Introduction to Commercial Almond Growing in Australia
Launched at the Australian Nut Conference in March this year, the Australian Almond Driver Program is designed to grow almond sales and consumption by integrating the latest consumer and health information with a powerful calendar of promotions. This program looks to involve all members of the almond supply chain as key partners in this growth strategy, including retailers, marketers, wholesalers and distributors. Our core objectives are to grow both the penetration of almond consumption within Australian households and the frequency with which almonds are purchased. Valuable information from the Nielsen Homescan research reports is available to participants, which will help us measure consumer behavior as well as the latest products launched around the world in our Datamonitor updates. We know that health is a key driver of consumption so we will also be sharing the latest research studies that highlight the role of almonds in lowering cholesterol, helping prevent heart disease and assisting with diabetes. The central focus of our Australian Almond Driver Program is to increase the profile of almonds in- store leading to higher sales and consumption. To this end, we have created a seasonal calendar of promotions: • The ‘New Year, New Heart’ promotion in January-February – devoted to the great heart health benefits of eating a handful of almonds everyday; • The ‘New Season’ promotion in March & April – communicating the great taste of Australian almonds fresh from the trees; • The ‘Almond Blossom Season’ promotion in August – highlighting the natural goodness of almonds; • The ‘Celebrate Christmas’ promotion in November & December – celebrating the wonderful meals and treats almonds help create. Each of these major seasonal promotions have their own advertising and point of sale material, supported by dedicated PR activities - which can be ordered from within the Almond Driver Program pages of the ABA Website. If you would like to become an 'Australian Almond Driver' please contact Jo Ireland at the ABA office at firstname.lastname@example.org
A basic introduction to Almond varieties, cultural practices, growing and soil requirements.
Economics of Almond Production
This report analyses the financial performance of a range of six South Australian almond properties, establishing comparative information and developing benchmarks for economic performance.
Almond Production Manual
Provides information on all stages of almond production, from planting and developing new orchards to managing bearing orchards and harvesting and handling crops. Written by more than 50 UC experts, the manuals' information is practical and suited to field application. More than 80 colour photos. Almond Pest and Disease Spray Guide The industry’s official pest & disease guide facilitated by HAL (Horticulture Australia Limited) in partnership with the ABA. This Guide provides information on almond pests and diseases that can be managed and monitored by orchard managers. Integrated Pest Management for Almonds Covering 120 different pest problems including diseases, insects and mites, nematodes, vertebrate pests, and weeds. You’ll also find expanded chapters on vertebrate pest management and vegetation management including recommendations for control techniques where endangered species occur and detailed information on cover crops. You’ll also find revised sections on navel orangeworm and peach twig borer along with revised and updated tables on susceptibility of rootstocks and scion cultivars to major pests. Illustrated with 259 photos, 69 line drawings and tables, and a detailed index.
**These publications are available for purchase from www.australianalmonds.com.au