The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), recently posted an additional resource online for Using the Pressure Chamber for Irrigation Management in Almonds.
The pressure chamber (or pressure bomb) is a device fruit and nut growers can use to measures a tree's stem water potential at midday — and so determine exactly when to apply irrigation water. Learn the ins and outs of this excellent tool. This is a free publication that you can download.
The Almond Board of California continues to provide drought updates and suggested irrigation management practices. In case you missed them, here’s a quick list of former articles:
And look for the final article in this series on Coping with Drought in the June issue of California Almonds Outlook. This article will address the importance of late-season irrigation to preserve next year’s crop.