This year’s Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium began with a new twist to the program: the first talk of the day was given by Richard Waycott, president and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC).
With harvest right around the corner, it's time to start taking steps to get orchards ready for this busy time.
Monitoring for moisture in the soil and stress levels in the leaves can help almond growers determine the proper interval and duration of water applications for more efficient irrigation in variable environments.
The California Almond objective forecast for the 2015–2016 crop year was announced today, July 1, at the offices of the Almond Board of California (ABC).
With harvest right around the corner, the Almond Board is hosting a "Managing Dust at Harvest" workshop on July 15 in Modesto. This event will cover dust reduction research and techniques, air quality regulations, funding opportunities and the latest almond harvest equipment.
The White House’s Pollinator Health Task Force in May released its “National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.”
In June, Growing Produce, the online presence of Western Fruit Grower magazine, published an article on the Almond Board’s Almond Leadership Program, informing its readers of the many benefits the yearlong program provides to participants, as well as helping to develop future leaders of the California Almond industry.
The Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium in June marked the 17th time the industry has come together at this event to share resources and information on key quality and safety issues affecting the almond industry.
A preliminary report from UC Davis on the impact of drought on agriculture in 2015 shows the total loss to California’s economy is $2.7 billion, along with the loss of about 18,600 full- and part-time jobs.
When stockpiling almonds becomes necessary, care must be taken to prevent excess moisture buildup, which can lead to contamination.