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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…
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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,…