Jason Scott talks with Louise Ferguson, UC Davis Extension Specialist, about her recent research of the pistachio tree physiology. Louise is dedicated to understanding the physiology of the pistachio tree, dormancy, bloom, set, yield, potential response to crop stress, temperature, salinity, and drought. Louise discusses the integrated approach to determining a long-term productivity assessment tool for the tree’s potential performance. She discusses the benefits of carbohydrates to tree productivity potential and the ability to access the collection of data. Louise discusses analyzing wood and bark samples, and how it relates to yield prediction and other benefits for growers. Louise’s expertise of tree physiology will help growers better manage the stressors of salinity and drought. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about pistachio tree physiology.