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Pollination is the single most important factor for determining a good yield – and now’s the time to ensure almond orchards remain a good and safe place for honey bees.
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California Almond industry members lead California agriculture in improving water use efficiency.1 Nearly 80% of California Almond orchards use microirrigation and 87% of almond growers use demand-…
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Did you know that 50% of almond processors are using solar energy at their facilities, or that 78% of growers are using micro-irrigation?1,2 Improvements like these are just two of many examples we…
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“We take a very holistic approach in terms of the research that we fund to support our growers and our crop,” says Karen Lapsley. “From that perspective, we have four research programs, and now we’ve…
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Since its inception in 1973, the ABC has invested $70 million to such projects, helping growers to keep crops thriving and supplying an ever-increasing demand for almonds. Waycott estimates there…
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“The California Almond Sustainability Program achieved the highest level of equivalency – Gold – with the Farm Sustainability Assessment,” says Joe Rushton, FSA Manager at SAI Platform. “Gold…
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In the winter of 1997, historic levels of rain caused the Merced River to swell. From November through March, the river carried nearly 1 million acre-feet – more than 300 billion gallons of water.…
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The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) and Almond Board of California (ABC) announced today the outcome of a benchmarking effort with the ABC’s California Almond…
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New for 2017, Growing Good is an annual publication that is meant to show what sustainability means to the California Almond industry, highlighting our commitment to stewardship and journey of…
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The Almond Almanac is the Almond Board of California’s annual report and outlines industry statistics, programs and projects. Published on a crop-year basis (August 1 to July 31), the Almond Almanac…