Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Organic is not the ‘sustainable’ food of the future http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future <div class="field-byline"> Richard Cornett, Director of Communications, Western Plant Health Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don't fall for the modern myth that organic food production is “more sustainable” in the long run than conventional crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future#comments Cotton Equipment Grapes Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 148081 at http://westernfarmpress.com Growers can win pistachio disease shootout at O.K. Corral http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growers-can-win-pistachio-disease-shootout-ok-corral <div class="node-body article-body">Effective cultural measures and fungicide use can help control diseases in pistachio trees, says Themis Michailides, Univeristy of California, Davis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growers-can-win-pistachio-disease-shootout-ok-corral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growers-can-win-pistachio-disease-shootout-ok-corral#comments Orchard Crops Pistachios Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 147771 at http://westernfarmpress.com Harry and Diane Haynes, pictured at the American Pistachio Growers Conference, are third-generation farmers who grow 350 acres of almonds and 50 acres of pistachios at Haynes Farm in Chowchilla, Calif. Arroyo Grande: California's newest ACP quarantine http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arroyo-grande-californias-newest-acp-quarantine <div class="node-body article-body">Asian citrus psyllid discovery in Arroyo Grande leads to quarantine</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arroyo-grande-californias-newest-acp-quarantine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arroyo-grande-californias-newest-acp-quarantine#comments Orchard Crops Foliar insects Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 148021 at http://westernfarmpress.com Faces - 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/faces-2014-american-pistachio-growers-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">About 830 growers, processors, and other pistachio industry members gather for the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference. The event included a production breakout session where four University of California, Davis specialists discussed pistachio diseases, pests, and ways to plant a better western pistachio orchard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/faces-2014-american-pistachio-growers-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/faces-2014-american-pistachio-growers-conference#comments Orchard Crops Pistachios Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 147761 at http://westernfarmpress.com Some California citrus growers face complete loss http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/some-california-citrus-growers-face-complete-loss <div class="node-body article-body">Some California citrus growers face losing livelihoods because of drought</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/some-california-citrus-growers-face-complete-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/some-california-citrus-growers-face-complete-loss#comments Orchard Crops Gold Drought Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:21:00 +0000 147941 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Much of California&#39;s citrus market is fresh-fruit destined for domestic and international consumers.</p> Photos - 2014 American Pistachio Growers Convention http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-2014-american-pistachio-growers-convention <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take a peek! Smiling folks having fun at the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference at Coronado Island, Calif. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-2014-american-pistachio-growers-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-2014-american-pistachio-growers-convention#comments Orchard Crops Pistachios Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:40:00 +0000 147741 at http://westernfarmpress.com Western pistachio industry strong as a bull, for now http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now <div class="node-body article-body">The forecast for the western pistachio industry is good. The top challenge is the worsening drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now#comments Markets Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Pistachios Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:35:00 +0000 147751 at http://westernfarmpress.com American Pistachio Growers leadership - from left – outgoing chairman Jim Zion (Meridian Nut Growers); incoming chairman Thomas Dille (Little Creek Farms); and Executive Director Richard Matoian. Almond marketing order renewed with grower support http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-marketing-order-renewed-grower-support <div class="node-body article-body">California almond growers voted by an overwhelming 90-plus percent vote to continue the state’s federal marketing order for the state’s largest nut crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-marketing-order-renewed-grower-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-marketing-order-renewed-grower-support#comments Orchard Crops Gold Almonds Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 147631 at http://westernfarmpress.com California agriculture has bright future, despite drought http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-agriculture-has-bright-future-despite-drought <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scarcity of water has not dried out hopes for continued growth in California agriculture production and sales as global appetites — particularly in China — heighten demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-agriculture-has-bright-future-despite-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-agriculture-has-bright-future-despite-drought#comments Grapes Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:30:00 +0000 147461 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>From left, Nat DiBuduo, president of the California chapter of ASFMRA, and award winners Harry Cline, Mark Borba and Ross Borba.</p> Agribiz: California approves two Valent products http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-california-approves-two-valent-products <div class="node-body article-body">Valent adds two new uses for tree fruit crop load management</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-california-approves-two-valent-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-california-approves-two-valent-products#comments Orchard Crops Chemicals Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 147531 at http://westernfarmpress.com