Hello, Growers

It’s been another water-short year, but almond growers should remember to save enough water for late-season irrigation to avoid severe water stress during the period of fruit-bud differentiation from July through September. Studies have shown most varieties can withstand moderate stress during this period; however, severe stress can dramatically reduce bloom, fruit set and yield the subsequent season. For more information, see “Coping with Drought - Late Season Irrigation Is Vital for Next Year's Crop.”