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Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management

April 19 - April 23


Due to UCD campus directives, the 2021 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management will be held remotely. A Zoom link will be provided to registrants.

Understanding the fundamentals of tree biology is essential in 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 lecture, lab exercises, 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.

Our course includes five days of instruction. Each day will have 4 hours of synchronous instruction, with supplemental asynchronous video instruction, and question and answer sessions with our instructors. Due to the unprecedented situation and virtual setting, the full course is being offered for $995. Registration is requested no later than April 12st, 2021. Register HERE.

Refunds will be granted in full if requested no later than April 12st, 2021. Refunds, less a $50 processing fee will be granted if requested after April 12st, 2021 but more than 24 hours in advance of the first class. More detailed information on schedule and a Zoom webinar link will be sent to registered participants closer to the beginning of the course. Registration will be closed after April 12th, 2021.

Course Topics

  • Tree growth, development & pruning
  • Dormancy, chilling & rest breaking
  • Flowering, pollination & fruit set
  • Fruit development & thinning
  • Tree water relations & irrigation
  • Plant nutrition & fertilization
  • Root growth & rootstocks
  • Tree fruit pests and pathogens
  • Harvesting

For course content questions, please contact the Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center staff at fruitsandnuts@ucdavis.edu.


April 19
April 23
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UC Davis Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center
(530) 754-9708