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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 of…
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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. I'm…
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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 benefits…
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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 and reduce…
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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…
News Article
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 the…
Newsletter Item
A delegation from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently traveled to Israel to gain firsthand knowledge of the country’s advanced irrigation and planting strategies and…
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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 byproduct…
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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 mechanics…
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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 orchard…