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Holloway’s agronomy team saw major issues Monday while making its rounds in Kern County, noting standing water on a number of high-producing orchards that already had nuts drying on the ground in windrows.
Please watch for harvest machinery and use extra caution when driving through agricultural harvest areas this time of year! #BrakeForHarvest
As of July 14, hull split is finally starting to show on some almond blocks in the south Valley, weeks later than we traditionally see due to the wet weather and cooler temperatures affecting this season.
University of California Cooperative Extension experts are now noting “it may take a year before damage to Central Valley orchards from the winter and spring barrage of atmospheric rivers is fully known."
Watch on demand as Holloway CEO Brian Maxted and Director of Agronomy Steve Lenander host World Ag Expo seminar presentation on "Bringing Our Soils Back to Life."
Tissue sampling has helped growers identify, address nutrient issues after a cold, rainy bloom April is a busy time of year for our agronomy team, walking orchards and taking samples during what is a critical health check for almonds and other crops in a stage of rapid vegetative and fruit growth (hull and shell development is the focus over the next few weeks for almonds). “Spring tissue samples give us a great snapshot into what’s going on in season,” says Holloway Director of Agronomy Steve Lenander. “The sampling we do in late May and June are more of [...]
In coming days, bloom will wrap up and our spring rains will come to an end — signaling your best remaining shot at getting soil amendments on to impact this year’s crop.
Volunteers from The Holloway Group and Team Rubicon spent much of Saturday helping remove more than 200 tons of debris and dirt from the flood-plagued Cardoza Ranch in Oceano. All 12 acres of Pat and Vickie Cardoza’s ranch was flooded – by as much as 10-15 feet of water in some areas – in mid-January when storm runoff in Arroyo Grande Creek ran over a failing levee and flooded their home and farmland south of Oceano.
Following up after the recent storms that slammed California the first two weeks of the year, Holloway CEO Brian Maxted and Director of Agronomy Steve Lenander revisit a customer almond orchard on Jan. 18 to see how soil amendments such as gypsum and compost helped improve ponding and water infiltration issues.