A sustainable1nutrient management program in almonds calls for supplying enough of the required nutrients annually to keep the trees healthy and to replace the nutrients removed from the trees through development of the hulls, shells and nuts. Applying an insufficient amount of nutrients risks the health of the trees and the size and quality of the next crop. Oversupplying nutrients is inefficient, and may have implications for groundwater and surface water quality, as well as air quality.
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1Sustainable almond farming utilizes production practices that are economically viable and are based upon scientific research, common sense and a respect for the environment, neighbors and employees. The result is a plentiful, nutritious and safe food product.