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The Almond Board of California (ABC), as part of the California almond industry’s Almond Orchard 2025 Goals, is determined to find higher-value uses for almond coproducts – the hulls, shells and…
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The idea of planting cover crops in or around an orchard can raise eyebrows among California almond growers because of certain unknowns about the practice and/or perceptions around how cover crops…
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June 21, 2019 - Have a conversation with grower and handler Ron Fisher about his values related to the almond business and you’ll notice a consistent theme: efficiency. The philosophy is one he’s…
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Quick: Thirty officials from the CalEPA, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, Department of Conservation and other California agencies show up at your orchard on a Friday morning. What do you do…
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For years, people have enjoyed almonds in various forms, from almond flour to almond butter to almonds as an ingredient in yogurt. Today, a new use for almonds continues to grow in popularity: almond…
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One groundwater recharge option involves using existing flood irrigation systems in the winter dormant season when there is excess available water that can percolate down and replenish the aquifer…
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Gabriele Ludwig, Director for Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at the Almond Board of California (ABC), recently attended a meeting where State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board)…
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ABC’s revised Honey Bee Best Management Practices (BMPs) include steps you should take to protect honey bee health if a pesticide application is necessary during bloom. Bloom and bees. The…
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How In-Orchard Decisions Can Make a Worldwide Impact Around the world, there is growing momentum around finding ways to reduce, capture and remove carbon from the atmosphere. But, did you know a key…
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Growing Good is an annual Almond Board publication that describes what sustainability means to the California Almond industry, highlighting our commitment to stewardship and journey of continuous…