Intensive Almond Plantations
It is considered that the intensive production of almond trees in the Iberian Peninsula has become one of the main crops of nuts. And, although climate is a determining variable, the almond tree can be grown in different regions and geographical areas, thanks to its ability to adapt to different types of soil.
A growing demand for almond plantations is being seen in the irrigated and rainfed system
In this sense, there is an increasing demand for almond plantations, especially in the irrigated and rainfed system with the intensive planting framework. This system is mainly characterized by a higher density of plants per hectare, compared to the traditional system, which allows a higher yield and greater efficiency in harvesting.
Likewise, within AGR Global we focus on the implementation of advanced techniques in the cultivation of almond trees, from the study of soils and the choice of varieties and rootstocks, to the mechanization of harvesting to increase profitability and improve the quality of the final product. All this with the aim of offering a comprehensive and personalized service to our customers, adapting to their needs and the particularities of each terrain.
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The choice of variety and rootstock of the almond tree is also an important factor to take into account to obtain an optimal and profitable production. In Spain, there are several varieties of almond trees, each with its specific characteristics, such as flowering time, almond quality or disease resistance.
At AGR Global, in addition to carrying out a study of the terrain and the irrigation system, we also offer advice on the choice of the most suitable variety of almond trees for each project. This is done taking into account the characteristics of the terrain, the climate and the preferences of the client. Thus, we guarantee an optimal and quality production for each almond plantation.
How much does an intensive almond plantation cost?
The cost of an almond plantation with an intensive planting framework can vary depending on various factors, such as geographical location, climate, soil characteristics, planting framework, variety, rootstocks, royalty, among others.
Intensive almond planting frameworks
Compared to traditional planting frameworks, the intensive almond production system is characterized by a reduced distance between plants. Generally, the most used planting frames for this type of cultivation are 6x3m, 6x4m, 7x4m or even 7x5m which means that between 285 and 556 almond trees can be planted in one hectare. It is important to note that this form of planting, despite having a higher initial cost than a traditional planting framework, will be more profitable due to the increase in production per hectare. In addition, it also facilitates the mechanization of processes and the management of irrigation and fertilization.
Intensive almond yield
The cultivation of the almond tree has experienced an increase in its profitability due to the increase in the consumption of almonds, the introduction of new cultivation systems and the varietal improvement of the almond trees. However, the profitability of the crop depends on factors such as variety, climate, soil type and mainly on the amount of water available. With the planting frameworks described above, average productions of more than 2,000 kg of pip per hectare can be obtained from the fourth year of planting. These yields may vary depending on weather conditions, soil type and variety of almond planted. It is important to note that to obtain these yields, it is necessary to have a good irrigation and adequate fertilization system.