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: August 2015

Almond Harvest: Shake, Rattle and Roll

Click to Enlarge This post was written by Kern County almond grower Jenny Holtermann and originally appeared on her blog, You Say All-mend, I Say Am-end on July 30, 2015. As described in the first post of this series, almond harvest timing varies across the Central Valley. So while Jenny’s harvest started in late July... Read more »

Almond Harvest: An Overview

For the California Almond community, harvest is the busiest time of year. Harvest generally occurs between August and mid-October as it spans across several different almond varieties and through varied micro-climates within California’s Central Valley.Read more »

Almond Growers: Sharing The Facts and Telling Our Story

California almond farmers are really good at growing almonds, and truly exceptional when it comes to growing them in a sustainable 1 manner. For decades, California almond growers have shown their adaptability by investing in scientific research, data-driven innovation and new technologies that put them ahead of the... Read more »

Growing Almonds is Close to Carbon Neutral

Last month the University of California, Davis released new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) research demonstrating that reusing co-products from producing and harvesting almonds is key to the industry's environmental impact and further reducing carbon emissions. The research, funded in part by a grant from the Almond... Read more »

Almonds are Unique in Many Ways, Except One: the Amount of Water They Use

California’s Mediterranean climate makes it the ideal growing region for a diversity of crops – fruits, nuts, vegetables, and more – many of which aren’t grown anywhere else in the United States. According to the USDA, California produces 99% of the nation’s almonds, artichokes, dates, figs, raisins, kiwifruit, olives... Read more »