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New Lane County Hazelnut Oregon State University Extension Specialist Erica Chernoh to Support Growers in Lane, Linn & Benton Counties

Erica Chernoh was recently hired as the new Commercial and Community Horticulture specialist for Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Services in Lane County. Chernoh has worked professionally in extension, project management, regulatory and research related positions for over 15 years. She previously held a joint position between Chemeketa Community College in Salem, where she taught horticulture classes, and OSU where she assisted with strawberry …

Almond Alliance Action Alert: NO on SB1

Senate Bill 1 (Atkins) – California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019 Summary: This bill makes current federal clean air, climate, clean water, worker safety, and endangered species standards enforceable under state law, even if the federal government rolls back and weakens those standards. The bill directs state environmental, public health, and worker safety agencies to take all …

New Studies Show Soil Health Practices Increase Farm Profitability

Today, American Farmland Trust(AFT), the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®,is releasing four case studies that show that healthier soil on farmland brings economic benefits to farmers and environmental benefits to society. These case studies were developed in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). AFT Water Initiative Director Dr. Michelle Perez, the lead researcher on the …

Economic Study Bolsters Value Of Generic Marketing Efforts By Pistachio Industry

American Pistachio Growers’ (APG) efforts to reduce or eliminate trade barriers in several key overseas markets have been a significant boon to pistachio exports and to growers’ bottom-line. A new study, “An Analysis of the Effects of the American Pistachio Growers’ Program to Reduce/Eliminate Tariffs on U.S. Pistachios,” has quantified, for the first time, the direct benefit to the U.S. …

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 …

Creating A Safe, Clean Home For Stockpiled Almonds

Once harvest kicks off, stockpiles of in-hull almonds become a favorite spot for Aspergillus mold as the moisture in almonds, combined with larger swings in air temperature from day to evening, result in elevated moisture levels and create a hospitable environment for the damaging mold to thrive. Aspergillus mold produces aflatoxin that causes significant food safety concerns that can put export …

Successful Hullsplit Requires Thoughtful Irrigation, Nutrient Management

While the onset of hullsplit signals that harvest season is near, it also marks the start of an unwelcomed orchard guest: hull rot. Almond hulls are susceptible to hull rot fungi from the beginning of hullsplit until the hulls dry, which is typically a month long, though the period may vary depending on fertilization and irrigation. Successful hull rot control …

2019 California Almond Forecast Down 3.5 Percent

Almond forecast down

The California Almond Objective Measurement Report, published today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service – Pacific Regional Office (NASS/PRO), estimates that the 2019 crop will be 2.20 billion pounds, down 3.5% from the 2018 crop production of 2.28 billion pounds. The California Almond Objective Measurement Report is the official industry crop estimate. This year’s Objective …

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 …

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