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INDUSTRY ALERT | USDA Announces Details on Support for Growers

Today, USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced funding for walnut growers impacted by unjustified tariff retaliation and trade disruption. The funds are being made available through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), authorized under the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act and administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The funding is part of the trade relief package, announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in May, which includes $14.5 billion in direct payments to producers and well as $100MM in Agriculture Trade Promotion funds for export market development. To date, the...

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Summer Monitoring for Walnut Pests

By Cecilia Parsons Associate Editor

Monitoring walnut orchards for insect pests is important in the weeks leading up to harvest. The four major pests most likely to affect nut quality during the summer are codling moth, navel orangeworm (NOW), walnut husk fly (WHF) and mites. Dr. Jhalendra Rijal, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Integrated Pest Management Advisor for northern San Joaquin Valley, said July normally marks the early part of the second flight of codling moth (CM). Growers should continue use of codling moth pheromone-based traps (1x lures) to track flights, set biofix dates, and determine generations. The challenge in monitoring for this pest...

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