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Since completing his first California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) module in 2011, fourth-generation almond farmer Eric Genzoli said his participation has made him a better farmer. Over the…
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When it comes to water scarcity, California offers researchers a perfect laboratory. The historic drought it endured over the past few years began impacting groundwater levels, leaving farms few…
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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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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 policymakers…
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The Almond Board’s 14th annual Environmental Stewardship Tour in May showcased the lifecycle of an almond orchard — from the importance of state-of-the-art breeding techniques all the way to…
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Harvest may not be in your sights right now, but thinking ahead to plan for low-dust harvest will pay off when that hectic season begins. Preparing the orchard floor prior to harvest ensures harvest…
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The Almond Board’s 14th annual Environmental Stewardship Tour in May showcased the lifecycle of an almond orchard — from the importance of state-of-the-art breeding techniques all the way to the care…
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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 only…
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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 questions.…