Mid-Season Tactics for Soil Rehydration in Mature Almonds

In years when heat waves occur in Early May and June, it is important to ensure that the soil profile maintains adequate moisture for your orchard to utilize. This can be dramatically different for every orchard depending on field characteristics. However, for most growers this means being able to percolate water at least 12” to […]

May Irrigation Stress In Almonds

Mitigating kernel stress during kernel expansion is one of the top priorities for every almond farmer in the state, but as we venture into May this priority can shift to crop protection and field sanitation. Balancing tractor work to apply pesticides with irrigations is more challenging during the month of May due to the increase […]

Early Irrigation Stress and Its Correlation with Almond Production

Early Irrigation Stress and Its Correlation with Almond Production By Brian Hanson Hortau Grower Support With temperatures in the Valley already in the tripple digits hopefully, we’ve been paying close attention to our soil and irrigating regularly, building our profile and anticipating the inevitable increase in plant demand that comes with our scorching summer temperatures. […]