ARS Scientists Develop Self-pollinating Almond Trees

Shortages of honeybees, among other factors, prompts the research.

ARS entomologists bag almonds and hangs pheromone dispenser to combat navel orangeworm.
Entomologist Chuck Burks (right) bags almonds to exclude navel orangeworm while entomologist Joel P. Siegel hangs a pheromone dispenser to disrupt the pest's mating. These techniques are part of an integrated pest management program under way in the San Joaquin Valley.
courtesy Agricultural Research Service/Peggy Greb