Graduate Student Kelley Dreschsler Featured in Appeal-Democrat

BAE graduate student Kelley Dreschsler

October 23, 2018

By Benjamin Dally

Graduate student Kelley Dreschsler was recently featured in the Appeal-Democrat for her work at the Nickles Soil Lab in Arbukle, California. Dreschsler’s work surrounds the watering of almond varieties.

While there are three main varieties of almonds, most growers only water for the most commonly edible variety, the nonpareil. Dreschler is quoted in the article as saying, “Most growers irrigate for the nonpareil…I’ve interfaced the irrigation so I can independently irrigate each variety.” This approach will provide research into whether or not different watering patterns affect crop yield.

Four Researchers at Nickles Soil

From left to right, Andre Daccache, Isaya Kisekka, Franz Niederholzer, and Kelley Dreschsler

Dreschsler has been working on the project with Dr. Isaya Kisekka, Assistant Professor at UC Davis and Dr. Franz Niederholzer, Pomologist at Nickels Soil Lab. The project, overseen by the UC Davis Cooperative Extension Office will present current and preliminary research results in December. More robust results will follow after next year’s crop yield.

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