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UCCE offers seminar, tour for fruit and nut growers

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) will host the August North Sac Valley "Third Thursday Things from the Field!" a fruit and nut growers seminar. This educational forum will ... more »

Plant sciences symposium marks Boyce Thompson Institute’s 100th birthday

The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), a Cornell-affiliated organization that promotes plant science research, is celebrating its 100th birthday through a symposium. Growers and industry individuals c... more »

Meridian Growers reported pistachio shipments down

Meridian Growers reported a 16% decrease in June pistachio shipments compared to the same month in 2023. Despite the decline, shipments for the year are still up 35% ahead of last year. The decline... more »

New agronomic engine Ag Assistant launches

New agronomic engine Ag Assistant launchesA new AI-powered agronomic engine called Ag Assistant was launched by Taranis, a crop intelligence provider, which is designed to assist growers with crop inp... more »

Report: Migrant workers keep Americans fed, despite working in deadly heat

Despite working in extreme heat, a new study shows migrant workers remain dedicated to harvesting the crops that feed Americans. New data analysis by the American Immigration Council (AIC) finds th... more »

Despite challenges, Blue Diamond reports strong almond shipments

Blue Diamond announced its June almond shipments totaled 206.2 million pounds, a 9% decrease from the previous month but a 10.5% increase compared to June 2023. Domestic shipments rose 2% to 62 millio... more »

Tree nut processor uses metal detectors, magnetic separators to maintain product purity

Cache Creek Foods, a California-based producer of tree nut-based products, has implemented Eriez metal detectors and magnetic separators to maintain product purity. It processes 50 million pounds of t... more »

Modified Atmosphere Packaging benefits nut industry

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) technology offers benefits to the nut industry in terms of bulk packaging, supply chain efficiencies and product quality. In a recent press release from Masterpa... more »

Almond crop yields threatened by disease new to California

For the firt time, symptoms of red leaf blotch (RLB), a plant disease caused by the fungus Polystigma amygdalinum, have been observed in California across the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Molecular... more »

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