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Early irrigation for almonds

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W. C. Micke, University of California, Davis.
H. C. Meith, Butte County
K. Uriu, University of California, Davis
P. E. Martin, University of California, Davis.

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California Agriculture 26(9):7-7.

Published September 01, 1972

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Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: In some almond producing areas of California, under-tree sprinkler irrigation is becoming increasingly popular for frost protection. Water applied for such frost protection during the early growth period has been observed to also have a marked effect on almond production that cannot be accounted for by frost protection alone. Among the effects-noted have been increased yield, larger kernel (meat) size, greater shoot growth, and delayed nut maturity. A project was started in 1968 to determine whether these previous observations could be experimentally substantiated, since only limited evidence has been available to show that these factors were related to early-season moisture supply.

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James Pearson, Staff Research Associate, James Yeager, Staff Research Associate, and Ernie Roncoroni, Staff Research Associate, University of California, Davis, also assisted on this project. Earl Decker, grower and Joe Richter, Durham Pump Shop, Durham, California also cooperated in these tests.

Early irrigation for almonds

W. C. Micke, H. C. Meith, K. Uriu, P. E. Martin
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Early irrigation for almonds

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

W. C. Micke, University of California, Davis.
H. C. Meith, Butte County
K. Uriu, University of California, Davis
P. E. Martin, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 26(9):7-7.

Published September 01, 1972

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: In some almond producing areas of California, under-tree sprinkler irrigation is becoming increasingly popular for frost protection. Water applied for such frost protection during the early growth period has been observed to also have a marked effect on almond production that cannot be accounted for by frost protection alone. Among the effects-noted have been increased yield, larger kernel (meat) size, greater shoot growth, and delayed nut maturity. A project was started in 1968 to determine whether these previous observations could be experimentally substantiated, since only limited evidence has been available to show that these factors were related to early-season moisture supply.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

James Pearson, Staff Research Associate, James Yeager, Staff Research Associate, and Ernie Roncoroni, Staff Research Associate, University of California, Davis, also assisted on this project. Earl Decker, grower and Joe Richter, Durham Pump Shop, Durham, California also cooperated in these tests.


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