For nearly 30 years, Violich Farms has been a forward-thinking and progressive organization that is aggressively pursuing innovative methods for improvement and additional business opportunities.
Since its founding, Capay Farms has been a true innovator in the almond and walnut industry. Capay was one of the first farms to implement an aggressive water monitoring program. Utilizing moisture and weather monitoring technology, Capay Farms now has water monitoring sensors throughout the acreage to ensure the most efficient use of water, resulting in higher quality crops, greater yields and lower operating costs.
Capay Farms has a very progressive energy utilization program. Currently, close to 60% of the irrigation pumps operate using solar energy, and another 35% utilize natural gas. In addition, to increase to the minute remote water and weather monitoring, Capay Farms utilizes a state-of-the-art radio frequency network to communicate ranch conditions with ranch foreman.
Capay Farms employs a comprehensive soil nutrition program led by skilled PCAs, utilizing the most up-to-date research regarding soil composition including PH and chemical balances. Violich Farms regularly tests its soil and replaces vital nutrients, utilizing a sophisticated fertilization program. Optimizing soil nutrition produces a more consistent, higher quality product of almonds and walnuts to the marketplace.