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: July 2016

Almond Community Prepares for Harvest

More than 80 percent of the world’s almonds are grown and harvested in California’s Central Valley, and late summer to early fall is the busiest time of year for almond growers and their employees. Harvest is not only important to the almond community, but growing, harvesting and processing almonds contributes to the... Read more »

Honey Bee Pavilion Debuts at Stanislaus County Fair

This harvest season Almond Board of California’s Honey Bee Pavilion made its debut at the Stanislaus County Fair, July 8-17. With graphics and facts, the exhibit’s goal was to educate fairgoers on beekeepers’ yearly duties, the role of bees in pollinating almonds and the Almond Board’s commitment to protecting honey... Read more »

Almond Board Expands Whole Almond Orchard Recycling Research

Almond Board of California is currently funding research on how best to recycle almond trees’ various coproducts – hulls, shells and woody material in an impactful way. Through this research, California almond growers are learning about the potential of new ways to deal with tree material resulting from the removal of... Read more »

California Delegates Get First-Hand Look At Israel’s Agricultural and Water-Saving Innovations

Since the introduction of modern drip irrigation systems at a desert kibbutz in the early 1960s by water engineer Simcha Blass, Israel has emerged as one of the most climate-smart agricultural regions in the world. To get a first-hand look at the innovative irrigation and planting strategies and technologies, Almond... Read more »

California Almond Crop Projected to Increase

This year’s California almond crop is forecasted to surpass 2 billion pounds for the first time since 2013, according to the California Almond Objective Measurement Report announced Wednesday by Almond Board of California (ABC). Based on 900,000 bearing acres, the objective forecast for the 2016-2017 crop is 2.05... Read more »