Almond Hull Rot is a disorder which can cause significant economic damage. The impact is caused by one of two fungal pathogens that release toxins that translocate into new fruiting wood. This causes damage to the plant tissue and severely limits crop yield potential.
University research indicates that excess free nitrogen leads to increased Hull Rot. Free nitrogen means that the nitrogen has been taken into the plant as nitrate-nitrogen but has not yet successfully been converted into amino acids. If the almond tree doesn’t properly metabolize nitrogen, a grower can potentially face an increase in hull rot incidences.
Strategic inputs and agronomic practices can effectively minimize almond hull rot as a key limiting factor.
diKaP has proven to be an excellent product to help almond trees metabolize nitrogen to reduce hull rot incidences. To learn more about our the University of California study, click here. diKaP is formulated to provide efficient potassium and phosphorus and contain proprietary soluble carbon compounds that improve antioxidant production and increase plant respiration.
Adding diKaP to your Hull Split Sprays can increase abiotic stress defense and reduce hull rot incidence.
Increases yield and nut size. Reduces plant heat stress. Decreases incidence of hull rot by improving nitrogen metabolism and Abiotic Stress Defense.