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Almonds, Pistachios & Walnuts
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Almond Program

Almonds, Pistachios & Walnuts

Ultra Gro has a long history of success in the California nut crop industries.  Ranging from Kern County to Chico, we serve over 20,000 acres of almonds, pistachios and walnuts.  Common achievements include: Orchard turnaround situations, increased yields/nut sizing, water penetration issues, counter balancing high magnesium levels found in the Sacramento Valley and down the entire Eastside to Kern, protection from sunburn in Walnuts, frost protection in Pistachios and Almonds, sizing & splits in Pistachios, overall orchard health and disease control, young orchard root development, and more...

Please contact one of our specialists:

Kern County: Steve Best, Aaron Hart, Dennis Laux
Eastside/Central Valley: Marc Suderman, Dustin Stewart, Abe Isaak, Eric MacBean, Dennis Laux, Frank Casares
Westside/Central Valley: Marc Suderman, Eric MacBean, Bill Ragsdale, Rich Kreps
Madera/Merced Counties: Albert Rascon, Derek Sissom, Harold Peters, Rich Kreps, Jesse Sanchez
Stanislaus/North Valley: Bill Ragsdale, Harold Peters, Craig Fourchy, Rich Kreps, Han Nyunt

SAMPLE NUT CROP PROGRAM
(Specific Recommendation tailored for each Grower)

Post Harvest: (per acre) Strengthen next years crop.
1 Gallon 6-0-0-8 Soil Treatment (apply to soil)
2-3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 7-14-7 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (apply to soil)
2 - 3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar)
__________ Qts / Pints ___________ (Trace Minerals / Foliar) (boron)

1st Spring Irrigation: (per acre)
1 Gallon 6-0-0-8 Soil Treatment (apply to soil)
4-6 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 7-14-7 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (apply to soil)

Pink Bud: (per acre) Nut Set
2 - 3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar)
__________ Qts / Pints ___________ (Trace Minerals / Foliar)

Petal Fall: (per acre) Holds Buds
2 - 3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar)
__________ Qts / Pints ___________ (Trace Minerals / Foliar)

Fruit Size: (per acre) Size nuts, 2-3 weeks after Petal Fall (jelly centers)
1.5 Gallons 6-0-0-9 Calcium Complex (Foliar)
2-3 Gallons 2-17-17 Plus

Late Foliar: (per acre) Size Nuts (optional) (milk stage)
2-3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar)
1.5 Gallons 6-0-0-9 Calcium Complex (Foliar)

Heat Stress: (per acre) To reduce loss of moisture due to heat. (Optional)
1 Gallon 3-4.5-2 Foliar Crop Shield (repeat every 3 to 4 weeks)

  • Recommendations will vary depending on Soil and Tissue analysis.
  • Trace elements should be applied with foliar applications, with traces being determined by soil and tissue analysis for best results.
  • For any other variables, check with your Ultra Gro Plant Food Company Representative.
  • Apply normal Nitrogen program.