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2023 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management

03/13/2023 - 03/17/2023


Understanding the fundamentals of tree biology is essential to making sound orchard management and business decisions in the tree fruit and nut industry. However, access to educational courses on basic fruit and nut tree biology and how it relates to agronomic practices is limited. Our course incorporates lectures and field demonstrations to provide information on all aspects of basic plant biology and the relationship between plant biology and nuts and fruit orchard management.

Course lectures will be held in the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center and field demonstration will take place in the UC Davis Teaching Orchards. An optional four-day field trip will be held March 20- March 23, 2023 for an additional fee. This field trip will provide a view of fruit and nut breeding, growing, and processing facilities throughout the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys.

Registration is now open.

Enrollment fees will cover classroom instruction, all course materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and evening social. Reservations will be accepted on a first paid, first enrolled basis.

  • $1,595 for Week 1
  • $2,595 for Week 1 and Week 2

Registration is requested no later than March 1st, 2023.

The Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center will offer a limited number of scholarships for new and small-acreage Californian fruit-growers. To be eligible, you must be a Californian grower with fewer than 3 years of experience with tree crops OR in the process of transitioning between crops. Additionally, applicants must be on a farm with fewer than 40 acres of tree crops. Applications are open until January 15, 2023, and applications will be notified of our decision by February 15, 2023. Please email fruitsandnuts@ucdavis.edu with any questions about the scholarship application.

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UC Davis Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center
(530) 754-9708
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UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom A
760 Orchard Rd
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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