California Walnut Promotions Around the World

September 11, 2019

Retail Promotions California Walnuts continues to face tough competition due to retaliatory tariffs. To maintain shelf space and drive consumers to purchase California walnuts, the CWC has conducted in-store, online and retail display campaigns where California walnuts are sold. Tie-In Promotions and Tastings at Almaya Stores in UAE In January,…

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FY 2019-20 Strategic Plan

September 6, 2019

Earlier this year, the industry adopted a new strategic plan following a nearly yearlong effort to plan for future production and the needs to support it. A strategic planning committee of industry members convened to develop a road map, assessing where we are, where we want to be, and how…

Production Research Overview 2019

July 17, 2019

Walnut production research goes back over five decades. Each year, the California Walnut Board’s Production Research Committee recommends projects for funding based on industry’s short and long term needs. This year, the CWB members approved a total of 23 projects totaling $1.69 M for the 2019-2020 crop year. Production research…

New ways of managing plant-parasitic nematodes under study

May 7, 2019

Andreas Westphal, Department of Nematology, University of California, Riverside, Parlier, CA Walnut production is most productive on deep-rooting uniform soils with good water-holding capacity. Such soils are also conducive to infestations of plant-parasitic nematodes. Currently, the key pest of concern in walnut plantings is root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus vulnus). In…

Managing Bot Disease in Walnuts

February 27, 2019

Themis Michailides In the last decade or so, walnut growers started experiencing yield reductions at a time when they expected increasing yields in orchards reaching full production. A close examination of the trees in a number of orchards revealed a plethora of dead spurs and shoots on the trees beyond…

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