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News and Insights for Almonds

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Topics: sulfate of potash / protassium / compass minerals

June 30, 2017

10 Reasons to Love K

At Compass Minerals, we love potassium. We talk about K in the hallways and over lunch. We’re the only producer of Protassium+ sulfate of potash…

Topics: sulfate of potash / protassium / compass minerals

June 15, 2017

Why is Leaf Tissue Sampling Necessary in Almonds?

Determining the amount of potassium (K) fertilizer to purchase and apply is an important decision for almond growers. The basis for this decision is to…

Topics: potassium / almonds / sulfate of potash

April 25, 2017

Almonds: 3 Tips for In-Season K Application

Evaluate your midseason K needs using the three tips below for in-season potassium management. 1. Evaluate bloom conditions and nut set If conditions are favorable…

Topics: sop / potassium / almonds

June 13, 2016

What NOAA’s Official “La Niña Watch” May Mean for California Producers

How fertility choices impact 2016 performance and profits  Producers in the state are on high-alert when it comes to weather pattern predictions since experiencing the…

Topics: sop / potassium / almond

February 29, 2016

Almonds 2016: Much a Bloom About Nothing?

4 Questions & 2 Experts from the University of California Cooperative Extension Almond trees were eager for spring this year, delivering full bloom by mid-February in…

Topics: potassium / almond / almonds

September 8, 2015

Almond Harvest 2015: David Doll talks drought impacts, soil salinity & market expansion

4 Questions in 5 Minutes with David Doll – University of California Cooperative Extension Tree Nut Farm Adviser. With almond production projected lower than it’s…

Topics: almonds / drought / salinity

July 13, 2015

Drought Conditions Causing Soil Salinity Concerns for Growers

After three consecutive years of drought, California farmers can easily see the impact on agriculture. Now more than ever, growers need to combat numerous root-level…

Topic: almonds

November 5, 2014

Adequate Potassium Helps Almond Trees Resist Drought Stress

Potassium (K) is vital for many essential growth processes in almonds, including its ability to support a tree’s natural defenses. That’s especially beneficial when water…

Topic: almonds

November 5, 2014

Banding Can Enhance Fall K Application

Applying Protassium+® (sulfate of potash 0-0-50-17S) in the fall is a great way to prepare your almond trees for dormancy, but how and where the…