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Pistachio Canopy Management with Bob Beede

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor When do you start pruning pistachios? Topping, hedging, hand-pruning… How do you go about it? Watch this interview with UCCE Emeritus Farm Advisor Bob Beede as he shares some tips at the Annual American Pistachio Growers Conference. Read more about it in Bob’s monthly column in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video …

Introducing New Almond Alliance CEO & Upcoming Convention

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor The Almond Alliance of California recently announced new President and CEO Elaine Trevino, who just started on the job at the beginning of this month. It was sad to lose former CEO Kelly Covello, who made tremendous contributions to the association and the almond industry, but the Board is excited to embark on a …

Farmers Concerned About Potential New Tariffs

Sacramento, Calif., (April 5, 2018) – China has threatened to impose retaliatory tariffs on American exports following President Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Agricultural exports are in the crosshairs, reported Thaddeus Miller in the Merced Sun-Star. China’s tariffs would first hit U.S. products such as avocados and nuts with 15 percent duties, the article says. …

New Early ‘Gumdrop’ Pistachio Variety is Finally Here

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor What if you could have a pistachio variety that you could harvest earlier to reduce the chances of having Navel Orangeworm damage and concern for Aflatoxin levels?  Well, the new early ‘Gumdrop’ pistachio is here.  At the Annual American Pistachio Growers Conference, Bob Klein from the Pistachio Research Board talked about this new variety …

Start off your Orchard Right with Minimal Weed Issues

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor With all the new tree nut orchards being planted in California, it’s important to remember that weed management is a priority, and it starts even before the planting process. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Farm Advisor Kurt Hembree as he explains, and read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video …

Nuts for Calories!

Beltsville, Maryland, (March 30, 2018) – Not all of nuts’ calories are taken up by the human body; on some of them, the body gets a free pass, according to studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Physiologists David Baer and Janet Novotny, with ARS’s Food Components and Health Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, recently looked at how many of an almond’s, walnut’s, and pistachio’s calories …

Almond Board Announces “In the Orchard” Workshops

Modesto, Calif., (March 22, 2018) – In the next month, Almond Board of CA will host four “In the Orchard” workshops featuring Irrigation and Nitrogen Budgeting and Compliance. Hosted by the Almond Board of California, in conjunction with local irrigation companies, these workshops will provide an update on the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, a demo of automated and optimized irrigation infrastructure, …

Roof Rats Unnerve Farm Workers, Damage Orchard Crops

Davis, Calif., (March 22, 2018) – Monitor for rodent activity and use bait stations before the growing season to prevent problems, UC ANR scientists recommend. Roof rats are running rampant in California orchards this year, according to UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists. “In pistachio and other nut orchards, roof rats are burrowing and nesting in the ground where they’re …

Successes & Concerns for the American Pistachio Industry

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor Pistachio growers just enjoyed gathering for the annual American Pistachio Growers Conference last week. Watch this conference wrap-up interview with APG Executive Director Richard Matoian as he shares the current State of the Pistachio Industry, both the successes, and some concerns for the industry moving forward. Read more about it in the coming issue …

Sterile Insect Technology for Navel Orangeworm Control Field Trials Begin

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor Navel Orangeworm (NOW) continues to be a growing pest for almond, pistachio & walnut growers all over California.  Last year was an especially difficult year, as there were growers that experienced significant crop loss who have historically not had issues with the pest before.  Bob Klein with the Pistachio Research Board recently reported on …

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