Orchard Crops http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en ACP quarantines expand in coastal California county http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-quarantines-expand-coastal-california-county <div class="node-body article-body">State officials expand Asian citrus psyllid quarantine in San Luis Obispo county after another psyllid is found there</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-quarantines-expand-coastal-california-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-quarantines-expand-coastal-california-county#comments Orchard Crops Foliar insects Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:44:00 +0000 151861 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Various life stages of Asian citrus psyllids on a citrus leaf.</p> Agribiz: MBI’s Venerate bio-insecticide registered in California http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-mbi-s-venerate-bio-insecticide-registered-california <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.&rsquo;s Venerate bio-insecticide is now registered in California to provide pest control in fruit, nut, and vegetable crops.</p> <p>Venerate is a new tool to help California growers control crop-damaging insect pests, fight the development of insect resistance, and reduce pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-mbi-s-venerate-bio-insecticide-registered-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/agribiz-mbi-s-venerate-bio-insecticide-registered-california#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Nuts Vegetables Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 151841 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond Board launches new grower, processor websites http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-board-launches-new-grower-processor-websites <div class="field-byline"> Jenny Nicolau, Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In mid-August, the Almond Board of California (ABC) launched new websites for California almond growers and processors - <a href="http://www.Almonds.com/Growers" title="www.Almonds.com/Growers">www.Almonds.com/Growers</a> and <a href="http://www.Almonds.com/Processors" title="www.Almonds.com/Processors">www.Almonds.com/Processors</a>. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-board-launches-new-grower-processor-websites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/almond-board-launches-new-grower-processor-websites#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:07:00 +0000 151831 at http://westernfarmpress.com High-tech gadgetry improves pistachio water efficiency http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/high-tech-gadgetry-improves-pistachio-water-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The best moisture soil sensor in the world is you and a shovel and a good boot, digging a hole and going down into the root zone. Yet that is not practical with large acreages so producers are turning to sensors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/high-tech-gadgetry-improves-pistachio-water-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/high-tech-gadgetry-improves-pistachio-water-efficiency#comments Orchard Crops Drought Pistachios Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:21:00 +0000 151811 at http://westernfarmpress.com Phil Reh, director of sales and business development with Observant Inc., shows sensors to detect soil moisture levels. 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>