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Learning About the Safe, Post-Harvest Almond Stockpiling

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) provide guidelines to California Almond growers on how to minimize potential hazards during production and to recognize and address potential sources of contamination.

Preventing mold growth.

Aflatoxins are a major concern for the almond industry because of stringent maximum limits for aflatoxin contamination in key export markets.

When almonds are stockpiled, the combination of moisture in the crop and condensation that occurs under tarps used to cover the stockpiles can create ideal conditions for the aflotoxin-producing Aspergillus mold to grow.

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Stockpile Management Best Practices Guide