By Spencer Cooper, Almond Board of California - - Although water supplies seem assured for the coming irrigation season, improving irrigation efficiency and accuracy is still an important goal for almond growers. If systems are not distributing water uniformly, not only do trees suffer from over-watering or under-watering, nutrients supplied through the irrigation water are not distributed uniformly. Understanding your system’s distribution uniformity is something that can be overlooked, and can have a large impact on water-use efficiency. Growers should confirm that their irrigation system’s original design matches what is installed in the field soon after the system is in place. This test can help identify unknown issues and eliminate future headaches throughout the life of the system.
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Almonds from California are a natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,000 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit Almonds.com or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.