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2020 Nov/Dec How We Grow

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HOW WE GROW Spray Savvy, Reduce Drift Harvest 2020 is behind us and just like that another year of production begins. With a new year comes what should be an established habit of calibrating your spray equipment as you look ahead to applications necessary before and after bloom. While calibration itself is needed to address the big picture of accurate applications, one must consider a variety of other factors. Page 4 Page 6 Page 15 Page 18 Almond Hulls, Shells Help Fuel an Alternative to Fumigation Three years ago, when Chico almond grower Rory Crowley decided to replace an old walnut orchard with almonds, he knew he needed to take measures to get rid of a particularly nasty soil pest: Pratylenchus vulnus, or root lesion nematode. Building Demand for California Almonds in 2020/21 Each year, the Almond Board of California Global Market Development Committee and ABC staff go through a rigorous planning process to recommend the best programs aimed at building mid- and long-term demand for California almonds across the globe. Get to Know Your Board – Part Six In this series, we're profiling members and alternates of the Almond Board of California Board of Directors, which is composed of ten members and ten alternates. In Part Six, hear from alternates Alicia Rockwell and Christine Gemperle. NOV/DEC 2020 | ISSUE 12

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