Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en 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. Western Ag Processors elects new board officers http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-elects-new-board-officers <div class="node-body article-body">Western Agricultural Processors Association names new slate of officers to board of directors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-elects-new-board-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-ag-processors-elects-new-board-officers#comments Tree Nuts Groups & Organizations Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:37:00 +0000 157171 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Western Agricultural Processors Association represents tree nut hullers and processors in California and Arizona.</p> Ag at Large: Bees respond well to blooming grasses http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ag-large-bees-respond-well-blooming-grasses <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee, Ag at Large Commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Low growing grass cover crops offer several benefits to almond growers, and bees like them too, so bee experts are doing what they can to bring the two together.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ag-large-bees-respond-well-blooming-grasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ag-large-bees-respond-well-blooming-grasses#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:37:00 +0000 157091 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond growers urged to watch for leaffooted bug http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-urged-watch-leaffooted-bug <div class="field-byline"> Kris Tollerup and David Haviland, University of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Leaffooted bug looks to be troublesome for almond growers in 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-urged-watch-leaffooted-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-growers-urged-watch-leaffooted-bug#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:21:00 +0000 157031 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Leaffooted bug overwintering in citrus.</p> Photo courtesy Kent Daane, University of California