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With harvest right around the corner, almond growers and other harvest stakeholders are encouraged to consider their soil and their neighbors. Commitment to being a good neighbor starts in each block…
Jul 26, 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, and for a longer time. Be sure your stockpiles…
Jul 11, 2016 // Orchard Management
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While a little extra dust may seem like a necessary byproduct of bringing in the harvest, it is an unwelcome nuisance for neighbors who live, work, drive and play around almond orchards. I ask that…
Jun 22, 2016 // Orchard Management
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While almond growers and processors prepare for the busiest time of the year, the Central Valley community will soon be reminded of what comes with harvest — dust. Dust impacts everyone in the Valley…
Jun 22, 2016 // Orchard Management
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California is home to approximately 270 different ant species. With only a fraction of this population found in almond orchards, few types will prove to be an economic threat to almond growers.…
Jun 14, 2016 // Orchard Management
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To help almond growers determine optimum irrigation schedules using the best technology available, the Almond Board of California (ABC), in partnership with irrigation experts, has defined an Almond…
Jun 08, 2016 // Orchard Management
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Farm manager Nick Gatzman explains the use of soil monitoring systems that record and send soil moisture status directly to his cell phone.The site of the Almond Board’s 13th annual Environmental…
May 25, 2016 // Orchard Management
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As part of the Almond Board of California’s (ABC) larger Accelerated Innovation Management (AIM) program, ABC has partnered with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to focus on…
May 25, 2016 // Orchard Management
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To help almond growers determine optimum irrigation schedules using the best technology available, the Almond Board of California (ABC) has created the Almond Irrigation Improvement Continuum. ABC is…
May 25, 2016 // Orchard Management
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For most of the year, dirt is a great thing. It supports tree and root health, anchors trees in the ground and provides paths for equipment to travel. However, during harvest, some of that dirt…
May 13, 2016 // Orchard Management