Walnuts

How Far $3.6 Million Ag Trade Promotion Funding Goes To Boost California Walnuts

In addition to the normal domestic and international trade promotions funded through the California Walnut Board and Commission, the industry received an additional $3.6 million from the government through the ATP program.  Watch this brief interview with Claire Lee to see how this funding is being used to boost California walnut sales and how growers can receive additional funding through …

The Truth Behind Fluctuating Walnut Prices & What Growers Need to Know

In a special State of the Walnut Industry panel discussion at Malcolm Media’s annual Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo in Fresno, Mike Poindexter, CEO of Poindexter Nut Company pointed out to growers that the trade war isn’t responsible for the decline in walnut prices in recent years, but the perception of its impact on the walnut industry might be. …

EU Once Again Largest Importer of California Tree Nuts: USDA-FAS Report

Last year, the European Union-28 (EU-28) was once again the largest export market for U.S. tree nuts. In 2018, U.S. shipments of tree nuts to the EU-28 reached $2.8 billion. U.S. almond sales (both in-shell and shelled) totaled $1.6 billion, followed by pistachios with $516 million, and walnuts with almost $344 million. The growing popularity of healthy snacking, higher incomes, …

New California Walnuts Advertising Campaign Offers Solutions When “Life Isn’t Always Simple”

The California Walnut Board announced today the launch of the “Life Isn’t Always Simple” The California Walnut Board advertising campaign, created to show consumers how walnuts can be an easy way to add nutrition, crunch and variety to any meal and snack. The new campaign, which focuses on the importance of small daily “wins,” like getting an easy and delicious …

Want a Strong Start to the Crop Year? You Need To Mummy Shake

Even though growers are just completing this year’s harvest, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter sanitation. Winter is the time to remove and destroy mummy nuts that harbor navel orangeworm (NOW) larvae, which can hatch in the spring and wreak havoc in the orchard. By removing the nuts, growers are eliminating both a shelter and food source …

California Walnuts Social Media Engaging New Audiences

Last September, the California Walnut Commission launched a new social media strategy, and over the past year, all metrics have soared. The result of all of these strategic changes, including more storytelling, the introduction of the blog, use of recipe collections, and new social ad formats, is that clicks to the website from social media reached 154,789, up from 20,726 …

Trade Mitigation Aid & Better Year for US Walnut Growers

Walnut growers are now eligible to receive trade mitigation payments through the USDA Farm Service Agency.  Sign-ups have begun and from a world production perspective, US walnut growers are looking to have a better year.  Watch this brief interview with Pam Graviet from the California Walnut Commission as she explains and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

California Walnut Board 2019 Production Research Priorities

Walnut production research goes back over five decades. Each year, the California Walnut Board’s Production Research Committee recommends projects for funding based on industry’s short and long term needs. This year, the CWB members approved a total of 23 projects totaling $1.69 M for the 2019-2020 crop year. Production research continues to be fundamental to addressing production challenges in the …

India Imposed Retaliatory Tariffs to Include Walnuts

California Walnut Board: We recently received final clarification that the Indian government announcement regarding implementation of the 20% retaliatory tariff that went into effect Sunday, June 16, does, in fact, include walnuts. Please let us know whether or not you have shipments currently in transit as the US Embassy in India wants to be aware of the magnitude of the tariff …

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. …

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