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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.…
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After starting this year’s harvest on Aug. 3 - nearly two weeks sooner than usual, Stanislaus County grower Chuck Dirkse expects to have all of his almonds out of the field by mid-September. This…
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Food Tank, in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Farm-to-Fork Program, and University of California, Davis, is excited to announce the 1st annual Farm Tank Conference…
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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 is…
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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 his…