The State of an Orchard

Posted December 19th, 2014

Recently on a regional, agriculture-focused  radio show here in California, almond grower Tom Rogers talked about the challenges and opportunities facing the almond industry today, with numerous examples from his own orchards. He touched on how he’s dealing with water shortages, and lessons he and his brother are learning about how they can irrigate most efficiently and effectively. 

Overall the interview highlights the complexity in running even a small almond-growing operation, with care, thoughtfulness and individualized attention at every step. As Rogers notes, “The best thing you can put in your orchard is your shadow…you really have to be out there a lot to monitor and see what’s going on.”

Tom Rogers (Audio)

In the Orchard