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Minor adjustments can have a major impact in reducing overall dust output Harvest dust can affect our employees, neighbors and surrounding communities. While some dust is inevitable, there are a few…
Jun 18, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Hullsplit may be identified when the fruit begins to split (less than 3/8 inch) in the upper and outer parts (in the southwestern quadrant) of the tree.   Hullsplit is a time when all the…
Jun 12, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Ask any almond grower to name one of the most prevalent topics in California agriculture and without a doubt they’ll give you this answer — water. On May 8, more than 200 almond growers and industry…
Jun 01, 2018 // Orchard Management
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In the last edition of the California Almond Outlook, the Almond Board of California (ABC) featured Part I of its interview with Will Martin, irrigation supervisor at Capay Farms based in Orland,…
May 30, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Five years ago, Will Martin realized he couldn’t answer an important question about the orchard he managed: When and how much water do I run? So he decided to find out. Will Martin, irrigation…
May 14, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Pressure chamber monitoring prior to hullsplit improves irrigation precision, helps manage hull rot If you hop in your truck before a road trip without knowing how much fuel you have in the tank,…
May 14, 2018 // Orchard Management
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A changing regulatory environment in the European Union (EU) is starting to have implications for California almond orchards. New policy on pesticide registrations and potential changes to maximum…
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Tree nut growers who use phosphite-containing fertilizer or fungicide products no longer have to worry about concerns about its regulatory status in the European Union (EU). After several years of…
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New this spring, growers and processors have access to an updated and improved California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) online platform. The platform was optimized to add benefits for users,…
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There’s an old saying that goes, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure,” and in almond growing, good management can make all the difference. For irrigation, effective management of resources has…
Apr 13, 2018 // Orchard Management