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...
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.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will be holding a Central Valley listening session to gather input from stakeholders to help determine appropriate notification when field fumigation occurs in anticipation of a possible new regulation. For almonds, this applies mostly when whole-orchard replant takes place.
Almond growers wishing to utilize harvest technology to minimize particulate matter (PM) emissions in their orchards may be eligible to receive payments through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), even though they may hire out the harvest process, according to Johnnie Siliznoff, state air quality specialist.
In February, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a formal notice of its intent to cancel the insecticide flubendiamide, or Belt.
The annual Nickels Soil Lab Field Day is planned for May 19 at Marine Rd. between Wildwood Rd. and California Rd. in Arbuckle.

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