Category Archives: Nutrient

Importance of Hull Sampling for Boron

Boron is a micronutrient for almonds. It is required in the process of flower fertilization, being involved in directing the germinating pollen tube. Deficiencies lead to a reduced nut set, and in severe cases, an appearance of a “nonproductive symptom.” Within the tree, boron deficiency can lead to a dieback of small twigs and a […]

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Leaf analysis and salinity monitoring

Written by Joe Connell, Butte County Farm Advisor Leaf analysis for the full range of nutrients is best done in July when nutrient levels in leaf tissue are stabilized. Published July critical values established for almond by U.C. researchers can help guide you in your fertilization practice.  Analysis can reveal specific nutrient deficiencies or can […]

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Potassium Webinar Q&A

At the end of February, David Doll and I presented a webinar on potassium nutrition of almond orchards hosted by Western Farm Press with support from Compass Minerals.  During the webinar, listeners asked questions and we tried to answer them at the end of the webinar.  We could only get through a few.  In this […]

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