It may seem early to start thinking about dust during almond harvest, but Carissa Sauer, Manager of Industry Communications with the Almond Board of California says it is time to start planning. Listen to her comments here: From the Almond Board: Improving air quality in California, especially in the San Joaquin Valley, is a major issue for all residents. Sweepers …
Registration is now open for the 2017 Almond Conference, to be held December 5-7 in Sacramento. Almond Board of California Manager of Industry Relations, Jenny Nicolau tells us more.
The Almond Board of California’s marketing program has grown a lot since it started 20 years ago. Senior Director of Global Marketing Emily Fleischmann talked about the strides the program has made. From the Almond Board: Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) consumer marketing program as we think of it today began almost 20 years ago. At that time, almonds were …
Water quality and irrigation go hand in hand for almond growers, and Spencer Cooper, Senior Manager of Irrigation and Water Efficiency for the Almond Board of California says it’s important for plant health that producers keep a close eye on water quality. Cooper explains some problems that can come from poor water quality and says there are a few things …
Proper nitrogen application and management is crucial for a healthy almond crop, and there are tools available to help growers make sure they’re using the right amount of nitrogen. Franklin Dlott, Product Manager at SureHarvest, tells us about the nitrogen calculator.
The Almond Board has a series of workshops coming up for growers. Jenny Nicolau, Manager of Industry Relations for the Almond Board of California has more information.
The California State FFA celebrated the almond community’s commitment to the future of farming through the funding of scholarships that enable students to pursue a degree in agriculture studies. Almond Board Manager of Industry Relations Jenny Nicolau tells us more.
There are programs available for almond growers and others to help improve air quality. Ted Strauss, California Air Quality Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service tells us more.
The Almond Board has resources to help industry members navigate the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA. Carissa Saur, Industry Communications Manager at the Almond Board joins us with more information.
In today’s almond update, Carissa Sauer, Almond Board Manager of Industry Communications, tells us about this year’s Almond Leadership Class.
An incentive program that makes it more affordable for almond and walnut producers to implement low-dust harvesting equipment has more than doubled. The Almond Board of California added that growers don’t need to purchase the equipment to take advantage of the incentive.
The Almond Board of California said overwintering aggregations of leaffooted bug being monitored have started to break up and are moving into nearby orchards. Director of Agricultural Affairs Bob Curtis discussed how to monitor for the pest and how to positively diagnose damage.
The latest almond position report shows some growth. Richard Waycott, Almond Board President and CEO says the industry is strong, and things are looking especially good this year.
Honey bee health is top of mind this time of year. Almond Board Director of Agricultural Affairs, Bob Curtis, tells us about two important topics: hive removal timing and honey bee forage.
With the unusually wet year, growers are changing up their irrigation schedules. Spencer Cooper, senior manager of irrigation and water efficiency, tells us what growers need to be monitoring right now for irrigation.
The Almond Board is reminding growers of ways they can help the honey bee population by planting forage for the bees.
On both National Almond Day and National Innovation Day, Almond Board of California (ABC) is announcing a research commitment that will benefit the almond community in 2017 and beyond. Through this program, ABC is investing $4.7 million dollars in 82 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming and sustainability practices. Sabrina Hill talks with Gabrielle Ludwig, Almond Board Director of …
As almond growers are getting ready for pollination, Director of Agricultural Affairs for the Almond Board of California, Bob Curtis, says at the field level, best management practices are critical. He says it all starts with a good working relationship between the almond grower and the bee keeper, especially when it comes to communication about the use of pesticides.
The Almond Board has tools available to help growers with managing irrigation. In this week’s Almond Update, Senior Manager, Irrigation and Water Efficiency, Spencer Cooper tells us about the irrigation continuum.
Navel Orangeworm, or NOW, is a big problem for almond growers. AgNet West caught up with UCCE Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor for the Sacramento Valley, Emily Simms, at the recent Almond Conference. Simms explains a predictive model for NOW that she is working on.