Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Growing pistachios at Pioneer Nursery http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/growing-pistachios-pioneer-nursery <div class="node-body gallery-body">Pioneer Nursery knows pistachios</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/growing-pistachios-pioneer-nursery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/growing-pistachios-pioneer-nursery#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:08:00 +0000 155691 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Pistachio industry pioneers Corky Anderson, left, and Ken Puryear are partners in Pioneer nursery, a producer of pistachio rootstock in Kern County, Calif.</p> Ted Sheely sees continued growth in pistachios http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ted-sheely-sees-continued-growth-pistachios <div class="field-deck"> Horizon Nut 'gets crackin' on new processing plant in Central California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Horizon Nut group builds on continued success of pistachio industry</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ted-sheely-sees-continued-growth-pistachios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ted-sheely-sees-continued-growth-pistachios#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:54:00 +0000 155681 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Horizon Nut Company President Ted Sheely says the first loads of the 2015 SJV pistachio harvest could happen in this receiving pit at the company&#39;s new processing facility in western Fresno County.</p> The promise of new technology for regional control of navel orangeworm http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/promise-new-technology-regional-control-navel-orangeworm <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The recent introduction of a stable female-like navel orangeworm pheromone for monitoring adult males marks a big step forward in the decades-long effort by researchers to develop an index for determining when the navel orangeworm population in an orchard is large enough that an insecticide application makes sense, economically. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/promise-new-technology-regional-control-navel-orangeworm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/promise-new-technology-regional-control-navel-orangeworm#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:06:00 +0000 155621 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond co-op members ride a roller-coaster season to a happy ending http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-co-op-members-ride-roller-coaster-season-happy-ending <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite a finger-crossing start, the 2014 crop year ended surprisingly well for members of the Central California Almond Growers Association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-co-op-members-ride-roller-coaster-season-happy-ending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-co-op-members-ride-roller-coaster-season-happy-ending#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:03:00 +0000 155611 at http://westernfarmpress.com California walnut market takes an unexpected hit from several sides http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-market-takes-unexpected-hit-several-sides <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For a while early last November, it appeared that the market for the 2014 crop was thumbing its nose at basic economic laws.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-market-takes-unexpected-hit-several-sides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-market-takes-unexpected-hit-several-sides#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:47:00 +0000 155601 at http://westernfarmpress.com California walnut exports down 20 percent to start season http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-exports-down-20-percent-start-season <div class="field-deck"> Multiple factors blamed for slow-down in buying </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Global demand for California walnuts slows in first quarter of 2014/15 season</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-exports-down-20-percent-start-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-exports-down-20-percent-start-season#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:43:00 +0000 155251 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Global demand for California walnuts sank about 20 percent during the first quarter of the 2014/15 harvest season, according to the California Walnut Commission.</p> Western Ag Processors targets improved tree nut representation http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-targets-improved-tree-nut-representation <div class="field-deck"> Long-term goal will expand board size to 15 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Western Agricultural Processors Association boosts board membership to 10 members</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-targets-improved-tree-nut-representation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-targets-improved-tree-nut-representation#comments Tree Nuts Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:29:00 +0000 154781 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Pistachio harvest near Tulare, Calif.</p> Dos and don’ts when pruning pistachio trees http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/dos-and-don-ts-when-pruning-pistachio-trees <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A good pistachio pruning program manages the canopy over the life of the orchard in a way that maximizes the possible yield of clean, open split-nuts from an efficient harvest, says Bob Beede, University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor, emeritus, for Kings County. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/dos-and-don-ts-when-pruning-pistachio-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/dos-and-don-ts-when-pruning-pistachio-trees#comments Tree Nuts Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:45:00 +0000 153851 at http://westernfarmpress.com California’s walnut growers look to reap a crop of record proportions http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-s-walnut-growers-look-reap-crop-record-proportions <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">About a month after California’s 2014 walnut harvest kicked into high gear, growers were nearing the finish line. At the same time, they were enjoying the highest ever prices for a crop that looks to be their largest ever.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-s-walnut-growers-look-reap-crop-record-proportions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-s-walnut-growers-look-reap-crop-record-proportions#comments Tree Nuts Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:30:00 +0000 153841 at http://westernfarmpress.com Growers balance record high price for 2014 harvest against uncertain water prospects for next year http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/growers-balance-record-high-price-2014-harvest-against-uncertain-water-prospects-next-year <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since peaking at historic highs of more than $4 per meat-pound in late September as this year’s harvest began winding down, average kernel prices over all varieties of California almonds had slipped about 15 cents a pound by the end of October.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/growers-balance-record-high-price-2014-harvest-against-uncertain-water-prospects-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/growers-balance-record-high-price-2014-harvest-against-uncertain-water-prospects-next-year#comments Tree Nuts Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:21:00 +0000 153801 at http://westernfarmpress.com