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Cover Cropping in Nut Orchards Field Day

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) & the Farmers Guild invite you to a cover crop field day. Focus: Come learn about cover crops from experienced growers and technical advisers at Davis Ranches in Colusa, with a focus on integrating cover crops into the management calendar and seed selection. Topics covered and speakers will include: • Benefits and tradeoffs of …

Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Almond Day

0.5 hours of PCA CE (0.5 hr Other) requested 1.0 hours of CCA CE (0.5 hr Nutrient Man., 0.5 hr IPM) requested This meeting is intended as a short meeting to deliver timely information and gauge interest in future winter almond meetings in the Yuba City area. _______________________­__________________________ 8:45     SIGN-IN and coffee/cookies 9:00     Introduction/nutrient management for almonds Franz Niederholzer, …

Three Tips on Managing Pocket Gophers

Pocket gophers can be very detrimental for growers, especially those with young orchards.  So how do you minimize populations of these pesky critters?  Watch this brief interview with Julie Finzel from the UC Cooperative Extension as she offers growers three quick tips for effective management.  Julie will also be addressing growers on wildlife issues at the upcoming Grape, Nut & …

Dealing with Wild Pig Pests on the Farm

Farmers are used to dealing with insect pest and small furry rodents, but how about wild pigs? Now, this is a more common issue in some areas more than others; nonetheless, pigs can wreak a lot of havoc in vineyards, orchards and field crops, so exploring your management options is key.  Watch this brief interview with Julie Finzel from the …