2014 Almond Crop Forecast To Be Largest Ever

The California Almond objective forecast for the 2014–2015 crop year was announced Monday at the office of the Almond Board of California (ABC). Based on 860,000 bearing acres, the California Almond objective forecast for the 2014–2015 crop is 2.10 billion meat pounds.

The forecast, funded by ABC, is administered by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service — California Field Office (NASS/CFO).

“This year’s objective forecast during a third-consecutive drought year is a testament to the state-of-the-art farming practices and techniques our growers use to minimize water use,” stated Bill Harp, almond grower and chairman of the Almond Board of California. “We are looking forward to celebrating a crop that is expected to be the largest on record, and even with this volume, it will be a challenge to meet the ever-growing global demand for almonds and almond products.”

Dave DeWalt, deputy director of Pacific Region Office, NASS, said the forecast is up 7.7% from the May 1 subjective forecast of 1.95 billion pounds. As of the May 2014 position report, the estimate is up 4.63% from the 2013–2014 crop production of 2.007 billion pounds.

The average nut set per tree is 6,646, down 0.6% from the 2013 almond crop. The Nonpareil average nut set is 6,121, down 0.3% from last year’s set. The average kernel weight for all varieties sampled was 1.45 grams, up 6.6% from the 2013 record low average weight of 1.36 grams.

“Acres planted with almonds have increased almost 15% since 2007, according to the 2012 USDA Ag Census,” stated Richard Waycott, the ABC’s president and CEO. “Almond acreage has grown consistently over the years as our family farmers have built their businesses sustainably to meet global almond demand.”

Source: Almond Board of California

Topics:

Leave a Reply

Nuts Stories
Sonny Perdue
Citrus
January 19, 2017
Trump Taps Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture Position
Ag leaders applaud pick to head up USDA. Read More
the sunset on a hot day
Citrus
January 18, 2017
NASA, NOAA Concur 2016 Was World’s Warmest Year on Record
For the third time in three years, the heat gets turned up on surface temperature statistics. Read More
Mobile technology farming
Citrus
January 17, 2017
The Future of Agriculture is in Your Hands — Literally [Opinion]
Can farmers actually reach the point of having too much information? Read More
Fruits
January 16, 2017
Pollination Experts Host Webinar Series
Fruit and vegetable growers can prepare for spring by hearing about recent pollination research. Read More
Example of how farmers can use iPads to track data around his operation
Citrus
January 16, 2017
Precision Agriculture and Big Data Gaining Traction Fast
Specialty crop adoption of hort tech to usher in new efficiencies and transparency. Read More
Tom Vilsack entering stage for a speech
Citrus
January 13, 2017
Vilsack Bids Fond Farewell in Early Exit From Top Office
With no clear-cut replacement in sight, U.S. agriculture secretary leaves one week before his term officially ends. Read More
Washed out veggie field in NE Florida from Hurricane Matthew
Citrus
January 10, 2017
Was 2016 the Worst Weather Year Ever?
Near all-time records in average temperature and costly climate-related disasters make a strong case for dubious distinction. Read More
The Latest
Citrus
February 22, 2017
New Insecticide Available to Combat Suck…
Minecto Pro from Syngenta has received EPA approval for use in specialty and vegetable crops to control lepidopteran and other pests. Read More
Nuts
February 11, 2017
Beehive Thefts on the Rise
More than 2,000 hives were reported stolen last year from California almond orchards, and growers are cautioned to keep an eye out for unmarked hives. Read More
Citrus
February 5, 2017
New Product Helps Bees Brush Off Mites
A British company developed Bee Gym, distributed by Vita Ltd. Read More
Citrus
January 19, 2017
Trump Taps Sonny Perdue for Secretary of…
Ag leaders applaud pick to head up USDA. Read More
Citrus
January 18, 2017
NASA, NOAA Concur 2016 Was World’s Warme…
For the third time in three years, the heat gets turned up on surface temperature statistics. Read More
Citrus
January 17, 2017
The Future of Agriculture is in Your Han…
Can farmers actually reach the point of having too much information? Read More
Fruits
January 16, 2017
Pollination Experts Host Webinar Series
Fruit and vegetable growers can prepare for spring by hearing about recent pollination research. Read More
Citrus
January 16, 2017
Precision Agriculture and Big Data Gaini…
Specialty crop adoption of hort tech to usher in new efficiencies and transparency. Read More
Citrus
January 13, 2017
Vilsack Bids Fond Farewell in Early Exit…
With no clear-cut replacement in sight, U.S. agriculture secretary leaves one week before his term officially ends. Read More
Citrus
January 10, 2017
Was 2016 the Worst Weather Year Ever?
Near all-time records in average temperature and costly climate-related disasters make a strong case for dubious distinction. Read More
Nuts
January 3, 2017
Despite Some Pricing Concerns, Nut Growe…
Despite some unsettling prices in recent years, most growers see a relatively smooth ride ahead. Read More
Citrus
December 29, 2016
Are Today’s Agriculture Regulation…
Donald Trump has been clear that he is no fan of burdensome rules that stifle productivity. Read More
Nuts
December 27, 2016
Almond Grower Assessments Increased 33%
Almond Board of California recommended the penny-per-pound raise in the face of monster crops in the next few years. Read More
Nuts
December 26, 2016
Almond Board of California Announces 201…
Ten positions are open on the Board of Directors. Read More
Fruits
December 2, 2016
The Burchell Nursery 2017 Variety Showca…
The Burchell Nursery, Inc., in Oakdale, CA, offers a new self-fertile almond, an early-season nectarine, and a late-season peach. Read More
Fruits
November 29, 2016
Orchard Spray Oil Now OMRI Listed
Orchex 796 Orchard Spray Oil can be used on number of tree and nut crops. Read More
Citrus
November 29, 2016
Review Shows Low Risk To Aquatic Inverte…
Peer-reviewed evaluation of more than 100 studies finds uses of imidacloprid are unlikely to harm aquatic invertebrate communities, or the birds and fish that rely on them. Read More
Nuts
November 23, 2016
Nation’s Largest Nut Grower Wins Prestig…
The Wonderful Company is honored with the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Award, in the category of Best Community Improvement Program. Read More