Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Pierce’s disease-GWSS referendum vote next April? http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pierce-s-disease-gwss-referendum-vote-next-april <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is busily preparing a list of eligible wine grape growers to vote in next year&rsquo;s referendum to whether to continue the battle against Pierce&rsquo;s disease and its pesky vector, the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS).</p> <p>CDFA informed <em>Western Farm Press</em> that the referendum vote is tentatively planned for April but the date could change. The state agriculture department will stay in touch with growers on the final date.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pierce-s-disease-gwss-referendum-vote-next-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pierce-s-disease-gwss-referendum-vote-next-april#comments Orchard Crops Foliar insects Grapes Pests Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:03:00 +0000 154751 at http://westernfarmpress.com The glassy-winged sharpshooter - the primary carrier of Pierce's disease in California wine grape vineyards. Agribiz: Sonata fungicide mix for broadacre crops http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-sonata-fungicide-mix-broadacre-crops <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Bayer CropScience (BCS) has announced the consolidation of the Ballad Plus and Sonata fungicide brands into a single brand: Sonata fungicide.</p> <p>The patent-protected Sonata product is based on a unique strain of <em>Bacillus pumilus</em> (QST 2808), which offers fungicidal protection to fruit crops including pome, grape, and tomato, plus broadacre crops including &nbsp;corn, soybean, and wheat.</p> <p>Sonata fungicide is effective against downy and powdery mildews and rusts, and is a good fit in resistance management programs, BCS says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-sonata-fungicide-mix-broadacre-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-sonata-fungicide-mix-broadacre-crops#comments Orchard Crops Fungicides Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:19:00 +0000 154741 at http://westernfarmpress.com Storm-damaged California orchards tied to two culprits http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/storm-damaged-california-orchards-tied-two-culprits <div class="field-byline"> David Doll, UCCE Merced County Farm Advisor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Failed root systems, heart rot disease </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trees blown over, uprooted from the strong winds will impact crop yields and orchard stand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/storm-damaged-california-orchards-tied-two-culprits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/storm-damaged-california-orchards-tied-two-culprits#comments Orchard Crops Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:21:00 +0000 154711 at http://westernfarmpress.com File photo. Almond Board helps growers overcome challenges http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/almond-board-helps-growers-overcome-challenges <div class="node-body blog-body">Almond Board of California paves successful path for growers and handlers alike</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/almond-board-helps-growers-overcome-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/almond-board-helps-growers-overcome-challenges#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:12:00 +0000 154671 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond conference opens in Sacramento, Calif. http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-conference-opens-sacramento-calif <div class="node-body gallery-body">2014 Almond Conference opens three-day run in Sacramento, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-conference-opens-sacramento-calif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-conference-opens-sacramento-calif#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:51:00 +0000 154641 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor David Haviland shares management techniques to control spider mite and other pests in almond orchards on the opening day of the Almond Conference in Sacramento, Calif.</p> California almond industry creates 100,000 jobs http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-industry-creates-100000-jobs <div class="field-byline"> University of California, Davis </div> <div class="field-deck"> $21 billion in economic output; $11 billion in gross state product </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The California almond industry supports the state's economic well-being by generating more than 100,000 jobs and more than $21 billion gross revenue across all industries in the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-industry-creates-100000-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-industry-creates-100000-jobs#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:38:00 +0000 154631 at http://westernfarmpress.com Hass Avocado Board elects 2015 board officers http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/hass-avocado-board-elects-2015-board-officers <div class="node-body article-body">Hass Avocado Board elects new board officers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/hass-avocado-board-elects-2015-board-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/hass-avocado-board-elects-2015-board-officers#comments Orchard Crops Stone Fruit Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:49:00 +0000 154621 at http://westernfarmpress.com Getty Images Must-have details for Almond Conference, Dec. 9-11 http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/must-have-details-almond-conference-dec-9-11 <div class="node-body article-body">Last minute on-site tips for the Almond Conference, Dec. 9-11 in Sacramento, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/must-have-details-almond-conference-dec-9-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/must-have-details-almond-conference-dec-9-11#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:20:00 +0000 154501 at http://westernfarmpress.com Photo courtesy of the Almond Board of California. Agribiz: Micromite IGR approved for California citrus http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-micromite-igr-approved-california-citrus <div class="node-body article-body">Micromite insect growth regulator approved for California citrus</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-micromite-igr-approved-california-citrus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-micromite-igr-approved-california-citrus#comments Orchard Crops Insecticides Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:14:00 +0000 154391 at http://westernfarmpress.com Bulldozed vineyards yield way to almonds, other crops http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bulldozed-vineyards-yield-way-almonds-other-crops <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Once again, bulldozers are rumbling through Central Valley vineyards in California taking out thousands of vines, just as they did a little over a decade ago.</p> <p>But the mood is different this time around after a year in which wine grape growers with long-term contracts fared far better than those without.</p> <p>&ldquo;This time, there&rsquo;s not a lot of distress, not a lot of drama,&rdquo; said Carson Smith, chairman of the San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bulldozed-vineyards-yield-way-almonds-other-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bulldozed-vineyards-yield-way-almonds-other-crops#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Grapes Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:31:00 +0000 154291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Carson Smith, left, San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association chairman, and Jim Aguirre, lifetime achievement award winner for his work as a pioneer in the tree and vine nursery industry.