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Navel Orangeworm Best Practices – Almond Board Training

Almond growers and PCAs are invited to join the Almond Board of the California in their upcoming Training Tuesdays program, featuring former UCCE IPM Advisor Emily Symmes who now works for Suterra.  During this training, growers will learn what Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices can be used to reduce damage caused by navel orangeworm (NOW). The benefits of incorporating mating disruption technology in …

New CA Pollinator Coalition Pledges to Increase Pollinator Habitat on Working Lands

Spearheaded by the almond industry, a new coalition of agricultural and conservation groups was announced today to encourage more voluntary, grower-friendly efforts to protect the state’s native insect pollinators and managed honeybees.The California Pollinator Coalition includes a broad array of more than 20 of the state’s leading agricultural organizations and conservation groups (complete list below). The Coalition will focus on increasing grower participation …

How to Combat Webspinning Mites – Almond Board Training

Almond growers and PCAs are invited to the Almond Board of the California in their upcoming Training Tuesdays program, featuring David Haviland from the UC Cooperative Extension. Participants will learn how to determine if a treatment application is needed to combat webspinning mites, gaining insight on the value of examining and monitoring mites and their natural enemies. In addition, speaker David Haviland will …

Techniques and Tools to Determine When to Start Irrigation – Almond Board Training

This training will provide industry members with insight into techniques and tools they can use to determine when to start irrigating, as well as the importance of creating an irrigation schedule that can be utilized throughout the growing season. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and review specific examples of how to schedule their first irrigation, examples provided …

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 …

Nitrogen Best Management Practices – Almond Board Training

During this training, participants will learn about the latest Almond Board industry resource: the Nitrogen Best Management Practices. Resource authors Dr. Patrick Brown and Dr. Sebastian Saa will inform participants on how to adopt guidance within this management tool in addition to reviewing areas of uncertainties that growers face when applying nitrogen. 8:00-8:05 a.m. | Welcome and Course Credit Protocols …

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 …

Logistics & Economics of Alternative Harvesting Methods – Almond Board Training

The California almond industry is seeking alternative harvesting techniques to further reduce dust during harvest. This effort will involve some changes in handling logistics and mechanical drying. Studies, thus far, have demonstrated that mechanical drying of fresh, in-hull almonds – harvested via off-ground practices – provides a value proposition for almond growers and shows no negative impact on kernel quality. …

$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 …

Groundwater Recharge: The Why and The How – Almond Board Training

This year, the Almond Board of California (ABC) is providing 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 continue throughout the crop year. During the webinars, ABC staff and industry experts will present the latest on industry-funded research, new …

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