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Almond Board Conference, Sacramento

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 …

California Almond Growers Vote to Continue Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California (ABC) is pleased to announce that California almond growers recently voted to continue their almond federal marketing order program for five more years. The vote, held from August 5-16, 2019, resulted with 95 percent of eligible growers who voted, and 97 percent of the volume represented by those voting in the referendum, favoring continuation of …

Want a Strong Start to the Crop Year? You Need To Mummy Shake

Even though growers are just completing this year’s harvest, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter sanitation. Winter is the time to remove and destroy mummy nuts that harbor navel orangeworm (NOW) larvae, which can hatch in the spring and wreak havoc in the orchard. By removing the nuts, growers are eliminating both a shelter and food source …

2019 Market Facilitation Program Workshops

USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is continuing for the second year, providing almond growers with an opportunity to apply for direct payments to help alleviate the damage resulting from the global trade situation. Unlike the 2018 program when payments were based on delivered pounds, the 2019 MFP program is based on bearing acreage. To learn more about the changes to …

Creating A Safe, Clean Home For Stockpiled Almonds

Once harvest kicks off, stockpiles of in-hull almonds become a favorite spot for Aspergillus mold as the moisture in almonds, combined with larger swings in air temperature from day to evening, result in elevated moisture levels and create a hospitable environment for the damaging mold to thrive. Aspergillus mold produces aflatoxin that causes significant food safety concerns that can put export …

In the Orchard Workshop in Kingsburg – Preparing for Harvest

Invest time now to focus on what matters most come harvest. Harvest is hands down the busiest time of year. Before the chaos sets in, we invite you to join a short two-hour workshop focusing on tips and techniques that will improve your harvesting process and reduce dust, keeping you, your employees and your neighbors happy. Industry experts will cover: Preparing …

Does FSMA No Longer Apply to Almond Growers?

Does FSMA No Longer Apply to Almond Growers?

With the recent announcement that almonds would be exempt from the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA, growers may think they got off the hook regarding extra trainings and documentation for food safety practices in the field, but watch this video with Tim Birmingham from the Almond Board of California who clarifies the recent change. Read more about it in Pacific …

Navel Orangeworm Summit

Whether you grow almonds, pistachios or walnuts, successful management of insect damage is critical to protecting the premium quality and price of California nuts from the orchard to the export market. Join us for this special event as we look at… • The cost of damage and return on investment for growers, processors, and exporters from effective Navel Orangeworm control. …

In the Orchard Workshop in Hughson – Preparing for Harvest

Invest time now to focus on what matters most come harvest. Harvest is hands down the busiest time of year. Before the chaos sets in, we invite you to join a short two-hour workshop focusing on tips and techniques that will improve your harvesting process and reduce dust, keeping you, your employees and your neighbors happy. Industry experts will cover: Preparing …

Almond Board Lunch and Learn: Irrigation & Nutrient Management

Developing an irrigation budget (CCA CE Category 0.5 Hours of Other Spencer Cooper, Almond Board of California) What does a fertilizer label really mean? CCA CE Category 0.5 Hours of Other Devin Clarke, YARA Explanation of the label Applicator Safety Please RSVP to Ann Friedrich at afriedrich@almondboard.com.

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