Walnuts

Japanese Consumers Crave California Almonds, Walnuts & Pistachios

According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, a strong demand for U.S. Tree Nut products continues in Japan, driven by the growing health-oriented trends among Japanese consumers. In 2021, fresh and dried nut imports to Japan totaled $491 million, of which 78.2 percent or approximately $384 million was from the United States. The key market sectors for U.S. Tree Nuts …

Growers Limited to Insecticides for Control of Walnut Husk Fly

As growers prepare to begin monitoring their orchards for walnut husk fly emergence in June, watch this brief interview with Jhalendra Rijal from the Tree & Vine Expo, as he shares more about the nature of this pest and the limited tools growers have to control it.  Read more in-depth information about walnut husk fly control in the May issue …

Characteristics of New Walnut Rootstocks Growers Should Consider

While walnut growers tend to pay more attention to walnut prices and varieties, rootstock selection can make a big difference in the establishment and longevity of their orchards. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor Luke Milliron as he shares characteristics and availability of new rootstocks for the walnut industry. Read more about in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

CA Walnut Board Leverages Plant-Based Eating & Taco Night Trends to Drive Consumer Demand for Walnuts

As consumers seek more plant-based options and creative recipes for at-home cooking, the California Walnut Board encouraged consumption of walnuts by linking to the ever-popular taco. The recent campaign capitalized on a timely and trending food holiday: National Taco Day (October 4). Americans are eating 4.5 billion tacos annually, providing an opportunity to build demand for walnuts. Two appealing walnut …

Walnut Growers Vote To Continue CA Walnut Board Marketing Order

Since the 1940’s, the California Walnut Board (CWB) has helped drive industry growth and development with marketing and research programs.  California walnut growers recently voted to continue their marketing order, which means the Board will continue its efforts to advance the industry and drive demand for walnuts. The continuance referendum vote was held from December 6-31, 2021 for eligible growers and is required …

The California Walnut Board and Commission Begin Search for New CEO

The California Walnut Board (CWB) and California Walnut Commission (CWC) is searching for a new CEO/Executive Director as Michelle Connelly, who currently holds the position, has resigned. Connelly’s last day will be February 11, 2022. “We are grateful for Michelle’s years of service to our industry. During her nearly 18 years with the CWB and CWC, Michelle led a strong …

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