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In 2018, Mike Curry and his colleagues at Johnson Farms looked ahead to 2019 and knew this year would be the last harvest for 150 acres of their almonds. So, as they had done in the past, they…
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The Almond Board of California (ABC) is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Mummy Shake Video Contest – the Scheel family!  The Scheels are third-generation almond growers in the…
Nov 07, 2019 // Orchard Management
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Your trees are gone. In their place is a barren piece of ground. What should you do next? What questions should you be asking so that the new almond orchard you want to plant will thrive? When…
Oct 31, 2019 // Orchard Management
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It’s hard to imagine a grower more passionate about cover crops than Ben King. The owner of Colusa-based Pacific Gold Agriculture has been planting cover crops in his almond and pecan orchards for…
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Harvest is nearing its end and with it comes a sigh of relief throughout the industry. For some growers, though, the end of harvest signals the beginning of a process of tearing out old orchards and…
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Everyone involved in almond production appreciates the importance of honey bees. During almond bloom, 60% of the nation’s honey bees are imported to California to pollinate the crop. The last thing…
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Growers who would like to participate in the Seeds for Bees program have until Nov. 1, 2019 to submit their applications. Almond bloom is the peak season for cover crops to also blossom, as they…
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Questions? Email media@almondboard.com  Even though growers are just completing this year’s harvest, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter sanitation. Both hard- and soft-shell…
Sep 26, 2019 // Orchard Management
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The Almond Board recently hosted newly elected congressman from Modesto, Josh Harder, for a harvest demonstration, where he saw firsthand how almond growers are using agricultural incentives and new…
Sep 26, 2019 // Orchard Management
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Think of late-season and postharvest irrigation as “paying it forward” for next year’s crop. The same is true of accurately evaluating postharvest nutrition needs, which also will vary from orchard…
Sep 18, 2019 // Orchard Management