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2018 USDA California Almond Nursery Sales Report

Almond Survey

The primary objective of the California Almond Nursery Sales Survey is to estimate future almond acres based on the number of almond trees sold for new plantings. This report summarizes data supplied by California nurseries throughout the State who sold to almond growers for commercial plantings. Results from this survey will be used in conjunction with the Almond Acreage Survey …

Managing Weeds is Key to Improving Yields & Orchard Health

Weed Control in Orchards

Almond Board of California — Weeds are a seemingly constant issue in the orchard. If not managed properly, they can create competition among young trees, clog micro-irrigation systems, use and generate uneven irrigation and contribute to a messy orchard floor during harvest. Good weed management, then, starts with identifying the weeds in your orchard, which requires constant, attentive monitoring. The University …

Stormy Weather Sets Back California Tree Nut Growers

Stormy Weather Sets Back California Tree Nut Growers

After so many years of drought, it’s difficult for growers to complain about all the recent rain events that have been occurring throughout California; however, the abnormally significant amount of precipitation this past month has posed its share of challenges to tree nut growers that have been anxiously awaiting entry into their orchards to make their much needed fungicide sprays …

Uniting the Voice of California Agriculture with the Almond Alliance of CA

Uniting the Voice of California Agriculture with the Almond Alliance of CA

The world is at war with California agriculture, and there never has been a more important time for the industry to be united and have a strong voice in Sacramento and Washington than now.  That’s why we have lobbying trade organizations like the Almond Alliance of California to unite and support the needs and priorities of growers, hullers and processors. …

Almond Board of CA Explores Options for Exporting Almond Biomass

Almond Board of CA Explores Options for Exporting Almond Biomass

With all the new almond acreage coming into production, that means more almond hulls and shells to find a home for.  So what are some economical options?  Watch this brief interview with Julie Adams from the Almond Board of California to discuss options for exporting these coproducts overseas.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.

Nomination Deadline Nears for 2019 California Leopold Conservation Award

California Leopold Conservation Award

Know a California farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2019 California Leopold Conservation Award. Applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2019. Mail applications to: Leopold Conservation Award c/o Sustainable Conservation 98 Battery Street, Suite 302 San Francisco, CA 94111 Nominations may be submitted on …

New Ways of Managing Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Under Study

Andreas Westphal

Walnut production is most productive on deep-rooting uniform soils with good water-holding capacity. Such soils are also conducive to infestations of plant-parasitic nematodes. Currently, the key pest of concern in walnut plantings is root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus vulnus). In California, this nematode is wide-spread in walnut producing areas and is estimated to be present in almost 85% of walnut orchards. …

Almonds Included in Round 2 of Relief Funding Due to Tariff Retaliation

Relief Funding-Almonds

Today USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced round two of support for farmers impacted by retaliatory tariffs and trade disruption in key export markets, specifically China. California almonds are included in the $16 billion trade mitigation package. The package will consist of $14.5 billion for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), $1.4 billion for the Food Purchase and Distribution Program (FPDP) and …

Harder Leads Bipartisan Coalition to Protect Local Farmers from China Tariffs

Harder/ China Tariffs

WASHINGTON– Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers from across the country in an effort to ensure that Central Valley specialty crop growers aren’t again left out of a critical aid program provided to farmers harmed by Chinese tariffs. Although the ongoing trade war has cost the California walnut industry over $600 million, walnut farmers were not …

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