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Sustainability Report Reveals Strengths, Opportunities

After four years of almond grower participation in the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP), the first report is being released at The 2013 Almond Conference. The Almond Sustainability Report not only provides a summary of all self-assessment data to date, but also analyzes the grower practices that have the greatest effect on the environment and growers’ economic situation.

A total of 575 growers from 509 farming operations have participated in CASP by completing an assessment for at least one of five modules (Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Pest Management, Nutrient Management and Irrigation Management) for at least one orchard. These farming operations are responsible for 33% of California’s almond acreage. Their best-management-practice data was then sent to statisticians who determined what data was statistically significant to be representative of the entire California Almond industry.

Growers assessing their orchard management practices at a
California Almond Sustainability Workshop are (from left) Dirk
VanKonynenberg, Brian Genzoli, Eric Genzoli and Victor
Yamamoto. The collective results from grower assessments
are reported and analyzed in the Almond Sustainability
Report, which is being released at The Almond Conference.

In the report, the top six strengths and opportunities for improvement are presented for both environmental and grower economic impacts. These encompass the areas of Air, Energy, Water (quality and quantity) and Land, which includes the subtopics Pest Management, Nutrient Management and Bees.

As almond growers know, there is no single best way to grow almonds in California, as each orchard location has different resources and issues. The Almond Sustainability Report showcases the many ways almond growers are working to be good stewards of the land, as well as some opportunities for growers to become even more efficient and economical with their practices.

The report may be used as a marketing tool for buyers looking to purchase sustainably produced goods, regulators searching for an in-depth education on growing California Almonds, and growers who would like to identify sustainable trends in the industry and potentially make some changes in their own operations.

To learn more about the Almond Sustainability Report, contact Kendall Barton by email or at (209) 343-3245.

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