The blight phase of Bots

The Blight Phase of Botryosphaeria diseases in nut crops of California

Diseases caused by fungi members in the family of Botryosphaeriaceae (Bot) are characterized mainly by the development of cankers. These fungi attack shoots, branches, scaffolds and trunks o... more »

UC Cooperative Extension offers young orchard water, nutrient management workshops

To help growers manage irrigation and nutrients for young and immature orchards, UC Cooperative Extension is offering workshops in Modesto, Merced, Fresno and Bakersfield. Growers are invited to discu... more »

Lake County Walnut Symposium draws attention to orchard management

On Thursday, March 21, 2024, the Scotts Valley Women's Club in Lakeport, California, will host the Lake County Walnut Symposium, which will discuss the latest developments in walnut orchard management... more »

WBA welcomes new management as Jonathan Field retires

The Walnut Bargaining Association (WBA) has announced the retirement of Jonathan W. Field, who has served as executive director of the association since 2002. With Field's retirement, WBA is set to we... more »
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UCCE Lake County hosting walnut update meeting

The University of California Lake County Cooperative Extension (UCCE) office is planning to host a walnut update meeting. The 2024 Lake County walnut update meeting is scheduled for March 21 at the... more »

Editor’s Letter: Resilience in highly stressful year

This year has brought significant challenges to tree nut growers — wild weather impacts in California at the start of the year and hurricane damage in the south — just to name a few. Thr... more »
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The Consultant

Walnut and almond advisor John Post focuses on helping growers 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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Walnut Bargaining Association sets minimum price recommendation

The Walnut Bargaining Association (WBA) issued a release to grower trade publications announcing its minimum price recommendation at 60 cents per pound in-shell. The price is based on jumbo/large Chan... more »

USDA releases official walnut industry crop estimate

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) released its official walnut industry crop estimate, which provides the California walnut industry with crucial information to support an o... more »

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