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By John Duarte - -  Duarte Nursery was pleased to recently host the Almond Board’s Environmental Stewardship Tour at our nursery facility and a newly-planted family orchard. Taking…

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An olive orchard at Terranova Ranch in western Fresno County is being flooded to recharge the aquifer. "We're seeing how much water we can put on, how long we can leave it on without harming the…

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Oakland-based startup Ceres Imaging is partnering with farmers and ag organizations to maximize water and fertilizer efficiency through the use of aerial imagery. Despite heavy rains this year,…

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Christine Gemperle doesn’t like bare orchard floors in her almonds. “I’m a big proponent of having green stuff growing in my orchards,” she says. While appearance may be a factor, it’s not the…

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A triangle of land is doing double duty at Cortez Hulling, which takes the hulls off almonds at a plant near Ballico. At ground level is a basin that captures heavy storm runoff directed away from…

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Editor’s note: Spencer Cooper joined the Almond Board of California last fall as Senior Manager, Irrigation and Water Efficiency. Western Fruit Grower® caught up with him to pose a few…

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If the sight of this winter's torrential rains left you pining for a way to capture the precious overflows, you are not alone. UC Santa Cruz alum Daniel Mountjoy is working to do just that—on a…

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Current predictions are that California will receive roughly the same amount of precipitation in coming years, with less snow. This is not good news, unless policymakers can find a way to adapt…

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Grinding up entire almond orchards and incorporating the woody biomass into the soil is having positive impacts on soil quality and possibly carbon sequestration. Research launched seven years ago…

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Last week, a few journalists, a farmer, an entomologist and an ice cream man drove two hours southeast from Oakland to Chowchilla, California. It’s an in-between place most people never will visit…