Hero Image

Roger Duncan - Pomology Advisor

Photo of Roger A Duncan
Roger A Duncan 

Farm Advisor and County Director
Almonds, Peaches, misc. tree fruit
3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite A
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: (209) 525-6800 
Fax: 209-525-6840


Linked data is from the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) weather stations. Visit CIMIS web site.

Stanislaus County Stations

Congratulations to our Award Winning

Integrated Pest Management Team!




The Scoop on Fruits & Nuts

Produced by Roger Duncan, Pomology and Viticulture Advisor, Stanislaus County. You can receive email notification when the next newsletter is posted.

Issue Articles Type
UC Almond Short Course

UC Almond Short Course

November 5-7, 2019

Plan to join us for this integrated orchard
management short course featuring UC
faculty, Cooperative Extension specialists and
farm advisors, and USDA researchers who will
provide an in-depth, comprehensive class on
all phases of almond culture and production.
The program is based on the latest information
and research and will cover the fundamental
principles that form the basis for practical
decisions and include Q&A for each session,
quality time with instructors and networking

An optional Field Tour in Parlier, CA will follow
the short course.

Who should attend: New and experienced
growers as well as other industry members
interested in commercial almond production.

San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course

San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course, Nov. 12-14 at Kearney REC Contents: 

Register today to attend the San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course, November 12-14, 2019 at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Join us for this intensive 3-day short course on spray application research and extension, led by CE Specialist Peter Larbi. Includes two in-classroom lecture days and one outdoor, hands-on demonstration day.


  • Teach participants about improving agricultural productivity while reducing the impact of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals on the environment.
  • Share knowledge of best practices for safe, economical, and environmentally sound pesticide spray application.

Register online before October 22 for the $750 Early Bird price.

Continuing Education credits from California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Crop Advisors have been applied for and are pending approval.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Please complete the Sponsorship Form.


Contacts for more information:
Logistics and Registration – Julia Kalika, Program and Events Specialist, anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu 530-750-1380

Course Content – Peter Ako Larbi, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist

Almond Rootstock Field Day

When: July 17, 2019, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Where: 10061 Vineyard Avenue, Westley, CA

What: Walk through an 8th leaf orchard featuring Nonpareil on 16 rootstocks grown under "typical" West Side farming conditions: heavy, high pH, clay-loam soil irrigated with water sometimes high in chloride and boron.

We will discuss tree performance including salt tolerance, anchorage, tree size and yield. Rootstocks include: Lovell, Nemaguard, Empyrean 1, Hansen, Brights #5, BB 106, Viking, Atlas, Krymsk 86, and Rootpac R.
Questions? Contact Roger Duncan, 209-525-6800


Please follow link at bottom of email for more information. 


Thank you