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2019 July/Aug How We Grow

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N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E A L M O N D B O A R D O F C A L I F O R N I A JULY/AUGUST 2019 | ISSUE 4 HOW WE GROW Modesto-based almond grower and custom harvester Doug Flora is one of farming's original dust-busters, and he's keen on seeing the industry achieve the Almond Orchard 2025 Goal of reducing dust during harvest by 50% — the question now is how. Page 3 Page 10 Page 16 Read full article on Page 8 Huller/Sheller Says Keep Your Coproducts Clean Dave Phippen's grandchildren love clambering up and down the giant piles of almond hulls and shells that sit behind the huller/sheller facility he owns and operates. And while dairy cattle enjoy these coproducts, too, opportunities for higher value uses await. Irrigation Technology: Does it Make a Difference? If you're a grower you likely come across a new irrigation technology or system at least once a month, leaving you either apathetic or overwhelmed. We spoke with two irrigation experts to learn what growers must consider before making a purchase and why monitoring can make all the difference. ABC Makes Record Investment in NOW Research Navel orangeworm (NOW) is a year-long pest that brings growers grief and gives handlers heartburn, to the tune of higher aflatoxin levels and lower returns. To help combat this pest, ABC is funding $1 million on promising new NOW research. New Technology Key to Industry's Dust Reduction Strategy

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