A new item has been posted at "The Almond Doctor" titled "Almond Postharvest Management: Nitrogen considerations." This article highlights our understanding and some of the research regarding nitrogen management practices within almond. An excerpt:

"Interestingly, recent research suggests that late postharvest fertilization (October) can be skipped if mid-July leaf nitrogen levels are adequate (over 2.5% nitrogen). This work by Franz Niederholzer conducted at the Nickels Soil Lab in Colusa County has found no negative impact on yields when skipping postharvest nitrogen applications within orchards over the past two years..."

A link to the article can be found here: http://thealmonddoctor.com/2017/09/19/almond-postharvest-management-nitrogen-considerations/   David

 

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