Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en 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 Caution advised before trying to pollinate Kerman orchards with Randy trees http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/caution-advised-trying-pollinate-kerman-orchards-randy-trees <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A single trial plot in Kern County, Calif. indicates that pistachio growers may want to proceed with caution before using Randy trees instead of Peters (male) as a way to boost performance of Kerman (female) trees by trying to compensate for low winter-chilling hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/caution-advised-trying-pollinate-kerman-orchards-randy-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/caution-advised-trying-pollinate-kerman-orchards-randy-trees#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Pistachios Tue, 10 Mar 2015 01:34:00 +0000 156651 at http://westernfarmpress.com Short water shifting California crops, farming locations http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/short-water-shifting-california-crops-farming-locations <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Water Master Michael George says agriculture has to adapt to change since there will be far less water. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/short-water-shifting-california-crops-farming-locations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/short-water-shifting-california-crops-farming-locations#comments Orchard Crops Drought Almonds Pistachios Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:47:00 +0000 156611 at http://westernfarmpress.com At the BlueTechValley Water Conference – from left: Victor Davis Hanson, luncheon speaker; Karl Longley, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board; and Ze Ferreira, 3Circle Partners. Almond educational workshops debut new sustainability modules http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-educational-workshops-debut-new-sustainability-modules <div class="field-byline"> Gabriele Ludwig, Associate Director, Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The California Almond Sustainability Program has begun rolling out three new modules this year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-educational-workshops-debut-new-sustainability-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/almond-educational-workshops-debut-new-sustainability-modules#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Almonds Sat, 07 Mar 2015 01:03:00 +0000 156571 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond growers Eric Genzoli (left) and father Brian Genzoli, Turlock, fill out the Ecosystem Management module at a California Almond Sustainability Program workshop in Modesto on March 5.