A fertilization program is typically designed for a specific crop and orchard. At establishment, the soil is sampled for exisiting available nutrients. After the application program is initiated, leaf analysis in mid-February is used to monitor it and make possible adjustments. Growers are advised to keep long-term records for an orchard of: their application program, including applications of fertilizer and soil amendments, results of leaf sampling, and yield. These records provide information for decision-making in orchard management over the longer term.
Developing a sound pistachio nutritient management program.
By Bob Beede and Craig Kallsen of the University of California. Download PDF presentation here: Nutrition_Management_Program
Managing Pistachio Nutrition, Patrick Brown, Muhammad Ismail Siddiqui, California Pistachios presentation: Managing_Pistachio_Nutrition_CP
Precision nutrient management in California orchards, Orchard variability and its implications for
fertility management. Patrick Brown University of California, Davis: Precision_Nutrient_Management_Brown_UCDavis
Phosphorus and Potassium Nutrition of Pistachio Trees as Affected by Alternate-Bearing, R.C. Rosecrance, S A. Weinbaum, and P.H. Brown: Nutrition_Alternate_bearing
Nutrients for Arizona Pistachios: arizona_pistachio_nutrient
The effect of soil and leaf nutrients on pistachio yield in the Rafsanjan area, Iran, M.H. Salehi, J. Hosseinifard and M. Heydar (2010): Soil_and_Leaf_Nutrients