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Recycling trees onsite can sequester carbon, save water and increase crop yields, making it a climate-smart practice for California’s irrigated almond orchards, finds a study from the University of…
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“When you have a clean orchard floor, you’re working less at harvest. And when you’re working less at harvest, it turns out you’re saving money in addition to reducing dust. That’s a win for you and…
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When pulling a water sample, it is best to gather the sample on the downstream side of your filter station after the system has been running for a few hours. This will help prevent filtered…
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(March 20, 2020) – In Tom Devol’s perspective, conversations with growers on whether they timed their first irrigation correctly often go something like this: “Why did you start irrigating?” he’ll…
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Almond nutrient management expert Patrick Brown spoke at The Almond Conference 2019 about the importance of properly timing one's nitrogen applications, reminding growers that it does no good to…
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Optimal Yield Series – Part One  Reading your trees’ signals is particularly important under challenging conditions, as signals can help a grower determine if they need to adjust certain…
Feb 28, 2020 // Orchard Management
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According to experts at the University of California, the only pest that should be considered for treatment during bloom is peach twig borer (shown above), which can damage almonds by feeding on the…
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(Jan. 31, 2020) – How threatening is Ganoderma adspersum to California almond orchards?  This almond tree is one among many in the South San Joaquin Valley that has been impacted by…
Jan 30, 2020 // Orchard Management
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(Jan. 24, 2020) – “It has never been a more challenging time to be a grower in California, given the breadth of regulations we face,” said Jesse Roseman during The Almond Conference 2019 session “…
Jan 22, 2020 // Orchard Management
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At The Almond Conference 2018, the California almond industry announced four ambitious goals with a seven-year target timeline to achieve each. The Almond Orchard 2025 Goals build off decades of…