We hope you’re enjoying our new monthly feature on the Food Safety Modernization Act! We’re back to provide another round of answers to those burning FSMA questions that we know are keeping you up at night.
Hull rot disease is caused by two pathogens that thrive on split hulls of well-watered and well-fertilized trees. The best defense against these pathogens is to cut back on irrigations and check that nitrogen rates do not exceed crop demand.
The California organic almond industry now has a channel for providing guidance and recommendations to the Almond Board of California (ABC), following establishment of the Organic Advisory Panel (OAP).
Growers have until May 26 to apply for technical and financial assistance from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to upgrade equipment or implement practices that result in improved air quality.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school sites and licensed child day care facilities.
Winter temperatures this 2016–2017 season were not cold enough to have any negative impact on overwintering populations of leaffooted bug.
Until it’s written down, it’s just a concept. To that end, almond growers and processors who participate in the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) help the whole industry by providing documented data to educate buyers, regulators and the public about how we are following sustainable practices and are considerate of neighbors and the consuming public.
The Almond Nitrogen Calculator can now be accessed through smartphones and e-readers, according to Franklin Dlott, product manager for SureHarvest, which developed and now manages the calculator for Almond Board of California.
Every five years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation, commonly called the “farm bill,” that sets policy for an array of agricultural and food programs.
With the wet winter and possible spring storms, the question of when to begin irrigating can sometimes be a tough one to answer.

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