How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

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Almonds do best in areas with full sun and well-drained soils at least 4 to 6 feet deep. The best soils are fertile sandy loam soils. Avoid sandy or shallow soils. Almonds are adapted to areas with adequate chilling, which for almonds is 400 to 500 hours below 45° F. Because almonds bloom early, avoid planting where late spring frost occurs. Where frost does occur, expect that in some years crops will be light.

Do not plant in low spots or areas that flood frequently. If you are planting on a site where the soil is shallow because of a hardpan, break through the hardpan when preparing for planting. Do not plant trees too close together, as this may cause poor growth.

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Avoid low areas that accumulate water

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