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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…
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Last week, a few journalists, a farmer, an entomologist and an ice cream man drove two hours southeast from Oakland to Chowchilla, California. It’s an in-between place most people never will visit —…
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The online Nitrogen Calculator calculates nitrogen contributions from non-fertilizer sources such as legume cover crops.The Almond Nitrogen Calculator can now be accessed through smartphones and e-…
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Until it’s written down, it’s just a concept. To that end, almond growers and processors who participate in the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) help the whole industry by providing…
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Donny and Lele Hicks have enrolled their small almond orchard in all eight CASP modules, and say the process has made them better farmers.As a field representative for almond processor Hughson Nut,…
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By Spencer Cooper, Almond Board of California - - Although water supplies seem assured for the coming irrigation season, improving irrigation efficiency and accuracy is still an important goal for…
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In my almond orchards near Modesto, I have volunteered two plots of land for groundwater recharge research, looking to refill the underground aquifers that act as California’s single largest water…
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As almond growers are getting ready for pollination, Director of Agricultural Affairs for the Almond Board of California, Bob Curtis, says at the field level, best management practices are critical.…
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The mustard is in bloom and the clover is taking root between rows of almonds at Favagrossa Farms. The influx of millions of hives of bees from across the nation is just gearing up. But the locals,…