Water Demand and Scheduling Strategies for Pistachio Trees

October 28, 2022 12:00 pm
Connor Cunningham

Technical Sales & Project Manager – Jain Monitoring and Control

Today, the states of California, Arizona, and New Mexico represent 100 percent of the U.S. commercial pistachio production.

California comprises 99 percent of the total, with over 312,000 acres planted throughout 22 counties. Pistachios contribute $1.6 billion to the California economy.

As winters get warmer and summers drier, more and more growers are moving to Pistachios. In addition to their ability to survive droughts and adapt to saltier water is contributing to the move from Almond trees to Pistachio trees.  

Pistachios certainly have different water requirements than other nut trees. In this Irrigation Training Series episode, Connor Cunningham will step through a scheduling strategy to help maximize yields in the field.  

During this webinar you will learn:

  • Common pistachio production practices
  • New research on water-saving strategies
  • How to use data to manage irrigation more efficiently
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Connor Cunningham

Technical Sales & Project Manager – Jain Monitoring and Control

Born and raised in the Central Valley; Connor completed his Biology degree at Fresno state. He has been working in the Ag tech and research spaces for the past 4 years developing various types of projects for a multitude of growers. These projects applied monitoring and control devices to both permanent and row crops across California. He joined the Jain team back in December of 2019 and is based in the Fresno area.

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