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With the arrival of colonies beginning in January, almond growers have an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of honey bee best management practices to maintain the health and safety of…
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 Exclusive to Western Farm Press - - By Gabriele Ludwig, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California - - The Almond Board of California (ABC) last December…
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:  Billy Lyons and his cousin James Bogetti fully understand why people have trouble wrapping their heads around the 10-acre trial block of almonds they’re farming just west of Modesto, CA. They…
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By Bob Curtis, Director, Agricultural Affairs, Almond Board of California - - The almond pollination season actually starts well ahead of the first bloom with the arrangements and agreements between…
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Your old almond orchard has given upward of 25 years of faithful service. Time for those trees to retire. But the biomass plant down the road is closed—put out of business as contracts with utility…
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Pesticides can drift off the edges of orchards and end up in streams that provide drinking water and fish habitat. A promising solution: Use a fan to blow the chemical back into the trees as the…
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The almond harvest is upon us, and if you live or drive anywhere near an almond orchard, you know what that means. Dust. And lots of it. So, more almond trees must mean more dust, right? And more…
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The almond industry is stepping up research efforts to find alternate uses for almond byproducts that could bring added value going well beyond the value for the nuts.Almond hulls may be used to…
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A survey of California farm and ranch owners, managers and operators is being conducted to determine their level of participation in sustainability practices and views on conservation initiatives.…