At The 2014 Almond Conference, entomologist David Haviland (UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County) cautioned that the use of pyrethroid insecticides and miticides is on the increase (on a per-bearing-acre basis), which heightens the risk for increased navel orangeworm (NOW) tolerance/resistance to pyrethroid insecticides, and can disrupt integrated pest management (IPM) programs for mites.
Green almonds are a seasonal delicacy for people familiar with the Middle East, and some California Almond growers are catering to that niche market in the U.S. Green almonds are harvested mid-April to mid-June, before either the nut or the shell starts to harden, making the making the entire nut — including the hull and the shell — edible.
The third and final segment of Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) series of educational sustainability workshops will begin April 23, addressing the topics of energy stewardship and air quality.
Knowing the right amount of nitrogen to apply in the right places at the right time is key to any nitrogen plan.
Pest control advisors (PCAs) need to be on the lookout for leaffooted bug (LFB). Present indications point to the potential for significant LFB damage to almonds.
As orchards transition from delicate white blooms to vibrant green leaves, almond pollination season is coming to a close. Honey bees that began their year transferring pollen around the orchard and pollinating this year’s crop are moving on to do the same in more than 90 different commercially grown crops around California and North America.
An important change in the 2014 farm bill connects eligibility for crop insurance premium subsidies with conservation compliance requirements, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Almond Board of California has released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office are March 1, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2016.
The Almond Board has produced a new video to explain the importance of budgeting for nitrogen, and how to use the new Nitrogen Calculator. Budgeting for nitrogen helps almond growers increase yields, lower input costs, meet regulatory requirements and improve environmental stewardship by applying only what the crop...
Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) foundational principle of investing in research applies to global market development programs as well as to enhancing production.