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Bees and Almonds: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship – From the Almond Board of California

Modesto, Calif., (February 8, 2018) – Almonds depend on bees and bees depend on almonds. In fact, the link between bees and almonds is so important that the relationships between almond growers and their beekeepers often go back years or even generations. Between February and March each year, almond tree buds burst into beautiful light pink and white blooms in …

Meet Steve Koretoff

Steve Koretoff grows 100 acres of almonds in Kerman, runs a processing plant and reads Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.   “I’m Steve Koretoff with Nick Koretoff Ranches and Purity Organics, and the best way to reach me is through Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.” “If I’m looking for spray equipment, a tiller, or other almond related products and services, Pacific Nut …

New Fungicide Registered for Eastern Filbert Blight in Hazelnut

Announcement from Oregon State University: Ziram 76 DF at 3 to 8 lb/A. Do not use after May. Group M3 fungicide. 48-hr reentry. Ziram 76 DF (from United Phosphorus, Inc) was registered for use on hazelnuts on December 12, 2017. Growers must have the supplemental label on hand as well as the label from the product container before use. This …

Cover Crops Complement, Not Compete with Almond Bloom

The engineering of flowering agricultural field borders has emerged as a research and policy priority to mitigate threats to pollinators. Studies have, however, rarely addressed the potential that flowering field borders might compete with neighboring crops for pollinator visits if they both are in bloom at the same time, despite this being a concern expressed by growers. We evaluated how …

Western Pecan Growers Conference, March 4-6

The Western Pecan Growers 52nd Annual Conference is returning again to Las Cruces, New Mexico March 4-6 at the Hotel Encanto (705 South Telshor Blvd). Topics to be addressed at the conference this year will include: airblast sprayers, insecticide efficacy for pecan aphids, pecan orchard site evaluation, rootstock resistance to cotton root rot, pigs in pecans – they ain’t squirrels, …

Congratulations Hazelnut Grower of the Year Verne Gingerich!

One of most exciting features of the Nut Growers Society’s Annual Winter Meeting is the announcement of the Hazelnut Grower of the Year award.  This award goes to an individual in the industry who has not only demonstrated leadership and innovation, but a long-term commitment and love for the Oregon hazelnut industry.  This year’s grower of the year went to none …

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