California

USDA seeks proposals for innovative approaches to conservation on ag lands

USDA-NRCS is looking for agriculture partners to implement on-the-ground conservation and will provide incentives to offset the risk of trialing innovation. more »

California almond acreage increased in 2020

The 5.9% acreage increase in 2020 pushed California to 1.25 million bearing acres of almonds and boosted exports. more »

‘Fritz’ hits the road to promote Almond Board of California resources

Almond Board of California is loading up informational packets and hitting the road with Fritz the almond van to visit 20 locations throughout California's almond growing region. more »

Diverse group of organizations come together to protect California’s pollinators

New California Pollinator Coalition pledges to increase pollinator habitat on working lands. more »

NRCS invites proposals for 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants

Applicants have through April 23 to apply for a grant to fund on-farm trials, field demonstrations and pilot projects that are likely successful, but not yet widely adopted. more »

Navel orangeworm monitoring starts now in almond

Every season has a preventative step, and growers are now putting winter sanitation behind them and setting the traps to monitor. more »
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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. more »

EPA approves emergency registration request for kasugamycin on almond

Up to two applications of kasugamycin to control bacterial blast will be allowed on almonds under anticipated cold or freezing conditions until petal fall, with some restrictions. more »

$12.5M available for CA nut growers via low-dust harvester program

Applications for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District's Low-Dust Nut Harvester Replacement Program are now available. more »

USDA encourages growers to apply for federal conservation assistance

Growers interested in financial and technical assistance are encourage to apply for USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program. more »

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