Preparing for the 2021 Almond Crop

Preparing for the 2021 Almond Crop

October 5, 2020

Think About the 2021 Budget

By Patrick Cavanaugh, with the Ag Information Network
Franz Neiderholzer is a UCANR Orchard System Farm Advisor based in Colusa County and he also helps growers in Sutter and Yuba counties. He said over the next couple of months, it's good to budget for next year.


“The price looks like it might be coming up a little and that's good, but careful budgeting needs to be stated---basically everything you do now, other than watering, the trees in preparation for the 2021 crop,” Neiderholzer said.

Neiderholzer spoke about the potential less water available for growers, next year. “There's talk about a La Niña winter, which isn't a guarantee of anything, except it's more of a chance of a light rainfall year. So what that means to growers is possibly reduced surface water application,” noted Neiderholzer.

“So when you're budgeting for next year, start with your, paying for water or whatever you need to do to have good quality water available that could cut into your budget for next year, but it's critical for good production,” he explained.

“So basically build your budget for the 2021 season on stuff that you know is going to bring you value,” he said.