Participants at the 2010 Almond Industry Conference in Modesto, Calif., from left, all from California: Kevin Hall and Matt Puglizevich of Agri-Valley Consulting, Merced; and Xavier Arellano, Vlot Brothers Dairy, Chowchilla.
Speakers at the Almond Industry Conference, from left: Gabriele Ludwig of the Almond Board of California, and Joe Connell, Bruce Lampinen, and Ken Giles of the University of California, Davis.
Dennis McCoy, left, and Nadar Ravid, both of Paramount Farming Co., Bakersfield, Calif., review a poster on advanced sensing and management technologies during the almond conference trade show.
Taking a video game spin around the race track at the Bayer CropScience display is Tim Simonich, an almond grower with Farming D in Five Points, Calif.
About 1.5 billion pounds of California-grown almonds were shipped last year.
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