Hull rot disease is caused by two pathogens that thrive on split hulls of well-watered and well-fertilized trees. The best defense against these pathogens is to cut back on irrigations and check that nitrogen rates do not exceed crop demand.
We hope you’re enjoying our new monthly feature on the Food Safety Modernization Act! We’re back to provide another round of answers to those burning FSMA questions that we know are keeping you up at night.
The California organic almond industry now has a channel for providing guidance and recommendations to the Almond Board of California (ABC), following establishment of the Organic Advisory Panel (OAP).
The California organic almond industry now has a channel for providing guidance and recommendations to the Almond Board of California (ABC), following establishment of the Organic Advisory Panel (OAP).
We hope you’re enjoying our new monthly feature on the Food Safety Modernization Act! We’re back to provide another round of answers to those burning FSMA questions that we know are keeping you up at night.
As almond processors prepare for compliance with FSMA rules, Almond Board of California (ABC) is providing training for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI), who develop and implement food safety plans and are responsible for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls compliance in processing facilities.
Growers have until May 26 to apply for technical and financial assistance from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to upgrade equipment or implement practices that result in improved air quality.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school sites and licensed child day care facilities.
The Almond Nitrogen Calculator can now be accessed through smartphones and e-readers, according to Franklin Dlott, product manager for SureHarvest, which developed and now manages the calculator for Almond Board of California.
Until it’s written down, it’s just a concept. To that end, almond growers and processors who participate in the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) help the whole industry by providing documented data to educate buyers, regulators and the public about how we are following sustainable practices and are considerate of neighbors and the consuming public.

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