Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en 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 Timely action now can reduce rust and shot hole risks to next year’s crop http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/timely-action-now-can-reduce-rust-and-shot-hole-risks-next-year-s-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Walking the rows of your almond orchards after harvest to check for signs of rust and shot hole can be time well spent; It can enable you to spot and head off any potential disease problem before it develops into a full-blown threat to your crop next year, says Gurreet Brar, University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor for Fresno and Madera Counties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/timely-action-now-can-reduce-rust-and-shot-hole-risks-next-year-s-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/timely-action-now-can-reduce-rust-and-shot-hole-risks-next-year-s-crop#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:58:00 +0000 153301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Kings County walnut grower’s crop reports a high-quality crop with declining yields http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/kings-county-walnut-grower-s-crop-reports-high-quality-crop-declining-yields <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One week into October with about two more weeks left in this year’s harvest, yields in Doug Verboon’s Kings County walnut orchards were coming in about 20 percent under last year’s levels. However, the quality and the price of the nuts are running high.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/kings-county-walnut-grower-s-crop-reports-high-quality-crop-declining-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/kings-county-walnut-grower-s-crop-reports-high-quality-crop-declining-yields#comments Tree Nuts Gold Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:54:00 +0000 153291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Hanford, Calif. walnut grower Doug Verboon. Despite a disastrous start, the 2014 season ends well for this resourceful pistachio grower http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/despite-disastrous-start-2014-season-ends-well-resourceful-pistachio-grower <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long-time pistachio grower Tom Coleman, Fresno, Calif., sent the first loads of his 2014 harvest to the processor on Aug. 21, five days earlier than last year. Six weeks and two days later, he had finished harvesting the last of his 2,500 acres of trees. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/despite-disastrous-start-2014-season-ends-well-resourceful-pistachio-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/despite-disastrous-start-2014-season-ends-well-resourceful-pistachio-grower#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:46:00 +0000 153281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond Board rolls out honey bee best management practices http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-board-rolls-out-honey-bee-best-management-practices <div class="field-byline"> Bob Curtis, Associate Director of Agricultural Affairs, Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Almond Board of California is publishing “Honey Bee Best Management Practices for California Almonds,” along with two BMP Quick Guides. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-board-rolls-out-honey-bee-best-management-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-board-rolls-out-honey-bee-best-management-practices#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:28:00 +0000 152931 at http://westernfarmpress.com Why walnut hulls can turn black and mushy http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/why-walnut-hulls-can-turn-black-and-mushy <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re seeing black, mushy walnuts on your trees, the walnut husk fly or vinegar flies may be the reason. Then, again, this damage could reflect environmental stresses or physiology of the tree, itself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/why-walnut-hulls-can-turn-black-and-mushy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/why-walnut-hulls-can-turn-black-and-mushy#comments Tree Nuts Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:18:00 +0000 152771 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pollinators unlikely to make up for drop in this year’s Merced County Nonpareil production http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pollinators-unlikely-make-drop-year-s-merced-county-nonpareil-production <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With Merced County 2014’s almond harvest expected to finish in early October, the Nonpareil crop came in smaller than growers had anticipated at the start of the season. That reflects the trend throughout California’s Central Valley orchards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pollinators-unlikely-make-drop-year-s-merced-county-nonpareil-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pollinators-unlikely-make-drop-year-s-merced-county-nonpareil-production#comments Tree Nuts Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:08:00 +0000 152761 at http://westernfarmpress.com