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Pre-Harvest Walnut Tips

WALNUT PREHARVEST WRAP UP Looking for Boat Shaped Leaves In many Northern California walnut orchards, most of the latest leaf sample results still show excess Nitrogen with a deficiency in Potash. There are a few exceptions. Visual observations reveal this same phenomenon as older leaves are dark green In color showing plenty of Nitrogen and […]

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Another ‘Tell’, Too Much Synthetic Nitrogen

ANOTHER “TELL”   There is a problem in Walnuts with too much synthetic nitrogen is applied. It’s obvious when too much synthetic nitrogen has been applied by the appearance of blind wood or too much distance between nodes on a given branch. This is a “tell” that anyone can spot. In our opinion walnuts are […]

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Mid-Season Cover Crop Update

MID-SEASON COVER CROP UPDATE It is obvious to the trained eye that many cover crop plantings are struggling due to a lack of Nitrogen. This nutrient need should  be addressed early by applying compost and or being prepared to add a small amount of actual Nitrogen if compost is not used. A maximum amount of […]

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Grow Your Own Nutrient Rich Living Soil

How to GROW YOUR OWN Nutrient Rich Soil No matter whether you are a home garden enthusiast or a “for profit” grower, your first goal should be to create “biology rich” soil to improve and increase your end product. This is accomplished by gaining an understanding of what materials to avoid for your particular soil, […]

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Soil Health in Established Orchards

SOIL HEALTH IN ESTABLISHED ORCHARDS The Need For Cover Crops Poor soil and personal health issues are quite similar in that they are caused largely by faulty fertilizer regimens, poor human  diet and personal habits– mainly self inflicted wounds, mostly preventable.  With soil it is choices in how we fertilize (diet), and failure to keep […]

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