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$12 Million to Eradicate an Invasive Rodent of Unusual Size

You may have heard of them in the comedy film Princess Bride as “Rodents of Unusual Size”, but this is the real thing — only not so large and formidable.  Nutria were originally introduced into the United States as part of the fur trade in the late 1800s, but were eradicated from California in the 1970s.  They made a sudden …

How to Design a New Pistachio Orchard

Considering planting a new pistachio orchard? What is the ideal row/tree spacing? How many male pollenizer trees will you need? Should you plant on berms or not? These are just a few of the questions addressed by UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Craig Kallsen in this video.  Watch his brief interview and read more about growing pistachios in Pacific Nut …

The Relationship Between Almond Tree Performance and Microbial Activity in Soil

– SPONSORED CONTENT – By: Dr. Karl Wyant Although soil microbes, including bacteria and fungi, are microscopically small, they can have an enormous impact on the performance of almond crops. According to a recent study, soil microbial communities associated with tree crops are critical for their long-term growth and development, particularly under challenging soil conditions (Mercado-Blanco et al., 2018). Soil …

CDFA Walnut Handlers Annual Report

California Department of Food & Agriculture — Walnuts produced by handlers in 2019 totaled 10,902 tons, down from the 11,992 tons reported in 2018. This figure does NOT include walnuts purchased from other handlers or producers. The total 2019 walnut crop purchased from producers, for whom pricing had been finalized, reached 624,890 tons at an average price of 95.0 cents per pound, up from …

Wildfire Impact on CA Almond Harvest & Crop Update

Are California almond growers really going to reach their record 3 billion pound crop this year? How have the wildfires impacted the harvest season? What kind of pest pressure levels are growers experiencing this year? What should almond growers expect at the virtual Almond Board Conference this year?  Watch this brief interview with Richard Waycott from the Almond Board of …

Four Things All Pistachio Growers Should Know This Harvest

Are American Pistachio Growers really going to reach their record billion pound crop this year? How have the wildfires impacted the crop/harvest season? What kind of pest pressure levels are growers experiencing this year? What should pistachio growers know about Round II of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.  Watch this brief interview with Richard Matoian from American Pistachio Growers to …

Suterra® Introduces New Puffer® Device – Most Durable Puffer® Yet

Suterra Introduces New Puffer Device – Most Durable Puffer Yet

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Suterra is the global leader in sustainable pest control. Headquartered in Bend, OR they have the only dedicated pheromone manufacturing facility in the world. Fully integrated, they handle everything from early stage research and formulation to product design and manufacturing. This means Suterra® is able to deliver quality products growers can trust, with consistent chemistry and …

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