Blog Archives for: June 2016

Almond Board Expands Ag in the Classroom Education

Many students, and even adults for that matter, don’t realize that almonds grow on trees. Even more, they’re often unaware that California is an agricultural powerhouse with more than 400 crops grown here. Almond Board of California (ABC)… Read more

Bee-ing Good Partners for Honey Bee Health

Honey bees are essential to agriculture — helping produce approximately one in three bites of the food we eat.  They are also essential to the vitality of the almond community. Without the honey bees that pollinate our trees every spring,… Read more

Pollinator Week Shines Light on the Essential Role Honey Bees Play in Daily Life

National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, reminds us of the essential role pollinators play in global food security and, specific to almonds, the vital partnership between growing almonds and honey bees. Almond growers know, understand and… 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… Read more

New Irrigation Tool Increases Efficiency, Helps Growers Streamline Decision-making

Water efficiency is a priority for California almond growers, who know first-hand how vital, and at times scarce, this resource can be. That’s why Almond Board of California (ABC) developed an Irrigation Calculator which automatically… Read more

Longstanding Research Commitment to Tree Breeding Leads to Increased Efficiencies

When the Almond Board’s research program began in 1973, one of the first projects funded was traditional almond breeding research. Focused on improving almond varieties and rootstocks, this research has been ongoing with University of… Read more

Technology and Tradition Come Together at Annual Environmental Stewardship Tour

More than 56 attendees from local, state and federal regulatory agencies, along with media, elected officials, and other invited guests, saw first-hand how technology is helping fourth-generation almond grower, sheller, and packer… Read more