Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Success at Green Valley Pecan Company family rooted http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/success-green-valley-pecan-company-family-rooted <div class="node-body article-body">Rich Walden says pruning pecan trees allows some sunlight into the canopy which provides benefits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/success-green-valley-pecan-company-family-rooted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/success-green-valley-pecan-company-family-rooted#comments Tree Nuts Pecans Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:26:00 +0000 158001 at http://westernfarmpress.com The orchard floor is a busy place during the Green Valley Pecan Company harvest in Arizona. Addressing climate change one orchard at a time http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/addressing-climate-change-one-orchard-time <div class="node-body blog-body">California farmers fail to get credit for helping address climate change by planting millions of acres of trees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/addressing-climate-change-one-orchard-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/addressing-climate-change-one-orchard-time#comments Tree Nuts Sustainable Agriculture Farm Press Blog Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:03:00 +0000 157971 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Like many other trees, almonds have numerous environmental benefits, including aiding air quality, benefiting wildlife and helping to address climate change.</p> Almond growers, harvesters should plan ahead to minimize dust impact on neighbors, community http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-harvesters-should-plan-ahead-minimize-dust-impact-neighbors-community <div class="field-byline"> Gabriele Ludwig, Associate Director, Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the California drought continues, complaints about visible dust from almond harvest have been on the rise in the local media and from local air quality agencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-harvesters-should-plan-ahead-minimize-dust-impact-neighbors-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-harvesters-should-plan-ahead-minimize-dust-impact-neighbors-community#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:26:00 +0000 157861 at http://westernfarmpress.com To reduce dust at almond harvest, sweeper tines should be replaced every season and adjusted to the proper height, as demonstrated by Turlock area almond grower Brian Ramos. 2012 file photo. Nitrogen feeding tips for pistachio orchards http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nitrogen-feeding-tips-pistachio-orchards <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When planning your nitrogen fertilization program for your pistachio orchards, beware of starting your applications too soon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nitrogen-feeding-tips-pistachio-orchards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nitrogen-feeding-tips-pistachio-orchards#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:30:00 +0000 157781 at http://westernfarmpress.com Why your orchard may be at risk of unusually heavy pressure from navel orangeworm this season http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/why-your-orchard-may-be-risk-unusually-heavy-pressure-navel-orangeworm-season <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As he considers the potential for heavy navel orangeworm pressure in some of California’s almond and pistachio orchards this year due to early unseasonably warm weather combined with the ongoing drought, insect expert Joel Siegel gets uneasy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/why-your-orchard-may-be-risk-unusually-heavy-pressure-navel-orangeworm-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/why-your-orchard-may-be-risk-unusually-heavy-pressure-navel-orangeworm-season#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:22:00 +0000 157771 at http://westernfarmpress.com It may pay to give mating disruption of codling moth another look http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/it-may-pay-give-mating-disruption-codling-moth-another-look <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’ve been holding off on the use of pheromones emitted by aerosol dispensers to control codling moth by disrupting mating, due to concerns about cost, suitability in tall trees or other reasons, you might want to reconsider.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/it-may-pay-give-mating-disruption-codling-moth-another-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/it-may-pay-give-mating-disruption-codling-moth-another-look#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:10:00 +0000 157761 at http://westernfarmpress.com 8 facts about almonds, agriculture, and the drought http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/8-facts-about-almonds-agriculture-and-drought <div class="node-body article-body"><p>California is entering year four of a historic drought impacting residents and businesses throughout the state. Governor Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures that have rightfully received significant attention.</p> <p>The Almond Hullers &amp; Processors Association (AHPA) released these eight points about water use in almonds.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/8-facts-about-almonds-agriculture-and-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/8-facts-about-almonds-agriculture-and-drought#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:09:00 +0000 157561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Precision agriculture opens research doors in pecan, other crops http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/precision-agriculture-opens-research-doors-pecan-other-crops <div class="node-body article-body">UA weed scientist Bill McCloskey wants to tap precision agriculture technology to help reduce the weed population in fields, plus reduce the number of herbicide treatments and field passes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/precision-agriculture-opens-research-doors-pecan-other-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/precision-agriculture-opens-research-doors-pecan-other-crops#comments Tree Nuts Pecans Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:27:00 +0000 157501 at http://westernfarmpress.com Bill McCloskey, left, and Pedro Andrade with the University of Arizona are conducting pecan research using the latest technology to help reduce weeds and herbicide use in pecan production. Not pictured is collaborator Richard Heerema of New Mexico State University. Paramount Farms looks to wild bees for pollination http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/paramount-farms-looks-wild-bees-pollination <div class="field-deck"> Blue Orchard Bee is a native pollinator and could be useful in almonds </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers looking to boost almond pollination with wild, native bees</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/paramount-farms-looks-wild-bees-pollination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/paramount-farms-looks-wild-bees-pollination#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:33:00 +0000 157311 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Gordon Wardell manages pollination operations at Paramount Farms. He is rearing and studying a native wild bee in incubation tubes to see if it can improve almond pollination efforts.</p> 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.