Early Season Soil Testing
Be sure to collect soil samples now:
- Collect soil data in the early season for residual nitrate levels
- Valuable information for building nutrient budgets
- Check baseline soil EC in areas where salinity management is a concern
- Monitor the pH of the soil
Any questions or need to discuss this more, please call Ben Waddell at (805) 392-2092.
Who: Nut Growers and Grower Advisors
What: Early Season Analysis for Nitrogen Management
Let Fruit Growers Laboratory aid you in efficient and profitable nitrogen (N) application by conducting early season tissue analysis for nut crops. Our tissue analysis reports will show current nitrogen levels and provide predicted July N values following the UC-Early Season Protocol. This can assist you in determining the right rate of N application for the current season, thus maximizing productivity and minimizing the potential for N loss.
Note: FGL is able to report using this protocol for Almonds and Pistachios, and new this year; Walnuts.
for more information on Early-Season Sampling and In-Season Nitrogen Budgeting Protocol by Authors: Sebastian Saa Silva, Saiful Muhammad, Blake Sanden, Emilio Laca, Patrick Brown (UC Davis and UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County)