Drought Year Causing Research Uncertainties

Taylor Hillman Drought, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops, Water, Weather

Drought conditions are complicating some research projects.

Drought Year Causing Uncertainties

Less chilling hours for trees in California and especially the central valley has become an increasing concern. Cooperative Extension Orchard Advisor Dr. Katherine Pope believes less winter chill has increased blanking in pistachios but with a lack of water being a major problem this year, no one can be certain.