Part of what makes almonds so desirable to consumers - aside from the great taste and crunch - is their high protein content. Ensuring good human nutrition means ensuring a strong tree nutrition plan is in place.
With almond bloom under way, almond growers should remember to utilize the nitrogen budgeting tool available at www.almonds.com/NitrogenBudgeting when making their plans....More
About a month has passed since the calendar advanced to 2016. But already, thanks to colder, wetter weather, the new year is looking much more promising for American pistachio growers than the last one....More
Independent almond growers are currently voting to elect four individuals to the Almond Board of California (ABC) board of directors.
Ballots must be returned to the ABC by Feb. 11. Those elected will serve as ABC directors for terms beginning this March 1.
Growers will select two independent grower member and alternate positions, and one independent handler member and alternate positions.
Candidates for the independent grower positions include:...More
Elizabeth Fichtner, a University of California farm advisor in Tulare County, wrote a research paper that opens with the provocative question, “Can Mechanically-Applied Pollen Either Supplement Bees or Ensure an Almond Crop in the Event of Bee Inefficacy or Unavailability? The answer?”...More