All of the rain this winter is a welcomed sight, but it also brings back some serious botryosphaeria concerns growers haven’t seen in a while.
It’s unknown if the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) can live in the major agriculture-producing areas of California. Researchers say if it can, large populations could take over crops by the tens of thousands.
In today’s California Kitchen, learn to cook amazing pickled pistachios with The Untamed Chef, Albert J. Hernandez. Here is what you will need:
An increase in agriculture related cybercrime is stressing the need to be familiar with technology in the industry.
An emergency nut theft summit educated growers and packers on a sophisticated crime wave that is still ongoing and can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in loss. Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux says the theft is nothing new, but the extent and new ways criminals are executing the crime has elevated the concern of the industry.
Pistachio leaders told growers how they are using modern communication to get their product’s message to consumers.
It’s no surprise to California pistachio growers that this season’s crop is looking light and experts say chilling hours were a bigger problem than the drought.
Nut growers got industry updates from leaders at the South Valley Nut Conference, including some positive news for pistachio growers.