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Freeze issues addressed for California walnuts

Dry conditions make walnut trees vulnerable to freeze damage, and a collection of walnut Extension advisors have combined resources to address winter freeze issues. more »

UC Davis Alumni of the Year include Mariani Nut Co.’s Jack Mariani

He started the company in 1972 to process his own walnuts, played a key role in forming and leading the California Walnut Board, and he created a scholarship foundation for his employees. more »

New York Nut Growers Association schedules fall meeting

After a morning of diverse educational topics, attendees will visit two locations – a demonstration nut grove and a permaculture and forest farm research space. more »

Initial 2020 California ag revenue figures include nut categories

Almonds, pistachios and walnuts rank among the top 10 valued commodities for the state's crop year at over $9.4 billion combined. more »

Forecast for California walnut production down 15%

Freezing temperatures in late 2020 caused frost damage to many orchards in the state, which resulted in delayed leaf out and reduced nut set, and drought conditions magnified tree stress. more »

Harvard research explores walnut consumption and life expectancy link

Findings show a connection between regular walnut consumption and greater longevity, as well as reduced risk of death from cardiovascular diseases. more »

Impacts of tariff fights still weigh down nut exporters

Last year's larger crops for some nuts dropped prices, which allowed importers to buy more despite tariffs. This year's reduced crops, higher prices, shipping congestion and other issues are shaping a different story. more »

Last fall’s freezing weather will reduce walnut harvest

Walnut orchards in Northern California are feeling the aftermath – and seeing the reduced yields – of inconsistent and unpredictable weather conditions. more »

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