Nuts Stories

February 5, 2017
New Product Helps Bees Brush Off Mites
A British company developed Bee Gym, distributed by Vita Ltd. Read More
Sonny Perdue
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
January 3, 2017
Despite Some Pricing Concerns, Nut Growers See Rosy Future
Despite some unsettling prices in recent years, most growers see a relatively smooth ride ahead. Read More
December 29, 2016
Are Today’s Agriculture Regulations Ripe for Reform? [Opinion]
Donald Trump has been clear that he is no fan of burdensome rules that stifle productivity. Read More
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
December 26, 2016
Almond Board of California Announces 2017 Election
Ten positions are open on the Board of Directors. Read More
December 2, 2016
The Burchell Nursery 2017 Variety Showcase [Slideshow]
The Burchell Nursery, Inc., in Oakdale, CA, offers a new self-fertile almond, an early-season nectarine, and a late-season peach. Read More
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
sprayer nozzles
November 29, 2016
Review Shows Low Risk To Aquatic Invertebrates From Neonicotinoids
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
The Latest
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More
October 29, 2017
Vole Presence High in Nut Orchards Thank…
Economic losses, reduced production, and increased labor costs all are a result of dealing with high pest populations in orchards. Read More
October 28, 2017
Best Practices for Almond and Walnut Har…
Identifying sources of damage can help you get a good read on your management practices in the past season and what you need to do differently next season. Read More
October 23, 2017
What NOAA is Expecting Winter 2018 to Lo…
Looming La Niña could mean colder and wetter than normal in the northern U.S. and drier than usual in the south. Read More
October 21, 2017
Use the Off-Season to Your Orchard’s Adv…
While the hard work of harvest is over, there are still many tasks that can help you get a jump on the next growing season. Read More
October 2, 2017
Almond Industry Group Backs USDA Export …
Almond Alliance of California President Kelly Covello: Without Market Access Program money, the world-dominant industry “might not have entered China, which is now our third largest export market.” Read More
September 25, 2017
Pollination Power Couple Teaming Up for …
Growers would be better off adding blue orchard bees (BOBs), reducing their heavy dependence on honeybees that have to be brought into California each year. Read More
September 12, 2017
Walnut Crop Expected to be Down 5%
While wet California winter was welcome to growers, some orchards were flooded, compromising root systems. Read More
September 3, 2017
Codling Moth Monitoring Tips in Walnuts
Mating disruption doesn’t just affect those orchards directly involved; you need to consider the potential impact on nearby orchards. Read More
Insect Control
August 22, 2017
Stink Bug Threatens High-Dollar Crops in…
While populations are low, it appears invasive pest has recently stumbled upon the state’s peaches and almonds. Read More
August 17, 2017
How Wicked Will Winter 2018 Be in the U.…
The 200th edition of the Farmers’ Almanac reveals wide-ranging weather patterns and events that would require everything from shovels to shorts. Read More
July 30, 2017
The New Normal of Almond Orchard Canopie…
Just because an almond orchard has no live lower limbs doesn’t mean it’s not extraordinarily productive. Read More
July 29, 2017
New Orchard Systems Advisor Returns Home
Luke Milliron, who’s back in the Butte County area, is ready to help growers, especially improving irrigation. Read More
July 28, 2017
Self-Fertile Almond Dominates New Planti…
‘Independence’ almond — which cuts pollination and other cultural costs — now represents one-quarter of all plantings. Read More
July 23, 2017
USDA Invests $7.6 Million toward Benefic…
Projects to promote beneficial organisms as part of a pest control strategy. Read More
July 14, 2017
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Predator Egg …
Samuri wasp parasitized egg mass found in Southern New Jersey peach orchard. Read More
July 10, 2017
Practical Solutions Are Bringing Precisi…
Growing the budding ag-tech sector to maturity likely will require a deeper meeting of the minds between technologists and agriculturists. Read More