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The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced funding for a groundwater recharge research project. Gabriele Ludwig, ABC director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, gives an overview…
Nov 11, 2015 // Orchard Management
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  A well-balanced navel orangeworm (NOW) management program includes a variety of steps, starting with cultural control through winter sanitation to reduce overwintering NOW populations. Steps for a…
Nov 09, 2015 // Orchard Management
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The ongoing drought and new state laws focused on the sustainable use of local groundwater resources have put increased emphasis on groundwater in California. Almond Board of California (ABC) has…
Oct 26, 2015 // Orchard Management
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  With almond harvest complete and orchards transitioning into dormancy, next year’s growing season becomes the new focus. The first vital input for any new growing season is, of course, honey bees.…
Oct 09, 2015 // Orchard Management
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Sustainable Conservation, an Almond Board partner in accelerating groundwater recharge on almond acreage, is seeking input from growers who have experience applying available excess flood water for…
Oct 09, 2015 // Orchard Management
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One less discussed side effect of the drought is soil salinity. A workshop on the effects of salinity and what to do about it will take place during the 2015 Almond Conference. In the meantime,…
Oct 09, 2015 // Orchard Management
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With harvest behind us, it's time to plan for fall weed management. Brad Hanson, UC Davis weed specialist, covers key points for your weed management plan heading into a potentially very wet winter…
Oct 09, 2015 // Orchard Management
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Harvest is almost complete, which means it is time to start thinking about how to get next season off to a strong start. One way to support success next season is to plant bee forage this fall.…
Sep 29, 2015 // Orchard Management
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It’s a dusty time of year. Drought, wildfires and harvest activities all contribute to particulate matter in the air. But according to John Cadrett, compliance manager with the San Joaquin Valley…
Aug 28, 2015 // Orchard Management
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Pest management applications are only as effective as the technique used to deliver them. For a better understanding of best practices and equipment for effective, efficient and safe pest control…
Aug 28, 2015 // Orchard Management