Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Tulare County pushes area-wide ACP treatment program http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-pushes-area-wide-acp-treatment-program <div class="field-deck"> Citrus industry wants to stay ahead of additional bug finds and HLB </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Area-wide treatment protocols viewed as more effective in fight against Asian citrus psyllid and citrus greening</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-pushes-area-wide-acp-treatment-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-pushes-area-wide-acp-treatment-program#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:12:00 +0000 151001 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>From left, Tyler Baker, a PCA with Sequoia Orange in Exeter, Calif., Guy Wollenman of Monte Vista Ranches in Lindsay, Calif., and Dan Dreyer, a Tulare County ACP/HLB grower liaison with the California Citrus Pest &amp; Disease Prevention Program, look at a map of psyllid management areas where Wollenman farms in Tulare County.</p> Planting bee forage cover crops in San Joaquin Valley http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/planting-bee-forage-cover-crops-san-joaquin-valley <div class="field-byline"> Priscilla Baker, NRCS, Madera, Calif. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Natural Resources Conservation Service can assist growers with promoting honey bee and pollinator health through plantings (cover crops, hedgerows) and management. Financial assistance is also available. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/planting-bee-forage-cover-crops-san-joaquin-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/planting-bee-forage-cover-crops-san-joaquin-valley#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 150921 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alyssum cover crop planted between almond rows provides important forage for bees. Jim Jasper: A lifetime in almonds http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/jim-jasper-lifetime-almonds <div class="field-deck"> Industry leader recalls California industry's journey to two billion pounds </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Central Valley almond grower remembers genesis of industry</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/jim-jasper-lifetime-almonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/jim-jasper-lifetime-almonds#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:01:00 +0000 150551 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Second and third-generation almond farmers, Jason Jasper, left, and his father Jim, operate Stewart and Jasper Orchards near Newman, Calif.</p> Nealta insecticide offers benefits for beneficial insects. http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects <div class="node-body video-body">New Nealta insecticide could have positive impact on mite control in a number of western crops, beneficial insects.</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/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 150451 at http://westernfarmpress.com California almond growers could shake a record crop http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-growers-could-shake-record-crop <div class="field-deck"> NASS: 2014 harvest could total 2.1 billion pounds </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NASS: 2014 almond crop could be a record 2.1 billion pounds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-growers-could-shake-record-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-growers-could-shake-record-crop#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:28:00 +0000 150321 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A survey of 890 almond orchards in California suggests the state&#39;s almond industry could produce a record harvest of&nbsp;2.1 billion pounds this year.</p> California Bartlett pear crop slightly smaller this year http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-bartlett-pear-crop-slightly-smaller-year <div class="field-deck"> Bartlett branded as ‘America’s First Pear’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 California Bartlett pear crop could total more than 2.6 million, 36-pound packages statewide, down slightly from the four-year average crop size of 2.9 million packages. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-bartlett-pear-crop-slightly-smaller-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-bartlett-pear-crop-slightly-smaller-year#comments Orchard Crops Pome Fruit Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:37:00 +0000 150311 at http://westernfarmpress.com Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images An Almond Story goes to the classroom http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-story-goes-classroom <div class="field-byline"> Jenny Nicolau, Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From presentations to interactive video, ABC is committed to teaching the next generation about the importance of the almond industry - and agriculture as a whole - to the State of California and its residents. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-story-goes-classroom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-story-goes-classroom#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:58:00 +0000 150281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Former Almond Board of California leadership participant Jennifer Dickey poses with students following a presentation about California almonds. California sweet cherry production drops 63 percent http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-sweet-cherry-production-drops-63-percent <div class="field-deck"> Culprits - warm dry winter, poor pollination </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California sweet cherry production falls 63 percent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-sweet-cherry-production-drops-63-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-sweet-cherry-production-drops-63-percent#comments Orchard Crops Gold Fruits Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:32:00 +0000 150261 at http://westernfarmpress.com CCAGA Annual: 'Good Times' TV star 'dyn-o-mite' http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccaga-annual-good-times-tv-star-dyn-o-mite <div class="node-body gallery-body">Almond cooperative news and entertainment draws largest turn out in 2014 Central California Almond Growers Association annual meeting history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccaga-annual-good-times-tv-star-dyn-o-mite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccaga-annual-good-times-tv-star-dyn-o-mite#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:17:00 +0000 150221 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Incoming Central California Almond Growers Association board member Jimmy Anderson, left, wife Elizabeth, and comedian Jimmy &#39;J.J.&#39; Walker pose at the CCAGA annual meeting in late June in Fresno, Calif.</p> ACP update: Quarantine expands in Tulare County, Calif. http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-update-quarantine-expands-tulare-county-calif <div class="node-body article-body">Asian citrus psyllid discoveries continue in Tulare County, Calif. More area added to quarantine zone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-update-quarantine-expands-tulare-county-calif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-update-quarantine-expands-tulare-county-calif#comments Orchard Crops Foliar insects Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:35:00 +0000 149811 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Adult and juvenile Asian citrus psyllids cover a citrus leaf.</p>