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Satellite Imagery Reveals Startling Difference in Pistachio Bearing Acreage

Knowing how much acreage of a crop has been planted is a very important factor in preparing to bring it to market, and the pistachio industry has recently invested in satellite imagery to get a better picture of how many acres of pistachios and bearing-pistachios are actually out there.  The analysis has recently come in and revealed some interesting adjustments in the stats that growers should know about.  Watch this brief interview with Richard Matoian, President of American Pistachio Growers, as he shares some of the results, and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.
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One Comment

  1. Dale

    03/19/2021 at 11:19 AM

    It has been obvious for many years that the USDA Crop Statistics information on almonds and pistachios and probably walnuts has been seriously wrong and was under reporting both bearing and non bearing acreage. It finally got the attention of an organization who has done something to clarify the situation. The ABC should do the same thing. Anyone who is familiar with the nut industry in CA knows the official stats were wrong and always on the low side. Any entity that makes or uses such data should switch to the new technology rather than compile incomplete data and publish it as fact.


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