Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en CCM branding campaign goes 'Citrus Strong' http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccm-branding-campaign-goes-citrus-strong <div class="field-deck"> New media campaign to reach influencers with positive message of California citrus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California Citrus Mutual embarks on 'citrus strong' media campaign</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccm-branding-campaign-goes-citrus-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccm-branding-campaign-goes-citrus-strong#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:46:00 +0000 154251 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>As part of a stepped-up communications effort CCM President Joel Nelsen, left, takes to the media last summer with California Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, over irrigation curtailments to California agriculture. Those curtailments forced the removal of citrus groves up and down the state.</p> World peace threatened by loss of chocolate http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/world-peace-threatened-loss-chocolate <div class="node-body blog-body">Chocolate makers concerned about loss of cocoa trees around the world</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/world-peace-threatened-loss-chocolate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/world-peace-threatened-loss-chocolate#comments Orchard Crops Crops Farm Press Blog Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:41:00 +0000 154231 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond crop yield falls short of expectations http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-crop-yield-falls-short-expectations <div class="node-body article-body">California almond crop falls short of expectations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-crop-yield-falls-short-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-crop-yield-falls-short-expectations#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0000 154081 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Initial reports of good quality almonds being made even as yield didn&#39;t make the NASS forecast.</p> Pistachio industry gathers Feb. 16-18 in San Diego http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pistachio-industry-gathers-feb-16-18-san-diego <div class="node-body article-body">American Pistachio Growers host 2015 annual meeting Feb. 16-18 at Paradise Point San Diego Island Resort</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pistachio-industry-gathers-feb-16-18-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pistachio-industry-gathers-feb-16-18-san-diego#comments Orchard Crops Pistachios Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:14:00 +0000 154061 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>American Pistachio Growers Chairman Thomas Dille escorts Miss California 2014 Marina Inserra at the organization&#39;s annual luncheon earlier this year.</p> Second wasp sought for biological control of ACP http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/second-wasp-sought-biological-control-acp <div class="field-deck"> USDA approval pending on release of Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Entomologists ready another biological option in the battle of the bugs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/second-wasp-sought-biological-control-acp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/second-wasp-sought-biological-control-acp#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:07:00 +0000 153981 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Tamarixia radiata, a tiny parasitic wasp found in Pakistan is one biological control method university researchers are using to control populations of the Asian citrus psyllid in California. The larger insect here is an ACP. The smaller are the Tamarixia, which parasitizes ACP nymphs and has been observed in research studies actually attacking adult psyllids.</p> Crop challenges, marketing for pistachios, almonds, walnuts http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/crop-challenges-marketing-pistachios-almonds-walnuts <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">David Haviland, UC farm advisor - Kern County, says growers may be mistakenly applying more miticide than needed for spider mite control.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/crop-challenges-marketing-pistachios-almonds-walnuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/crop-challenges-marketing-pistachios-almonds-walnuts#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Pistachios Walnuts Fri, 07 Nov 2014 23:25:00 +0000 153961 at http://westernfarmpress.com Joseph Witzke, right, Water Right Technologies, visits with Mark Keller, cherry, walnut, and pecan grower in the Porterville, Calif. area. CCM celebrates 37 years with industry premiere http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccm-celebrates-37-years-industry-premiere <div class="node-body gallery-body">California Citrus Mutual celebrates 37 years as voice of the citrus grower</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccm-celebrates-37-years-industry-premiere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ccm-celebrates-37-years-industry-premiere#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:19:00 +0000 153951 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California Citrus Mutual rolled out the red carpet for its 37th annual meeting. In true Hollywood fashion, the gala event in downtown Visalia drew more than 1,000 people to celebrate the indusry&#39;s success as a&nbsp;voice of the California citrus grower.</p> Sap sensors unveil vital almond tree water status http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/sap-sensors-unveil-vital-almond-tree-water-status <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Perched in the limbs of almond trees at Fresno State are devices that monitor sap flow and tell growers how much water trees in the orchard are using and whether they are stressed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/sap-sensors-unveil-vital-almond-tree-water-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/sap-sensors-unveil-vital-almond-tree-water-status#comments Orchard Crops Drought Almonds Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:21:00 +0000 153941 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sap flow collars on almond tree branches measure water use and possible water stress. The future of California citrus is still bright http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/future-california-citrus-still-bright <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Hornbaker, California Department of Food and Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>By now, you have likely heard that Asian citrus psyllids were detected in <a href="http://citrusinsider.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bd7191ad98ddb1926d67ae007&amp;id=8dc2122ce1&amp;e=7c7a2f4447">Santa Clara County</a> and <a href="http://citrusinsider.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bd7191ad98ddb1926d67ae007&amp;id=a55edba99f&amp;e=7c7a2f4447">San Joaquin County</a>. It was further disheartening when inspections in San Jose uncovered a breeding population of the pest.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/future-california-citrus-still-bright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/future-california-citrus-still-bright#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Conditions and Diseases Foliar insects Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:23:00 +0000 153541 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond Conference comes to Sacramento, Dec. 9-11 http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-conference-comes-sacramento-dec-9-11 <div class="node-body article-body">Almond Conference comes to Sacramento Dec. 9-11.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-conference-comes-sacramento-dec-9-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-conference-comes-sacramento-dec-9-11#comments Orchard Crops Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:45:00 +0000 153501 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Buddy Ketchner, president of Sterling Rice Group, speaks to the positioning of California almonds with consumers and the &quot;Crunch On&quot; campaign&nbsp;at the 2013 Almond Conference in Sacramento.</p>