Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Pistachios may be at risk from planting new trees into PBTS-infested soil http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachios-may-be-risk-planting-new-trees-pbts-infested-soil <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three publications just released by researchers on bushy top syndrome in pistachios confirm there is considerable risk that comes with replanting trees into soil from which infested trees have been removed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachios-may-be-risk-planting-new-trees-pbts-infested-soil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachios-may-be-risk-planting-new-trees-pbts-infested-soil#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:49:00 +0000 160141 at http://westernfarmpress.com Make dust reduction part of good neighbor policy http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/make-dust-reduction-part-good-neighbor-policy <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There’s not much to like about the dust that’s kicked up by the almond harvest. Almond growers themselves will tell you that, as will neighbors and those who regulate air quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/make-dust-reduction-part-good-neighbor-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/make-dust-reduction-part-good-neighbor-policy#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:42:00 +0000 160131 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond research aimed at improving watering, pollinator efficiency http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-research-aimed-improving-watering-pollinator-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Almond Board of California recently announced ambitious research projects that will cost $2.5 million and are expected to make further headway in the efforts of California producers to arrive at more efficient farming practices to reduce the amount of water applied to the crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-research-aimed-improving-watering-pollinator-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-research-aimed-improving-watering-pollinator-efficiency#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:13:00 +0000 160111 at http://westernfarmpress.com Glufosinate damage can occur on young almond tree trunks http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/glufosinate-damage-can-occur-young-almond-tree-trunks <div class="node-body article-body">Glufosinate herbicide use has increased over the last year due to the increased supply and availability of generics, according to David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) pomology farm advisor in Merced County.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/glufosinate-damage-can-occur-young-almond-tree-trunks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/glufosinate-damage-can-occur-young-almond-tree-trunks#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:01:00 +0000 159791 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>GLUFOSINATE DRIFT can cause slight trunk damage to young almond trees. Photo courtesy of Brad Hanson, University of California.</p> Rain, chill hours brighten 2015 outlook at Eagle Ranch Pistachios http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/rain-chill-hours-brighten-2015-outlook-eagle-ranch-pistachios <div class="node-body article-body">The outlook for Marianne and George Schweers’ 2015 pistachio crop in Alamogordo, N.M., looks bright, thanks to good fall and winter rains plus above average chilling hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/rain-chill-hours-brighten-2015-outlook-eagle-ranch-pistachios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/rain-chill-hours-brighten-2015-outlook-eagle-ranch-pistachios#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:53:00 +0000 159781 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Marianne and George Schweers report good fall and winter rains, chilling hours, and a good crop set on their Eagle Ranch Pistachios farm in Alamogordo, N.M.</p> IPM methods can effectively control mites in almonds http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ipm-methods-can-effectively-control-mites-almonds <div class="node-body article-body">Almond growers with significant spider mite pressure in their orchards may want to hold back on that next miticide application to give the beneficial Sixspotted thrips populations an opportunity to build and knock back the mites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ipm-methods-can-effectively-control-mites-almonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ipm-methods-can-effectively-control-mites-almonds#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:19:00 +0000 159761 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Hull split in almonds typically happens in July. Not this year. Growers were reporting hull split in mid-June, which not only changes the timing of pest control efforts, but will likely move harvest ahead of schedule.</p> Test results on NOW control lure in pistachio, almond, and walnut http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/test-results-now-control-lure-pistachio-almond-and-walnut <div class="node-body article-body">California entomologist Charles Burks with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Parlier is helping tree nut growers evaluate a new lure to monitor orchards for infestations of the Navel orangeworm, according to an article written by the ARS’ Dennis O’Brien.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/test-results-now-control-lure-pistachio-almond-and-walnut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/test-results-now-control-lure-pistachio-almond-and-walnut#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Pistachios Walnuts Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:51:00 +0000 159141 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Adult navel orangeworm moths lay eggs on almonds and other nut crops. Larvae that hatch from the eggs feed on the nut meat.</p> Nematode trials will test new walnut root stocks at Kearney Ag Center http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nematode-trials-will-test-new-walnut-root-stocks-kearney-ag-center <div class="node-body article-body">Because they are one of California’s high-value crops, finding solutions for nematodes and other maladies in walnut orchards is important.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nematode-trials-will-test-new-walnut-root-stocks-kearney-ag-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/nematode-trials-will-test-new-walnut-root-stocks-kearney-ag-center#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:44:00 +0000 159131 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Nematode studies in walnuts are under way at Kearney Agricultural Center in Parlier, Calif.</p> Think ahead now to how you will leach salt from your nut crop soil profiles http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/think-ahead-now-how-you-will-leach-salt-your-nut-crop-soil-profiles <div class="node-body article-body">Salted almonds may taste good, but put too much salt in the soil or water used to grow them and almond trees don’t do well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/think-ahead-now-how-you-will-leach-salt-your-nut-crop-soil-profiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/think-ahead-now-how-you-will-leach-salt-your-nut-crop-soil-profiles#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:38:00 +0000 159121 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>David Doll, UC Cooperative Extension tree nut farm advisor for Merced County, says growers should plan ahead for when rain does return to employ good salt leaching practices from their soil profiles.</p> Western agriculture’s voice sounded, heard on real water use http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/western-agriculture-s-voice-sounded-heard-real-water-use <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There is truth to comments made in recent months implying that California agriculture&rsquo;s voice on water use during the mega drought has not been heard by intended receivers. Yet agriculture&rsquo;s vocal cords and keystrokes are finally reaching the eyes and ears of the John Q. Public and mainstream media.</p></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/western-agriculture-s-voice-sounded-heard-real-water-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/western-agriculture-s-voice-sounded-heard-real-water-use#comments Tree Nuts Drought Alfalfa Almonds Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:22:00 +0000 159101 at http://westernfarmpress.com