California Almonds: Irrigation Tips Through Summer

🕔Jun 24, 2019Almonds require a lot of water during the summer. This is due to the high temperatures experienced and the crop stage of the tree. It is not uncommon for an […]

U.S. Trade War Reaches India

🕔Jun 20, 2019In the last couple of weeks, we have seen several more maneuvers in President Trump’s ongoing trade war, including the addition of a new front—India. On June 15, India announced […]

Almond Genome Reveals How Edible, Sweet Almonds Arose

🕔Jun 14, 2019The sweet, edible almonds we enjoy today are a far cry from their bitter wild ancestors. That is thanks to a point mutation in the genes, according to a new […]

Almonds’ Lead Increases in U.S. Tree Nut Consumption

🕔May 31, 2019Over the past five decades, Americans’ annual consumption of tree nuts has grown from 1.38 pounds per person in 1970 to 3.69 pounds in 2016, according to ERS’s Loss-Adjusted Food […]

California Almonds: Weed Management in Newly Planted Orchards

🕔May 30, 2019Managing unwanted vegetation is difficult in newly established orchards. Weeds grow fast due to the amount of water, fertilizer and sunlight that is available. Temperatures in the spring and summer […]

Almonds Included in 2nd Trade Assistance Program

🕔May 23, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced almonds will be included in the administration’s new trade mitigation package. This package aims to continue support of farmers and ranchers impacted by […]

California Almonds: Another Record-Breaking Crop Predicted

🕔May 10, 2019For the second year in a row, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting a record California almond crop for the upcoming production year. According to the NASS […]

California Almonds: Fertilizing First Year Trees – Major Nutrients

🕔Apr 26, 2019Determining fertilizer needs for newly planted orchards is challenging. This is due to the desire to grow the trees as rapid as possible while considering the risk of uptake burn […]

California Almond Acreage Increased in 2018

🕔Apr 24, 2019USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that California’s almond acreage continued to increase in 2018. Bearing acres, or orchards that have matured enough to produce a crop, are reported […]

California Almonds: NOW Management During 1st and 2nd Flights

🕔Mar 29, 2019Navel orangeworm (NOW) is the most serious insect pest for California almonds as it causes both direct damage to the nuts as well as abetting growth of a serious food […]

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