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For an almond tree to produce the most nuts at the highest quality, it needs proper nurturing and maintenance. Achieving this standard requires sound orchard management and business decisions and a…
Oct 02, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Once again, the California Almond industry is raising the bar. With the California Almond Objective Report forecasting a 5.1% increase to more than 2.25 billion pounds, more crop than ever may be…
Aug 11, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Saturday, July 15, 2017 marked the first-ever solar day for members of the Almond Board of California’s Almond Leadership Program. Leadership participants gathered in an almond orchard at Chamisal…
Aug 02, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Once again, California Almond growers are raising the bar. With the California Almond Objective Report forecasting a 5.1% increase to more than 2 billion pounds, more crop than ever may be subject to…
Aug 02, 2017 // Orchard Management
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As growers are well aware, the almond harvest season is the busiest time of year. Prepping the orchard floor, timing tree shake in relation to hull split and achieving optimum moisture content during…
Jul 14, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Improving the accuracy of spray applications leads to improved efficacy in pest control, and therefore greater returns to growers. But keeping spray material in the target zone can also reduce the…
Apr 21, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Set sweeper heads to optimum level. Wire tines can be set to as high as one-half inch off the ground and still do a good job of sweeping.For Bryan Jeffries, running a pickup machine while nearby…
Apr 11, 2017 // Orchard Management
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The Managing Dust at Harvest video demonstrates techniques to keep dust at a minimum during harvest.Acquiring or using low-dust harvest equipment may not be an option for all, so Almond Board of…
Apr 11, 2017 // Orchard Management
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The hull rot pathogens gain access to the hull tissue when hullsplit occurs. Hull rot disease is caused by two pathogens that thrive on split hulls of well-watered and well-fertilized trees. The best…
Apr 11, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Growers have until May 26 to apply for technical and financial assistance from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to upgrade equipment or implement practices that result in improved air…
Mar 29, 2017 // Orchard Management