Pest Control and Plant Nutrition
As any hobby gardener knows, plants need proper nutrition and harmful pests must be controlled. American Pistachio Growers are invested in research of leading universities, partnering to constantly improve both the quality of their product and the environment in which we live.
Most leaf, tree and nut-eating insects do not favor pistachio orchards. In nature, beneficial insects help control the damaging pests. It’s important to maintain a healthy balance of beneficial insects to control those pests. Therefore, advanced monitoring techniques are used to assure the proper balance is in place and, when necessary, approved pest control measures are employed to bring the orchard back into balance.
Nutrient requirements of pistachio trees are closely monitored throughout the season. Using advanced direct irrigation practices and foliar feeding of the plants, each nut produced is provided the proper diet to assure consistent, quality with every bite.