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Remembering key contributor to almond industry irrigation improvements

It’s hard to estimate Schwankl’s impact on the state’s agriculture industry with his career focus on sprinkler, drip and flood irrigation management. more »

US October almond shipments fall to 8-year low

The total industry sold position was 39%, down three percentage points year-on-year and nine percentage points below the 5-year average. more »

All-in on climate-smart

NicNut demonstrates improved stewardship practices. more »

Almond growers can help prove air quality advancements

Almond growers can anonymously assist in the effort by sending the new equipment's runtime and serial number to their local NRCS office. more »

Blue Diamond Growers president and CEO to step down

Jansen has decided to step away after a successful 12-year tenure as CEO because he believes the organization is well-positioned for future growth more »

Management practices for improved water capture in almond

Groundwater recharge, organic matter, reduced or no tillage – in the middle of drought, management practices may help improve the retention of limited water resources. more »

California Supreme Court rejects review of bumblebee status

Agricultural groups argued that bumblebee protections could affect growing crops, herbicide and pesticide applications, and use of commercial honeybees to pollinate crops. more »

Farm waste finds a future in rubber, sugar and more

A wide research effort searches to repurpose agricultural byproducts. more »

After the rain: Maintaining almond nut quality

If nuts are not allowed to dry to delivery standards for moisture, mold can grow, and then nut quality and grower returns will suffer. more »

Freeze, drought diminish almond yields

USDA's Risk Management Agency reported $35 million in indemnities paid for almond crop losses this year, with more than 91% of those attributed to the freeze more »

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