California Almonds

California tree nut growers beware of Carpophilus truncatus

Tree nut crops in California are now faced with a new threat. The pest is called carpophilus beetle (Nitidulidae: Carpophilus truncatus). Houston Wilson, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist (Dept. Entomology, UC Riverside) provided National Nut Grower with some important details about this pest. more »

USDA amends the Federal Marketing Order for California almonds

The USDA announced a final rule amending the handling regulations for the federal marketing order for almonds grown in California. The amendments change existing authorities for quality control, ex... more »

A partnership of: Legends California Almonds + prime time

California Almonds are going Prime Time! The Almond Board of California (ABC) is launching a new one-of-a-kind partnership of legends with the one and only Coach Prime himself, Deion Sanders. Coach Prime is a hall of fame, multi-sport athlete turned coach and almonds are a legendary, multi-benefit packed snack with promising new research around exercise recovery. Both continually redefine what is possible. more »
Almonds at sunset. Photo courtesy of Almond Board of California.

California Almond Objective Measurement Report estimates a 1% percent increase in almond crops

The 2023 California Almond Objective Measurement Report published Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) estimates that the crop h... more »

Blue Diamond Almonds provides market update

Blue Diamond provided its Blue Diamond Almonds Market Report – June 13, 2023, which indicated that the 196 million pounds of May shipments were in "the upper range of industry expectations." Almond... more »

USDA reschedules California Almond O.M. report

The National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Pacific Regional Office has rescheduled the 2023 California Almond Objective Measurement report. The new release date is Wednesday, July 12 at 9:00 ... more »

Blue Diamond and Brightseed partner to discover benefits of bioactives in almonds

Blue Diamond, an almond marketer and processor, and Brightseed, a bioactives company, have partnered to discover the  health potential of nonpareil California almonds. The partnership will inform ... more »

Blue Diamond’s May 30 crop report indicates active pest issues

Mel Machado, vice president, member relations for Blue Diamond, released an email that discussed the latest updated in almond crops and detailed the findings from the Crop Progress Report – May 30, ... more »
Flooded almond orchard. Photo taken by Brent Holtz, Ph.D

Wild weather challenges

The risk of damage from disease and pests expected, harvest impacts not yet known more »
An almond tree at sunrise. Photo courtesy of the Almond Board of California.

USDA forecasts smaller 2023 almond crop

This year's forecasted almond yield is expected to be the lowest since 2004. more »

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