2012 Almond Industry Conference speakers include, from left: Roger Duncan, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Stanislaus County farm advisor; David Doll, UCCE Merced County farm advisor; Ken Shackel, UC plant scientist; and Bob Curtis, Almond Board of California associate director of agricultural affairs.
Rootstock selection should be based on the soil, weather conditions, the growing area, and other important criteria. Photo by Jack Clark Kelly, courtesy of UC IPM.
Exhibitors at the almond trade show include Chris Heimel, left, and John Duong of Modern Process Equipment, Chicago, Ill.
Yield is just one factor to consider when selecting an almond variety.
Every 1 percent increase in light interception equals about 50 additional pounds of almond yield potential per acre, says Bruce Lampinen of the University of California.
PLANTING ALMOND trees by machine and by hand both have its pros and cons. It’s a good idea to consult with a UC farm advisor on planting issues. Photo courtesy of David Doll.