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Almond growers and beekeepers have their fingers crossed that apiarists from California and out of state can supply the state's 900,000 bearing acres of almond orchards with enough honeybees to…
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The Almond Board of California has funded research to explore alternative uses of almond byproducts such as hulls and shells. The industry always tries to make good use of the materials rather than…
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About a month from now, billions of bees will get to work pollinating nearly 1 million acres of California almonds. On a small part of that acreage, growers are providing other flowers for the bees…
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Sustainable almond farming utilizes production practices that are economically viable and are based upon scientific research, common sense, respect for the environment, neighbors and employees. The…
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Increased rain and an expected boost in productivity have the almond industry’s biggest advocates feeling good about the next few years. In fact, the Almond Board of California has begun promoting…
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Researchers also are welcoming the recent rains. Gabriele Ludwig, director of sustainability and environmental affairs at the Almond Board of California, said these are exactly the types of storm…
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By Gabriele Ludwig, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California   -- As we await proposed changes to the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP),…
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Helen Dahlke, a groundwater hydrologist at the University of California, Davis, is working with a half-dozen farmers who are ready to flood their fields this year. "We have test sites set up on…
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The recent Almond Conference in Sacramento brought thousands of growers and other stakeholders of the almond industry together, and a big topic of the meeting was water use, which almond growers are…
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Terry Prichard is a retired Cooperative Extension Irrigation Water Management Specialist from UC Davis.  He was one of the Almond Conference speakers involved in the “Good Irrigation Water…