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When the majority of petals in your orchard have fallen, it may be time to remove honey bees. Alternative forage, such as this field of mustards, gives bees another source of food, keeping them from…
Jan 13, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Limited water supplies — with or without the California drought — are a reality. Almond Board of California has invested heavily in the area of water irrigation strategies and technologies that…
Jan 13, 2017 // Orchard Management
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The newly released Almond Irrigation Improvement Continuum, an online manual, addresses the big picture — what do you need to efficiently manage irrigation?The Almond Irrigation Improvement Continuum…
Jan 13, 2017 // Orchard Management
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With bloom quickly approaching, communication with your beekeeper will become increasingly important, especially when preparing your orchard for the arrival of hives. The University of California…
Dec 16, 2016 // Orchard Management
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Sran Family Orchards plants cover crops with seeds from Project Apis m. Seeds for Bees program, like the clover mix pictured here. Photos courtesy Project Apis m.Lakhy Sran, partner and second-…
Dec 16, 2016 // Orchard Management
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A comprehensive living map of California Almonds that draws upon multiple sources of information to provide an orchard-by-orchard view of the industry is now available at Almonds.com/Maps. Through an…
Dec 13, 2016 // Orchard Management
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Of the many postharvest food safety programs developed by Almond Board of California (ABC) and implemented by almond processors, just as important is orchard winter sanitation carried out by almond…
Nov 22, 2016 // Orchard Management
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With winter right around the corner, it is important to take the time to reduce overwintering populations of navel orangeworm (NOW). If you or your parents were growing almonds in California 40 years…
Nov 22, 2016 // Orchard Management
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With the growing use of sticky traps baited with navel orangeworm (NOW) pheromones comes the need to understand just how to use the data collected from these traps in planning management programs,…
Oct 27, 2016 // Orchard Management
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At a demonstration in Manteca, farm advisor and researcher Dr. Brent Holtz describes his research into the feasibility of chipping and incorporating entire almond orchards using five different…
Oct 27, 2016 // Orchard Management