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Managing harvest dust is a year-round consideration for almond grower Gordon Heinrich and his family, who farm 700 acres of almonds, walnuts and field crops near Modesto. The Heinrich family has been…
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The California almond industry is doing very well as a leading crop desired by consumers around the world, and growers are doing a tremendous job in growing the crop efficiently. This is Part 2 of a…
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By Terry Prichard and Larry Schwank. Both retired University of California extension specialists, they have utilized their decades of experience in California tree crop water and irrigation…
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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…