Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Q&A on Botryosphaeria disease, post-harvest walnut tree pruning http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/qa-botryosphaeria-disease-post-harvest-walnut-tree-pruning <div class="field-byline"> Themis Michailides, UC Kearney Research and Extension Center, Parlier; and Katherine Pope, UCCE farm advisor in Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo counties </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Walnut growers may wonder if anything needs to change about pruning or hedging practices given the recent spread of Botryosphaeria disease. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/qa-botryosphaeria-disease-post-harvest-walnut-tree-pruning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/qa-botryosphaeria-disease-post-harvest-walnut-tree-pruning#comments Orchard Crops Conditions and Diseases Walnuts Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:18:00 +0000 153441 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2014-2015 California citrus crop could be mixed bag http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/2014-2015-california-citrus-crop-could-be-mixed-bag <div class="node-body article-body">California citrus crop projected to be a mixed bag for growers in the 2014-15 season</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/2014-2015-california-citrus-crop-could-be-mixed-bag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/2014-2015-california-citrus-crop-could-be-mixed-bag#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:06:00 +0000 153381 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Murcott tangerines ripen under the&nbsp;San Joaquin Valley sky.</p> ACP continues to spread across California http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-continues-spread-across-california <div class="field-deck"> Invasive pest discovered in Bay Area </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Asian citrus psyllid found in California's Bay Area</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-continues-spread-across-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-continues-spread-across-california#comments Orchard Crops Foliar insects Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:34:00 +0000 153141 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Asian citrus psyllid was first discovered in California in 2008. Since then it has spread across southern California, has been found in commercial citrus growing regions of Central California and was most recently discovered in the Bay Area.</p> Ag at Large: California olive industry tries to survive the pits http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ag-large-california-olive-industry-tries-survive-pits <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee </div> <div class="field-deck"> Commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California olive crop faces economic pits in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ag-large-california-olive-industry-tries-survive-pits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ag-large-california-olive-industry-tries-survive-pits#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:57:00 +0000 153111 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California table olives saw poor production in 2014 as foreign markets worked to undercut domestic prices.</p> California citrus needs urban allies in ACP fight http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-citrus-needs-urban-allies-acp-fight <div class="node-body blog-body">Urban residents in citrus growing region of California claim to have never heard of Asian citrus psyllid or its dangers. This presents an uphill battle for commercial growers in their fight against the psyllid as many citrus trees exist in nearby residential yards.</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/california-citrus-needs-urban-allies-acp-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-citrus-needs-urban-allies-acp-fight#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Farm Press Blog Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:32:00 +0000 152801 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tulare County ACP quarantine now county wide http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-acp-quarantine-now-county-wide <div class="field-deck"> Psyllids discovered in cities of Tulare and Bakersfield </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California Department of Food and Agriculture expands Tulare County's Asian citrus psyllid quarantine to countywide with latest finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-acp-quarantine-now-county-wide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tulare-county-acp-quarantine-now-county-wide#comments Orchard Crops Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:19:00 +0000 152741 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Though quite tiny, the Asian citrus psyllid can carry a deadly tree disease. It has expanded from southern California into the south San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast region.</p> California olive oil labeling standards start Sept. 26 http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-olive-oil-labeling-standards-start-sept-26 <div class="node-body article-body">New olive oil labeling standards approved for California-grown olives</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-olive-oil-labeling-standards-start-sept-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-olive-oil-labeling-standards-start-sept-26#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:45:00 +0000 152431 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Olives for oil are grown in high-density planting rows in northern California.</p> CDFA expands Kern County ACP quarantine http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cdfa-expands-kern-county-acp-quarantine <div class="field-byline"> California Department of Food and Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An additional portion of Kern County, Calif. has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid following the detection of one psyllid south of the city of Bakersfield. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cdfa-expands-kern-county-acp-quarantine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cdfa-expands-kern-county-acp-quarantine#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Conditions and Diseases Foliar insects Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:48:00 +0000 152401 at http://westernfarmpress.com Asian citrus psyllid. Paramount Citrus 'Industry Advocate of the Year' http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/paramount-citrus-industry-advocate-year <div class="node-body article-body">Paramount Citrus has been honored by the United Fresh Produce Association as its Produce Industry Advocate of the Year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/paramount-citrus-industry-advocate-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/paramount-citrus-industry-advocate-year#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:04:00 +0000 152311 at http://westernfarmpress.com ACP tour provides first-hand look at citrus tree pests http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-tour-provides-first-hand-look-citrus-tree-pests <div class="node-body gallery-body">San Joaquin Valley growers and crop consultants get first-hand look at Asian citrus psyllid pest during southern California tour.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-tour-provides-first-hand-look-citrus-tree-pests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-tour-provides-first-hand-look-citrus-tree-pests#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:14:00 +0000 152301 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Ants are said to be particularly protective of the Asian citrus psyllid because of the honeydew secretions they leave behind. Ants feed on the honeydew. Citrus experts recommend good ant control methods in regions where Tamarixia, a parasitic wasp, has been released to combat the ACP. Ants will attack the Tamarixia.</p>