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The surprising challenge: Why do most succession plans fail?

In our previous articles we’ve explored the importance of planning, and why every operation needs two separate succession plans. But even operations that have plans in place sometimes fail

Hazelnut crop concerns over new strain of Eastern filbert blight

A recent interview with Nik Wiman, associate professor and orchard specialist at Oregon State University (OSU), uncovered a pressing concern for hazelnut growers: the emergence of a new stra
Walnut harvesting. Photo by Photoby Brian Baer.

2024 Tree nut outlook: An early look at what’s ahead this year

While official estimates on tree nut crops won’t be released until May at the earliest, it’s never too early to start looking at expectations. Some of the industry’s leading voices offer opinion

Fox Packaging founder dies

Kenneth Fox, founder of Fox Packaging, has died. Fox, a leader in providing flexible packaging, died April 17. He was 91. “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Kenneth Fox,” lead
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The Blight Phase of Botryosphaeria diseases in nut crops of California

Diseases caused by fungi members in the family of Botryosphaeriaceae (Bot) are characterized mainly by the development of cankers. These fungi attack shoots, branches, scaffolds and trunks o
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Farmland for solar sites a concern in land-use bill

Roughly half of California’s 30 million acres of farmland is protected from development by the California Land Conservation Act of 1965. Proposed state legislation to modify California’s longst

UC Cooperative Extension offers young orchard water, nutrient management workshops

To help growers manage irrigation and nutrients for young and immature orchards, UC Cooperative Extension is offering workshops in Modesto, Merced, Fresno and Bakersfield. Growers are invited to discu

ZAG Technical Services launches ag business webinar series

ZAG Technical Services (ZAG) announced it will offer a new agricultural business webinar series, which will address how to protect digital infrastructure against increasing cyber threats. Zag is an I

Jerry Dowdy of Georgia’s Atwell Pecan dies

Jerry David Dowdy, owner of Atwell Pecan Co. in Wrens, Georgia, has died. He was 77. Dowdy, who died April 12, was born in 1947 in Glennville, Georgia. A former chairman of the National Pecan Sh
Pecan cluster on a tree.

Pecan companies collaborate to expand production, ensure quality

Pecan Nation and South Georgia Pecan Company, both multi-generational Georgia pecan companies, have recently joined forces to expand production, ensure quality and increase efficiencies. Georgi

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