2025 Almond Industry Goals Will Be Mesured
Adopting the 2025 goals that were announced in 2019 by the almond board.
Those goals for almond growers included reducing water applications along with dust and increasing environmental pest management and achieving zero waste in all aspects of almond production.
Sharing how the industry is doing is Holly King an almond grower and chair of the Almond Board of California. “Last year, we've spent a lot of time building on those goals and figuring out what metrics we're going to use to measure our progress. And we've really fleshed them out and created a roadmap going forward with checkpoints along the way,” King said.
King said they don't quite know how growers are adopting these goals. “Because now we know how we're going to measure them going forward and that's really important. We have a roadmap on how we're going to achieve them,” she said
Richard Waycott is president and CEO of the Almond Board. He says growers have embraced the 2025 goals. I think that the goals were announce with hundred percent board support, but you never know how the industry is really going to receive them,” noted Waycott.
“I think that they've really been embraced by the industry. It's sort of a guiding light now to 2025,” said Waycott. “And here at the conference, the most attended session was the harvesting workshop. And a lot of that was, was to deal with dust reduction and off-orchard floor opportunities. And so I think this is driving a lot of momentum in the areas of pesticide, dust, water, et cetera, working towards those goals,” he said.