Farming California Almonds
Moving to California’s Central Valley in 1917, The Arakelian Family has a long history of farming. As we’ve grown over the past hundred years, it has remained important to us to stay active in the orchard. Continuing to farm the land the generations before us farmed, we understand the seasonal stages of production as well as the the nuances because we farm almonds too.
As a grower, huller-sheller, and processor, we intimately understanding the processes of field production through final packaging, but we know quality almonds begin with quality growers. At Del Rio Nut Company, we work hard to provide our quality-minded growers with consistently high returns.
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Food Safety Begins in the orchard and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are the foundation of producing safe quality California Almonds. Check out the Almond Board of California’s GAP Quick Start Guide.
Orchard and Pest Management
Orchard sanitation and pest management go hand in hand in almond production. Both are integral in producing quality almonds. With increased pressure from Naval Orange Worm (NOW), as well as other pests, growers must be more diligent than ever with their pest management strategies and orchard sanitation. The University of California Extension has conducted extensive research on pest management, including cultural practices, monitoring strategies, and timing/rates of application. For more detailed information, check out the UC Extension’s IPM Guidelines.
Find out more about almond trade statistics, industry trends, and shipments. Click below for the Almond Board’s Published Position Reports.
While the FDA has exempt almond growers and huller/shellers from the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), continuing to maintain orchard practices that ensure safe quality products is at the forefront of our growers’ minds.