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News and Insights for Almonds

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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: Tips for In-Season K Application

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

Topics: almonds / drought / salinity

July 13, 2015

Drought Conditions Can Cause Soil Salinity Concerns for Growers

In times of drought, farmers can easily see the impact on agriculture. Growers need to combat numerous root-level challenges that come with severely dry conditions.…

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

A granular application of Protassium+® (sulfate of potash 0-0-50-17S) in the fall is a great way to recharge potassium-depleted soils and prepare your almond trees…

Topic: almonds

September 16, 2014

How Proper Protassium+ Application Could Impact Your Bottom Line

There’s no disputing the importance potassium plays in promoting and maintaining healthy, consistent almond yields. But equally important is ensuring proper application rates and placement.…

Topic: almonds

August 31, 2014

Salts and Your California Orchard

Three salt-related issues challenge almost all almond orchards in California: saline soils, low-quality water, and a salt-sensitive crop. Learn more about the issues and how…

Topic: almonds

August 31, 2014

The Four “R’s” to Effective Post-Harvest Fertilizer Management

Post-harvest fertilizer management is key to helping ensure this year's almond yields will be just as successful as last year's. Using the 4R Plant Nutrition…

Topic: almonds

August 31, 2014

Thinking of Skipping Your Potassium Application? You Could get Burned.

For many almond growers, it can be tempting to skip a potassium application in the fall and attempt to compensate with a heavier application throughout…