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 …
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.
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.
Plans are in high gear for this year’s Almond Conference. The Almond Board of California gives us an update on the conference’s educational sessions.
What is the current state of the almond industry and what’s ahead in the future? AgNet West talked with Richard Waycott, President and CEO of the Almond Board of California, for this week’s almond update.