Almonds

Leaffooted Bug Species May be Changing

Almond Board of California — Insect pest management in almond and pistachio orchards largely focuses on reducing damage from navel orangeworm (NOW). Yet, after navel orangeworm, large bugs such as leaffooted bugs (LFBs) and stinkbugs are considered to be among the most damaging insects. Leaffooted bug species of particular concern in the past have included Leptoglossus clypealis, Leptoglossus occidentalis, and Leptoglossus zonatus. Leptoglossus clypealis is occasionally …

CIDETRAK® NOW MESO™ – Add this TOOL to your BELT

– SPONSORED CONTENT – “We are on year 2 with having CIDETRAK® NOW MESO™ in our orchard, and we are extremely pleased with the results. We’re treating 500 acres of Almonds and have seen a major reduction in NOW injury of up to 80%. What makes CIDETRAK unique for us is the application flexibility. We do not have flat square orchard blocks that other products …

Whole Orchard Recycling and Its Impact on Future Plantings

Whole orchard recycling is really catching more interest among farmers recently, particularly in the almond industry; and leading the charge in the research/outreach of this practice is UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Brent Holtz.  Watch this brief interview with Brent as he discusses benefits and considerations for implementing this practice in the orchard; and read more about it in Pacific …

CIDETRAK® NOW MESO™ – A Testament to PERFORMANCE

– SPONSORED CONTENT – 24/7, Peace of Mind “This is our second year using CIDETRAK® NOW MESO™ in our Almonds and Pistachios, and I’m very satisfied with the results. We applied CIDETRAK on roughly 800 acres of Almonds and 2,000 acres of Pistachios. It gives me peace of mind knowing that this product is on 24/7 and continually releases pheromone season long. Since adding CIDETRAK to our NOW …

Almond Board of CA Announces 2021 Election

The Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors election for the 2021-2022 crop year has begun. There are two independent grower member positions and two independent grower alternate positions available on the ABC Board of Directors. To be considered for these positions, each candidate must be a grower and must submit a petition signed by at least 15 independent …

CA Fish & Game Commission Decision on Appealing the Court’s Decision on Enlisting Bumble Bees Under the CA Endangered Species Act

Almond Alliance of California — On January 12th the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) met to consider rescinding the decision they made at the June 12, 2019 meeting acting on the petition to determine whether listing Crotch bumble bee (Bombus crotchii), Franklin’s bumble bee (Bombus franklini), Suckley cuckoo bumble bee (Bombus suckleyi), and western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis) as endangered …

Celebrating Bee Friendly Farming® Certified Almond Orchards on National Almond Day

Pollinator Partnership (P2) announced today that it has certified over 55,000 acres of almonds in 2020 as pollinator friendly and environmentally sustainable through its Bee Friendly Farming (BFF) Certified program. The Almond Board of California’s Bee+ Scholarship program has been instrumental in leading this movement by offsetting the cost of BFF certification, allowing land managers to apply those funds that …

$12.5M Now Available for Low-Dust Nut Harvester Replacement Program

Almond Board of California — Starting February 9, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) is offering $12.5M total in state and federal funding to Central Valley nut growers through its Low-Dust Nut Harvester Replacement Program. This program aims to improve air quality in the valley by helping growers fund the purchase of harvesting equipment that achieves at …

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