2016 California Raisin Grape Mechanical Harvest Report

Dan Crop Forecast, Nuts & Grapes

Total acreage harvested by mechanical means was 45,903, just over 29 percent of the State’s total raisin-type grape acreage, according to the Pacific Region Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The Overhead Trellis Management System was used on 13,404 bearing acres in 2016, accounting for 8.5 percent of the total raisin-type grape acreage. Fresno and Madera County growers have …

Red ripe plums on the tree

Cost Studies for Growing Plums and Raisins in SJV

Dan Industry News Release, Tree, nut & vine crops 15 Comments

UC Agricultural Issues Center has released three new studies, one on the cost and returns of establishing an orchard and producing fresh market plums, and the cost and returns of establishment and production of dry-on-vine (DOV) raisins under two different trellis systems. The cost and returns are multi-year studies based on hypothetical farm operations of well-managed orchards and vineyards, using …


Walnuts, Raisins and Prunes Report

Dan Industry News Release, Tree, nut & vine crops 2 Comments

California Summary 2015 Crop Year Information contained in this report was supplied by handlers of walnuts, raisins, and prunes to fulfill reporting requirements of Sections 55601.7 and 55601.8 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The report includes all tonnages of walnuts, raisins, and prunes that were either produced by the handler or purchased from producers.  Final weighted average price, including bonuses …