China’s almond production unchanged from the previous year

China’s almond production (shelled basis) is forecast at 43,000 MT in MY 2018/19 (August-July), unchanged from the previous year, according to sources in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Almond acreage is currently estimated at around 63,000 hectares and the production base is stable. More than 95 percent of the country’s almond plantings are situated in Shache County of Xinjiang. Chinese...

High salinity water another problem for California Almonds

This weeks 'Valley Edition' of Valley Public Radio takes an interesting look at the mounting problems of the Almond Industry in California - and a look at the Fresno Food Expo. California Almonds face risks though water salinity. Listen here.    

Hedging almond price risk now possible in India

By Sameer Patil Fancy Diwali gift boxes, healthy snack and vegan milk all have one thing common – the almond! It is scientifically proven that almond has significant health benefits for the heart, weight management and diabetes management. Unknown to most people in the country, India is one of the biggest consumers and importers of almonds in the...

Almonds: Chaos theory on a global level

2019 was a very challenging time regarding all the issues coming up or underway. What you see are the small changes and how they will have a broader effect and conserquences. The strength of this industry is that we are pretty diversified. It is not the 60% tariff on almonds in China. China has been our third...

The big potential for almond exports from Pakistan

PESHAWAR (APP): The economy of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is largely dependent on dry fruits and agriculture as the area is famous for its almonds, apricots, cherries and other dry fruits all over the world . Almond is the most popular fruit of Gilgit Baltistan. Its many varieties are grown in all districts of GB. Each type has its own specific characteristics. As...

Too much water now for California Almonds?

California is one of the leading growers of almond trees as you can tell by the early bloom here in Shafter. But with all of the record breaking rainfall, I have the details on how it's effecting almond production and with issues of trespassing. If you are driving along the road in Shafter, you'll see rows of blooming almond trees....

The Clipper new edition is shipping, ready for ANUGA 2015

Among the topics: Editorial: Nature fights back - the girls are gone Anuga Organic - Fresh, organic and healthy Healthy development in the global organic market - New management, new focus 14 Iran: Excellent prospects for dried fruit exports 17 Iran: The scientific validation of the production protocol 21 Italy: A passion for chocolate Worldwide known breakfast treat 31 USA: Respectable performance for almonds –walnut crop...

Ganoderma fungus: A big threat for Almond trees?

The term “conked out” has a whole new meaning in almond production. Conks, the shelf-like mushrooms found growing on the trunks or branches of almond trees and stone fruit, are a sign the tree is infected with Ganoderma or another wood-decaying fungi. The slow-moving fungus degrades the lignin in the tree, leaving it susceptible to being blown over by wind. “Once...

Bright Light Agribusiness selects TOMRA Food for an end-to-end almond sorting solution

Leuven, Belgium, 5 December 2018 - Bright Light Agribusiness, one of the fastest growing private companies in the Australian almond industry, has selected TOMRA Food as its partner for an end-to-end almond sorting solution. A total of 15 sorters will be installed at the company’s state-of-the-art almond processing facility in Hattah/Victoria to achieve the processing objective of a “pack-to-grade”...

Rubber tires from almond shells

Growing almonds in California is a creative, high-tech industry with an impressive scientific approach. But the limits of increasing yields and revenue with kernels might be in sight. No, problem for the Almond Board of California: Let’s make money with hulls and shells. The Almond Board invested in some research about products from hulls and shells. An almond producer produces...
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