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ARS-developed Varroa-resistant honeybees better winter survivors

Pol-line honeybees, a type of Varroa mite resistant honeybee developed by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), are more than twice as likely to survive through the winter than standard honey bees,

Old and new autonomous technologies collide on the farm

Six representatives from top agricultural tech companies met at World FIRA 2021 to debate a new conundrum within the farming sector: of all the autonomous technologies available on the market, w

Almond Board sustainability expert participates in global discussion about residue levels

The increasing inconsistency of rules governing acceptable Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for pesticide residues from country to country affects many food products exported, including C

Almonds a new high-value nut to crack in New Zealand

Plant & Food Research is embarking on a feasibility study to see if almonds can be grown sustainably in Hawke’s Bay. The project has backing from central and local government, alongside Picot Pr

Almond fertility: Planning following a frost

February of 2022 was not kind to almond growers, particularly in the Northern Sacramento Valley. Not only was the month historically dry, but the end of the month also produced minimum temperatures as

Possible inspection changes for CWB marketing order

The California Walnut Board (CWB) has been actively working to update the Federal Marketing Order rules governing inspection. As part of the process, the USDA will hold a hearing on April 19 and 2

Almond Board training: 3D tree tech for almond orchard systems

Through three-dimensional technology, Almond Board of California has funded research to better understand irrigation system design, water transport in the soil and tree canopy, and root systems. Brian

Pecan phylloxera update for Georgia

Tattnall County is home to 7,000+ acres of pecan orchards in commercial production. Our growers will face a variety of challenges this coming up year. With bud-break just around the corner, the calls

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