Stackhouse Orchards is family owned and operated for over 40 years now growing over 140 varieties of stone fruit as well as growing and flavoring their own almonds.
250 acres between Hickman and Hughson, CA
We use compost to increase fertility and improve soil structure. We do use some commercial fertilizer along with compost to obtain large and profitable crops.
Minimal - some irrigation in the spring.
To control other weeds and grasses a tractor is used to mow in one direction only. Traditionally the strip of grass down the tree row is sprayed with herbacides. Our farm uses a contact herbicide such as round up.