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With harvest in the headlights and winter sanitation in full swing, growers are already looking ahead to next year and strategizing how to best produce a healthy, bountiful crop. This strategy should…
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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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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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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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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…