Category Archives: Nutrient

Almond Postharvest Management: Nitrogen Considerations

Written by David Doll (UCCE Merced) and Franz Niederholzer (UCCE Yuba-Sutter-Colusa) Applications of nitrogen in the postharvest period have been promoted as a good farming practice.* Trees utilize nitrogen at this time to rebuild nitrogen stores and provide nutrients for bud development. Research from the Kern County nitrogen trials found that trees can absorb approximately […]

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Postharvest is a Good Time for Boron Foliar Sprays

Boron is a critical micronutrient for fruit set.  Work has shown that yield can be reduced when boron hull concentrations fall below 80 ppm. In order to determine deficiency, a hull analysis should be taken to determine tree boron status. Leaf tissue levels are not consistent in providing boron status. Applications of boron should occur to the ground if […]

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Young Tree Nitrogen Fertilization

In attempts to incorporate varying media within the website, here is my first go at using Google Hangouts to LiveCast a presentation. The recorded presentation below provides nitrogen fertilization considerations for  newly planted and developing orchards. Total length is around 15 minutes. A quick overview of the presentation: Nitrogen is nitrogen. Several studies within CA have indicated […]

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