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Winter 2021

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Cover crops emphasize bee health for almond bloom

Pollination in almond orchards has become an incredible market, joining the ranks of irrigation and harvest at 15-20% of a field’s annual costs, while marking what the Almond Board of California calls the largest pollination event in the world. »

Almond grower the first to earn sustainability certification

With general practices at Bullseye Farms meeting a lot of criteria fitting under a sustainable model, the Woodland, California-based farm sought certification. »
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Partnership targets nation’s food deserts

Some of tree agriculture’s biggest players are looking to change the face of hunger and food accessibility in the U.S. »
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Super high density almond orchards in California

Super high density orchards are quickly becoming another option for tree nut growers. »
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Determining causal agents that threaten orchard health

From disease to pests to water,maintaining orchard health runs the gamut. »
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Learning center gets aspiring managers into the field

It’s a challenge very familiar to the agriculture industry: a shortage of qualified labor. The Center for Land-based Learning (CLBL) headquartered in Woodland, California, is looking to change that with an apprenticeship program that puts aspiring farm managers into the field. »

Industry Perspective: Langue who? A legacy of almond varieties

Languedoc, Lewelling and Harriott. Are these people’s names, places or abstract word combinations? Actually, they’re all varieties of almonds, some dating back to 1843. »

Growers manage irrigation and nitrogen with CropManage

CropManage is a decision support tool that was developed for water and nutrient management, looking at them together in order to solve the problem of nutrient overuse, irrigation scheduling and the protection of groundwater. »

Understanding the principles of irrigation efficiency in pistachio

Unless growers are designing their irrigation systems well and diligently maintaining them, how efficient a system can be is very different from how efficient a system actually is. »

Make mating disruption a part of your IPM program

Mating disruption has been around for decades, and has now become an important part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program for some of the California tree nut industry’s toughest pests. »

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