Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en SDI systems have bright future in helping feed growing world population http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population <div class="node-body video-body">Netafim celebrates 50th anniversary with press conference, new product introduction at World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Orchard Crops Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:25:00 +0000 157741 at http://westernfarmpress.com Smaller peach crop boosts fruit prices, industry outlook http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/smaller-peach-crop-boosts-fruit-prices-industry-outlook <div class="field-byline"> Robyn Rominger, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Merced County peach producer Eric Spycher of Spycher Farms Inc. in Ballico said, “The $81 per ton increase has been long needed." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/smaller-peach-crop-boosts-fruit-prices-industry-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/smaller-peach-crop-boosts-fruit-prices-industry-outlook#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:52:00 +0000 157701 at http://westernfarmpress.com The California peach industry is on the rebound with higher grower prices of $460 per ton for the 2015 crop, up from $379 per ton last year. USDA commits $23 million to citrus greening research http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-commits-23-million-citrus-greening-research <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Farm Bill funding </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA commits $23 million for research to combat citrus greening</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-commits-23-million-citrus-greening-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-commits-23-million-citrus-greening-research#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:15:00 +0000 157351 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Some of America&#39;s earliest citrus research was performed at what is now the University of California, Riverside campus. The USDA has continued its efforts to fund research into deadly citrus diseases, including Huanglongbing.</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. Jackson elected California Fresh Fruit’s board chair http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/jackson-elected-california-fresh-fruit-s-board-chair <div class="node-body article-body">David Jackson is the 2015-2016 board chair of the California Fresh Fruit Association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/jackson-elected-california-fresh-fruit-s-board-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/jackson-elected-california-fresh-fruit-s-board-chair#comments Orchard Crops Grapes Stone Fruit Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:56:00 +0000 157121 at http://westernfarmpress.com David Jackson continues as the board chair of the California Fresh Fruit Association. Pistachio leader sees headwinds in growth curve http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-leader-sees-headwinds-growth-curve <div class="field-deck"> Water, chilling deficiencies a yield drag </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pistachio industry leader says nut crop could face headwinds as it continues its growth curve</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-leader-sees-headwinds-growth-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/pistachio-leader-sees-headwinds-growth-curve#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Pistachios Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:01:00 +0000 156871 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Attending the&nbsp;tree nut session at the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraiser national conference in Tucson, Ariz. are from left:&nbsp;Steve Runyan, Runyan Appraisal Service, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jim Zion (session speaker), Meridian Growers, Clovis, Calif.; and Charles Havranek, agricultural appraiser, Glendale, Ariz.</p> California citrus leaders learn lessons from Florida http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-citrus-leaders-learn-lessons-florida <div class="field-deck"> Industry prepares for 'inevitable' new HLB find </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California citrus industry continues to prepare for 'inevitable' discovery of HLB</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-citrus-leaders-learn-lessons-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-citrus-leaders-learn-lessons-florida#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:01:00 +0000 156861 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Gless Ranch owner John Gless, left, and his PCA, Raul Garcia, say California is on right track in addressing Huanglongbing after recent trip to Florida. Gless&nbsp;grows about 4,500 acres of citrus, including these Washington Navels in Kern County.</p> Positive outlook for the California dried plum industry http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/positive-outlook-california-dried-plum-industry <div class="field-byline"> Robyn Rominger, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grower prices are on the upswing following a steady decline in California acreage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/positive-outlook-california-dried-plum-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/positive-outlook-california-dried-plum-industry#comments Orchard Crops Stone Fruit Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:48:00 +0000 156821 at http://westernfarmpress.com The future looks bright for California plum growers, including Monte Johnson of Johnson Farms in Gridley, Calif. Citrus bloom declared in California's Fresno County http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-bloom-declared-californias-fresno-county <div class="field-deck"> State regulations now in effect to protect honeybees </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Formal declaration of citrus bloom in Fresno County means protections in place to safeguard honeybees</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-bloom-declared-californias-fresno-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-bloom-declared-californias-fresno-county#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:07:00 +0000 156781 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Citrus bloom period sets forth California regulations to safeguard honeybees.</p> Hass Avocado Board seeks grower, importer members http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/hass-avocado-board-seeks-grower-importer-members <div class="field-deck"> Alternates also needed </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is scheduling its annual board elections for vacant domestic Hass avocado grower and Hass avocado importer members plus alternate seats.</p> <p>In early March, an announcement of open seats will be mailed to all eligible producers and importers of Hass avocados. Nominations must be returned by April 6.</p> <p>HAB will mail voting ballots to producers and importers by April 27 with a May 26 ballot return deadline.</p> <p>New members and alternates appointed by the USDA Secretary will be seated at the November board meeting.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/hass-avocado-board-seeks-grower-importer-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/hass-avocado-board-seeks-grower-importer-members#comments Orchard Crops Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:52:00 +0000 156661 at http://westernfarmpress.com