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Orchard Management

The orchard is where it all begins. We’ve compiled all the information you need to apply Good Agricultural Practices, optimize your irrigation and pollination, guide you through your harvest, and help you keep tabs on your soil health. And we’ve compiled a section for new growers to get your almond orchard off the ground.

Food Safety for Growers (GAPs)

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) provide guidelines to California Almond growers to address potential sources of contamination.

Water & Irrigation

Whether you are following the Irrigation Continuum, maintaining your irrigation system, or exploring groundwater recharge, these tools can help a grower make the most out of their water situation.

Soil Quality & Nutrients

From salinity and toxicities to nitrogen and nutrients, keeping an eye on your soil is an important step in maintaining a healthy orchard.


Dependent on the honey bee, a successful bloom period is critical for determining a strong yield and healthy almond crop.

Crop Protection

The successful management of almond orchard pests is critical to protect the quality and yield of California Almonds.


Good harvesting techniques and post-harvest handling and stockpiling are keys to determining maximum yield, marketability, and profit.

Whole Orchard Recycling

Whole Orchard Recycling provides a solution to orchard removal that not only addresses the question of how to dispose of old trees but also provides a sustainable alternative that may improve soil health and increase yields in the next orchard.

Almond Variety Considerations

Are you new to the almond industry? We have tips for tree and variety selection and other information to get you growing in no time.