Tree Nuts http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Gallery: Honors for Kings County farm community http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gallery-honors-kings-county-farm-community <div class="field-byline"> Amy Roberts, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For the 20<sup>th</sup> consecutive year, the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce in Kings County, Calif., has honored a farm family, agriculturalist, and ag supporter of the year.</p> <p>More than 375 farmers, friends, supporters, and community leaders gathered Sept. 12 to congratulate the Miya farm family, the University of California Cooperative Extension Kings County office, and retired UCCE Kings County Farm Advisor Bob Beede.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gallery-honors-kings-county-farm-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gallery-honors-kings-county-farm-community#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:28:00 +0000 152621 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tips for boosting split percentages in pistachios http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-boosting-split-percentages-pistachios <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Depending on the timing of irrigations and amount of water applied, split percentages of this year’s pistaschio harvest could vary widely, reports Bob Beede, University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor, emeritus. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-boosting-split-percentages-pistachios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/tips-boosting-split-percentages-pistachios#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:44:00 +0000 152371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sutter County grower expects a strong performance from each of his walnut varieties this year http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/sutter-county-grower-expects-strong-performance-each-his-walnut-varieties-year <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the start of his walnut harvest on Sept. 10, Sutter County grower Sib Fedora reflected on the 2014 growing season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/sutter-county-grower-expects-strong-performance-each-his-walnut-varieties-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/sutter-county-grower-expects-strong-performance-each-his-walnut-varieties-year#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:41:00 +0000 152361 at http://westernfarmpress.com Yields fall in Madera County grower’s earliest-ever almond harvest http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/yields-fall-madera-county-grower-s-earliest-ever-almond-harvest <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Sept. 19, Madera County farmer Vernon Martinazzi, expects to wrap up his almond harvest earlier than he’s ever done in three decades of growing this crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/yields-fall-madera-county-grower-s-earliest-ever-almond-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/yields-fall-madera-county-grower-s-earliest-ever-almond-harvest#comments Tree Nuts Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +0000 152351 at http://westernfarmpress.com 545,000 tons - New California walnut production record? http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/545000-tons-new-california-walnut-production-record <div class="field-byline"> National Agricultural Statistics Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">2014 California walnut production is forecast at a record 545,000 tons, up 11 percent from last year’s production of 492,000 tons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/545000-tons-new-california-walnut-production-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/545000-tons-new-california-walnut-production-record#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:43:00 +0000 152041 at http://westernfarmpress.com Keep your trees from getting hungry after harvest http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/keep-your-trees-getting-hungry-after-harvest <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Following the early start to this year’s almond harvest, it’s not too soon to start planning your post-harvest field work. That includes tending to the nutritional needs of your trees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/keep-your-trees-getting-hungry-after-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/keep-your-trees-getting-hungry-after-harvest#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:01:00 +0000 151971 at http://westernfarmpress.com Early shaking shows high blanking could blemish a high-quality pistachio crop http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/early-shaking-shows-high-blanking-could-blemish-high-quality-pistachio-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the three decades that Brian Blackwell has been growing pistachios, he doesn’t remember seeing the harvest start as early as this one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/early-shaking-shows-high-blanking-could-blemish-high-quality-pistachio-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/early-shaking-shows-high-blanking-could-blemish-high-quality-pistachio-crop#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:56:00 +0000 151961 at http://westernfarmpress.com Facing a new disease threat to his orchards, Yolo County grower prepares for an early harvest http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/facing-new-disease-threat-his-orchards-yolo-county-grower-prepares-early-harvest <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s been a rough year for Lester Farms’ 700 acres of walnut trees near Winters, Calif. Several days of 25- to 30-degree weather in December damaged or killed limbs and branches in some blocks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/facing-new-disease-threat-his-orchards-yolo-county-grower-prepares-early-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/facing-new-disease-threat-his-orchards-yolo-county-grower-prepares-early-harvest#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:38:00 +0000 151951 at http://westernfarmpress.com Get to know your scales http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/get-know-your-scales <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scale, which has been showing up with increasing frequency in Sacramento Valley walnut orchards for about 10 years, is attracting interest from growers in how to identify and manage it. Recent confirmation that it is associated with the fungal disease, Botryosphaeria, which also has been spreading to more walnut orchards, has added to the interest in this pest. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/get-know-your-scales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/get-know-your-scales#comments Tree Nuts Walnuts Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:51:00 +0000 151581 at http://westernfarmpress.com A shortfall of winter chilling hours may be taking a toll in some pistachio orchards http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/shortfall-winter-chilling-hours-may-be-taking-toll-some-pistachio-orchards <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the 2014 season got underway, many pistachio growers saw their female trees, such as Kerman, Golden Hills and Lost Hills, flowering earlier than the males, like Peters and Randy. Most observers attributed this to an insufficient number of chilling hours over the winter to release the trees from dormancy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/shortfall-winter-chilling-hours-may-be-taking-toll-some-pistachio-orchards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/shortfall-winter-chilling-hours-may-be-taking-toll-some-pistachio-orchards#comments Tree Nuts Pistachios Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:47:00 +0000 151571 at http://westernfarmpress.com