August 14, 2014 The results of the survey conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of nurseries that sell almond trees were released Aug. 1. The totals are only for those nurseries reported. According to the survey, at least 8.33 million almond trees were sold between July 2013 and July 2014,...
Almond growers with orchard blocks that suffer loss or damage in excess of 15% as a result of a natural disaster, such as a drought, are eligible for financial assistance under the 2014 Farm Bill Tree Assistance Program (TAP). Nursery trees are also eligible. The 2014 Farm Bill makes TAP a permanent disaster program...
August 14, 2014 A recent study published in the Journal of International Sports Nutrition suggested that almonds' unique combination of protein (6g per oz), fiber (4g per oz), good fats* and vitamins may have benefits for athletic performance in highly trained athletes. 1 Researchers randomly assigned participants (10...
February 1, 2013 Almond growers who regularly make their first nitrogen applications in February should wait at least a month until leaf-out occurs, according to findings coming out of major research on almond nutrient management funded by the Almond Board and USDA. That research, led by UC Davis plant scientist...
January 1, 2014 As bloom season approaches, growers should remember to use caution when applying bloom-time sprays and consider their potential impact on bees. As more data is being developed on potential impacts from specific fungicides, growers should avoid bloom sprays where possible when bees and pollen are...
July 16, 2013 Orchard management activities continue after harvest to protect the crop from contamination and l oss of quality. It has been shown that certain conditions during stockpiling can lead to concealed damage and mold growth that can reduce kernel quality and lead to food safety issues. Studies led by Bruce...
May 1, 2014 A plant-based strategy for managed deficit irrigation (MDI), also known as regulated deficit irrigation, or RDI, targeting stress levels at specific crop stages can effectively manage hull rot and potentially reduce water use without impacting crop productivity. Prior Almond Board–fun ded research and a...
May 1, 2014 The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), recently posted an additional resource online for Using the Pressure Chamber for Irrigation Management in Almonds . The pressure chamber (or pressure bomb) is a device fruit and nut growers can use to measures a tree's stem water...
April 1, 2014 Timing and system maintenance improve application accuracy, save water I. Scheduling Irrigation Using ET In this time of drought, irrigation experts recommend almond growers facing reduced levels of available water spread out irrigations over the season as much as possible in proportion to almond...
April 1, 2014 During this time of unprecedented drought, the Almond Board has been providing information and tools to help growers cope with tight water supplies. This effort was kicked off at The Almond Conference last December with a workshop on irrigation strategies for drought management. Since then, we’ve...

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