Better Yields Through Science

Client Testimonial: Matt Gilkey

Chilling can be a big problem in pistachios. We’ve seen a reduction of probably 50% in yields on years where there’s not sufficient chilling hours. So we’re out trying different things. MASK is one thing that looks promising, and getting it to go into a longer chilling period, we’re hopeful it’s going to show in the yields. The areas where we used it, I think the bud break is behind and is not pushing as strong. So you would think that areas is in dormancy longer, which you know would give you a longer time for the chilling. If it helps with production, we’re definitely going to consider using MASK from ORCAL.