29 Feb Applying Nitrogen Effectively For Almonds
With almond bloom among us, it is important to remember and practice the 4R’s of the Nutrient Management Philosophy when applying Nitrogen to your crop; application in the right rate, at the right time, in the right place, using the right source. This is imperative in the application of Nitrogen in almonds, to prevent over application, leaching, and profit loss. To prevent leaching, growers should spread out their application by applying smaller amounts more frequently. The Almond Board of California also suggests waiting to apply Nitrogen until your trees have leafed out. According to the Almond Board of California and the USDA, almond trees do not take up applied nutrients from the soil until leaves are present to support transpiration through the leaf system. The Western Farm Press provides a great article with insightful information for the proper application of Nitrogen.
To learn more about proper application, visit their article at: http://m.westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/accurate-nitrogen-budgeting-important-almonds?page=3