Mister Pistacho

The pistachio sector will star in part of the “EVOO & NUTS Experience 2024” programming

Mister pistacho también en los medios de comunicación. El pasado 19 de febrero, el medio local de Castilla La Mancha, Lanza Diario de La Mancha, mencionó a nuestro gerente Javier Moreno García en un artículo de su sección “Campo” dedicado a la Feria “AOVE & NUTS Experience 2024” en la que, como en otras edidiones, participa activamente Mister Pistacho.

Pistachios: preparation of the land and planting the tree

Pistachio plant planting service

The cultivation of pistachio requires adequate soil preparation and subsoiling. Before planting, it is crucial to evaluate soil and weather conditions to ensure success.

The soil study will guide the subsoiling, breaking up layers of limestone and facilitating root penetration. In addition, aspects such as the choice of varieties, the planting framework and the presentation of the plant must be considered. Proper soil management and irrigation is essential, as is pruning and fertilization.

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Discover the farming techniques for growing pistachios

Tillage techniques play an important role in the cultivation of pistachio trees. This agricultural technique favors the development of the tree and offers various benefits. The farming implements used in pistachio cultivation have specific functions and contribute to the success of production. Discover more about tillage techniques in pistachio cultivation in our article.

Bottom fertilizer: key strategy for growing pistachio trees.

Detail of composted organic fertilizer for bottom fertilization of the pistachio tree.

The background subscriber is essential for the optimal development of the pistachio tree. Provides key benefits to the crop, such as guarantee the availability of nutrients from the beginning and promote a balance in the root system. A prior analysis of the land is essential to determine the fertilization plan, considering factors such as the necessary nutrients and adjusting the dosage according to the needs of the pistachio tree.

Application of copper in the pistachio tree: benefits and uses

Copper has various applications in the pistachio tree, providing benefits and improving its health. Thanks to the properties of copper, such as its resistance and ability to control diseases, it is used in different application methods in the cultivation of pistachios. This helps to increase the tree's resistance and prevent diseases. It is important to consider the appropriate dosage and explore alternatives and combinations of treatments to maximize the benefits of copper in the pistachio tree. Discover how copper can be a key tool in growing pistachios!

Nut sector report

Report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on the nuts sector. We share with you the latest report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for the nuts sector. Specifically, for pistachio, the 2022-23 balance has been very positive: More documentation on pistachio: You can find more documentation […]

Pistachio psylla: A threatening pest in crops in Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura

In some areas of Spain, specifically in fourteen municipalities in Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura, the presence of the pistachio psyllid, a major pest in the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean, has been confirmed. These insects, belonging to the psyllid family, cause damage to pistachio crops, such as leaf yellowing, leaf curling and premature defoliation. Control of this pest presents difficulties due to its location on the underside of the leaves. There are prevention and control measures to confront this situation, such as the use of physical and chemical treatments, conservation of natural enemies and ecological treatments. In addition, constant monitoring and correct identification of the pest is recommended.

Summer menu, less lentils and more pistachios.

Image of a person holding a bowl of vegan salad with pistachios.

As we have already said in an article on our blog, pistachio offers numerous health benefits. It is a source of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, and its high content of unsaturated fats helps reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. In addition, it is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium and iron. And it is this last mineral that becomes especially important every summer, because either we put some stewed lentils between our chest and back, which with the heat wave is not the most appetizing thing, or we look for cooler options. That's where the rich pistachio comes into play with its 7.2 milligrams of iron per 100 grams, 0.1 milligrams more than lentils. Yes, yes, you heard correctly, pistachios provide more iron than lentils. That is why incorporating them into the daily diet, in addition to helping regulate blood sugar and improving mental and muscular health among many other benefits, provides us with a contribution of extra energy helping to combat fatigue, one of the main symptoms of lack of energy. of iron. In addition, consuming it in the recommended quantities provides sufficient nutrients without exceeding calories.

Pests of the pistachio tree: The green stink bug (Nezara viridula L.)

Image of an adult green stink bug (Nezara Viridula L.) during egg laying.

The pistachio crop can be affected by various diseases and pests. The green stink bug (Nezara viridula L.) is one of the most common pests that affects the pistachio tree.

Also known as the almond bug, this hemipteran insect can cause damage to pistachio fruits, causing spots and deformations. To prevent and control this pest, it is important to take measures such as removing vegetation and dead wood around trees, sealing cracks in the trunk and treating with specific insecticides. In addition, it is advisable to adopt preventive and hygiene practices in the plantation.

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