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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ask the Expert: Seeking your input

Have questions you want answered by industry experts? Interested in specific areas of production agriculture and never know who to ask?

Well I just might have your solution...This summer I will be running an ASK THE EXPERT series. I am opening the discussion up to you guys and seeking your input on questions pertaining to production agriculture in the almond or tree fruit industries. Submit questions below in the comments section of this post and I will invite industry experts in to answer your questions.

What areas of production agriculture interest you?

Beekeeping, management of hives and protection of bees
Nursery Production, growing baby seedlings into trees and developing rootstocks
Safety, implementation of California laws and regulations
Pest Control, preserving our crop and ensuring a safe food supply
Water Management, how tree farmers are doing more with less
Marketing our crop, managing of our end product in the market place




Submit questions below to ASK THE EXPERT and hear their answers!

Until Next Time,
Almond Girl Jenny 

6 comments:

  1. Hey Jenny, i have a few questions :

    1) Does or can the heat wave which is going on in the central valley California right now have an affect on the yields of Almond Trees or does it do good to progress well for the trees to get into harvest more quickly than the normal weather ?

    2) I read that it rained a bit in the Sierra Crest in the Fresno County, any rain during the harvest is always bad or doesn't has much affect ?

    3) When do we have a better idea on the yields of the Almond trees ? Whats your idea on the yields ?

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    1. thanks for the questions! I will try to get them answered

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    2. You must be really busy with the harvest.. No hurries..

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    3. Our heat is good for drying out the nuts once on the ground. But a cool down will prevent the nuts from over maturing.
      Rain in the mountains doesn't hurt us in the valley. Rain in the valley will be bad for the almonds.
      Yield will best be known once the crop is picked up and headed to processor!

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  2. I recently moved to a property with an almond tree (yay!). I have been harvesting and husking and drying them like crazy! However, I have also been cracking a few of the dry ones and they taste..........like bitter almonds! ??? Aren't bitter almond trees banned in the U.S.? How can I find out what kind of tree I have?

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    1. There are multiple different factors that could cause your almonds to be bitter. If the tree isn't a commercial tree and maybe planted from seed it could be what is causing it to be bitter. I would reach out to your local agriculture extension office or rare fruit organization in your local area. They would better be able to know your local climate and growing conditions best.

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