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Sunburn vs. Sunscald on Young Hazelnut Tree Trunks

Your new hazelnut orchard may have made it through the summer without much sunburn on the trunk, but did you know your trees may also be susceptible to sunscald this winter/spring?  Watch this brief video with Heather Andrews from Oregon State University Extension to gain a better understanding of the difference between sunburn and sunscald damage, and how to prevent …

Considerations When Establishing a New Hazelnut Orchard

Have you recently planted a hazelnut orchard or are looking into growing hazelnuts?  Don’t miss this brief interview with Oregon hazelnut grower Paul Kuehne from Creekside Valley Farms as he shares some great insights on laying a solid foundation for success in those first critical years in the life of a hazelnut tree.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut …

Federal Government Invests $6 Million to Combat Formidable Tree Nut Pest

California tree nut growers received a ‘holiday gift’ from the Federal Government last week — to the sum of $6 Million in appropriation funds to combat the formidable pest of the tree nut industry, Navel Orangeworm.  Watch this brief video with the Executive Director of American Pistachio Growers Richard Matoian for more details. Please thank our sponsor Duarte Nursery for their industry …

Pesticide Use Notifications Near Schools: Correcting Common Mistakes

By now, most farmers know the regulations regarding pesticide use notifications near school sites; however, many are still getting fined by the counties for violation of this rule. So where are farmers coming short? Watch this brief interview with Travis Howard from the Sonoma County Ag Department as he clarifies some important dates and requirements farmers need to know about …

California Walnut Commission Outlook for the 2019 Harvest & Market

The global market for walnuts was not exactly where California walnut growers and marketers had hoped, but things are looking more positive this year. Watch this brief interview with Claire Lee from the California Walnut Commission as she shares some insights from this year’s crop and market, based on the California Walnut Board & Commission’s annual State of the Walnut …

Get Funding for On-Farm Conservation Projects with the USDA-NRCS

From floods to drought, fire to hurricanes, NRCS provides disaster recovery assistance to farmers, ranchers and landowners through a variety of USDA programs. Watch this brief interview with Brooke Pippi to find out how NRCS can support you. Please thank our sponsor Duarte Nursery for their industry support and see them at their booth at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, …

USDA Extends Deadline for Market Facilitation Programs

Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20 for producers to enroll in the Market Facilitation Program. “2019 has challenged the country’s ag sector – prevented or late planting followed by a delayed harvest has been further complicated by wet and cold weather (and …

How to Achieve Zero Waste — Almond Orchard 2025 Goals

There are byproducts in any industry; but is it possible to eliminate waste and make use of it all?  The Almond Board of California believes so, and growers are working together to achieve this by 2025.  But how does this work at the grower level.  Watch this brief interview with local almond grower Christine Gemperle as she shared her experience …

Almond Board Fueling Farm of the Future with $5.9 Million Research Investment

The Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $5.9 million dollars in 85 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. With this commitment, the California almond community has invested $89 million in research since 1973 to build a foundation of knowledge on responsible farming practices, food quality and safety and almonds’ impact on human health. A tangible …

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