Select Harvests more optimistic about 2018

Almond grower Select Harvests is facing more subdued almond prices but an accretive new orchard and improved yields suggest FY18 should be positive. -Global almond prices have stabilised and management expects 2017 prices of $7.50-8.00/kg -Investor confidence negatively affected by potential oversupply in the US -Gearing stepping up, although there is room as cash is being generated Almond grower Select Harvests ((SHV)) is...

Too much water now for California Almonds?

California is one of the leading growers of almond trees as you can tell by the early bloom here in Shafter. But with all of the record breaking rainfall, I have the details on how it's effecting almond production and with issues of trespassing. If you are driving along the road in Shafter, you'll see rows of blooming almond trees....

More almond sales due to lower prices expected

California could improve shipments of almonds until end of January 2017. This is due to the fact that almonds in the context of the whole nut range of products have been much cheaper. The volume of shipments stands at 2,108 billion pounds. Many specialists believe that at the end of season the volume will be at 2,150 billion pounds. Stocks...

Ganoderma fungus: A big threat for Almond trees?

The term “conked out” has a whole new meaning in almond production. Conks, the shelf-like mushrooms found growing on the trunks or branches of almond trees and stone fruit, are a sign the tree is infected with Ganoderma or another wood-decaying fungi. The slow-moving fungus degrades the lignin in the tree, leaving it susceptible to being blown over by wind. “Once...

The Clipper new edition is shipping, ready for ANUGA 2015

Among the topics: Editorial: Nature fights back - the girls are gone Anuga Organic - Fresh, organic and healthy Healthy development in the global organic market - New management, new focus 14 Iran: Excellent prospects for dried fruit exports 17 Iran: The scientific validation of the production protocol 21 Italy: A passion for chocolate Worldwide known breakfast treat 31 USA: Respectable performance for almonds –walnut crop...

RF Biocidics’ Chemical-Free Treatment Process Receives Greenlight from Almond Board of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RF Biocidics’ state-of-the-art food safety equipment has been validated by the Almond Board of California Technical Expert Review Panel (TERP). The decision confirms third-party test results that show RF Biocidics’ chemical-free process in use at Madera-based Ready Roast Nut Company effectively eliminates pathogens like Salmonella from almonds, making them safe to eat. “We are proud to be a...

New INC map shows: Global trade of tree nuts in 2013 increased by 36% over 2012.

BARCELONA, August 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The map's 2nd edition, which includes data by income levels, brings together over a decade of in-depth research and analysis The map is a unique tool in the industry and aims at supporting informed market research and trend analysis Following the release of the 2014-2015 Global Statistical Review, the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC)...

California Almonds contribute little to carbon emissions, study finds

Almonds, vilified during the current drought for being one of California’s thirstier crops, have a surprisingly small carbon footprint compared to other nutrient-rich crops, reports a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. The findings are important for evaluating the environmental impact of California-grown almonds, which make up 80 percent of the...

California Almonds strike back

I recently heard a spot on KQED, San Francisco's NPR affiliate radio station, that caught my attention. "Support for KQED comes from the Almond Board of California. The water needs of almond trees are not unique among trees, and almond growers are committed to innovation and water efficiency. More at almondsustainability.org," read a radio host.The defensive tone might be...

High salinity water another problem for California Almonds

This weeks 'Valley Edition' of Valley Public Radio takes an interesting look at the mounting problems of the Almond Industry in California - and a look at the Fresno Food Expo. California Almonds face risks though water salinity. Listen here.    
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