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2017 California Almond Forecast

Dan Crop Forecast, Nuts & Grapes

The initial subjective forecast for the 2017 California almond production is 2.2 billion pounds. Forecasted production is 2.8 percent above last year’s production of 2.14 billion pounds. Forecasted bearing acreage for 2017 is 1,000,000. Forecasted yield is 2,200 pounds per acre, down 3.5 percent from the 2016 yield of 2,280 pounds per acre. The subjective production forecast is based on …

Almond Growers Check Effects of Rain at Bloom

Aria Wilcox Nuts & Grapes, Tree, nut & vine crops, Weather

Frequent rains and wind caused a few hurdles for California almond growers, whose orchards could have benefited from more calm weather to encourage fly time from honeybees to pollinate and set the 2017 crop. As farmers evaluate their orchards in advance of the first official government estimate, they say the almond crop looks good, all things considered. The U.S. Department …

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2016 California Almond Acreage Report

Dan Industry News Release, Nuts & Grapes

California’s 2016 almond acreage is estimated at 1,240,000 acres, up 7 percent from the 2015 revised acreage of 1,160,000.  Of the total acreage for 2016, 940,000 acres were bearing and 300,000 acres were non-bearing.  Preliminary bearing acreage for 2017 was estimated at 1,000,000 acres. Nonpareil continued to be the leading variety, followed by Monterey, Butte, Carmel, and Padre. Kern, Fresno, …

California Almond Nursery Sales Report

Dan Commodity Report, Tree, nut & vine crops 6 Comments

The primary objective of the California Almond Nursery Sales Survey is to estimate future almond acres based on the number of almond trees sold for new plantings.  This report summarizes data supplied by California nurseries throughout the State who sold to almond growers for commercial plantings.  Results from this survey will be used in conjunction with the Almond Acreage Survey …

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Fruits & Nuts Review

Dan Commodity Report, Fruits & Vegetables, Tree, nut & vine crops 0 Comments

California – July Crop Comments Mid-Season peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums continued to be harvested, packed, and shipped to domestic and foreign marketplaces. The hot weather caused stone fruits to mature about two weeks earlier than last year. Fruit trees were irrigated and herbicide applications made to some orchard floors. Pomegranates were sizing well. The blueberry harvest slowed and was …

Managing Dust at Harvest Videos

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops 0 Comments

Video Series Outlines Strategies for Minimizing Almond Harvest Dust Dust from almond harvest can escape the confines of the orchard, becoming a nuisance for neighbors and posing the risk of reduced visibility on area roads. Aiming to keep more of that dust inside the orchard can help improve Central Valley air quality and support relationships with neighbors. Some dust is …

Grinder Demo Shows Orchard Removal Options

Taylor Hillman AgNeTVideo, Environment, Soil, Tree, nut & vine crops, Water 11 Comments

An impressive tree grinding demonstration showed growers the possibility of capturing organic matter from orchard removal. University of California Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources hosted the event where IronWolf showed how their machine works. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Brent Holtz talks about the research.