The 42nd Annual Almond Conference program is packed with must-attend presentations, top-notch speakers, entertaining meal events, and more dedicated trade show time than ever before. You won’t want to miss a thing.
The primary pest in almonds, navel orangeworm (NOW), is a double threat to crop quality. In addition to the direct damage NOW causes the kernel, NOW damage can open the door to fungal infections and contaminants, particularly Aspergillus spp. and the aflatoxin contaminant it produces.
The drought has been top of mind for more than just Californians. Recent dry conditions have drawn the attention of local, national and even global media. While the Almond Board of California (ABC) strives to be part of the conversation and a source of unbiased information, the California Almond industry isn’t always portrayed accurately.
A new study published in October in the British Journal of Nutrition found that participants who ate almonds as part of a heart-healthy diet improved certain factors associated with heart disease risk.
Almond Board of California has pulled together several facts and figures to better tell our industry’s story of water use to the outside world.
California produces one half of the nation’s fruits, nuts and vegetables, yet in our state of bounty, one in four children and one in six adults regularly go hungry.
A couple of months ago I held a meeting with the editorial board of our local newspaper in Modesto, the Modesto Bee. Over lunch we had a great exchange on what the Almond Board is (and isn’t) and in what activities the Almond Board can involve itself (and in what activities it cannot).
The Almond Board of California offers a one-year leadership program that encourages individuals in the almond industry to participate in leadership training and take a leadership role in the future of the California Almond industry.
Pest control advisers, private applicators and certified crop advisers attending The Almond Conference Dec. 9–11 are urged to take advantage of the various CEUs available through Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Certified Crop Adviser program.
The almond industry has been very successful in establishing programs to keep almonds moving, but we face many challenges as food safety expectations and regulatory requirements increase.