Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Agriculture added to greenhouse gas reduction plan http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agriculture-added-greenhouse-gas-reduction-plan <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the recent scoping plan announcement that agriculture is now expected to contribute specific GHG reductions, ABC’s Gabriele Ludwig said it is unclear whether such voluntary protocols will ultimately become mandatory in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agriculture-added-greenhouse-gas-reduction-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agriculture-added-greenhouse-gas-reduction-plan#comments Government Management Rice Tree Nuts Gold Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:13:00 +0000 148161 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water storage key element sought in water bonds http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are several water bonds being considered by the California Legislature, and one key factor being considered in all of them is a provision for infrastructure development, including new storage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds#comments Government Grapes Irrigation Tree Nuts Gold Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 148171 at http://westernfarmpress.com Organic is not the ‘sustainable’ food of the future http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future <div class="field-byline"> Richard Cornett, Director of Communications, Western Plant Health Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don't fall for the modern myth that organic food production is “more sustainable” in the long run than conventional crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future#comments Cotton Equipment Grapes Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 148081 at http://westernfarmpress.com West Side almond crop in decent shape – for now http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-almond-crop-decent-shape-now <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The promising almond crop consultant Mark Anderson was seeing in the orchards on the San Joaquin Valley’s West Side at the end of March belied the deep concern he and his clients share about production prospects for the rest of this season and beyond.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-almond-crop-decent-shape-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-almond-crop-decent-shape-now#comments Irrigation Tree Nuts Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:26:00 +0000 147641 at http://westernfarmpress.com Controlling late-season pistachio threat requires early action http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/controlling-late-season-pistachio-threat-requires-early-action <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pistachio growers are facing increased pressure from Alternaria late blight in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/controlling-late-season-pistachio-threat-requires-early-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/controlling-late-season-pistachio-threat-requires-early-action#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:53:00 +0000 147661 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tips for better control of walnut blight http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-better-control-walnut-blight <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Walnut blight can take a heavy toll on walnut production, but growers throughout California now have a reliable option for controlling the disease.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-better-control-walnut-blight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-better-control-walnut-blight#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:44:00 +0000 147651 at http://westernfarmpress.com California farmers have powerful ally — the sun? http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Need irrigation water? An Israeli company is pointing California toward the sun — desalinating brackish water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun#comments Grapes Irrigation Management Tree Nuts Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:28:00 +0000 147541 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pesticide registration decision may bring suit against EPA http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa <div class="field-byline"> National Cotton Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Activist groups are threatening to sue EPA over the agency's decision to register a new pesticide — cyantraniliprole.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa#comments Government Grapes Management Tree Nuts Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:03:00 +0000 147881 at http://westernfarmpress.com Faster method to detect farm problems takes flight http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/faster-method-detect-farm-problems-takes-flight <div class="node-body article-body">The GeoBlu Explorer is an unmanned aerial vehicle which can help farmers track down problems in crop fields and on livestock operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/faster-method-detect-farm-problems-takes-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/faster-method-detect-farm-problems-takes-flight#comments Equipment Grapes Miscellaneous Tree Nuts Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:16:00 +0000 147871 at http://westernfarmpress.com The GeoBlu Explorer searches fields for trouble spots caused by pests and diseases, plant nutrition and water issues, and more. How to increase almond irrigation efficiency http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-increase-almond-irrigation-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this time of drought, irrigation experts recommend almond growers facing reduced levels of available water spread out irrigations over the season as much as possible in proportion to almond evapotranspiration (ETc).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-increase-almond-irrigation-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-increase-almond-irrigation-efficiency#comments Irrigation Tree Nuts Gold Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 147671 at http://westernfarmpress.com