April And May In The Orchards

By: ray.perry : April 29, 2012

In April and May we are finishing our second foliar fertilizer spray application, this will help promote nut/kernel growth and maintain growth for the follow on years. The foliar spray is blended to meet the trees nutrient requirements, the previous month soil samples and the tissue analysis taken in August, assist in applying the correct amounts and types of nutrients to the trees. In addition, we are adjusting the irrigation schedules based on the moisture meter readings to achieve the optimal amount of water per acre to support the crop. The meters will allow the operation to better utilize our resources to become more efficient and reduce any under or over watering activities.