Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en 2015 California cherry harvest is underway http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/2015-california-cherry-harvest-underway <div class="node-body gallery-body">California cherry crop looks good for growers</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/2015-california-cherry-harvest-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/2015-california-cherry-harvest-underway#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Fri, 01 May 2015 16:35:00 +0000 158191 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Joe DelBosque&nbsp;farms a variety of crops in Central California, including cherries. He is involved in efforts to keep sustainable allocations of irrigation water flowing to California farms. Irrigation water&nbsp;helps grow about 400 different crops.</p> Maricopa, Yavapai counties (Ariz.) in citrus quarantine http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/maricopa-yavapai-counties-ariz-citrus-quarantine <div class="node-body article-body">The new citrus quarantine area now covers 22,706 square miles in Arizona. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/maricopa-yavapai-counties-ariz-citrus-quarantine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/maricopa-yavapai-counties-ariz-citrus-quarantine#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:00 +0000 157961 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Asian citrus psyllid.</p> Researchers concerned over olive disease in Europe http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/researchers-concerned-over-olive-disease-europe <div class="field-deck"> Pathogen linked to quick decline syndrome in olives is present in California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quick decline disease wreaks havoc in Italian olive groves</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/researchers-concerned-over-olive-disease-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/researchers-concerned-over-olive-disease-europe#comments Orchard Crops Crops Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:13:00 +0000 157941 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Leaf scorching is one symptom of quick decline syndrome in olives.</p> Photo courtesy Rodrigo Krugner, USDA No HLB in suspect Tulare County citrus tree http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/no-hlb-suspect-tulare-county-citrus-tree <div class="node-body article-body">Suspect citrus tree in Tulare County test negative for HLB. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/no-hlb-suspect-tulare-county-citrus-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/no-hlb-suspect-tulare-county-citrus-tree#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:25:00 +0000 157831 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Asian citrus psyllid is the primary vector of a bacteria which can cause the deadly Huanglongbing disease.</p> SDI systems have bright future in helping feed growing world population http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population <div class="node-body video-body">Netafim celebrates 50th anniversary with press conference, new product introduction at World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.</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/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Orchard Crops Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:25:00 +0000 157741 at http://westernfarmpress.com Smaller peach crop boosts fruit prices, industry outlook http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/smaller-peach-crop-boosts-fruit-prices-industry-outlook <div class="field-byline"> Robyn Rominger, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Merced County peach producer Eric Spycher of Spycher Farms Inc. in Ballico said, “The $81 per ton increase has been long needed." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/smaller-peach-crop-boosts-fruit-prices-industry-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/smaller-peach-crop-boosts-fruit-prices-industry-outlook#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:52:00 +0000 157701 at http://westernfarmpress.com The California peach industry is on the rebound with higher grower prices of $460 per ton for the 2015 crop, up from $379 per ton last year. USDA commits $23 million to citrus greening research http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-commits-23-million-citrus-greening-research <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Farm Bill funding </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA commits $23 million for research to combat citrus greening</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-commits-23-million-citrus-greening-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-commits-23-million-citrus-greening-research#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:15:00 +0000 157351 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Some of America&#39;s earliest citrus research was performed at what is now the University of California, Riverside campus. The USDA has continued its efforts to fund research into deadly citrus diseases, including Huanglongbing.</p> 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>