Early irrigation for almonds
AuthorsW. C. Micke
H. C. Meith
P. E. Martin
Authors AffiliationsW. C. Micke is Extension Pomologist, University of California, Davis; H. C. Meith is Farm Advisor, Butte County; K. Uriu is Pomologist, University of California, Davis; P. E. Martin is Staff Research Associate, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 26(9):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n09p7. September 1972.
In some almond producing areas of California, under-tree sprinkler irrigation is becoming increasingly popular for frost protection. Water applied for such frost protection during the early growth period has been observed to also have a marked effect on almond production that cannot be accounted for by frost protection alone. Among the effects-noted have been increased yield, larger kernel (meat) size, greater shoot growth, and delayed nut maturity. A project was started in 1968 to determine whether these previous observations could be experimentally substantiated, since only limited evidence has been available to show that these factors were related to early-season moisture supply.
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