Air Quality

Walnut farmers in California address air quality issues using contemporary technologies that reduce pesticides, minimize dust and smoke, and reduce airborne particulate matter less than 10 microns.

Reduced Pesticide Use: Walnuts now rank lowest in pesticide use among major nut crops grown in California. California Department of Pesticide Regulation 2012 records for pesticide use show walnuts using 35% less pesticide than almonds and 16% less than pistachios.

The following California Walnut Board funded IPM practices have had a dramatic effect in reducing pesticide usage and thereby, contamination of our air: