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2020 Jan/Feb 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 HOW WE GROW JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020 | ISSUE 7 Highlights from The Almond Conference 2019 The Almond Conference is the premier almond industry event, drawing members of the almond community from across the globe. From Kerri Walsh Jennings to abounding research updates, The Almond Conference 2019 was truly a "Best in Show" event. Page 4 Page 7 Page 11 Highlights on Page 9 Bee Health, Hive Reporting Goes High Tech Each year, more than 30 billion honey bees transform California almond orchards into a place where dreams come true, turning billions of pink and white blossoms into almonds for consumers across the world to enjoy. Irrigation Evaluation Finds Issues, Provides Solutions The Markarian siblings are relative newcomers to almond farming, and they admit that they're learning as they go."The biggest surprise and learning curve for me has been how much we have to stay up on our irrigation practices," Linda Markarian Gavroian said. Almond Shells Have a Forever Home in Strawberry Fields Research under way in the state's Central Coast region shows an exciting possibility for a collaboration between growers of almonds and strawberries – one that may improve the environmental and economic bottom line for both crops.

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