Almond Orchard, Stevinson CA

Our first large scale experiment is on an almond orchard.  This almond orchard had been slated for it’s final season in 2016.  At the end of it’s lifespan, and suffering from drought conditions, production has been low.  At the request of the owner we applied our product at the rate of 2 tons per acre.

  • Date: 2016 – Current
  • Crop: Almonds
  • Project Type: Orchard Restoration

About this Project

Our first large scale experiment is on an almond orchard.  This almond orchard had been slated for it’s final season in 2016.  At the end of it’s lifespan, and suffering from drought conditions, production has been low.  

At the request of the owner we applied our product at the rate of 2 tons per acre.  This section of the orchard has had no other applications except for an anti fungal foliar spray.  2 additional sections of almonds are across a gravel road, approximately 2 cars wide, allowing us to compare our product against their conventional approach.  All other variables are the same across the sections of orchard except for our product being the sole input on the first section.

Preliminary Results

Control

February 2017
Section in which our product was not applied. Picture taken in February 2017 on same day as image to right.

Results

February 2017
Section in which our product was applied. Picture taken in February 2017 on same day as image to left.

Prior To 2nd Application

March 2017
Almonds Prior to second application. Picture taken March 31st, 2017.

Project Videos

Rototilling

March 2017

Discing

March 2017

Application

March 2017

Final Results

The final results were better than we could have hoped. HR7 increased it’s yield significantly. Read the report below for details.

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