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USDA-NASS Projects Smaller Crop for California Almonds

Almond Board of California — The California Almond Objective Measurement Report, published Monday 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. (Editor’s Note: The steep decline in production this year comes as a big surprise with …

Almond Board Briefs Congressional Caucus About Pollinator Coalition

Almond Board of California Chief Scientific Officer Josette Lewis traveled virtually to Washington D.C. to brief key congressional leaders about the unique California Pollinator Coalition and its value to the health of bees and other pollinators. Lewis was one of four speakers, and the only representative from agriculture, at the virtual congressional briefing on the status of pollinators convened by …

Almond International Trade Barriers & the Biden Administration

What is the current status of the international trade war impact on almonds and what changes can we anticipate in the foreseeable future? Watch this brief video with Julie Adams from the Almond Board of California and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Aflatoxin in Almonds: How are we Doing?

In addition to the temporary effects of port congestion, COVID-19 and international trade wars, aflatoxin inspections and rejections have been a longer term issue and limiting factor for our almond industry exports. Julie Adams provided an update at the recent Almond Alliance Convention on how the industry is doing in keeping aflatoxin levels down to a minimum in their orchard …

Preparing for Almond Hull Split

Almond experts say there is only one proven way to know when hull split begins: inspect your trees from the top down, starting in the southwest corner of the canopy. The importance of knowing precisely when hull split occurs is critical because it signals the proper timing for treatments to control navel orangeworm (NOW) and, as appropriate, hull rot. Whether …

Whole Orchard Recycling Benefits and Incentives

Almond Board of California — Exciting research shows that conducting Whole Orchard Recycling (WOR) in almonds can increase crop yields in subsequent orchards, provide long-term benefits to soil health (such as improved water retention and nutrient levels) and increase carbon sequestration.Conducted by researchers from the University of California (UC) Davis and UC Agricultural and Natural Resources, with funding in part by …

Preparing Almond Growers for Another Drought

Drought is a serious concern for farmers this year, and in this interview with Daren Williams from the Almond Board of California, he shares some complimentary resources from the Almond Board to help growers weather another dry year, as well as some other insights. Watch this brief video with Daren and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

Almond Market Update Highlights New Records & Opportunities

Despite international tariffs, port disruptions and a global pandemic, the California almond industry continues to produce and ship record-setting crops.  Watch this brief video with Richard Waycott as he shares this year’s to-date trends on shipments and what can be expected of orchard production this year.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for …

Larger CA Almond Crop Forecasted This Year

Almond Board of California — 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 …

Trials of New Almond Varieties Pay Dividends

In the 1970s, the Almond Board of California began supporting Regional Variety Trials (RVTs) to provide a mechanism to test the performance of new varieties across the diverse almond growing regions in the State of California and to extend that information to local growers. Previous and current RVTs have been designed to evaluate new varieties or selections in a semi-commercial …

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