Burchell Nursery In The News

Fruit trees re-routed because of coronavirus closures will replant burn scar
Camille von Kaenel / Corps Member, Report for America / Enterprise-Record
May 2, 2020

A fruit tree delivery halted by coronavirus-related closures turned into a free giveaway in Magalia on Friday morning to help residents replant trees burned by the Camp Fire.

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Shasta Self Compatible Variety sales reach 1 million trees
Paul Ewing / Dennis Soares
February 13, 2018

The 1 million trees reported by Ron Boone of Burchell Nursery, is already enough to produce approximately 20 million lbs. of almonds per season when these trees reach maturity.

Click here to see on RPAC website https://www.rpacalmonds.com/orchardnews/shasta/

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Optimizing Production a Nursery Focus
Ed Attanasio
September 16, 2016

It’s rare to find an agriculture nursery that also breeds and researches variety and rootstock combinations. A longtime Central Valley nursery does just that, focusing on optimizing production. Most growers are familiar with Burchell Nursery, located in Fresno County. Product development and plant breeder John Slaughter said his company takes many things into consideration with its trials at the nursery.

See this article on the AG Net West website. Click here. 

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The Burchell Nursery Takes on Enormous Project with the Help of Agra Tech
Ed Attanasio
April 4, 2017

By embarking on an ambitious three-phase project consisting of a screen house, a head house and a greenhouse for insect exclusion and a standalone propagation house in conjunction with Agra Tech, Inc., the Burchell Nursery is poised to start a new chapter in almond and citrus tree production.

The story of growth at Burchell Nursery is astounding and takes place in both Fowler and Oakdale, CA.  Since its inception in 1942, the operation has grown from 10,000 trees annually to over 3 million; 1.5 acres to more than 1,000; and from 5,000 square feet of greenhouse space to more than 130,000. This third-generation company is literally growing in front of our eyes and now their current project is taking them to a whole new level.

See this article on Agra Tech's website. Click Here

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Nurseryman Runs Boston Marathon Again "Boston Strong"
By Tom Burchell
for Growing Produce

May 1, 2014

Editor’s Note: While reading a story last week about the previous day’s Boston Marathon in the Modesto (CA) Bee newspaper, we were surprised to see that a local man, Tom Burchell of Oakdale, had finished with a most respectable 3:33. We wondered if he could be the Burchell from Burchell Nursery, so we texted him, and sure enough, he was one and the same. We asked for a report on the race, but Tom asked if he could wait a week because he had something else to do. Little did we know that he was about to fly across country, back to California, but rather than return home, Burchell was in for a rare, and from the outside, sadomasochistic double dip — another marathon. The following is the report Burchell wrote just before running the Big Sur Marathon this past Sunday, a report that begins with a look back at his 2013 experience when the bombs went off.

See this article on Growing Produce's website. Click here

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Stanislaus sees huge increase in almond orchards as demand soars
By J.N. Sbranti (Modesto Bee)
July 27, 2013

Stanislaus sees huge increase in almond orchards as demand soars

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Scholarship / Award
Burchell Nursery
April 25, 2013

Tom and Bill Burchell awarding the Burchell Nursery Outstanding Leadership Scholarship/Award

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BNI on World's Greatest
World's Greatest
February 15, 2013

Click the link below to see Burhcell Nursery featured on the World's Greatest TV show.


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New almond variety rivals popular nonpareil
Vicky Boyd
November 15, 2012

Oakdale, Calif.-based Burchell Nursery Inc. has released the Supareil almond variety, which looks similar to nonpareil—the most widely planted almond in California.

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UC Davis course helps answer need for pomology education
Diane Nelson
November 2, 2012

UC Davis course helps answer need for pomology education

by Diane Nelson, Senior Writer, UC Davis, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Clish here for Western Farm Press site

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Climate Specific Fruit Trees Come to Lassen County
Melissa Blosser - Susanville Stuff
June 17, 2012

A SusanvilleStuff Feature  by Melissa Blosser. click here for site.

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Nursery business may be growing
Central Valley Business Journal
March 1, 2012

Check out this article discussing the furure of nursery business. To see the article click here.

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Market Watch: The Best Time for Stone Fruits
L.A. Times
July 28, 2011

Farmers market stalls are bursting with peaches, nectarines, Pluots and more.

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July Flame in Variety Spotlight
Western Fruit Grower
July 20, 2011

July Flame cv.Burpeachfive is in the Western Fruit Grower Variety Spotlight. To see more click here.

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Taste for Good Quality
Country News
October 11, 2010

Burchell Nursery's John Slaughter recently took a trip to Australia to see how how Burchell varieties are performing. Click here to read all about John's visit.

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Garden gamble pays off for Burchell Nursery
Jacqui D. Sinarle, The Central Valley Business Journal
March 1, 2009

If farming is a gamble, then Burchell Nursery in Oakdale has been on a winning streak since 1942. Today, the operation is one of fewer than 15 nurseries of its kind in the state and sells two million trees a year to orchards throughout the country.

For more than 65 years, Burchell has been supplying farmers with peach trees as well as many of the plum, nectarine, prune, apple, cherry, apricot, pomegranate, olive, almond and walnut trees that produce a significant portion of our nation's supply of fruits and nuts. Irvin Burchell opened the nursery in 1942, and it continued under his son Bill's leadership.

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President of Burchell Nursery Inc Receives Honor of Young Nursery Professional of the Year
Burchell Nursery, Oakdale California
June 30, 2008

Tom Burchell, President/CEO of Burchell Nursery Inc., was presented the Young Nursery Professional of the Year Award by the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers during the recent Grower Summit Conference held at the Double Tree Hotel in Santa Ana, California.

This award honors those under 40 years of age who have demonstrated pronounced business success within the nursery industry along with a strong sense of civic duty and participation in local and international contributions. His contributions have been both significant and profoundly felt from 'Ground Zero' to the war in Iraq.

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Following Footsteps...Values Run Deep
California Nurseryscape
April 1, 2007

"Grow trees of the highest quality, sell trees with the highest integrity, and represent them honestly."

Words to live by if you are a Burchell. The family has dedicated their lives to the success of the nursery, and to the service and success of its customers. Their mission-provide growers with the healthiest, most productive stock that can be propagated for high yield, has exceptional color and flavor, and has the ability to stand up to the rigors of packing and shipping-has spanned more than six decades

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