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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.…
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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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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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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 scale…
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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 by…
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“Bee populations are thriving. There is no threat of them disappearing anytime soon,” said Salida beekeeper Jamie Johnston.  She is known locally for providing honey and other bee products at…