Hello, Growers

Ensuring that your trees are neither over- nor under-watered requires constant monitoring of a number of variables. The timing, frequency and amount of irrigation depend on several factors, including weather conditions, soil type and the irrigation system type and efficiency. If you haven’t invested in complex irrigation monitoring and reporting systems to account for these factors, Almond Board’s new Irrigation Calculator is for you! Using the latest UC research on tree needs and automatically accessing CIMIS stations, the calculator recommends the amount and timing of water to be applied. All you have to do is enter information about your orchard and some basic information about the irrigation setup for each field or block. Go to SustainableAlmondGrowing.org, sign in or request a username if you haven’t already and give it a try.