Enjoy these photos from the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference held in February in Coronado, Calif.
About 830 industry members gathered to hear the latest about the growing western pistachio industry, record-setting exports, production issues, and the threat of the worsening drought in the West.
1. Themis Michailides, UC Davis plant pathologist, says effective measures can help control pistachio diseases.
2. Alternaria leaf blight in pistachio.
Trent Dilfer, left, Super Bowl champion quarterback (Baltimore Ravens) and APG conference guest speaker, with Richard Matoian.
The Haynes - Harry and Diane, pictured at the APG event, are third-generation farmers who grow 350 acres of almonds and 50 acres of pistachios at Haynes Farm in Chowchilla, Calif.