Energy Management

On-farm energy use is expensive and internal combustion engines further contribute to air pollution.

California walnut growers and processors implement and emphasize technologies that reduce energy requirements and thus costs:

Fig.11. Non-cultivated walnut orchard.

 

Fig. 12. Moisture sensors in walnut drying bin.

 

Fig. 13. Walnut dehydrator retrofitted with side curtains to conserve heat energy.