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California tree nut growers beware of Carpophilus truncatus

Tree nut crops in California are now faced with a new threat. The pest is called carpophilus beetle (Nitidulidae: Carpophilus truncatus). Houston Wilson, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist (Dept. Entomology, UC Riverside) provided National Nut Grower with some important details about this pest. more »

Climate change to drive surge in insects that attack almonds, walnuts

As a result of climate change, the Golden State’s farms are expected to face a surge in agricultural pests, which are a threat to California’s specialty crops industry. Populations of three maj... more »
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WBA revises minimum price recommendation, up 70 cents per pound

The Walnut Bargaining Association (WBA) revised its minimum price recommendation as it is optimistic about 2023 crop quality and grower pricing. Based on a revised volume estimate and superior quality... more »

California Walnut Objective Measurement Report releases update on walnut production forecast

The 2023 California walnut production forecast released on Sep. 1, 2023 was revised on Oct. 4, 2023. The update reflects additional acreage removal information, according to the USDA National Agricult... more »
A tree shaker harvests walnuts in a San Joaquin County orchard. Thanks to milder summer temperatures and more rain this year, California walnut farmers agree their crop is much improved over the 2022 harvest. Their eyes remain on market prices and how much buyers are willing to pay. Photo by Ching Lee.

Growers look to higher prices for walnuts

After a late-season heat wave pummeled their 2022 crop, California walnut growers are much more upbeat about their harvest this year. Favorable growing conditions and increased rainfall have allowe... more »

Nut market report issued by Meridian Growers

Meridian Growers has released its latest nut market update on Sept. 26, which indicates a second shake of pistachios may not be needed. A slight lowering of pecan prices is expected while almond harve... more »

Purdue Extension offers black walnut workshop

Purdue Extension-Lake County is offering an Oct. 25 black walnut workshop that features Christine England Maloney, an advanced permaculture and educator and homesteader. This program is sponsored by ... more »

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