Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en California drought tough on honeybee health http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-drought-tough-honeybee-health <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some U.S. beekeepers are questioning whether to continue coming to California and risk damage to hives, or stay home and make honey that sells for more than $2 per pound.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-drought-tough-honeybee-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-drought-tough-honeybee-health#comments Grapes Management Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 148341 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Walt Bentley, emeritus entomologist with the University of California.</p> Freeze damage, drought line up against California citrus http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/freeze-damage-drought-line-against-california-citrus <div class="field-deck"> Bugs could be particularly bothersome this year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Freeze and drought could boost pest problems in California citrus</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/freeze-damage-drought-line-against-california-citrus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/freeze-damage-drought-line-against-california-citrus#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:51:00 +0000 148101 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>University of California citrus pest expert Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell expects some citrus fruit pests to be particularly troublesome this year because of a combination of drought conditions and the after-effects of the December freeze in the San Joaquin Valley of California.</p> Wait to prune your freeze-damaged citrus http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/wait-prune-your-freeze-damaged-citrus <div class="node-body article-body">Wait to prune your freeze-damaged citrus</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/wait-prune-your-freeze-damaged-citrus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/wait-prune-your-freeze-damaged-citrus#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:05:00 +0000 148131 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Tulare County, Calif. Farm Advisor Neil O&#39;Connell recommends waiting until at least June to prune citrus damaged in the December freeze to give symptoms more time to reveal themselves.</p> Organic is not the ‘sustainable’ food of the future http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future <div class="field-byline"> Richard Cornett, Director of Communications, Western Plant Health Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don't fall for the modern myth that organic food production is “more sustainable” in the long run than conventional crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future#comments Cotton Equipment Grapes Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 148081 at http://westernfarmpress.com Growers can win pistachio disease shootout at O.K. Corral http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growers-can-win-pistachio-disease-shootout-ok-corral <div class="node-body article-body">Effective cultural measures and fungicide use can help control diseases in pistachio trees, says Themis Michailides, Univeristy of California, Davis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growers-can-win-pistachio-disease-shootout-ok-corral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growers-can-win-pistachio-disease-shootout-ok-corral#comments Orchard Crops Pistachios Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 147771 at http://westernfarmpress.com Harry and Diane Haynes, pictured at the American Pistachio Growers Conference, are third-generation farmers who grow 350 acres of almonds and 50 acres of pistachios at Haynes Farm in Chowchilla, Calif. Arroyo Grande: California's newest ACP quarantine http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arroyo-grande-californias-newest-acp-quarantine <div class="node-body article-body">Asian citrus psyllid discovery in Arroyo Grande leads to quarantine</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arroyo-grande-californias-newest-acp-quarantine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arroyo-grande-californias-newest-acp-quarantine#comments Orchard Crops Foliar insects Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 148021 at http://westernfarmpress.com Faces - 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/faces-2014-american-pistachio-growers-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">About 830 growers, processors, and other pistachio industry members gather for the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference. The event included a production breakout session where four University of California, Davis specialists discussed pistachio diseases, pests, and ways to plant a better western pistachio orchard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/faces-2014-american-pistachio-growers-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/faces-2014-american-pistachio-growers-conference#comments Orchard Crops Pistachios Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:19:00 +0000 147761 at http://westernfarmpress.com Some California citrus growers face complete loss http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/some-california-citrus-growers-face-complete-loss <div class="node-body article-body">Some California citrus growers face losing livelihoods because of drought</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/some-california-citrus-growers-face-complete-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/some-california-citrus-growers-face-complete-loss#comments Orchard Crops Gold Drought Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:21:00 +0000 147941 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Much of California&#39;s citrus market is fresh-fruit destined for domestic and international consumers.</p> Photos - 2014 American Pistachio Growers Convention http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-2014-american-pistachio-growers-convention <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take a peek! Smiling folks having fun at the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference at Coronado Island, Calif. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-2014-american-pistachio-growers-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-2014-american-pistachio-growers-convention#comments Orchard Crops Pistachios Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:40:00 +0000 147741 at http://westernfarmpress.com Western pistachio industry strong as a bull, for now http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now <div class="node-body article-body">The forecast for the western pistachio industry is good. The top challenge is the worsening drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/western-pistachio-industry-strong-bull-now#comments Markets Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Pistachios Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:35:00 +0000 147751 at http://westernfarmpress.com American Pistachio Growers leadership - from left – outgoing chairman Jim Zion (Meridian Nut Growers); incoming chairman Thomas Dille (Little Creek Farms); and Executive Director Richard Matoian.