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HOW WE GROW JAN/FEB 2021 | ISSUE 13 The Almond Conference 2020 Highlights The Almond Conference is the premier almond industry event, drawing members of the almond community from across the globe. In 2020, given restrictions on large gatherings in California and ongoing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Almond Board of California hosted the first-ever virtual Almond Conference. Page 7 Page 9 Page 3 Page 13 Return of the Thrips Signals Less Need for Spring Miticides There's a new sheriff in town, but instead of a six-shooter, he carries six spots. The six-spotted thrip (Scolothrips sexmaculatus) is a friend to almond growers and a powerful enemy to leaf-damaging spider mites. Water Worries? ABC Has Your Back For growers, uncertainty is all too familiar and could be the word of the year at the start of every growing season, especially as it relates to the accessibility, availability and affordability of almonds' most vital nutrient. Research You Can Take to the Bank The sustainability of the California almond industry starts with the profitability of almond growers. On one side of the profitability equation, the Almond Board of California continues to invest in research to expand the value of almonds worldwide – the other side involves finding new ways to help manage costs. State of the Industry

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