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Aug 16, 2018

Peter DeBoer, the Sales Agronomist at Yara International, and recurring guest Steve Petrie sit down with your host Scott Warr to discuss almond tree nutrition. They discuss things a grower in California needs to be aware of, how to ensure your almond trees are receiving the right amount of nutrients, and Yara’s my almonds crop nutrition program.


Key Takeaways:

[1:05] California has roughly 1.3 million acres dedicated to the growth of almonds.

[2:15] How long do almond harvests last for?

[2:55] What do growers need to be aware of when it comes to almond nutrition?

[6:15] Steve explains why it’s so important to strengthen the cells in an almond tree after harvest season.

[7:30] The nutrition the almond tree stores this fall will be used for next spring’s production.

[8:40] What happens if a grower decides to skimp on their nutrition program in the fall?

[9:35] What are the different types of nitrogen you can use and which one is best for this time of year?

[11:30] It’s really important that growers take a multifaceted approach to their post-harvest nutrition.

[14:10] Take both tissue samples and samples from the hulls where the almonds were removed from your trees to get an accurate nutrition analysis.

[15:50] What does Peter look for in a foliar nutrient application?

[16:55] What kind of products does Yara offer to almond growers?

[19:05] How can a grower get access to the my almonds newsletter?

[20:05] Peter shares his role at Yara and how you can get in touch with him.

[21:10] Steve shares some final thoughts on things you need to be aware for almonds this time of year.

[23:00] Right now, does it look like it’s going to be a big year for almonds?


Mentioned in This Episode:

Steve on LinkedIn

Peter on LinkedIn