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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
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Almond shells can be processed to become an ingredient in such diverse products as flower pots and tires.The California Almond industry is faced with a growing amount of biomass in the form of…
Oct 13, 2016 // Orchard Management
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With almond harvest nearing completion and orchards transitioning into dormancy, the focus becomes next year’s growing season. Now is the time to consider planting cover crops in or near your…
Aug 15, 2016 // Orchard Management
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How effective was your pest management program this season? To get an accurate assessment of any pest problems in your orchard this season, look for damage in a harvest sample. Collect a…
Aug 11, 2016 // Orchard Management
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Planting bee forage in and around his almond orchard has paid off for East Oakdale grower Jeff McPhee, who farms 400 acres of almonds with partner Matt Friedrich at Lakeview Ranch. Every year, he…
Aug 11, 2016 // Orchard Management
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With the California Almond Objective Report forecasting a crop that will surpass 2 billion pounds, more crop than ever may be subject to stockpiling. Stockpiles should be placed with the ends facing…
Jul 29, 2016 // Orchard Management