Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en ‘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 Orchard and market conditions point to a decent season for walnut growers http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/orchard-and-market-conditions-point-decent-season-walnut-growers <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With California’s walnut orchards showing signs of producing a better crop than last year and walnut prices in early July higher than a year earlier, long-time Sutter County walnut grower Pete Jelavich was upbeat about the market potential for this year’s crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/orchard-and-market-conditions-point-decent-season-walnut-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/orchard-and-market-conditions-point-decent-season-walnut-growers#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:09:00 +0000 150681 at http://westernfarmpress.com Kernel filling calls for more water, extra nitrogen and added potassium http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/kernel-filling-calls-more-water-extra-nitrogen-and-added-potassium <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The recent start of kernel fill marks the beginning of increased demand of pistachio trees for several key inputs. One, of course, is water. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/kernel-filling-calls-more-water-extra-nitrogen-and-added-potassium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/kernel-filling-calls-more-water-extra-nitrogen-and-added-potassium#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:27:00 +0000 150361 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water tops the list of daily management decisions for Sacramento Valley walnut grower http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/water-tops-list-daily-management-decisions-sacramento-valley-walnut-grower <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Judging by the conditions of his trees in mid-June, the walnut crop managed by Sacramento Valley grower Dan Cumming is perking right along.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/water-tops-list-daily-management-decisions-sacramento-valley-walnut-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/water-tops-list-daily-management-decisions-sacramento-valley-walnut-grower#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 150351 at http://westernfarmpress.com As hull-split continues, Madera County almond grower keeps a watchful eye on his wells http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/hull-split-continues-madera-county-almond-grower-keeps-watchful-eye-his-wells <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Nonpareil hull split in the almond orchards which David Hansen tends near Madera, Calif., began around June 20. That’s about a week earlier than last year. An estimated 10 percent of the Nonpareil hulls will have split by the 4th of July. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/hull-split-continues-madera-county-almond-grower-keeps-watchful-eye-his-wells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/hull-split-continues-madera-county-almond-grower-keeps-watchful-eye-his-wells#comments Tree Nuts Gold Almonds Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 150341 at http://westernfarmpress.com California almonds cultivate online presence http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almonds-cultivate-online-presence <div class="field-byline"> Iris Tsing, Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Almond Board of California has been working closely with various teams across the globe to re-position California almonds for the online community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almonds-cultivate-online-presence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almonds-cultivate-online-presence#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:33:00 +0000 149651 at http://westernfarmpress.com Lake County walnut crop makes the most of excellent May growing conditions http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/lake-county-walnut-crop-makes-most-excellent-may-growing-conditions <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rebounding from a damaging cold snap in early December, very dry soils through most of the winter and an extended bloom due to low chill accumulation, bearing walnut orchards in Lake County were in surprisingly good shape at the first of June.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/lake-county-walnut-crop-makes-most-excellent-may-growing-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/lake-county-walnut-crop-makes-most-excellent-may-growing-conditions#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:32:00 +0000 149621 at http://westernfarmpress.com Gyp in June can improve use of surface water http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gyp-june-can-improve-use-surface-water <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re looking for a way to reduce runoff from flood or wide-coverage sprinkler irrigation, you might consider applying gypsum to the soil surface in your orchards this month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gyp-june-can-improve-use-surface-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gyp-june-can-improve-use-surface-water#comments Irrigation Tree Nuts Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:40:00 +0000 149571 at http://westernfarmpress.com