be-taking-toll-some-pistachio-orchards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/shortfall-winter-chilling-hours-may-be-taking-toll-some-pistachio-orchards#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:47:00 +0000 151571 at http://westernfarmpress.com West Side grower’s struggle to find water for his trees appears to be paying off this year http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-grower-s-struggle-find-water-his-trees-appears-be-paying-year <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Within the first full week of August, Borba Farms, on the West Side near Huron, Calif., had started the almond harvest about 10 days earlier than usual, shaking several blocks of Nonpareils, including some three-year-old trees being harvested for the first time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-grower-s-struggle-find-water-his-trees-appears-be-paying-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-grower-s-struggle-find-water-his-trees-appears-be-paying-year#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:39:00 +0000 151561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Yuba County grower looks forward to harvesting a good-looking walnut crop http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/yuba-county-grower-looks-forward-harvesting-good-looking-walnut-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the beginning of August, the hulls were still tight around the nuts in Yuba County grower Jack Gilbert’s walnut orchards. But, judging by the pace at which the crop was maturing, he expects to begin harvesting his earliest varieties, Ashley and Serr, in the second week of September. That would be about a week earlier than usual.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/yuba-county-grower-looks-forward-harvesting-good-looking-walnut-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/yuba-county-grower-looks-forward-harvesting-good-looking-walnut-crop#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:31:00 +0000 151261 at http://westernfarmpress.com Three pistachio pests to keep an eye on this month http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/three-pistachio-pests-keep-eye-month <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To the list of possible threats to your pistachio crop at this point in the season, add the following three pests. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/three-pistachio-pests-keep-eye-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/three-pistachio-pests-keep-eye-month#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:24:00 +0000 151251 at http://westernfarmpress.com California almond growers continue to expand their acreage http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almond-growers-continue-expand-their-acreage <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since July 1 of last year, California growers added an estimated 48,000 acres of new almond orchards to the state’s production base. Nonpareil accounted for nearly 39 percent of the almond trees growers bought during that time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almond-growers-continue-expand-their-acreage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almond-growers-continue-expand-their-acreage#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:20:00 +0000 151241 at http://westernfarmpress.com Protect quality of stockpiled nuts with proper moisture management http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/protect-quality-stockpiled-nuts-proper-moisture-management <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After starting from seven to 10 days earlier than usual in the last week or so of July, this year’s almond harvest was picking up steam by the first of August. However, getting the crop on the ground isn’t the same as getting full value for the nuts once they’re delivered to the processor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/protect-quality-stockpiled-nuts-proper-moisture-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/protect-quality-stockpiled-nuts-proper-moisture-management#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:05:00 +0000 151231 at http://westernfarmpress.com ‘Thumbs up’ to walnut marketing order continuation http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/thumbs-walnut-marketing-order-continuation <div class="field-deck"> Grower 'yes' vote is 95 percent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California walnut growers renew federal marketing order by 90-plus percent yes margin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/thumbs-walnut-marketing-order-continuation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/thumbs-walnut-marketing-order-continuation#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:29:00 +0000 150831 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tips for managing and spotting harvest-time threats to almonds http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-managing-and-spotting-harvest-time-threats-almonds <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the start of the 2014 almond harvest just around the corner, it’s no time to let up efforts to protect the crop and trees from various insect, disease and other threats.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-managing-and-spotting-harvest-time-threats-almonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-managing-and-spotting-harvest-time-threats-almonds#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:21:00 +0000 150701 at http://westernfarmpress.com As nuts continue to fill, veteran grower looks for a 500-million-pound-plus pistachio crop http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nuts-continue-fill-veteran-grower-looks-500-million-pound-plus-pistachio-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In early July, the nut fill in the pistachio orchards of the southern San Joaquin Valley was progressing well, reports veteran pistachio grower and consultant Carl Fanucchi, Fanucchi Diversified Management, Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nuts-continue-fill-veteran-grower-looks-500-million-pound-plus-pistachio-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nuts-continue-fill-veteran-grower-looks-500-million-pound-plus-pistachio-crop#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:16:00 +0000 150691 at http://westernfarmpress.com