Chlorpyrifos: Regulatory Action from DPR

Chlorpyrifos: Regulatory Action from DPR On May 8th, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that California would be moving to ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Rather than an immediate ban, CalEPA and DPR will work to phase out the use of chlorpyrifos over the next…

China Tariffs Increase

China Tariffs Increase APGov Report – May 2019 Edition Following the United States announcement that additional tariffs would be implemented on several Chinese imports, China’s State Council Customs Tariff Commission announced that it will be raising tariffs on American imports. Over 3,000 American products were included in this round of tariffs including everything from fish…

USDA-FSA Now Offers Assistance from Losses due to Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome

    USDA – FSA Now Offers Assistance from Losses due to Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome Due to the diligent work over the last year from American Pistachio Growers (APG) and the California Congressional Delegation, this critically needed assistance program for affected growers of Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome will officially begin accepting applications October 15,…

August Pistachio Orchard Task List

  Orchard Task List for Pistachios August 2018  By Bob Beede, U.C. Farm Advisor, Emeritus   I Misinformed You! At this year’s American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference, I made a presentation about navel orangeworm mating disruption and used the successes in Mating Disruption of codling moth and Oriental fruit moth(OFM) as support for the implementation of…