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Whole Almond Orchard Recycling

05/18/2023 @ 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Soil Health and Sustainability Field Day Whole Almond Orchard Recycling May 18, 2023 / 7:45 am – 12:00 noon 3978 Orchard Road, Gustine, CA 95322

8:25 am Welcome • Zach Fowler, Fowler Brothers Farming

8:30 am Orchard recycling and the effect on tree growth, yield, and fertility • Dr. Brent A. Holtz, UC Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County

8:45 am Considerations towards irrigation and fertigation after whole orchard recycling • Cameron Zuber, UC Cooperative Extension, Merced County

9:00 am 2025 Almond Orchard Goals and Whole Orchard Recycling • Dr. Josette Lewis, Chief Scientific Officer, Almond Board of California

9:10 am Incentives for orchard recycling and incorporation • Dania Haj and Oscar Hernandez, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

9:20 am Benefits of preplant fumigation and integration with orchard recycling • Shawn Fields, Tri-Cal Inc.

9:30 am Amendments that enhance woodchip breakdown and microbial diversity • Duncan Smith, Fusion 360

9:40 am Available composts for use in agriculture • Greg Pryor, Recology Organics

10:00 am Break

10:10 am Observations on wood chip incorporation • Zach Fowler, Fowler Brothers Farming and Ag Soilworks • Randal Tomich, Soil Stars, Ag Soilworks • John Rasic, Soil Scientist

11:10 am Equipment Demonstration • Fowler Brothers Farming, Ag Soilworks

12:00 pm Lunch / closing remarks

RSVP by May 11th, 2023- Zach Fowler, email: Office@fowlerbrosinc.com Breakfast: Donuts and Coffee / Lunch: sandwiches provided by Wolfsen’s Meat and Sausage


3978 Orchard Road
3978 Orchard Road
Gustine, CA 95322 United States
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