As more cogeneration plants are shutting down, growers are being forced to consider alternative methods for dealing with tree biomass upon orchard removal.
Fresh and eager to begin their year-long experience, 21 participants in the Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) Almond Leadership program met for the first time in late January for their program orientation and kickoff activities.
Almond bloom is upon us, a time when almond growers should be making their nitrogen management plans and using the in-season nutrient budget model at Almonds.com/NitrogenBudgeting.
The Almond Board of California (ABC) European food professional team exhibited at Food Ingredients Europe 2015 (FiE) in Paris last December.
A downpour did not deter media members from attending a recent press briefing in a Modesto almond orchard highlighting a groundwater recharge project funded by the Almond Board of California (ABC) in partnership with UC Davis and Sustainable Conservation.
Growers, check your mail for ballots to select two independent grower member and alternate positions and one independent handler member and alternate positions for the Almond Board of California (ABC).
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering up to three years of financial incentives through its Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) to almond and walnut growers who adopt harvest equipment shown to reduce particulate matter (dust).
Launched at The Almond Conference last December and detailed in the previous California Almonds Outlook newsletter, new Accelerated Innovation Management (AIM) initiatives will address the needs of almond farming, harvesting and processing into the future.
The Almond Conference in December, as always, provided a wealth of information to help growers fine-tune their production practices with updated techniques and state-of-the-art tools.
With trees in bloom and bees buzzing throughout the orchard, growers and all pollination stakeholders should be aware of practices and strategies that balance bee and crop health.

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