The Yara North America Incubator Farm in Modesto, California is a center for research, solution trials and knowledge sharing. Through collaborative efforts with customers, partners, and various technology providers, Yara utlizes the farm to study and advance insights into all aspects of the cropping system.
Utilizing 40 acres of fertigated and established almonds, and 40 acres of irrigated and established walnuts, Yara and its partners will be able to gather many layers of data and intimate knowledge of every aspect of the cropping system over the coming years. The field scale research at the farm will provide valuable insight into the conditions and challenges that growers and advisors face.
In addition to research, the Incubator Farm will also act as a place for partnerships with industry organizations to develop long-term relevant solutions for growers through collaboration. The farm is available to Yara’s retail partners to give their customers the opportunity to see first hand the benefits of a complete crop nutrition solution.
- Reactive program
- N from YaraLiva® CAN-17™ & CN-9®
- K20 from SOP™
- NPK+Zn foliars during development
- K+Zn & B foliar at hull split
- Additional adjustments made during season to address deficiencies
- Dynamic & proactive
- Tailored to crop demand curves
- Addressing deficiencies before they occur
- Balanced ammoniacal and nitrate N sources
- High frequency/low vol strategy (16 fertigation events to deliver nitrogen vs. 4 in other programs)
- Comprehensive nutrition management
Learn more about work being done at the Incubator Farm in Modesto
Podcast: Yara Incubator Farms (Insights on the Modesto Farm)
What are the Yara Incubator Farms and what are we trying to accomplish with these large-scale, multi-year research projects in the three different locations? Listen to this podcast to learn more. Get insights on the research and findings from the Modesto Incubator Farm site of nearly 80 acres of almonds and walnuts.
Other Modesto Incubator Farm Glimpses
Foliar nutrients providing sustained feeding on almonds.
Tree rows in spring (supareil on the left, nonpareil on the right).
Digital Farming Manager, Scott Warr, installing soil nutrient monitoring device.
Vigorous spring shoot growth.
Incubator farm tour with the Almond Board Leadership Class 2019.