Growers know that bigger nuts mean a bigger payday, but can you really expect foliar nutrients to make a noticeable difference in yield?
When we approached an Almond grower in Gustine, CA about comparing his current foliar program against ours he didn’t expect to see much of a difference. His orchard was producing over 3,300 pounds an acre, and he said that was “good enough.”
During the season, we simply replaced the foliar nutrients he always used for those in our recommended program. The spring saw a long bloom with hard freezes and unusually warm days mixed in. During late summer, there was a long, hot, dry stretch that pushed the limits of almost all crops in the CA Central Valley.
The 5 acres of Almonds treated with TECH-FLO were harvested separately, weighed in the field, and samples of whole nuts were sent to our lab for assessment.
Almonds treated with TECH-FLO were bigger, and overall tonnage increased to nearly 4000 pounds per acre
Foliar nutrients can improve pollen viability, improve fruit and nut-set, help improve plant’s tolerance to heat and water stress, and improve quality characteristics growers get paid on.
That is why we are here. To help you maximize your crop and increase it’s value. For over 30 years, we have provided results like these to growers like you. To get more information about this Almond Size Trials, contact your area rep.