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Statewide UCANR Walnut Day

Due to restrictions related to COVID19, UCCE Walnut Advisors are combining their efforts for a UCCE Virtual Statewide Walnut Series event Feb 16 and 17, 2021. All walnut related clientele are welcome and participation is free due to the help from our sponsor, the California Walnut Board. Topics include varieties, rootstocks, irrigation, nitrogen management, orchard recycling, pests, vertebrates, diseases and …

California Plant and Soil Conference

Coordinated by the California Chapter, American Society of Agronomy and Cooperative Extension, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources, The California Plant & Soil Conference provides an opportunity for students, ag professionals, and other attendees to increase their knowledge of current topics of agronomic importance in California. Many CCA’s and PCA’s attend the conference to earn continuing education units important to their professional standing.  Virtual …

San Joaquin Valley Almond Day

San Joaquin Valley almond growers are invited to attend this annual event featuring the latest on almond research and activities in the San Joaquin Valley from advisors from the University of California Cooperative Extension.  Almond Day will be held virtually this year due to the pandemic via zoom. Sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), topics on the agenda will …

Managing Phytophthora Diseases in Almond: Aerial, Root & Crown Rot

There are three ways Phytophthora can injure an almond tree. Watch this brief interview with Kern County Area Orchard Systems Advisor Mohammad Yaghmour as he helps growers identify and manage Aerial Phytophthora, Root & Crown Rot.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for their industry support.

Statewide UCANR Pistachio Day

Pistachio Day delivers the latest research-based production practices to prospective or current growers, production managers, and pest control consultants so they are better able to achieve their pistachio growing goals. The diverse program will include an industry overview as well as sessions on various important topics within the areas of Food Safety and Regulations, Horticulture Science, and Integrated Pest Management. Pacific Nut …

A New Microscopic Almond Pest of Concern

Another pest in almonds? Just what we needed, right? Only this one you can’t see.  Almond growers have been dealing with nematodes for a long time; however, the peach root knot nematode is new to California almond orchards.  Watch this brief interview with UC Riverside Nematologist Andreas Westphal as he explains and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

Potassium Nutrient Management in Almonds & Pistachios

So how much potassium does an almond or pistachio orchard need? How and when should it be applied? Watch this brief interview with UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor Phoebe Gordon as she shares some facts and considerations for growers to maintain a healthy orchard and prevent potassium deficiencies. Read more about best practices for orchard management in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

How to Design a New Pistachio Orchard

Considering planting a new pistachio orchard? What is the ideal row/tree spacing? How many male pollenizer trees will you need? Should you plant on berms or not? These are just a few of the questions addressed by UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Craig Kallsen in this video.  Watch his brief interview and read more about growing pistachios in Pacific Nut …

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