Nuts

Colusa County almond farmer and his wife among helicopter crash victims

Bill and Susie Vann of Vann Family Orchards – growers of almonds, walnuts and pistachios – died in the crash along with two of their friends. more »

Tree nut growers: 2021 Navel Orangeworm Survey has begun

Warmer winters and longer growing seasons mean a better survival rate for navel orangeworm. The survey includes new tools to detect and control the pest in tree nuts. more »

Almond Alliance commends Rep. Harder for FARM Act funding move

The funding will support several nationwide pilot programs to convert tree nut byproducts into biocarbon products. more »

AI institute expands UC Merced’s smart, sustainable agriculture effort

As one of 11 new institutes launched by the National Science Foundation this year and armed with a $20 million federal grant, University of California, Merced, will be tackling some of the most pressing issues in agriculture. more »

South Georgia pecan update shared

Last year's large crop means a light – or nonexistent – crop this year on the older trees. The younger trees are showing a different result, and the rains are putting the pressure on growers to battle pecan scab. more »

UGA pecan expert gives scab outlook

Recent daily rainfall for most of Georgia's pecan-growing region is making it an "apocalyptic year" for pecan scab, especially during critical shell hardening. more »

OSU grant studying nutritional value of flowering plants to improve bee health

Seventy-five percent of the nation's bees travel to California for almond bloom, so knowing the nutritional value of various pollens is important to the crops that depend on them. more »

Planting and irrigation setup complete for low-input variety trial in southeast Georgia

After receiving a grant from the commission to research low-input pecan varieties, the trial orchard is well on its way. more »

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