ORCHARD FLOOR MANAGEMENT
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) provide guidelines to California Almond growers on how to minimize potential hazards during production and to recognize and address potential sources of contamination.
Clean and Bare
Almond harvest activities result in direct contact of nuts with the orchard floor. Whenever almonds come in direct contact with soil or with soil surface materials, the introduction of physical contaminants and some level of microbial contamination is going to happen.
Download PDF: Orchard Floor Management.