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Upcoming Field Days

Good afternoon


There are two field days coming up that are related to almonds. Please view the attached program fliers for more information:


Spring Almond Nutrient and Water Management Field Day
March 19, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bowman Farms
5737 California Ave
Modesto, CA


Almond Orchard Cover Crop Field Day
March 21, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
7250 Fox Rd
Winton, CA, 95388


Best wishes,


Roger Duncan
Pomology Advisor and Director
UC Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County

ANR Catalog

3/1/19 Download
(11,674KB PDF)
UCCE Stanislaus County IPM Breakfast Meetings resume March 6

Good afternoon

Our University of California Cooperative Extension Tree & Vine IPM Breakfast meetings will begin again next Wednesday, March 6.  These informal discussions focus on real-time insect and disease issues and their management.  They are held every first and third Wednesday morning from March through June from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. at the Old Mill Café, 600 9th Street in Modesto.  One hour of continuing education credit is offered at each meeting.  There is no charge – just buy your own breakfast and tip the waitress!  If you have questions or would like to sponsor the $45 fee for CE credits, please call our office at 209-525-6800.


Best wishes,


Roger Duncan
Pomology Advisor and Director
UC Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County

ANR Catalog

3/1/19 Download
(100KB PDF)
North San Joaquin Valley Cling Peach Day

In This Issue:

  • North San Joaquin Valley Cling Peach Day
1/17/19 Download
(925KB PDF)
2019 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day

North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day 2019


Topics include:


  • Advances in Mating Disruption for Navel Orangeworm Management
    Dr. Jhalendra Rijal, IPM Advisor, UCCE Stanislaus County
  • Detection and Management of Band Canker
    Dr. Themis Michailides, Plant Pathology Specialist,
    UC Kearney Ag Center
  • Use of Compost in Young Orchards – Soil Changes and Tree Response
    Roger Duncan, Farm Advisor, UCCE Stanislaus County
  • Nitrogen Needs for First Leaf Almonds Following Whole Orchard Recycling
    Dr. Brent Holtz, Farm Advisor, UCCE San Joaquin County
  • Almond Spur Dynamics – Maintaining Orchard Productivity Dr. Bruce Lampinen, UCCE Specialist, UC Davis
  • Using Soil & Water Analyses in Orchard Management Decisions Dr. Mae Culumber, Farm Advisor, UCCE Fresno County
  • Improving Spray Coverage for More Effective Pest Management Dr. Franz Niederholzer, Farm Advisor, UCCE Sutter, Yuba & Colusa Counties  
1/8/19 Download
(6,982KB PDF)
2019 San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium

Hello All,


The 2019 San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium will be held at the CPDES Hall in Easton, CA on January 9, 2019.

Please see agenda for more information.  To register online and pay by credit, click here.

Cost: $15.00 includes meeting, proceedings, and lunch.

$20.00 at the door - cash/check only, as the facility does not have the ability to take credit cards. Late fee does not include lunch or proceedings.

Hope to see you there!

12/3/18 Download
(133KB PDF)
Whole Almond Orchard Recycling Demonstration   9/25/18 Download
(191KB PDF)
2018 Tree and Vine March 7 Meeting Information   3/6/18 Download
(184KB PDF)
2018 Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings   3/5/18 Download
(612KB PDF)
2018 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day

A comprehensive speaker list, with starting time, for the 2018 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day.

1/11/18 Download
(1,466KB PDF)
Marie Harter, August 2017

Please read the attached letter from County Director, Roger Duncan.

8/8/17 Download
(73KB PDF)
IPM Field Day in Almonds 06/15/2017   6/12/17 Download
(1,062KB PDF)
Tree & Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings



2/23/17 Download
(120KB PDF)
Almond Day 2/7/17


NSJV Almond Day

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. — 12 noon
Modesto Centre Plaza

1150 9th Street Modesto, CA

Publications for sale at this event:

Almond Production Manual • IPM for Almond • Pest and Weed ID cards
The Pesticide Safety Manual - NEW 3rd edition • Plus more

1/24/17 Download
(221KB PDF)
Cling Peach Day, January 18, 2017   12/27/16 Download
(404KB PDF)
July 2016
  • Almond Rootstock Field Day for West Side Growers
  • Introduction of New Pest Management Advisor
  • Summary of Insect Monitoring in Nut & Fruit Crops: Summer Update
  • Almond Short Course


7/11/16 Download
(1,474KB PDF)
Almond Shortcourse

Almond Short Course

November 8-10, 2016

Modesto Centre Plaza
1000 L Street
Modesto, CA

6/23/16 Download
(842KB PDF)
2016 Almond Day

Links to the 2016 Almond Day Talks

2/9/16 Download
(50KB PDF)
January 2016

2016 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day

Modesto Centre Plaza

1150 9th Street, Modesto, CA

Thursday, February 4, 2016

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

1/13/16 Download
(1,204KB PDF)
North San Joaquin Valley Cling Peach Day   11/19/15 Download
(381KB PDF)
Spray Safe Event


Spray Safe Event

Fri. 11/20/2015

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

MJC Ag Pavillion


11/2/15 Download
(787KB PDF)
Almond Production Field Day   6/19/15 Download
(348KB PDF)
January 2015
  • 2015  North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day - February 10
  • Bacterial Spot of Almond
  • Dormant Sprays not Reducing Lower Limb Dieback
  • Tree & Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings continue
1/22/15 Download
(3,539KB PDF)
  • North San Joaquin Valley Cling Peach Day
  • Job Opportunity
  • Donate
  • North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day
11/21/14 Download
(1,003KB PDF)
March 2014
  • Drought Irrigation Strategies for Peaches & Almonds
  • Tree & Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings Continue
3/27/14 Download
(266KB PDF)
January, 2014

2014 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day

Robert J. Cabral Ag Center
2101 E. Earhart Ave.
Stockton, CA

Thursday, February 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

1.5 DPR continuing education hours pending3.0 CCA hours pending

1/8/14 Download
(812KB PDF)
November 2013
  • Cling Peach Day
    Stanislaus County Ag Center, Harvest Hall
    3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA
    Thurs. 12/12/13, 8:30 - 12:00

  • Bacterial Spot Management
  • New Rulings for Piece-Rate Paid Employees
  • Update on Minimal Pruning Trial


11/26/13 Download
(341KB PDF)
Mite Identification Workshop

Mite Identification & Management Workshop

for Pest Control Advisors &  IPM Private Applicators

Thursday, Novemer 21, 2013

3800 Cornucopia Way, Harvest Hall

Modesto, CA

There is a $70- Registration Fee

11/15/13 Download
(166KB PDF)
Mite Identification & Management Workshop

Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, Harvest Hall
3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto
Thursday, November 21
8:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

$70- Registration

For more info contact Roger Duncan (209) 525-6800

10/15/13 Download
(80KB PDF)
Spray Safe Program Workshop Nov. 7, 2013

Spray Safe Program Workshop

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Stanislaus County Ag Center, Harvest Hall
3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3.5 CEU's of Laws & Regs

Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Program starts at 8:00 a.m.

No pre-registration required.

For more information call Roger Duncan at (209) 525-6800.

10/15/13 Download
(1,009KB PDF)
2013 NSJV Almond Day

2013 Northern San Joaquin Valley Almond Day

February 15, 2013 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Martin Peterson Event Center
720 12th Street, Modesto, CA

1/23/13 Download
(178KB PDF)
December 2012

In this issue:

  • North San Joaquin Valley Peach Day, December 20, 2012
    Stanislaus County Ag Center, Harvest Hall, Modesto
  • Update on Almond Minimal Pruning Experiment
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Agritourism Intensive
11/21/12 Download
(238KB PDF)
May 2012

In this issue . . .

* Summer Almond Field Day, June 1, in Ballico
* Rust Beginning to Show in Almond Orchards
* Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Almonds
* Poor Piece-Rate Design: Paying the Same Per Tree
* Just Published . . .
* Tree & Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings
* Weed Day 2012, July 19, Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis

5/22/12 Download
(353KB PDF)
Tree & Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings   4/12/12 Download
(104KB PDF)
Almond Day

This is a correction to the previous newsletter.

1/6/12 Download
(405KB PDF)
November 2011

* Cling Peach Day - Dec. 13th, Stanislaus County Ag Center

* Management of Peach Leaf Curl

* Herbicide Resistant Weeds

* Pre- and Postemergent Herbicides Registered in Almonds

* North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day -  Feb 1, 2012
   New Location - Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St, Modesto

* New Publications Available

12/5/11 Download
(1,558KB PDF)
Low Emissions Nut Harvesting Field Day   9/30/11 Download
(233KB PDF)
Peach IPM Workshop   8/17/11 Download
(241KB PDF)
Peach Blossom Thinner Demo Field Day *Results from 2 years of local field trials *Demonstration of string blossom thinner *Try the machine in your orchard 2/18/11 Download
Scoop on Fruits and Nuts, January 2011 2011 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day 1/11/11 Download
December 2010 * Cling Peach Meeting 12/15/2010 * Update on Minimal Pruning of Almonds * Weed Susceptiblility Chart * Newsletter Renewal Form 12/8/10 Download
May 2010 *Almond Production & Pest Management Field Day 05/27/2010 *2010 Cool Spring Leads to Long Growing Season & Large Fruit *Mechanical Blossom Thinner to Reduce Peach Labor Costs *Powdery Mildew of Peach-Pathogens, Biology & Management 5/17/10 Download
Tree & Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings The breakfast meetings will begin on March 17th. See the attached flyer for more information. 3/1/10 Download
January 2010 * 2010 NSJV Almond Day * Assessment of Multiple Approaches for Controlling Gophers in Orchards * Training First Leaf Trees * Silver Leaf Disease * Varietal Wine Grape Production Short Course-Feb. 23-25, 2010 UC Davis 1/13/10 Download
November 2009 * NSJV Cling Peach Day * Pruning Almond Trees * Blue Orchard Bee Workshop * NSJV Almond Day 11/2/09 Download
June 2009 Summer Almond Meeting 06/17/09 Peach IPM In-Field Workshop 06/19/09 6/12/09 Download
February, 2009 *Fungicide Resistance Problems *Almond Fungicide Efficacy 2009 *Almond/Peach/Nectarine Treatment Timing *Peach/Nectarine Fungicide Efficacy 2009 *Chilling Hours *IPM Update Breakfast Meetings Resume 2/23/09 Download
Almond Day & Winegrape Shortcourse 2009 NSJV Almond Day & Varietal Winegrape Production Shortcourse 1/12/09 Download
December, 2008 NSJV Cling Peach Seminar December 4, 2008 8:30-12:00 Stanislaus County Ag Center 11/26/08 Download
24 Hour Pest Phone Hotline Hear the latest pest development updates. New info posted every Tuesday. Call (209) 525-6841 6/4/08 Download
May 2008 Summary of University of California Research on Irrigaiton Management for almond Trees Under Drought Conditions 5/21/08 Download
February, 2008 The Scoop on Fruits and Nuts 2/15/08 Download
January 2008 Almond Day Jan. 22, 2008 Dormant Sprays Reduced Hazard Dormant Spray Options New ANR Publications New Viticulture Website Interpersonal Negotiation Skills Upcoming Meetings 12/10/08 Download
December 2007 2007 North San Joaquin Cling Peach Day 10/23/08 Download
January 2007, part 2 Insert Charts: Susceptibility of Weeds to Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California 12/27/07 Download
January 2007, part 1 Almond Day, January 25, 2007; Grape Day, February 9, 2007; New Fertigation Publication; Peach Leaf Curl; Chilling 12/26/07 Download
August 2006 Revision in Hull Samples article *Lower Limb Dieback Update *Hull Samples ("Wait until harvest to collect") *Mite Alert *Pre-Plant Fumigation Pays *In Search of New Fumigation Trials 6/27/11 Download
May, 2006 Article: Thin Lightly for Maximum Yield New Publication: Fertigation with Microirrigation Upcoming Events: Peach Field Day 05/18/06 Almond Field Day 05/31/06 6/27/11 Download
January 2006 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day
Stanislaus/Merced Bi-County Winegrape Seminar
6/27/11 Download
2005 North San Joaquin Valley Cling Peach Seminar Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, Service and Crows Landing Roads, Modesto 6/27/11 Download
October 2005 Fall Nutrition for Almonds & Stonefruit, Fall Urea Sprays, Glyphosate-Resistant Horseweed In California, Upcoming events 6/27/11 Download
August 2005 Lower Limb Dieback Disease, Verticillium Wilt, Hull Rot, Pistachio Shortcourse 6/27/11 Download
May 2005 Mealybug Workshop, Powdery Mildew 4/30/08 Download
Tree & Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings News release with dates of 2006 IPM breakfast meetings. 6/27/11 Download
December 2006 NSJV Cling Peach Seminar 11/27/07 Download
January 2005 Meeting Agenda for North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day 6/27/11 Download
September 2004 Fall Foliar Urea for Bacterial Canker Management, Fumigation for Replanted Orchards, Want Free Fumigation? Silverleaf Disease Management, Pruning First-Leaf Trees, Tree & Vine Loss Calculator Future CE Seminars 6/27/11 Download
May 2004, Volume 9.2 Peach Pest Field Day Powdery Mildew IPM Breakfasts 6/27/11 Download
January 2004 Volume 9.1 Almond Day Grape Day 10/4/08 Download

Stanislaus County
University of California Cooperative Extension
3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste. A
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: (209) 525-6800
Fax: (209) 525-6840

Director: Roger Duncan
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