Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Photos: Omega Walnut celebrates industry success http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-omega-walnut-celebrates-industry-success <div class="node-body gallery-body">Omega Walnut celebrates second year of increased growth</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-omega-walnut-celebrates-industry-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-omega-walnut-celebrates-industry-success#comments Orchard Crops Walnuts Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 151621 at http://westernfarmpress.com Table olive forecast down 45%: weather, water to blame http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/table-olive-forecast-down-45-weather-water-blame <div class="node-body article-body">Weather and water to blame for poor California table olive forecast</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/table-olive-forecast-down-45-weather-water-blame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/table-olive-forecast-down-45-weather-water-blame#comments Orchard Crops Crops Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:45:00 +0000 151531 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A number of weather factors played into this year&#39;s poor yield forecast for California table olives.</p> Automatic pome, stone fruit thinning closer to reality http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/automatic-pome-stone-fruit-thinning-closer-reality <div class="field-byline"> T. J. Burnham, Western Farmer-Stockman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The thinning of pome and stone fruits automatically may be nearing reality for producers as international research moves the procedures closer to commercial orchards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/automatic-pome-stone-fruit-thinning-closer-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/automatic-pome-stone-fruit-thinning-closer-reality#comments Orchard Crops Pome Fruit Stone Fruit Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:37:00 +0000 151351 at http://westernfarmpress.com Nectarines near harvest. Second ACP discovery in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/second-acp-discovery-san-luis-obispo-county-calif <div class="node-body article-body">Second discovery of Asian citrus psyllid made in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. This time the bug was found in city of San Luis Obispo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/second-acp-discovery-san-luis-obispo-county-calif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/second-acp-discovery-san-luis-obispo-county-calif#comments Orchard Crops Gold Citrus Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:40:00 +0000 151311 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Asian citrus psyllid likes to feed on young citrus leaves. That is how the citrus greening disease can be transmitted to the citrus tree.</p> China re-opens door to California fresh citrus http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/china-re-opens-door-california-fresh-citrus <div class="node-body article-body">China’s doors re-opened Aug. 5 for imports of California citrus for at least two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/china-re-opens-door-california-fresh-citrus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/china-re-opens-door-california-fresh-citrus#comments Orchard Crops Gold Citrus Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:12:00 +0000 151221 at http://westernfarmpress.com Citrus acreage a mixed-bag in California http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-acreage-mixed-bag-california <div class="node-body article-body">Citrus acreage in California trending towards thin-skinned, easy-to-peel varieties</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-acreage-mixed-bag-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-acreage-mixed-bag-california#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:51:00 +0000 151211 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A 60-acre block of seedless Valencia oranges is removed from a Kern County grove because of drought conditions and a lack of irrigation water.</p> Walnut dieback troublesome in Central California orchards http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/walnut-dieback-troublesome-central-california-orchards <div class="node-body gallery-body">Dieback in walnut orchards symptomatic of Botryosphaeria.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/walnut-dieback-troublesome-central-california-orchards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/walnut-dieback-troublesome-central-california-orchards#comments Orchard Crops Walnuts Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:19:00 +0000 151121 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Dieback symptoms in one tree included dead branches. Dieback was not limted to the tops of trees.</p> Bot is a knotty problem in California walnut orchards http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bot-knotty-problem-california-walnut-orchards <div class="field-byline"> Robyn Rominger, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California walnut growers are dealing with the fungal disease Botryosphaeria dieback which is attacking some orchards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bot-knotty-problem-california-walnut-orchards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bot-knotty-problem-california-walnut-orchards#comments Orchard Crops Conditions and Diseases Fungicides Walnuts Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:29:00 +0000 151091 at http://westernfarmpress.com Rory Dorrough, Solano County walnut grower in Fairfield, Calif., examines Botryosphaeria fungus under a microscope at a 'Bot' workshop in Woodland. Tulare County pushes area-wide ACP treatment program http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-pushes-area-wide-acp-treatment-program <div class="field-deck"> Citrus industry wants to stay ahead of additional bug finds and HLB </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Area-wide treatment protocols viewed as more effective in fight against Asian citrus psyllid and citrus greening</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-pushes-area-wide-acp-treatment-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-pushes-area-wide-acp-treatment-program#comments Orchard Crops Gold Citrus Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:12:00 +0000 151001 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>From left, Tyler Baker, a PCA with Sequoia Orange in Exeter, Calif., Guy Wollenman of Monte Vista Ranches in Lindsay, Calif., and Dan Dreyer, a Tulare County ACP/HLB grower liaison with the California Citrus Pest &amp; Disease Prevention Program, look at a map of psyllid management areas where Wollenman farms in Tulare County.</p> Planting bee forage cover crops in San Joaquin Valley http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/planting-bee-forage-cover-crops-san-joaquin-valley <div class="field-byline"> Priscilla Baker, NRCS, Madera, Calif. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Natural Resources Conservation Service can assist growers with promoting honey bee and pollinator health through plantings (cover crops, hedgerows) and management. Financial assistance is also available. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/planting-bee-forage-cover-crops-san-joaquin-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/planting-bee-forage-cover-crops-san-joaquin-valley#comments Orchard Crops Gold Almonds Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 150921 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alyssum cover crop planted between almond rows provides important forage for bees.