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 …
Everett Griner talks about spring brings more bad weather, and damage, to the fruit crops in today’s Agri View. Spring is always a welcomed time of year for everybody. But the final days of winter were another costly period for farmers. Especially in the southeast. One of the coldest nights came on March 16th. Just a few …
In today’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent USA Corporation, we are almost two weeks into April and that means it’s time to assess fertility in the orchard. AgNet West talked to Valent’s Pat Clay.
Everett Griner talks about a new pecan variety going on sale in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about University of Georgia developing a new pecan nut in today’s Agri View.
Cathy Isom takes a look at some interesting statistics about wine. Red, White or Rose… a look at the wines and wine drinkers trending in America. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending the comment period for a proposed rule that would allow the importation of Hass avocados from Colombia into the continental United States. We are also notifying the public of the availability of a revised pest risk assessment (PRA) and risk management document (RMD) associated with the …
If you have not invited avocados to grace your Super Bowl party table, you are missing out. Cathy Isom tells you all about the single-seeded fruit that’s expected to be a big hit during the big game this weekend. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Almond growers and beekeepers have their fingers crossed that apiarists from California and out of state can supply the state’s 900,000 bearing acres of almond orchards with enough honeybees to pollinate and set this year’s crop.
The first genetically engineered apple variety will reach store shelves next month after years of development and protest.
Calculating chill hours for pistachio trees has become more challenging as “normal” seasonal weather is changing. The warmer, wet winter in California may be complicating the issue even more.
The California Avocado Commission (CAC) is forecasting excellent quality and demand for 2017.
Two annual meetings, one for walnuts and one for almonds, will be combined for the first time this year in Northern California. The Butte and Glenn County Almond and Walnut Day, in conjunction with North Valley Nut Conference, will offer small-group, hands-on discussions and training.
Cathy Isom has some ideas than may help us in fighting the signs of aging skin with Avocados. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking membership nominations for six seats on the National Mango Board. Applications for the seats are due Feb. 22, 2017. Selected members will serve three-year terms of office. The board is seeking candidates for the following six seats to replace members whose terms expire Dec. 31, 2017:
Almond Board of California President and CEO Richard Waycott went into detail about the state of the industry presentation at this year’s Almond Conference. The industry is seeing growth among challenging times, and Waycott said focusing on the almond orchard of the future is spurring innovation and fueling that gain.
Almond Board of California (ABC) announced that Jan. 20, 2017, is the deadline for filing nominations for the 10 open positions on its Board of Directors. The Board members meet several times a year, and are responsible for influencing the strategic direction of ABC. Serving on the Board offers those in the industry the opportunity to give back with their …
Researchers started tracking annual bee loss five years ago, instead of just winter mortality. Summer bee loss totals over the last three years are surprising the industry.
California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross updated the almond industry on the governor’s agriculture projects and focus moving into next year. Ross said fiscal stability and climate change continue to be major influences.
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 …