Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Commentary: On the “hunt” in California citrus groves http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/commentary-hunt-california-citrus-groves <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee: Ag at Large commentary </div> <div class="field-deck"> ACP-Huanglongbing </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and the disease it carries represent perhaps the worst threat to the California citrus industry in its colorful history. Pulling out all the stops to control the insect includes something we all know and love &ndash; dogs.</p> <p>In June, a team of researchers mostly from Florida visited several prominent citrus production sites in California with a group of dogs known for their ability to sniff out a different troublesome insect pest, the one that spreads citrus canker.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/commentary-hunt-california-citrus-groves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/commentary-hunt-california-citrus-groves#comments Orchard Crops Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:35:00 +0000 168691 at http://westernfarmpress.com Public comments sought on proposed almond fee hike http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/public-comments-sought-proposed-almond-fee-hike <div class="field-deck"> Aug. 2 public comment deadline </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public comments accepted on proposed almond assessment hike through Aug. 2</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/public-comments-sought-proposed-almond-fee-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/public-comments-sought-proposed-almond-fee-hike#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Almonds Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:51:00 +0000 168601 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Almond Board of California has asked the USDA to increase the assessment charged to almond handlers in order to boost funding for marketing efforts over the next three years.</p> UC report cites figures needed to profitably grow olives http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/uc-report-cites-figures-needed-profitably-grow-olives <div class="field-deck"> Table olives and those for oil looked at in two separate studies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of California study looks at costs needed to produce table olives and those grown for oil production in northern California's Sacramento Valley.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/uc-report-cites-figures-needed-profitably-grow-olives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/uc-report-cites-figures-needed-profitably-grow-olives#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:36:00 +0000 168471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Olives are alternate-bearing fruit, meaning they tend to produce larger crops one year and smaller crops the following year.</p> Duvall: Farm labor solution pivotal to economic viability http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/duvall-farm-labor-solution-pivotal-economic-viability <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Agriculture grows differently in the West as Georgia poultry, cattle, and hay farmer Vincent Mearl &ldquo;Zippy&rdquo; Duvall is finding out.</p> <p>Duvall, elected the 12<sup>th</sup> president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) in January, answers to about six million member families across the 50 states and Puerto Rico. In late June, he was on the road on a meet-and-greet tour of member states, including Utah, Arizona, and California.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/duvall-farm-labor-solution-pivotal-economic-viability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/duvall-farm-labor-solution-pivotal-economic-viability#comments Orchard Crops Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:27:00 +0000 168431 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Farm Bureau leaders - from left, Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau president, and his wife Bonnie; Kenny Evans, former Arizona Farm Bureau&nbsp;president; and Janel&nbsp;and Kevin Rogers. Kevin is the current AZFB president.&nbsp;</p> Arizona Farm Bureau UCANR 'endowed chairs' to boost tree nut research http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ucanr-endowed-chairs-boost-tree-nut-research <div class="field-deck"> Craig Kallsen, Bruce Lampinen new 'endowed chairs' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of California tree nut experts receive endowed chairs</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ucanr-endowed-chairs-boost-tree-nut-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/ucanr-endowed-chairs-boost-tree-nut-research#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Pistachios Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:26:00 +0000 168311 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The California Pistachio Research Board recently donated $1 million for applied research and the two endowed chair positions established by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division.</p> California Fresh Fruit Association picks new leader http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-fresh-fruit-association-picks-new-leader <div class="field-deck"> Former congressman named to lead Fresno-based organization </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Former Congressman George Radanovich tapped to lead California Fresh Fruit Association</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-fresh-fruit-association-picks-new-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-fresh-fruit-association-picks-new-leader#comments Orchard Crops Groups & Organizations Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:48:00 +0000 168191 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Former U.S. Rep. George Radanovich of Mariposa County will become president of the California Fresh Fruit Association.</p> Bedwell to lead California Agricultural Leadership Foundation http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bedwell-lead-california-agricultural-leadership-foundation <div class="field-byline"> Farm Press Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Barry Bedwell, president of the California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA), will leave the organization to lead the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF) effective Aug. 1, 2016.</p> <p>CALF operates the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP), a premier leadership development program. Since CALP began in 1970, more than 1,300 men and women have participated in the program.</p> <p>Bedwell is a CALP Class 13 alumnus.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bedwell-lead-california-agricultural-leadership-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bedwell-lead-california-agricultural-leadership-foundation#comments Orchard Crops Stone Fruit Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:24:00 +0000 168181 at http://westernfarmpress.com Compliance failures could kill California citrus industry http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/compliance-failures-could-kill-california-citrus-industry <div class="field-byline"> Joel Nelsen, President, California Citrus Mutual </div> <div class="field-deck"> Commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California citrus industry could die of self-inflicted wounds if it doesn't universally adhere to quarantine regulations</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/compliance-failures-could-kill-california-citrus-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/compliance-failures-could-kill-california-citrus-industry#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:35:00 +0000 168171 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Joel Nelsen, president, California Citrus Mutual, says the refusal by some people in the citrus industry to adhere to quarantine restrictions and best management practices could doom the industry.</p> California walnut yields maintain record-setting pace http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-yields-maintain-record-setting-pace <div class="field-deck"> California Walnut Board boosts advertising budget to sell more nuts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California walnut production projected to remain on record-setting pace</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-yields-maintain-record-setting-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-walnut-yields-maintain-record-setting-pace#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Walnuts Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:42:00 +0000 168011 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Walnut yields continue to increase across California as more trees come into production. The California Walnut Board is boosting promotion&nbsp;and&nbsp;advertising efforts&nbsp;to spur global sales.</p> Citrus industry not waiting for public funds to fight HLB http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/citrus-industry-not-waiting-public-funds-fight-hlb <div class="node-body blog-body">The fight to find cure for Huanglongbing is life-or-death for the U.S. citrus industry and for California growers</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/citrus-industry-not-waiting-public-funds-fight-hlb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/citrus-industry-not-waiting-public-funds-fight-hlb#comments Orchard Crops Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:48:00 +0000 167901 at http://westernfarmpress.com