Monday, February 1
USDA establishes Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Jan. 13 the establishment of the Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order to strengthen the position of pecans in the marketplace, maintain and expand markets for pecans, and develop new uses for pecans.

‘Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management’ goes virtual

Due to University of California, Davis campus directives, the 2021 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management will be held remotely. A Zoom link will be provided to registrants.

Farmworker COVID-19 safety aided as UC Davis launches $3M project

California’s 800,000 farmworkers have been hit hard by COVID-19, the disease that has infected more than 25 million people and killed more than 420,000 in the United States.

CDFA awards $2M in grants for nutrient management projects

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) announced Jan. 26 $2.18 million in grant funds are being awarded to agricultural organizations and universities.

USDA: Pecan production up 18% from 2019

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released Jan. 21 the yearly Pecan Production Report covering the U.S. pecan production, value and acreage of pecans produced in the U.S. in 2020.

Almond Board and CAPCA join forces to support pest control advisers

Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) are trusted, reliable members of the California almond industry who play a vital role in supporting growers and applicators.


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