With a projected production of 1.80 billion pounds, this year’s California almond production forecast is down four percent from last year’s crop.
By now most people know that almonds use a lot of water, about one gallon per nut.
The Almond Board of California recently announced ambitious research projects that will cost $2.5 million and are expected to make further headway in the efforts of California producers to arrive at more efficient farming practices to reduce the amount of water applied to the crop.
MODESTO, Calif., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, independent study by the University of California, Davis shows that re-using byproducts 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 Board of California, shows that almond trees accumulate and store significant amounts of carbon and that the almond industry is making progress toward becoming carbon neutral or even carbon negative with respect to greenhouse gases (GHG).