Almond Industry

Pest Management Alliance

Welcome to the Web site of the Almond Industry Pest Management Alliance. This dynamic group of almond industry organizations is dedicated to carrying out a work plan to promote a reduced-risk system of almond production through alternative practices. This effort was funded for five years, 1998-2003, in part by a grant from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The project is now funded entirely by the Almond Board of California.

The accomplishments of this project have been detailed in a publication titled, The Seasonal Guide to Environmentally Responsible Pest Management Practices in Almonds. This guide summarizes practices demonstrated in a five-year project funded with $476,000 in Pest Management Alliance grants from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR).  The Almond Pest Management Alliance, which coordinated the demonstrations, is a public/private partnership of University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisors and area Integrated Pest Management (UC Statewide IPM Program) advisors, the Almond Board of California, the Almond Hullers and Processors Association and CDPR.  Click here to learn <more> Jan. 26, 2005

Almond Pest Management Alliance earns IPM Innovator Award - - The Almond Pest Management Alliance (PMA), with its publication of a Seasonal Guide to Environmentally Responsible Pest Management Practices in Almonds, has earned an IPM Innovator Award from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 2007. Since 1994, DPR has given out more than 100 Integrated Pest Management Innovator awards to honor California organizations that emphasize pest prevention, favor least-hazardous pest control, and share their successful strategies with others. The award will be presented to the Almond PMA Jan. 17 in a ceremony at Cal EPA headquarters in Sacramento. In 1998, the Almond PMA was initiated by the Almond Board of California with funding from DPR to evaluate the possibility of reducing pesticide use in California almonds. “This is the second time that the almond industry has been honored with an Innovator Award,” said DPR Director Mary-Ann Warmerdam. “This underscores the fact that the Almond Alliance is one of the most progressive commodity groups in California.” <more>  Dec. 6, 2007 UC Press Release

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