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One groundwater recharge option involves using existing flood irrigation systems in the winter dormant season when there is excess available water that can percolate down and replenish the aquifer…
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Gabriele Ludwig, Director for Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at the Almond Board of California (ABC), recently attended a meeting where State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board)…
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Optimal Yield Series — Part Three In this third installment of our four-part “Optimal Yield Series,” Almond Board of California’s (ABC) Sebastian Saa discusses conditions and practices for…
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With long-term water supplies constantly on farmers’ minds, you won’t find many complaining about the wet start this year – each rainy day brings with it a chance to build snowpack in the mountains,…
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The Almond Board of California (ABC) recently announced it will contribute $1 million dollars to fund a NOW Sterile Insect research project. Navel Orangeworm (NOW) is a year-long pest that brings…
Apr 04, 2019 // Orchard Management
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Optimal Yield Series – Part Two As mentioned in part one of this series, an orchard’s ultimate yield is driven by three important factors: number of flowers, the percentage of those flowers that set…
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Navel orangeworm moths can lead to season-long challenges if gone unaddressed using IPM practices, including mating disruption. (Photo credit: David Haviland/UCCE) Navel orangeworm (NOW) is the…
Mar 28, 2019 // Orchard Management
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Optimal Yield Series – Part One  Reading your trees’ signals is particularly important under challenging conditions, such as this year’s wet weather during bloom, as signals can help a grower…
Mar 28, 2019 // Orchard Management
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When it comes to applying nitrogen fertilizer, the decisions almond growers make really matter — to the environment and their bottom line. “Nitrogen use efficiency is very important for growers,”…
Mar 21, 2019 // Orchard Management
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This article was provided by Spencer Cooper, senior manager, Field Outreach and Education, Almond Board of California Water is our number one applied input, so with the irrigation season right…
Mar 14, 2019 // Orchard Management