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2020 March/April 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 MARCH/APRIL 2020 | ISSUE 8 2025 Water Goal: More Crop Per Drop In December 2018, with input from a broad range of stakeholders, the Almond Board of California's Board of Directors released the Almond Orchard 2025 Goals. One of those goals is to reduce the amount of water used to grow a pound of almonds by an additional 20% by the year 2025. Page 3 Page 5 Page 11 Page 7 To Avoid Getting Lost in the Dust, Improve We Must "If you don't look out into the future, you'll get lost in the dust of yesterday." Thus was the challenge put forth by Almond Board of California Chair Holly A. King to the California almond industry at The Almond Conference 2019. Knocking Out Pests, One at a Time A year after setting their sights on a goal to increase adoption of environmentally friendly pest management tools by 25% throughout the almond community, industry leaders have honed a strategy to measure and report growers' progress. Waste Not, Want Not: Achieving Zero Waste Reaps Multiple Benefits As a child, you (hopefully) learned not to waste your food, and chances are you were probably not allowed to leave the table until your plate was clean. Though you may have been sneaky enough to share your broccoli or cauliflower with the family dog, at the end of the day you knew, albeit deep down, that waste is wrong.

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