Yellow Almond Trees More Widespread?

Taylor Hillman Nuts & Grapes 73 Comments

yellow almond trees

Courtesy: The Almond Doctor

Some growers are seeing yellow almond trees in their orchard as we move into spring. U.C. Cooperative Extension advisors in both Fresno and Merced counties said growers have called them about the issue. “When we see yellow almond trees in the spring, it’s often tied to too wet of soils,” Tree Nut Farm Advisor David Doll said.

The color of the tree makes it look like there is a deficiency in the soil. Doll said however that when the soil is oversaturated, the tree can lose it’s fine feeder roots and making it unable to pull up micronutrients.

Yellow looking trees seem to be a little more common this season with wet conditions California hasn’t seen in half of a decade. Doll said although they are getting more calls from growers, it’s not an unfamiliar issue. “It’s a little more common this year because we have had more rain (than previous years),” he said. “But we see this every spring. It’s tied to the full soil profile from the overwintering rainfall, the weather, the rainfall that also happens as well as the grower wanting to get out a little bit of nitrogen or water.”

Doll said growers would usually see the color change in trees near the end of the rows, where there is a little more compaction, or in the wetter areas of the orchard. “So low spots, near irrigation lines or where the backwash is for the filter system,” he said.

Fortunately, there is an easy and relatively quick fix to the problem. “Simply said, just check the soil moisture,” Doll said. “If it’s wet in the root zone, don’t irrigate until it’s dry. The tree will bounce back pretty quick” Doll added that if the root zone is dry and the tree still looks yellow, there might be another issue such as a deficiency.

Find more information about yellowing trees from Doll’s blog post on The Almond Doctor website.

Comments 73

  1. I was recommended this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble. You are incredible! Thanks!

  2. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  3. You completed several fine points there. I did a search on the matter and found mainly persons will consent with your blog.

  4. I discovered your weblog web page on google and check several of one’s early posts. Continue to preserve up the extremely beneficial operate. I just further up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking for forward to reading more from you later on!

  5. Hey very nice web site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find a lot of useful information here in the post, we need develop more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  6. I will immediately grab your rss feed as I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription link or newsletter service. Do you have any? Please let me recognize so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  7. What i do not realize is in fact how you’re now not really a lot more well-preferred than you may be right now. You are so intelligent. You realize therefore considerably on the subject of this matter, made me personally believe it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be interested until it is one thing to do with Woman gaga! Your individual stuffs nice. All the time deal with it up!

  8. Exceptional post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Appreciate it!

  9. KDIVNB Woman of Alien Perfect work you might have finished, this site is admittedly awesome with fantastic info. Time is God as way of maintaining everything from happening at once.

  10. A powerful share, I simply given this onto a colleague who was doing slightly evaluation on this. And he in truth bought me breakfast as a result of I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If doable, as you become experience, would you thoughts updating your weblog with extra details? It’s highly helpful for me. Huge thumb up for this blog submit!

  11. This unique blog is really educating additionally informative. I have picked many helpful advices out of it. I ad love to visit it again and again. Cheers!

  12. It as not that I want to replicate your web-site, but I really like the style. Could you tell me which style are you using? Or was it tailor made?

  13. Terrific work! This is the type of info that should be shared around the net. Shame on Google for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and visit my web site. Thanks =)

  14. It as not that I want to duplicate your web site, but I really like the design. Could you tell me which style are you using? Or was it custom made?

  15. What i don’t understood is actually how you are not really much more well-liked than you might be right now. You’re very intelligent. You realize thus significantly relating to this subject, made me personally consider it from numerous varied angles. Its like women and men aren’t fascinated unless it’s one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. Always maintain it up!

  16. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up and also the rest of the site is also very good.|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.