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It’s hard to imagine a grower more passionate about cover crops than Ben King. The owner of Colusa-based Pacific Gold Agriculture has been planting cover crops in his almond and pecan orchards for…
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Everyone involved in almond production appreciates the importance of honey bees. During almond bloom, 60% of the nation’s honey bees are imported to California to pollinate the crop. The last thing…
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Optimal Yield Series — Part Three In this third installment of our four-part “Optimal Yield Series,” Almond Board of California’s (ABC) Sebastian Saa discusses conditions and practices for…
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With long-term water supplies constantly on farmers’ minds, you won’t find many complaining about the wet start this year – each rainy day brings with it a chance to build snowpack in the mountains,…
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Optimal Yield Series – Part Two As mentioned in part one of this series, an orchard’s ultimate yield is driven by three important factors: number of flowers, the percentage of those flowers that set…
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EU media, influencer bloom tour demonstrates almond industry’s commitment to responsible farming There’s a lot of truth in the saying, “Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I’ll remember, involve me…
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As the world faces a declining bee population, California almond growers say they are doing their best to promote bee health. Many growers are using pesticides and compounds at night rather than in…
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California almond growers have started to use BeeWhere, a program powered by a geographic information system which allows them to know where bee hives are so they can provide proper notification…
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This article was contributed by Billy Synk from Project Apis m. Every year in California’s Central Valley, during January and February, the world’s greatest pollination event takes place. More than…
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From February to early March, the Central Valley sees a flurry of pink and purple petals come to life for the almond bloom.   Author: Eric Escalante   ESCALON, Calif. — Almond bloom…