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

🕔Dec 10, 2019The 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, 2019Water 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, 2019From 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, 2019Do “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 […]

California Almonds: Pruning Wound Protection – Reducing Impact of Canker Diseases Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019As we approach winter in the Sacramento Valley and almond trees enter dormancy, pruning becomes a top priority for many growers. Whether it’s pruning for scaffold selection or to remove […]

California Tree Crops: Postharvest Irrigation in a Dry Autumn? Nov 25, 2019

🕔Nov 25, 2019Almond, prune, and walnut harvests are behind us, what postharvest irrigation(s) have you put on your orchard? Rainfall has been absent in October and November (as of this writing). Despite […]

California Almonds: Oversupply Risk Tied to Shifts in Weather, Acreage Nov 25, 2019

🕔Nov 25, 2019The almond industry has enjoyed over 20 years of robust growth and generally favorable economic returns. Yet, over the past five years weather-related challenges such as frosts and droughts have […]

California Almonds: Tree Loss Value Calculator Nov 7, 2019

🕔Nov 7, 2019Unexpected tree loss happens. Whether it involves flooding of a field by a broken pipe, an inattentive driver, a natural disaster or some other circumstance, tree loss can occur within […]

California: Heath Flora Wins Almond Champion of the Year Award Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Assemblymember Heath Flora (R-Ripon) has been recognized as the Almond Alliance of California’s 2019 Champion of the Year for his leadership in educating his colleagues on both sides of the […]

California Rice: Crop Goes From Slow Start to Swift Finish Oct 25, 2019

🕔Oct 25, 2019“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” That familiar creed is usually associated with the U.S. […]

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