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PhD Grower Pushes the Limits on Salinity in Pistachios

The pistachio market remains strong despite the COVID-19 impact on the global economy; however California pistachio growers are still limited on availability of quality water and soil to meet the growing demand for this valuable commodity.  There is hope though for growers on marginal land as this PhD grower has found a way to meet the needs of his crop …

USDA Section 32 Almond Purchase Announcement

The Almond Alliance of California, with support from congressional representatives, lead the advocacy efforts to have California almonds included in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 32 food purchase program. The approval of up to $40 million of direct purchases to various domestic food nutrition assistance programs will provide much needed relief as the almond industry navigates through …

Heat Illness Prevention Education, Training Resources and Publications​​​​​​​

Almond Alliance of California — Harvest is here and so is the heat!  Heat illness is deadly so prevention education is critical for protecting your employees. Make heat safety part of your overall safety program. Some essentials ALL employers should have are: Plan – Develop and implement an effective written heat illness prevention plan that includes emergency response procedures (Almond …

Research Gives Possible Answers to Increase Pollinator Populations on Farms

Many living creatures live in soil. Though their sizes range from microscopic soil microbes to larger animals like gopher turtles, they all call soil their “home.” Included in these ground-dwelling species are bees – vital in the pollination cycle of about 90% of plant life. Rebecca Lybrand and her team at Oregon State University are studying the interaction between the …

Progress on Navel Orangeworm Sterile Insect Technique Research

Most tree nut growers have heard about the sterile insect technique research underway to combat Navel Orangeworm, the number one pest threat to almond and pistachio growers.  But what is the progress on this program and how soon can we expect to see these sterile insects released on a large scale to support California growers?  Watch this brief interview with …

APG Progress on Marketing Pistachios in China (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 7/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch this final video of the series featuring APG China in-Country Representative Roger Zhang as he shares opportunities and the progress of APG marketing in India. Please enjoy the full seven part …

US Pistachio’s Place in the European Consumer Market (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 6/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch Part Six of the series featuring APG European Union in-Country Representative George Smith as he reassures US pistachio’s strong place in European consumer diets, despite COVID-19 disruptions. Please enjoy the full …

APG Progress on Marketing Pistachios in India (American Pistachio Growers Summer Series 5/7)

As gathering has not been possible due COVID-19 restrictions, American Pistachio Growers (APG) launched a video series with Pacific Nut Producer in lieu of their summer grower luncheon. Watch Part Five of the series featuring APG India in-Country Representative Sumit Saran as he shares opportunities and the progress of APG marketing in India. Please enjoy the full seven part video …

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