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Efficacy of Mating Disruption Technology for Navel Orangeworm Control

Mating disruption technology for Navel Orangeworm Control has been around for a while now, but today there are a lot more products on the market available to tree nut growers. UCCE Entomology Farm Advisor in Kern County, David Haviland shared in an interview with California Ag Network that his research trials prove that not only is mating disruption technology a …

Assessing & Addressing Nut Orchard Damage Due to Flooding

The abundance of rainfall was much appreciated by growers this year; however, some growers got a little too much of it, leaving some orchards in standing water for several months. UC Farm Advisor Janine Hasey addressed this at Malcolm Media’s Annual Tree & Vine Expo. Watch this interview with Janine as she addresses the damage that occurred due to the …

Managing Bacterial Blight in Young Hazelnut Orchards

Managing Bacterial Blight in Young Hazelnut Orchards

After harvest, hazelnut growers should turn their attention to the young hazelnut orchards to keep bacterial blight from becoming a problem. With all the newly planted orchards going in, bacterial blight can be a real threat, so be sure to watch this interview with Oregon State Plant Pathologist Jay Pscheidt as he discusses blight prevention and management practices. Read more …

How to Plant a Hazelnut Orchard

How to Plant a Hazelnut Orchard

With all of the great new blight-resistant varieties released from Oregon State University, hazelnut growers are replanting blight-infested orchards as quickly as they are able. Fall is the best time to plant to allow the trees time to get established well before the growth of spring; however, adverse weather often limits growers’ ability to plant to a very short window, …

Jaswant Bal Prepares Second Leaf Almond Orchard for Winter

Jaswant Bal Prepares Second Leaf Almond Orchard for Winter

There are many different tasks to prepare almond orchards for winter, including postharvest irrigation and fertilization. Kingsburg grower Jaswant Bal is new in the almond industry and hasn’t had a crop yet, but is topping his 2 year-old almonds to promote lateral growth. Watch his interview here and read more about growers near you in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.

CA Pistachio Growers Deliver 2nd Largest Crop Ever

CA Pistachio Growers Deliver 2nd Largest Crop Ever

With all the new pistachio acreage coming into production in the San Joaquin Valley, it was no surprise that growers experienced their largest crop ever last year; some may have been surprised however, that even in an off-year, growers have still managed to produce the second largest crop on record. Watch this video interview with Richard Matoian, Executive Director of …

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