This November, UC Davis professors Patrick Brown, Jan Hopmans and Ken Shackel, along with retired UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Larry Schwankl, received the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s 2014 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award.
The primary pest in almonds, navel orangeworm (NOW), is a double threat to crop quality. In addition to the direct damage NOW causes the kernel, NOW damage can open the door to fungal infections and contaminants, particularly Aspergillus spp. and the aflatoxin contaminant it produces.
Now that the football season is in full swing, the Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) North American team has been reaching out to fans to prevent “mindless munching” and instead encourage snacking smart with almonds.
Data on almond growers’ irrigation practices gleaned from the California Almond Sustainability1 Program’s (CASP) 2014 Almond Sustainability Report have helped shape the almond industry’s response to questions about almond water use during this drought year.
The drought has been top of mind for more than just Californians. Recent dry conditions have drawn the attention of local, national and even global media.
A new Almond Board publication — Honey Bee Best Management Practices for California Almonds — emphasizes pesticide application practices and considerations leading up to and during bloom to promote honey bee health.
With winter quickly approaching, it is important to spend time santizating your orchard, which is key to combat navel orange worms.
The University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Program will offer a free online discussion forum on Nutrient Management Solutions for almonds available Nov. 17 through Nov. 30, 2014.
Harvest may be done for the year, but that doesn't mean you should stop monitoring your orchard for the year.
The Almond Board of California Leadership Program is a one-year training that offers opportunities for professional and personal growth for young leaders in the industry. After completing the program, graduates are ready to shape the future as leaders in the California Almond industry. As part of their experience in...

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