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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APHIS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Importation of Hass Avocados From Colombia

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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 …

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USDA Seeks National Mango Board Nominees

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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 Orchard of the Future Fuels Industry Growth

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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.

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Almond Board of California Announces 2017 Election

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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 …

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Cost Studies for Growing Plums and Raisins in SJV

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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 …