Retiring Almond Researcher’s Contribution to the Industry He Grew Up In

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 1 A native of Ripon, California, Dr. Ted DeJong’s career started on his uncle’s peach and almond farm. Like many others in... Read more »

Preparing Bees for Almond Bloom

Each year between January and February, just before almond trees burst into bloom, two-thirds of the nation’s commercial honey bees hives converge in California. The bees are essential because unlike some plants, almond trees are not self-pollinating, so they need some extra help from honey bees to provide the... Read more »

Innovation in Action at The Almond Conference!

December’s Almond Conference was a great place to see innovation in action! From sessions about “Precision Irrigation Management” and “Biomass,” to “New Almond Calorie Research” and “Pest Management and Pollination,” industry experts and local farmers addressed the almond market and agricultural challenges, as well as... Read more »

Continuing Education Drives Continuous Improvement in the Almond Community

Like any other profession, farmers need to stay up to date on the latest trends and newest technologies in their industry. This is the reason that for the past 44 years Almond Board of California (ABC) has hosted the Almond Conference , which was attended by over 3,000 members of the almond community this past year... Read more »

Almonds and Chocolate – A Perfect Pairing

From the chocolate hearts you receive on Valentine’s Day to Easter chocolate bunnies or Hanukkah gelt, chocolate is often tied to emotional and celebratory moments in our lives. It’s no surprise then that happiness is the top reason for eating more chocolate, followed by taste and stress reduction. 1 Did you know that... Read more »