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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 …

Insights for a New Crop Year – Almond Board Training

During this training, growers, PCAs, applicators and other industry members will learn which bloom diseases to keep an eye on in 2021, as well as guidance in terms of when to spray and when cultural controls may work instead. Attendees will also gain insight into key best management practices to combat bloom and post-bloom pests and diseases. In addition, attendees …

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 …

Almond Ganoderma Butt Rot Spore Survey

Ganoderma butt rot has been an increasing problem in the almond industry. The disease has been responsible for trees falling over all throughout the Central Valley. Ganoderma butt rot is caused by wood decay fungi that can spread via spores in the air. In order to better focus our management efforts, researchers must conduct a spore survey that will help us determine the …

New Almond Board Programs Assist Growers with Pollination

As almond pollination costs have gone up in recent years, the Almond Board of California has engaged in studies to help growers reduce costs and developed strategic partnerships with other organizations to provide some new services that almond growers should take advantage of.  Watch this brief interview with Josette Lewis from the Almond Board as she explains and read more about …

COVID-19 Impact on the Almond Industry & Future Prospects

Many have heard initial projections as to how COVID-19 might impact the California almond industry, especially at such a critical time with growers expecting their largest crop ever this year. But how has the market actually been impacted up to this point?  And are evolving consumer habits beneficial to this growing industry?  Watch this brief interview with Emily Fleischmann from the Almond …

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 …

Wildfire Impact on CA Almond Harvest & Crop Update

Are California almond growers really going to reach their record 3 billion pound crop this year? How have the wildfires impacted the harvest season? What kind of pest pressure levels are growers experiencing this year? What should almond growers expect at the virtual Almond Board Conference this year?  Watch this brief interview with Richard Waycott from the Almond Board of …

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