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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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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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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…

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Robert Willmott, orchard technician at California State University, Fresno, understands all too well what happens when he and his student staff send clouds of dust into the sky over an almond…

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The Almond Board of California (ABC) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy lab managed by the University of California, are partnering to understand the…

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Slowing harvesters down, keeping foliage on trees and maintaining a smooth orchard floor are a few ways nut growers can reduce dust during harvest, a university expert advises. “Dust is a…

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The Almond Board of California is buying into the concept of grinding up whole orchards and putting the biomass material back into the ground to improve soil quality. The board has given $145,000…

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A new Irrigation Calculator is available to the California Almond industry that aims to help growers irrigate more efficiently. Supported by Almond Board of California (ABC) and designed in…

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Technology, however, has come to Mr Rogers’s aid. His farm is wired up like a lab rat. Or, to be more accurate, it is wireless. Moisture sensors planted throughout the nut groves keep track of…

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Almonds could provide a solution to combat groundwater over drafting that is dropping a tenth of the San Joaquin Valley’s 10,000 square miles by an inch a year.