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A new rule aimed at reducing pesticide exposure to children takes effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The regulation prohibits any pesticide applications within one-quarter mile of schools and day care centers…
Dec 01, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Growers planning to use chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) will face a significant new restriction on its use. Due to concerns about adverse effects of chlorpyrifos on children, the California Department of…
Dec 01, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Halloween has come and gone, but almond growers should still be concerned about mummies: mummy nuts, that is. Navel orangeworm (NOW) damage is higher this year than it’s been in more than a decade,…
Dec 01, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Dickey says she enjoys sharing the agriculture story, especially with consumers, and says CASP helps the almond industry tell its story collectively.Almond grower Jennifer Dickey encourages others in…
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Can almond coproducts help keep troublesome pests out of almond orchards? New research from University of California, Davis, suggests almond biomass can play a key role in pest management. As part…
Nov 16, 2017 // Orchard Management
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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