Getting More Consistent Yields in Pistachios

Pistachios are alternate bearing by nature, getting higher yields one year and then following with a short harvest.  The trees may enjoy the break every other year, but more consistent yields would be much more preferable to the grower and an expanding pistachio industry.  Watch this brief interview with UCCE Emeritus Farm Advisor Bob Beede as he shares about some …

Turning Almond Shells into Plastics & Tires

Here is a throwback video from a previous annual convention of the Almond Alliance of California as many were disappointed by the cancellation of the annual convention this year due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, very interesting research performed by USDA exploring alternative uses for almond hulls and shells — including plastics and vehicle tires through a process of torrefaction. Watch …

PhD Grower Pushes the Limits on Salinity in Pistachios

The pistachio market remains strong despite the COVID-19 impact on the global economy; however California pistachio growers are still limited on availability of quality water and soil to meet the growing demand for this valuable commodity.  There is hope though for growers on marginal land as this PhD grower has found a way to meet the needs of his crop …

Progress on Navel Orangeworm Sterile Insect Technique Research

Most tree nut growers have heard about the sterile insect technique research underway to combat Navel Orangeworm, the number one pest threat to almond and pistachio growers.  But what is the progress on this program and how soon can we expect to see these sterile insects released on a large scale to support California growers?  Watch this brief interview with …

APG Progress on Marketing Pistachios in China (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 7/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch this final video of the series featuring APG China in-Country Representative Roger Zhang as he shares opportunities and the progress of APG marketing in India. Please enjoy the full seven part …

US Pistachio’s Place in the European Consumer Market (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 6/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch Part Six of the series featuring APG European Union in-Country Representative George Smith as he reassures US pistachio’s strong place in European consumer diets, despite COVID-19 disruptions. Please enjoy the full …

APG Progress on Marketing Pistachios in India (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 5/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch Part Five of the series featuring APG India in-Country Representative Sumit Saran as he shares opportunities and the progress of APG marketing in India. Please enjoy the full seven part video …

APG Media Outreach Wins on Pistachio Health Benefits (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 4/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch Part Four of the series featuring APG Global Ambassador Dr. Mike Roussell as he shares recent media wins showcasing the health benefits of pistachios. Please enjoy the full seven part video …

APG Meeting Evolving Consumer Needs (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 3/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch Part III of the series featuring APG Vice President of Global Marketing Judy Hirigoyen as she explains how they have shared APG’s message with consumers worldwide over the past six months. …

Chairman Brian Watte Shares Value of APG Membership (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 2/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch Part II of the series featuring APG Chairman Brian Watte as he shares the value of membership in the association. Please enjoy the full seven part video series and read Pacific …

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