SCI.210-Sustainable Almond Cultivation in California: Assessing the Impact of Integrated Compost and Cover Crop Strategies on Soil Health and Tree Productivity-AC24.CREF

This study examines the impact of compost and cover crop practices on soil health and almond orchard productivity in California. After three years of a 5-year study, results show that these practices promote soil biology and increase nitrogen availability, particularly ammonium (NH4+). Although changes in soil carbon storage are still being analyzed, initial findings indicate positive effects on tree health and productivity, including improved water stress response and increased yield. The study underscores the potential of compost and cover crops to mitigate soil degradation, reduce nutrient leaching, and enhance overall ecosystem functioning in almond orchards.
Speakers: Alexia Cooper
Duration: 18 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Member Price: $30.00
Non-Member Price: $52.50
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