Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Does California need more PCAs for ACP fight? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/does-california-need-more-pcas-acp-fight <div class="node-body blog-body">California PCAs say they are "too busy" to employ more aggressive ACP sampling techniques</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/does-california-need-more-pcas-acp-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/does-california-need-more-pcas-acp-fight#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:47:00 +0000 152291 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Asian citrus psyllid feeds on small tree in a residential southern California neighborhood</p> More aggressive approach called for in ACP fight http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/more-aggressive-approach-called-acp-fight <div class="field-deck"> PCAs and growers must sample more effectively </div> <div class="node-body article-body">San Joaquin Valley citrus farmers urged to aggressively sample their groves for the Asian citrus psyllid</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/more-aggressive-approach-called-acp-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/more-aggressive-approach-called-acp-fight#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:08:00 +0000 152281 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>University of California Entomologist Beth Grafton-Cardwell photographs small citrus trees in a San Bernardino neighborhood that are infested with the Asian citrus psyllid.</p> NASS: California Navel orange estimate is 81M cartons http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nass-california-navel-orange-estimate-81m-cartons <div class="node-body article-body">California's Navel orange crop estimated at 81 million cartons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nass-california-navel-orange-estimate-81m-cartons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nass-california-navel-orange-estimate-81m-cartons#comments Orchard Crops Oranges Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:50:00 +0000 152271 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California Citrus Mutual believes this year&#39;s NASS estimate on Navel oranges will prove to be too high because of drought impacts not factored into the survey.</p> California almond crop not shaking out to be a record http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-crop-not-shaking-out-be-record <div class="field-deck"> Some think even 1.8 billion pounds may be tough mark to reach </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California almond crop may not come close to record prediction of 2.1 billion pounds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-crop-not-shaking-out-be-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-almond-crop-not-shaking-out-be-record#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:39:00 +0000 152261 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California&#39;s almond harvest will likely miss its predicted 2.1 billion pound record prediction by as much as 15 percent, according to some in the industry.</p> Three new ACP finds in south San Joaquin Valley http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/three-new-acp-finds-south-san-joaquin-valley <div class="field-deck"> Invasive pest found in cities of Bakersfield and Tulare </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New Asian citrus psyllid discoveries made in Bakersfield and Tulare.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/three-new-acp-finds-south-san-joaquin-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/three-new-acp-finds-south-san-joaquin-valley#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:20:00 +0000 152251 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Asian citrus psyllid is already well-established throughout southern California and is moving northward into the Central California commercial citrus growing region.</p> Farmer-politician Bill Jones talks water, Westside http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/farmer-politician-bill-jones-talks-water-westside-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Westside growers Bill Jones and his nephew Darcy Villere of Firebaugh, Calif. focus on survival tactics through new permanent crop plantings to improve the family farm and offset the effects of zero percent surface water allocations this drought year in the Westlands Water District.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/farmer-politician-bill-jones-talks-water-westside-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/farmer-politician-bill-jones-talks-water-westside-0#comments Orchard Crops Drought Alfalfa Almonds Cotton Pistachios Pome Fruit Tomatoes Wheat Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:49:00 +0000 152081 at http://westernfarmpress.com Westside growers Bill Jones, left, and Darcy Villere of J&J Farms, Firebaugh, Calif., expand permanent crop acreage in part due to continued drought. Gallery: J&J Farms changing amid drought, less water http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gallery-jj-farms-changing-amid-drought-less-water <div class="node-body gallery-body">Westside (Calif.) growers Bill Jones and his nephew Darcy Villere focus on survival tactics through new permanent crop plantings to improve the family farm and offset the effects of zero percent surface water allocations this drought year in the Westlands Water District.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gallery-jj-farms-changing-amid-drought-less-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gallery-jj-farms-changing-amid-drought-less-water#comments Orchard Crops Drought Alfalfa Almonds Fuel Grapes Pistachios Tomatoes Wheat Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:40:00 +0000 152071 at http://westernfarmpress.com Communication before almond bloom leads to effective pollination http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/communication-almond-bloom-leads-effective-pollination <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The first step toward a successful pollination season is communication between the beekeeper and grower-owner to ensure expectations are fully understood. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/communication-almond-bloom-leads-effective-pollination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/communication-almond-bloom-leads-effective-pollination#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:29:00 +0000 151911 at http://westernfarmpress.com ACP quarantines expand in coastal California county http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-quarantines-expand-coastal-california-county <div class="node-body article-body">State officials expand Asian citrus psyllid quarantine in San Luis Obispo county after another psyllid is found there</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-quarantines-expand-coastal-california-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-quarantines-expand-coastal-california-county#comments Orchard Crops Foliar insects Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:44:00 +0000 151861 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Various life stages of Asian citrus psyllids on a citrus leaf.</p> Agribiz: MBI’s Venerate bio-insecticide registered in California http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-mbi-s-venerate-bio-insecticide-registered-california <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.&rsquo;s Venerate bio-insecticide is now registered in California to provide pest control in fruit, nut, and vegetable crops.</p> <p>Venerate is a new tool to help California growers control crop-damaging insect pests, fight the development of insect resistance, and reduce pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-mbi-s-venerate-bio-insecticide-registered-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-mbi-s-venerate-bio-insecticide-registered-california#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Nuts Vegetables Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 151841 at http://westernfarmpress.com