California almond growers who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources are eligible to be nominated for the California Leopold Conservation Award. Applications will be accepted through July 8, 2016. Sponsored by the Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and...
The Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) has a new vision and a brand new identity that was unveiled in April at the AHPA annual convention.
Proposals to fundamentally change grower requirements, such as reporting nitrogen applications on acreage in the East San Joaquin Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, will be discussed at two upcoming public workshops.
The elected nominees for the 2016–17 Almond Board of California Board of Directors were seated at the April 12 board meeting. Members who have been re-elected to their position are marked with an asterisk, and members who are new to their specific position, but returning to service on the Board, are marked with the...
The Almond Board of California Board (ABC) of Directors, after reviewing programs and budget recommendations resulting from strategic planning over the past year, unanimously agreed in its April board meeting to recommend a budget for Crop Year 2016–17 to include an increase in the assessment from 3 cents per pound to...
The Almond Board of California (ABC) constantly explores ways that it can help growers become more productive, efficient and sustainable 1 , while at the same time meeting regulatory requirements. The California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) is a good example of how ABC brings all these elements together. The...
Conducted in partnership with University of California weed specialists and staff, in-the-field workshops will be held in May focusing on weed identification and management.
For the first time in California’s history, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) regulates the use of groundwater by empowering local agencies to adopt groundwater management plans that are tailored to the resources and needs of their communities. We asked Sarge Green, a water management specialist with...
The final round of California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) workshops for 2016 will be held in late June/early July. As with series 1 and 2, they will take place in three locations — one in each of the state’s growing regions — to be announced later. These workshops will demonstrate ways that growers can keep...
At least 80% of nutrients should be applied to almonds during the active tree growth period beginning in early spring and continuing through early hullsplit.

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