USDA: Walnut Acreage Up 15,000 In 2013

Combined sales of walnut trees to California growers were 15,720 acres for the 2013 crop year, according to a recent estimate by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The primary objective of the California Walnut Nursery Sales Report survey is to estimate planted acres by variety for the 2013 crop year based on the number of walnut trees sold for new plantings. The report summarizes data supplied by California nurseries throughout the state who sold to walnut growers for commercial plantings. Results from this survey will be used in conjunction with the Walnut Acreage Survey to estimate the walnut acres in California.

Questionnaires were mailed to all known walnut nurseries in California, and responses were received from most operations. Nurseries that did not report data were estimated. The nurseries were asked to report the number of trees sold by variety for commercial plantings, and to estimate the percentage of trees sold for new plantings. Acres planted by variety were then estimated based on the data reported. Acre estimates were calculated using the reported number of trees sold, along with the trees per acre by variety from the Walnut Acreage Survey.

The Chandler variety accounted for the largest percentage of new plantings at 70.1%. The Tulare variety came in second at 9.0%, followed by the Howard variety at 5.8%.

Source: USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service

 

Topics: , ,

Leave a Reply

Nuts Stories
NutsIndustry Update: American Pistachio Growers 2015 Conference
March 23, 2015
Industry flying high as a billion-pound crop looms at the end of the decade. Read More
CitrusCalifornia Unveils $1 Billion Drought Package
March 23, 2015
Governor, legislative leaders, announce $1 billion emergency drought legislation. Read More
CitrusFeed A Bee Campaign Aims To Plant 50 Million Flowers
March 23, 2015
Bayer CropScience announces program to increase forage opportunities for critical pollinators. Read More
FruitsBe On High Alert For Leaffooted Bug
March 18, 2015
Now is the time to start scouting for leaffooted bug in almond orchards. Read More
NutsHoneybee Forage Program Helps Bees And Growers
March 10, 2015
Project Apis m. is targeted at improving bee health with the help of California almond growers. Read More
Biocontrols 2015 Conference
CitrusGrowers Go In-Depth At Biocontrols 2015 Conference & Tradeshow
March 9, 2015
The first-of-its-kind event brought growers, researchers, regulators, and suppliers together for a two-day discussion on the latest biocontrols tools and technologies. Read More
FruitsNo Federal Water For California’s Central Valley Growers – Again
February 27, 2015
Skimpy snowpack leads Bureau of Reclamation to make unprecedented announcement that there will be a zero initial allocation for the second year in a row. Read More
The Latest
NutsWhy You Should Use Low-Rate Applications Of Potassium
March 26, 2015
These rates provide growers a low-cost method comparable to conventional applications. Read More
Disease ControlBacterial Spot Can Make Almonds Unmarketable
March 24, 2015
Management strategies can help you mitigate losses from this nasty almond disease. Read More
CitrusFarm Bureau Says WOTUS Rule Would Ignore Exemptions
March 24, 2015
Common farming practices may be vulnerable to Clean Water Act enforcement under the rule. Read More
NutsIndustry Update: American Pistachio Growers 2015 Confer…
March 23, 2015
Industry flying high as a billion-pound crop looms at the end of the decade. Read More
CitrusCalifornia Unveils $1 Billion Drought Package
March 23, 2015
Governor, legislative leaders, announce $1 billion emergency drought legislation. Read More
CitrusFeed A Bee Campaign Aims To Plant 50 Million Flowers
March 23, 2015
Bayer CropScience announces program to increase forage opportunities for critical pollinators. Read More
FruitsBe On High Alert For Leaffooted Bug
March 18, 2015
Now is the time to start scouting for leaffooted bug in almond orchards. Read More
NutsHoneybee Forage Program Helps Bees And Growers
March 10, 2015
Project Apis m. is targeted at improving bee health with the help of California almond growers. Read More
FruitsNo Federal Water For California’s Central Valley Grower…
February 27, 2015
Skimpy snowpack leads Bureau of Reclamation to make unprecedented announcement that there will be a zero initial allocation for the second year in a row. Read More
FruitsMaximize Produce Profits By Focusing On Soil Health
February 27, 2015
Cover crops are just one of the ways you can help boost your trees’ and vines’ performance and your bottom line. Read More
FNV logo
CitrusPMA Announces Funding For Major Produce Marketing Progr…
February 26, 2015
The produce industry is getting into brand marketing in a big way. The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced the launch of a new promotional campaign - FNV - designed to take a page from the marketing strategies of big-money consumer brands like Nike and Apple. Read More
CitrusFDA, Federal Partners Develop New Method For Attributin…
February 25, 2015
Data was analyzed from nearly 1,000 outbreaks to assess which categories of foods were most responsible for making people sick. Read More
CitrusBiocontrols 2015: Exhibition Sneak Preview
February 25, 2015
We take a look inside the exhibit hall at the Biocontrols 2015 Conference & Tradeshow. Read More
NutsA Better Way To Gauge Chilling Hours
February 24, 2015
Using a new system, the chill portions model, can improve growers’ accuracy. Read More
CitrusNew App Helps Identify Insects, Diseases, And Nutrient …
February 24, 2015
Spensa Technologies launches app that helps growers take control of pests and improve soil nutrients. Read More
Crop ProtectionFMC Launches Biological Fungicide With New Mode Of Acti…
February 18, 2015
The broad spectrum fungicide, Fracture, is labeled for prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis, and brown rot blossom blight. Read More
CitrusNew Desalination Technology May Be The Answer To Califo…
February 18, 2015
Researchers plan to address concerns with a process that will examine ways to turn seawater into drinkable water. Read More
NutsWalnuts May Improve Memory
February 18, 2015
A University of California-Los Angeles study found greater cognitive function in participants who ate walnuts. Read More