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Almond Board of California
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. Continue reading

irrigationWith 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.

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Helping Honey BeesThe Almond Board is reminding growers of ways they can help the honey bee population by planting forage for the bees.

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research
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 Sustainability and Environmental Affairs for more information.

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managing irrigationAs 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.
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managing irrigation
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.
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navel orangeworm predictor
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.
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Helping Honey Bees
The Almond Board is hosting workshops on bee health and pollination, as part of the California Almond Sustainability Program or CASP. We talk with Billy Synk, Director of Pollination Programs at Project Apis m., to hear about one of the programs that will be featured at the workshops.

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Helping Honey Bees
The Almond board is reminding growers of ways they can help the ever-important honey bee population. One way, is to plant forage for the bees, and Project Apis m has a program that can help you do that.
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Almond Board of California
As the New Year starts, many of us start thinking about turning over a new leaf, especially when it comes to our eating habits. Almond Board Manager, Global Health and Nutrition Communications Jenny Heap tells us why almonds are a good addition for those of us wanting to be healthier.

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almond conference Dave Phippen was honored by his peers as he was announced as the 2016 Almond Achievement Award recipient. Dave Phippen is the recipient of the 2016 Almond Achievement Award

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almond conference At the 2016 Almond Conference, Almond Board President and CEO Richard Waycott gave the state of the industry address. Continue reading

almond conference
The Almond Conference is just days away. Almond Board Industry Relations Program Coordinator Rebecca Bailey gives us an update.

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Almond Board of California In today’s almond update, we have a special Thanksgiving message from Richard Waycott, President and CEO of the Almond Board of California.
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Importance of spatial mapping
Those in the almond industry will learn about the evolution of the Almond Board’s marketing programs during a session at the upcoming Almond Conference. We talked with long time strategic partner of the Almond Board, Buddy Ketchner, to learn more about the session.
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almond conferenceAt the upcoming Almond Conference, emeritus professor of plant sciences at UC Davis Ted DeJung Is speaking on the specifics of growing almonds trees. He tells us about his session in this week’s Almond Update.
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Importance of spatial mappingIn this Almond Update, we conclude our three part series on the new almond mapping project. For the past two years, Almond Board of California (ABC), through a partnership with Sacramento-based agricultural and environmental consulting firm Land IQ, has been developing a spatial database of almond acreage in California. Joel Kimmelshue with Land IQ explains how this data is and can be used.

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Importance of spatial mappingIn this Almond Update, we have part two of our three part series on the new almond mapping project. For the past two years, Almond Board of California (ABC), through a partnership with Sacramento-based agricultural and environmental consulting firm Land IQ, has been developing a spatial database of almond acreage in California. Joel Kimmelshue with Land IQ explains why this type of work important.

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Almond Board of CaliforniaAt the upcoming Almond Conference, the Almond Board is presenting a new spatial database project that puts California almonds on the map – literally.

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Apply for the Almond Leadership ProgramThose in the almond industry are encouraged to apply for the Almond Leadership Program for 2017. Jenny Nicolau, Almond Board Manager of Industry Relations tells us more about the program.

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