Most boys love playing with Tonka trucks in the dirt. And some boys never grow out of it. Gypsum Pit Forman Mikeal Parker has been playing in the dirt at Holloway for more than 25 years and shows no signs of abandoning that playful spirit.
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.
The first thing you need to know about Sales and Account Manager, Brooke Ranes is that she’s a problem solver. Brooke has a mind for logistics and is solutions driven, something any grower can appreciate in an ever-evolving landscape.
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."
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.
Join us on Feb. 15, 2023 from 2-5 p.m. at the World Ag Expo Banquet Hall as Holloway and Laurel Ag & Water host a Grower Appreciation Happy Hour. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided for all growers in attendance.
When is the best time to apply gypsum, compost, and other amendments?
Holloway Director of Agronomy Steve Lenander tells the Valley Ag Voice “the time is now to apply amendments,” before the heavy winter rains hit.