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California Walnut Board Goes Worldwide with New Marketing Campaign

Happy Valentine’s Day from Pacific Nut Producer Magazine and the California Walnut Board. In the midst of American Heart Month, the California Walnut Board has launched an exciting new worldwide marketing campaign. Watch this brief interview with Jennifer Olmstead to see how you can get involved to promote heart-healthy walnuts, and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

What to Expect at American Pistachio Growers’ Upcoming Annual Conference

American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference is returning to Monterey on March 2-4th, where growers can expect some exciting new things this year.  Watch this brief video with the Executive Director of American Pistachio Growers Richard Matoian for more details.  Pacific Nut Producer Magazine is a proud sponsor of this annual event, so be sure to see us there! Please thank …

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 …

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