Experts including farm advisors and Almond Board researchers will share the latest news and research at three consecutive workshops in the northern, central and southern almond growing regions.
It may be bloom, but it's time to start thinking about yield potentials, and the role nitrogen plays in getting there. Dr. Patrick Brown, professor of plant sciences at UC Davis, says that growers should be tissue sampling now to get an idea of how trees reacted to nitrogen applications last season and to get a sense...
Some 1.7 million beehives moved into California’s 860,000 acres of almonds across the Central Valley this year to pollinate the state’s almond crop.
The Almond Board of California is providing support for tech transfer teams that are helping to reduce overwintering colony losses by supplying beekeepers with front-line technical hive management assistance and information.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program, commonly known as FREP, recently released a new resource to help almond growers understand the nitrogen (N) needs of their trees throughout the year.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recently approved new restrictions on the use of Pic (chloropicrin) products to reduce worker and bystander exposure.
Consumers increasingly expect and demand transparency when it comes to food production, and almond growers can provide an authentic voice to that ongoing conversation through both traditional and digital media outlets, according to a panel of communicators at The Almond Conference in December.
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced bills in both the House and Senate that would establish a single, independent federal food safety agency. Co-sponsors of the bills include Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). The goal is to improve food safety for consumers...
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) issued a notice advising all water rights holders that if hydrologic conditions do not significantly improve in the next several months, curtailments in 2015 can be expected to be the same as or exceed those in 2014. The notice warned that even senior riparian and pre-1914...
The Bureau of Reclamation is making $50 million in funds available immediately for drought relief projects throughout the West including nearly $20 million for the Central Valley Project. The funding was made available through the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015. Funding includes: $19.9...

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