The Almond Board of California is setting the final plans for this year’s Almond Conference. This year’s Almond Conference will feature more educational sessions than ever before. Senior Specialist, Industry Services, Bryce Spycher tells us about the continuing education units available.
To register or for more information, visit AlmondConference.com.
This year’s Almond Conference features many sessions on topics important to the industry. Here is a sampling of information from the program. Find the complete program here.
Air Quality Regs and Requirements
Whether PM2.5, ozone, greenhouse gases or dust, the regulatory environment keeps changing. This panel will address the status of current air quality regulations, looking at what programs are available to help growers with training, compliance and equipment transition. Recently released ABC dust best management practices will also be reviewed.
Research Update: Pollination
For more than 40 years, the Almond Board of California’s research programs have advanced knowledge around yields, quality and environmental stewardship, contributing to the growth and success of the industry. Almond Board-funded researchers have helped to identify areas of opportunity and success through all parts of the growing lifecycle.
Be sure to attend these six-minute updates by researchers, offering insight into all ongoing research projects concerning pollination and honey bee health. Researchers will also be available at poster sessions in Hall A+B, giving conference attendees a chance to ask follow-up questions.
Irrigation 1.0 Standards
Attend this session to learn about research-based irrigation management practices that are within reach for all California almond growers. With water allocations in question and groundwater regulations looming, it is in the best interest of all California farmers to adopt efficiency measures, all of which translate well to orchard settings. This session will discuss the importance of efficient irrigation, estimating crop water use with historic ETc, determining application rate with soil moisture and system efficiency factors, scheduling to meet demand and monitoring results.