Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en CDFA introduces 'pollinator protection' web page http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/cdfa-introduces-pollinator-protection-web-page <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As the health of European honey bees and other pollinators continues to be a top priority for scientists around the country, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has introduced a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/pollinators/index.html">Pollinator Protection</a>&nbsp;web page as a resource for Californians and others interested in the issue.</p> <p>The web page features links to programs detailing CDFA&rsquo;s commitment to protecting pollinators in the course of its work controlling and eradicating invasive species.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/cdfa-introduces-pollinator-protection-web-page" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/cdfa-introduces-pollinator-protection-web-page#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Tue, 12 May 2015 18:10:00 +0000 158451 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agrian feature follows SJV non-fumigant VOC regulation http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/agrian-feature-follows-sjv-non-fumigant-voc-regulation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Agrian has developed a feature in recommendation writing program which will support the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) requirement to restrict the time of year products designated as non-fumigant high volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be applied.</p> <p>Agrian users able to use the feature include those in the San Joaquin Valley counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare, and the valley floor areas of Kern County.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/agrian-feature-follows-sjv-non-fumigant-voc-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/agrian-feature-follows-sjv-non-fumigant-voc-regulation#comments Tree Nuts Alfalfa Citrus Cotton Grapes Pesticides Pistachios Walnuts Mon, 11 May 2015 14:24:00 +0000 158431 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond Ace Packing expanding in Ripon, Calif. http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-ace-packing-expanding-ripon-calif <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Almond Ace Packing, Inc. (AAP), a grower-owned processing and export company, has purchased the land under&nbsp;its current processing plant located in Ripon, Calif. along with an option to more than double its production acreage over the next five years.</p> <p>AAP, founded in 2010 by the Tilbury family, farms almonds and walnuts.&nbsp;</p> <p>In five years, Almond Ace has grown from initial concept to an internationally-recognized and award-winning processor and exporter of high-quality almonds, manufactured almonds, and walnuts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-ace-packing-expanding-ripon-calif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-ace-packing-expanding-ripon-calif#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Mon, 11 May 2015 12:45:00 +0000 158421 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alternaria late blight control hinges on managing fungicide resistance and humidity levels in the orchard http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/alternaria-late-blight-control-hinges-managing-fungicide-resistance-and-humidity-levels-or <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alternaria late blight may not be the most costly disease threat to California pistachio growers, but it’s probably the most difficult to manage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/alternaria-late-blight-control-hinges-managing-fungicide-resistance-and-humidity-levels-or" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/alternaria-late-blight-control-hinges-managing-fungicide-resistance-and-humidity-levels-or#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Thu, 07 May 2015 12:03:00 +0000 158331 at http://westernfarmpress.com Not-for-sale signs hinder West Side grower’s efforts to provide water for his trees http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/not-sale-signs-hinder-west-side-grower-s-efforts-provide-water-his-trees <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veteran West Side grower Chris Hurd and others in his area with junior water rights are breathing a little easier following the April 17 announcement that the State Water Resources Control Board will keep the allocation of Central Valley Project water for holders of senior water rights and exchange contractors at 60 percent of their full allotment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/not-sale-signs-hinder-west-side-grower-s-efforts-provide-water-his-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/not-sale-signs-hinder-west-side-grower-s-efforts-provide-water-his-trees#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Thu, 07 May 2015 11:47:00 +0000 158311 at http://westernfarmpress.com Effective in-season control of Botryosphaeria in walnut orchards starts with a May spray http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/effective-season-control-botryosphaeria-walnut-orchards-starts-may-spray <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If Botryosphaeria canker and blight is present in your walnut orchard, the latest University of California research shows that the most effective time to start your in-season management of this fungal disease, which kills the next year’s buds, is mid-May. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/effective-season-control-botryosphaeria-walnut-orchards-starts-may-spray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/effective-season-control-botryosphaeria-walnut-orchards-starts-may-spray#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Wed, 06 May 2015 15:12:00 +0000 158341 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drought lowers 2015 California almond crop estimate http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/drought-lowers-2015-california-almond-crop-estimate <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California drought continues to plague California farmers as survey results from the government&rsquo;s agricultural statistical agency predicts the 2015 California almond production at 1.85 billion-pounds, down 8 percent from 2013 production.</p> <p>The 2015 subjective production estimate figure from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) compares to 2.01 billion pounds in 2013, and 1.87 billion or 1 percent lower than last year&rsquo;s crop.</p> <p>The NASS survey pegs 2015 forecasted bearing acreage at 890,000.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/drought-lowers-2015-california-almond-crop-estimate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/drought-lowers-2015-california-almond-crop-estimate#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Tue, 05 May 2015 20:40:00 +0000 158281 at http://westernfarmpress.com California almonds break one million acre plateau http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almonds-break-one-million-acre-plateau <div class="field-deck"> 1.02 million bearing, non-bearing acres </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Almond acreage surpasses one million for first time ever in California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almonds-break-one-million-acre-plateau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-almonds-break-one-million-acre-plateau#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Fri, 01 May 2015 00:52:00 +0000 158171 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California had 150,000 non-bearing acres of almonds in 2014, giving the state a total of more than one million total acres of almonds for the first time in history.</p> Instances of Phytophthora on the rise in almonds http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/instances-phytophthora-rise-almonds <div class="field-byline"> David Doll, University of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More cases of Phytophthora being seen in almond orchards in Merced County</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/instances-phytophthora-rise-almonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/instances-phytophthora-rise-almonds#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:08:00 +0000 158131 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Phytophthora symptoms in a young almond tree include a gall near the roots.</p> David Doll, University of California Save the almonds if you want to protect honey bees http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/save-almonds-if-you-want-protect-honey-bees <div class="node-body blog-body">Almond blossoms are said to be a complete food source for honey bees</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/save-almonds-if-you-want-protect-honey-bees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/save-almonds-if-you-want-protect-honey-bees#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Farm Press Blog Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:43:00 +0000 158091 at http://westernfarmpress.com