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New Grower Training Tuesdays with the Almond Board

Almond Board of California – Starting January 2021, the Almond Board of California (ABC) will provide a new opportunity for growers, PCAs and CCAs to gain timely operational insights that support in-orchard practices and help them meet seasonal challenges head on.ABC’s Training Tuesdays will kick off on January 5 and continue throughout the crop year. During the webinars, ABC staff …

How to Maximize Groundwater Recharge, Addressed at Upcoming Almond Conference

Almond Board of California — Ensuring there is enough water from surface and underground supplies to meet all the state’s demands is a complicated and often controversial task. As author Mark Twain famously said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” Groundwater usage and potential recharge opportunities are huge points of discussion in the California agricultural industry, particularly in the …

Reaching Stressed Consumers with Almonds, Message of Mindfulness

The Almond Board of California (ABC) U.S. marketing team continues to find ways to appeal to consumers through relevant and timely social media that keeps almonds top of mind.Although the coronavirus pandemic and 2020 election have made it more difficult to cut through a congested media environment, social media remains an escape for people looking to get away from those …

After a Hard-Working Harvest, Trees Need Water to Remain Healthy

Almond Board of California — Growers have a lot to think about leading up to and during harvest – prepping the orchard floor, timing the first shake in relation to hull split and achieving optimum moisture content during drying are just a few of the many important factors growers will consider from July to October. Even as this season’s bounty is being harvested, the foundation for …

Soil Compacted Post-Harvest? Look to Cover Crops

Almond Board of California — For the third year in a row, Chris Rishwain is preparing to plant cover crops in the windrows of his 150-acre almond orchard near Manteca. Although his original intent was to provide forage for honey bees during pollination, Rishwain has discovered multiple additional benefits to cover crops, one of the most impactful being the positive effect …

Report Provides Data on New Almond Varieties

Almond Board of California—Innovation always has been part of the almond industry. That includes exciting research about new almond varieties intended to meet the changing needs of consumers, end buyers and fast-growing export markets. There are about 70 different varieties of almonds grown around the world. California orchards produce about 30 varieties, though 13 of them – with Nonpareil dominating …

Almond Board of California 2020 Election Underway

Voting will begin April 29 to select one independent grower member and alternate position and two independent handler member and alternate positions on the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors. These positions will serve terms beginning on August 1, 2020.   Candidates for the independent grower position are: Position One, Member (One-year term):                         Position One, Alternate: Paul Ewing, …

The Almond Conference

As leaders in California agriculture, our commitment to innovative practices – from advances in pest management to significant improvements in water-use efficiency – is more important than ever. Recognizing our role as a leader around the world, we’re working to grow almonds in better, safer and healthier ways, protecting our communities and the environment. The Almond Conference is the perfect …

ABC Funds $1 Million in Navel Orangeworm Research

orangeworm research

The Almond Board of California recently approved funding of $1 million dollars of a Navel Orangeworm Sterile Insect Technique research project. This is the single largest production research project ever funded by the Almond Board. The Almond Board of California (ABC) has been funding Navel Orangeworm (NOW) research for over twenty years and has made great progress in determining various …