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.
As we begin preparations for next season, rising fertilizer costs are top of mind for our farmers. Fertilizer prices have skyrocketed as much as 300% in some areas, American Farm Bureau reports in a recent Market Report. In California, AgAlert reports that UN 32 has tripled in price “and could go higher,” on account of high demand. Given that fertilizer costs account for approximately 15% of total cash costs in the U.S., according to USDA data, “fertilizer prices are the number one issue on farmers’ minds." To overcome soaring fertilizer costs and availability issues, Holloway has seen a number [...]