California Almonds: 4 Goals to Improve Sustainability by 2025 Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
At The Almond Conference 2018, the California almond industry announced four ambitious goals with a seven-year target timeline to achieve each. The Almond Orchard 2025 Goals build off decades of […]

California Almond Community Announces 5-Point Pollinator Protection Plan Jan 15, 2020

🕔Jan 15, 2020
Preceding the start of the annual almond pollination season in February, the California almond community is launching a new five-point Pollinator Protection Plan. A collection of important initiatives aimed at […]

California Almonds: Shelling Continues So Crop May Exceed Projections Jan 13, 2020

Photo by Marc Suderman, Ultra Gro Plant Food, Madera, California.
🕔Jan 13, 2020
The Almond Board of California released the December 2019 position report Shipments were 205.9 million lbs. vs. 199.6 million lbs. in 2018 – a new record and an increase of  […]

California Almonds: Major Variety Swings – Winners and Losers Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Here is a quick breakdown of varieties planted in California almond orchards compared to a year ago. So Far Vs. 1 year Ago % Change Nonpareil 1,002,190,943 866,368,395 +15.7% Independence […]

California Rice: Tadpole Shrimp – Getting a Handle on Pyrethroid Resistance Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
Want to help make sure your freshly planted rice fields don’t look like the muddied mess on the left below (vs. clear on right) following a pyrethroid application? Wondering if […]

California Almonds: November Was A Big Month In The Market Dec 11, 2019

🕔Dec 11, 2019
The Almond Board of California released the November 2019 position report Shipments were a Record 235.9 million lbs. vs. 237.6 million lbs. in 2018 – an decrease of  0.7% (+4.7% […]

California: Almond Board Fueling ‘Farm of the Future’ with $5.9Mln Investment Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
The Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $5.9 million dollars in 85 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. With this commitment, the California almond community […]

California Almonds: Water Meters – Formatting the Data for Use Dec 9, 2019

🕔Dec 9, 2019
Water meters are a necessary tool to determine water applications to the orchard. Having access to this near-real-time data can provide insight into the irrigation practices by helping determine if […]

California Pistachios: 4 Management “Takeaways” From Bob Beede Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
From Bob Beede’s December Pistachio Task List: Takeaway #1: Gather Chill Data Purchase and install a simple temperature recorder in each orchard to collect real-time weather data on chill accumulation […]

California Pistachios: Do “Rest” Treatments Pay? Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019
Do “Rest Enhancement” Cover Sprays Pay? Simple answer: I do not know. No long-term, a replicated trial has been done using kaolin or calcium carbonate-based products to the point that […]

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