June 27, 2022

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‘Seeds for Bees®’ Program for growers

Enrollment is now open through August 31 for Seeds for Bees®, a popular incentive program administered by Project Apis m. (PAm), which provides free cover crop seed for the first two years of enrollment. This year, PAm will provide more free seed than ever before in light of the tough economic conditions growers face.  “I’m a

Almond Board of California: Register Now for New Soil Summit

Sponsored by Almond Board of California, Western Region Certified Crop Advisors, andChico State – Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems, together hosts New Soil Summit on 31st March 2022 at CSU Chico University Farm Pavilion in Chico, California. The following topics will be discussed featuring a wide array of panelists:– Soils 101 – Why

ABC announces 2022 elections

Elections for the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors have kicked off for the 2022-2023 crop year with the call to all candidates to file their petitions or declarations of candidacy by April 1, 2022. There are two independent grower positions and one independent handler position on the ABC Board of Directors to

EU Market: Health and Sustainability Influence Consumers

Health remains the No. 1 motivator for European consumers to snack on almonds. But in a market leading the globe in environmental legislation and initiatives, there’s a new breed of eco-savvy consumers emerging who are turning their attention to how their food is produced and the impact it has on the planet. At The Almond

ABC: Orchard experiments and lessons with Donnie Hicks

In episode 16 of the Almond Journey podcast visits with almond grower and Hughson Nut Field Representative Donny Hicks. Hicks manages a small 18-acre orchard, which helps him keep a grower’s perspective in everything he does. Hicks shares how he’s offering up his acreage for experiments in areas such as fumigation, pruning, and subsurface irrigation, and talks

Reviewing ‘NOW’ Monitoring Tools

When it comes to navel orangeworm (NOW), the first step in an integrated pest management program is monitoring pest levels. Watch this unbiased review of NOW monitoring tools.

Record Crop, Record Shipments

Not surprisingly, after five consecutive years of record harvests, the California almond industry exported more nuts in the 2020-21 crop year than ever before. “We set records for exports in every month but January. It was truly incredible,” said Bryce Spycher, Manager of Marketing Order Services for the Almond Board of California. Global shipments of nuts from

UN Pre-Summit: Deciding the Future via ‘Decade of Action’

The United Nations (U.N), along with global stakeholders (Governments, private sector, agricultural coalitions, non-governmental organizations, etc.), is having an ongoing dialogue as part of the ‘Decade of Action’ to discuss future food systems in the face of climate change and growing global hunger issues. As part of this, Italy recently hosted the UN Food Systems

USDA-NASS Projects Smaller Crop in 2021

The California Almond Objective Measurement Report, published early this week by the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS), estimates that the 2021 crop will come in at 2.8 billion meat pounds, 10 percent below last year’s record of 3.1 billion pounds. The drop comes during a very difficult water year across California and

Virtual Orchard Tour showcases almond nutrition, responsible farming

Last month, the Almond Board of California’s (ABC) global food professional and health professional teams hosted the first-ever Virtual Orchard Tour. Food and beverage professionals, sustainability professionals, registered dietitians and nutritionists, and trade media from the U.S., Europe and Mexico attended this two-day experience, which featured on-site, in-orchard grower interviews as well as Q&As highlighting California almond

More almond crops, forecasts USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting an increase in the California almond crop. The USDA-NASS 2021 California Almond Subjective Forecast estimates California almond orchards will produce 3.2 billion pounds of nuts this year, up 3 percent from last year’s 3.12 billion-pound crop. Forecasted yield is expected to reach 2,410 pounds per acre, 3 percent lower

March 16: Training on Irrigation Tips

Almond Board of California’s (ABC) Training Tuesdays – Techniques and Tools to Determine When to Start Irrigation This training will provide industry members with insight into techniques and tools they can use to determine when to start irrigating, as well as theimportance of creating an irrigation schedule that can be utilized throughout the growing season. Attendees

‘Groundwater Recharge: The Why and The How’

Almond Board of California is hosting ABC’s Training Tuesdays titled ‘Groundwater Recharge: The Why and The How’ on 2nd February 2021. With potential new restrictions on groundwater pumping under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), managed groundwater recharge in working lands offers one of the most cost-effective methods for bringing basins into compliance by mitigating