The changing markets for almond byproducts have led the Almond Board of California (ABC) to step up its research into alternatives to managing orchard removal biomass as well as hulls and shells.
The Almond Board is looking for a few good speakers who are specialists in their area to present on the following subjects at The Almond Conference in December.
National Pollinator Week in June marks the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. It’s also a time for the California Almond community to reflect on our efforts to improve honey bee and pollinator health.
Come see new harvest equipment demonstrated in an orchard near you at the third and final event of the Almond Board of California educational sustainability1 workshop series. The two in-orchard workshops will take place July 7 in Fresno and July 8 in Arbuckle.
For the first time, potential speakers may submit proposals to present at The Almond Conference in December on selected topics.
The 2016 Almond Short Course will be held November 8–10 at the Modesto Centre Plaza. New and experienced growers, as well as other industry members interested in commercial almond production, should consider attending.
While almond growers and processors prepare for the busiest time of the year, the Central Valley community will soon be reminded of what comes with harvest — dust. Dust impacts everyone in the Valley, from almond growers to orchard workers to neighbors.
While a little extra dust may seem like a necessary byproduct of bringing in the harvest, it is an unwelcome nuisance for neighbors who live, work, drive and play around almond orchards.
California is home to approximately 270 different ant species. With only a fraction of this population found in almond orchards, few types will prove to be an economic threat to almond growers.
Almond Leadership Program participant Rory Crowley was interviewed by GrowingProduce.com writer Christina Herrick for an extensive article in which he shares his thoughts on issues facing the California Almond industry and the Leadership Program.

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