Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Citrus materials banned from Rose Parade floats http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/citrus-materials-banned-rose-parade-floats <div class="node-body blog-body">Tournament of Roses Parade will not allow citrus plant material on any of its floats due to quarantine restrictions</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/citrus-materials-banned-rose-parade-floats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/citrus-materials-banned-rose-parade-floats#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:27:00 +0000 163251 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Popular with bees and on parade floats, citrus materials have been barred from Tournament of Roses Parade floats because of a regulatory quarantine for Huanglongbing.</p> Do not call them 'pot plants' - they're 'trees' http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/do-not-call-them-pot-plants-theyre-trees <div class="node-body blog-body">Who wins if Mendocino marijuana growers lose their battle against 'corporate marijuana farms?'</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/do-not-call-them-pot-plants-theyre-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/do-not-call-them-pot-plants-theyre-trees#comments Orchard Crops Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 Nov 2015 22:54:00 +0000 163001 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Photo: Christopher Furlong, Getty Images.</p> Others are talking about agriculture: Nov. 18 http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/others-are-talking-about-agriculture-nov-18 <div class="field-deck"> From predicted declines in walnuts to the challenges of Mendocino marijuana growers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What others are saying about American agriculture: from indoor vegetables to record walnut production to the challenges of northern California marijuana growers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/others-are-talking-about-agriculture-nov-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/others-are-talking-about-agriculture-nov-18#comments Orchard Crops Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:43:00 +0000 162991 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>It&#39;s not just the walnut trees growers have planted to take advantage of profit-making opportunities; infrastructure was built in California to address what was hoped to be steady growth in an industry some are now saying could see trouble with heavy crops and lagging world demand.</p> Kern County citrus industry faces ACP quarantine http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/kern-county-citrus-industry-faces-acp-quarantine <div class="field-deck"> Urban explosion of Asian citrus psyllid numbers expands into commercial groves </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kern County experiences explosive numbers of the Asian citrus psyllid</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/kern-county-citrus-industry-faces-acp-quarantine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/kern-county-citrus-industry-faces-acp-quarantine#comments Orchard Crops Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:39:00 +0000 162951 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Citrus growers and industry officials packed a meeting room in Bakersfield to hear about a recent explosion in ACP numbers that expanded from the city of Bakersfield into commercial citrus plantings south of town.</p> PCAs encouraged to expand advice into sustainability http://westernfarmpress.com/management/pcas-encouraged-expand-advice-sustainability <div class="field-deck"> As industries tackle sustainability, growers are asking for help, one leader says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pest Control Advisors encouraged to help growers achieve sustainability standards</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/pcas-encouraged-expand-advice-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/pcas-encouraged-expand-advice-sustainability#comments Management Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Vegetables Almonds Grapes Pecans Pistachios Walnuts Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:12:00 +0000 162911 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Those with professional licenses sign in to receive their continuing education credits at the annual CAPCA conference in Reno, Nev.&nbsp;</p> Rea family shifts from auto parts to extra virgin olive oil http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/rea-family-shifts-auto-parts-extra-virgin-olive-oil <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Arizona olive grower Perry Rea wears a headful of hats &ndash; farmer, owner, master blender, sommelier, irrigator, quality inspector, and many more - pretty good for a first generation agricultural producer.</p> <p>About a dozen years ago, Rea sold his successful auto part supply business providing original brake lines and such for the Big Three automakers in Detroit, plus Mercedes and Nissan, to pursue a new venture linked to his Italian heritage &ndash; the olive oil business.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/rea-family-shifts-auto-parts-extra-virgin-olive-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/rea-family-shifts-auto-parts-extra-virgin-olive-oil#comments Orchard Crops Pome Fruit Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:59:00 +0000 162831 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>Perry and Brenda Rea own and operate the Queen Creek Olive Mill, the first commercial Arizona olive farm-mill in the state. The farm produces about 6,000 gallons of extra virgin olive oil annually. The&nbsp;retail store draws about one-half million tourists annually.</strong></p> Research touts high frequency SDI in pomegranates http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/research-touts-high-frequency-sdi-pomegranates <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A 3.5 acre pomegranate orchard at the Kearney Ag Center in Parlier, Calif. has borne more fruit than the big red orbs that pull branches downward and reflect the sun falling on them.</p> <p>By studying what has gone on there for six years using a lysimeter and other complex equipment to measure water loss and nutrient applications, researchers can point to decided advantages of high frequency subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) over high frequency surface drip.</p> <p></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/research-touts-high-frequency-sdi-pomegranates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/research-touts-high-frequency-sdi-pomegranates#comments Orchard Crops Pome Fruit Sun, 01 Nov 2015 00:52:00 +0000 162601 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Pomegranate fruit on the tree.</p> Asian citrus psyllid pest expands California base http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/asian-citrus-psyllid-pest-expands-california-base <div class="field-deck"> Pest extends as far north as Bay Area-northern San Joaquin Valley </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Asian citrus psyllid continues to be found where it's never been before in California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/asian-citrus-psyllid-pest-expands-california-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/asian-citrus-psyllid-pest-expands-california-base#comments Orchard Crops Sat, 31 Oct 2015 03:10:00 +0000 162681 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Commercial citrus near the General Beale Road area of Kern County could soon be in a quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid due to a recent spike in the pest population in the area.</p> Vital issues, expanded research program featured at The Almond Conference http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/vital-issues-expanded-research-program-featured-almond-conference <div class="field-byline"> Danielle Veenstra, Senior Specialist, Agricultural and Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California almond industry is&nbsp;bigger than ever, both in size and&nbsp;value to our communities and the state&nbsp;as a whole. The growing importance of&nbsp;almonds in California means increased&nbsp;responsibility and scrutiny.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s Almond Conference is tailored for growers to learn more about important issues facing California agriculture, plus new findings stemming from ongoing Almond Board-funded research.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/vital-issues-expanded-research-program-featured-almond-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/vital-issues-expanded-research-program-featured-almond-conference#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Tue, 27 Oct 2015 23:18:00 +0000 162631 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>The poster session at The Almond Conference allows growers to ask follow-up questions of researchers presenting their work during the Research Update session.</strong></p> Section 18 exemption sought in fight against HLB in Florida http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/section-18-exemption-sought-fight-against-hlb-florida <div class="field-byline"> Logan Hawkes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the U.S., HLB was first discovered in August 2005 in South Florida and currently is endemic in multiple states from the U.S. East Coast to the West Coast, including the three largest citrus-growing states, Florida, Texas and most recently California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/section-18-exemption-sought-fight-against-hlb-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/section-18-exemption-sought-fight-against-hlb-florida#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Fungicides Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:45:00 +0000 162491 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation joined third party industry researchers to seek&nbsp;a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of three products to battle citrus greening disease.</p>