If you are a PCA, private applicator or a certified crop adviser, come to The Almond Conference Dec. 9–11 to take advantage of the various CEUs available through the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and the Certified Crop Adviser program. A total of 7.5 DPR units are available, and 26 CCA units. These break...
The 42nd Annual Almond Conference is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on the almond social event of the year! The Almond Conference will be held Dec. 9–11 at the Sacramento Convention Center; hotels are filling up quickly, so make sure you book your room today.
In a drought year, it is important for growers to monitor the salinity of their water if relying on ground or canal water for irrigation.
The Almond Board has invested $1.6 million since 1995 on research related to honey bee health on subjects such as Varroa mite and other honey bee pest and disease issues, nutrition, the impact of pesticides and for technical assistance to beekeepers through tech transfer teams.
The premise of the recently launched Good Neighbor community outreach effort is simple: No one tells the story of California Almonds better than those who work every day growing and processing almonds.
California’s ongoing drought has sharpened media focus on water usage by almond growers. Unfortunately, some articles have reported some facts inaccurately and have left an incorrect impression about almond growers and their use of water.
The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), responding to mandates to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from non-fumigant pesticides in the San Joaquin Valley, is limiting the use of four pesticides, including three compounds commonly used on almonds and six other crops, during the next two years.
As almond growers make plans for tree removals and soil fumigation, it is important to be aware of the current state of availability and restrictions for soil fumigants.
On Oct. 16 Fresno State Center for Irrigation Technology is offering a seminar on measuring crop water stress in almonds.
A number of recent regulatory actions may place additional restrictions on the use of chlorpyrifos in almonds in the near future.

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