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Introducing Real American Pistachio Growers

So why American Pistachio Growers? Growers have no shortage of issues to deal with: orchard pests/diseases, labor, water, and trade barriers, to name a few. But that doesn’t stop American Pistachio Growers from doing what they know best and getting out in the field everyday on behalf of consumers all over the world hungry for what quality American pistachios. Back …

Effective use of Mating Disruption in Navel Orangeworm Control Program

Malcolm Media’s Tree & Vine Expo was once again a big hit for growers & crop consultants looking to get a better grip on pest management in their orchards.  One of the seminars featured UC IPM Advisor Jhalendra Rijal who shared how to more effectively incorporate mating disruption in their navel orangeworm control programs.  Watch his brief interview and read …

US Crop & Market Update with the American Pecan Council

Pecan harvest in California is well underway, but let’s take a look at what’s going on currently on the national scale, as it will have an impact on the California pecan market.  Check out this brief interview report with Alex Ott, Executive Director of the American Pecan Council, who also provided an update on the Hurricane impact on the Georgia pecan …

US Trade Mitigation Package Direct Payments for Almonds

The Almond Alliance of California appreciates the efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish the procedures required to provide direct payments to almond growers to help offset some of the damage being incurred due to the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and Turkey. As announced today by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, growers of California almonds are now …

Almond Board on International Trade War Impact

The California almond industry relies heavily on exports, and with a crop that continues to grow in volume every year, expanding those markets in the future will be critical. On the contrary, with the lack of resolution to the current international trade disputations, and now almond harvest well underway, the industry is naturally very concerned about how these issues will …

Irrigation Tips to Mitigate Almond Hull Rot & Bark Damage

The posting of this video is a little belated as almond harvest has already begun, but if you’ve had hull rot issues this season, be sure to watch this brief video interview with Nut Crops Advisor Mae Culumber as she provides some tips to prevent hull rot and trunk damage through better irrigation practices, as explained at a mid-July Nut …

Three Tips on Managing Pocket Gophers

Pocket gophers can be very detrimental for growers, especially those with young orchards.  So how do you minimize populations of these pesky critters?  Watch this brief interview with Julie Finzel from the UC Cooperative Extension as she offers growers three quick tips for effective management.  Julie will also be addressing growers on wildlife issues at the upcoming Grape, Nut & …

Introducing New American Pecan Council Executive Director Alex Ott

Attention pecan growers: Executive Director of the California Apple Commission, California Blueberry Commission & California Olive Committee, has taken up roots and moved to Texas to assume the new position of Executive Director of the American Pecan Council, effective July 1, 2018. Ott brings 14 years of experience working with federal and state marketing orders and various export programs to …

Dealing with Wild Pig Pests on the Farm

Farmers are used to dealing with insect pest and small furry rodents, but how about wild pigs? Now, this is a more common issue in some areas more than others; nonetheless, pigs can wreak a lot of havoc in vineyards, orchards and field crops, so exploring your management options is key.  Watch this brief interview with Julie Finzel from the …

Organic Hazelnut Farms Showcased in Upcoming Tour

Sustainability, Market Opportunities Concerns Drive Increase in Organic Hazelnuts Hazelnut growers looking for information and support for growing organically will have an opportunity to learn from experienced growers during a farm tour on August 15. The tour, hosted by Oregon Organic Hazelnuts cooperative, will showcase practices and tips from local farmers with certified organic and transitioning acreage. Oregon Organic Hazelnuts …

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