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CA Nut Industry Funds Four New UC Cooperative Extension Research Positions

Four staff research associates will join the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension scientists in the coming months to support nut crop advisors conducting critical research in walnut, almond and pistachio production. The California Walnut Board, the Almond Board of California and the California Pistachio Research Board together have provided about $425,000 to cover annual salaries, benefits, travel and equipment for …

California Walnut Acreage Continues to Grow

According to the USDA’s 2019 Walnut Acreage Report, California’s walnut acreage is estimated at 415,000 acres, up 3.8 percent from 2017. Of the total acreage, 365,000 were bearing and 50,000 were non-bearing. Of the walnut acreage reported, Chandler continues as the leading variety with 133,609 bearing acres. Tulare overtook Hartley for second place with 29,331 bearing acres. San Joaquin County shows the largest acreage …

Walnut Grower Sustainability Survey

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Consumers are increasingly concerned about where their food is coming from and how it is produced. In our 2019 consumer research, almost 84% of consumers cited sustainability as an important factor in their purchases to a varying degree, and retailers have taken notice of this changing consumer expectation. We are working with a UC Davis expert …

Navel Orangeworm Host Preferences & Need for Collaborative Control

Some may think Navel Orangeworm is just a pest of almonds and pistachios, but there are other crops it thrives off of as well. Watch this brief interview with Bob Klein from the California Pistachio Research Board as he shares his insights on preferred overwintering hosts for this pest as well as in-season comparisons.  It’s going to take a unified …

Flexibility For Your Insect/Mite Problems in Tree Nuts

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Growers and PCA’s want options when determining a pest control program. Products that have flexible application timing and are compatible in mixtures can bring these options. Gowan USA has a portfolio of products that fit this profile in nut crops. Imidan® is a powerful broad-spectrum residual insecticide that has been trusted for decades to bring back control when other products seem …

Nut Growers Society Cancels 2020 Summer Tour

The Board of Directors of the Nut Growers Society of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia met last week and voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Summer Tour and Trade Show. The event was to be held on August 12th at the Lane County Fairgrounds with a tour of NGS president, Jason Perrott’s Coburg orchard. The board decided to “freeze” the …

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. …

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