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Dust rises as machines harvest almonds up and down the Central Valley. Except on 10 acres southwest of Modesto, where a new method is getting a look. Billy Lyons created a test plot that is not…

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Available free to almond growers is an online irrigation calculator which allows them to calculate irrigation schedules based on local growing conditions by integrating a number of variables. It…

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Bill Graves doesn’t fit the profile of a typical recycling advocate. Inspecting the soon-to-be-harvested crop in the almond orchards surrounding his home just a few miles south of Chico with…

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The Almond Board of California created a series of videos designed to help almond farmers reduce the amount of dust that is created during the harvest, which could be considered a nuisance…

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Almond harvest is officially underway for the Fresno State Farm's nearly 67 acres of nonpareil, aldrich, price, butte, and poudre varieties. "All the varieties kinda woke up at the same time…

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At a recent harvest training workshop at Fresno State held by the Almond Board of California, Gabrielle Ludwig, Director of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, shared the purpose and…

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Let me tell you ’bout the birds and the bees, and how farmers are helping both to thrive. The other effort involves the honeybees that pollinate almond orchards in late winter, making possible one…

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Almond growers’ relentless drive to reduce water use predating the current severe drought is paying big dividends. The National Agricultural Statistics Service is projecting a record 2.05 billion…

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Dust from almond harvest can escape the confines of the orchard, becoming a nuisance for neighbors and posing the risk of reduced visibility on area roads. Aiming to keep more of that dust inside…