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Episode 62: Making Recharge and Cover Crops Work with Christine Gemperle


Almond grower and Almond Board of California (ABC) Director Christine Gemperle joined the Journey again, this time to discuss groundwater recharge, crimping cover crops, and continuing her efforts to build soil health in her orchards. Gemperle also provides an update about her work on the almond board and the trip this past year to meet with growers around the state to introduce new CEO Clarice Turner.

We could really turn around our groundwater situation by using ag lands.
Christine Gemperle, commenting on practicing groundwater recharge where feasible.
In Today’s episode:
  • Discover Christine Gemperle’s experiences with groundwater recharge
  • Hear about why Gemperle decided to modify her own roller crimper to manage cover crops
  • Understand more about what’s happening at the Board level at the Almond Board of California.

ABC Update:

Apply to receive up to $2,500 in cover crop seed from the Seeds for Bees program. ABC’s Taylor Hillman discusses the details with Stetcyn Maldonado of Project Apis m. Learn more about the program and apply on the Project Apis m website.

The Almond Journey Podcast is made possible by the Almond Board of California. This show explores how growers, handlers, and other stakeholders are making things work in their operations to drive the almond industry forward. Host Tim Hammerich visits with leaders throughout the Central Valley of California and beyond who are finding innovative ways to improve their operations, connect with their communities, and advance the almond industry.

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