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Kari Arnold joined UCCE as an area orchard and vineyard systems advisor in Stanislaus County on Nov. 1, 2017.

Prior to joining UCCE, Arnold was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis, where she participated in a statewide extension and outreach program involving viruses in grapevines and the certification program, collaborated with county viticulture advisors and industry leaders to facilitate grower workgroups for regional management of grapevine viruses, and provided presentations at grower meetings.

As a graduate student researcher from 2011 to October 2016, Arnold participated in individual grower meetings and surveys, facilitated and collaborated with a grower workgroup for areawide disease management in Napa vineyards, and conducted statistical characterization of spatial and temporal patterns of insect-vectored plant viruses. From 2009 to 2011, Arnold also worked as a staff research associate and nursery technician for Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis, where she provided employee training; worked on team oriented projects; provided tours, conducted virus indexing, and collected and analyzed data.

Arnold completed an M.S. and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from UC Davis and a B.S. in horticulture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


Walnut News & Fruit For Thought Newsletter

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California Cherry Research Review

CALIFORNIA CHERRY RESEARCH REVIEW
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


San Joaquin County – Office of the Agricultural Commissioner
Evelyn Costa Assembly Room
2101 E. Earhart Avenue, #100, Stockton, California 95206
Sponsored by the University of California and California Cherry Board

9:00 Welcome
Scott Brown, Production Manager, Morada Produce
Tyler Rood, California Cherry Board
9:10 The investigation into dormancy breaking agents and the dynamic chill portions model in CA cherries via carbohydrates and solar radiation
Dr. Kari Arnold, UCCE Orchard and Vineyard Systems Advisor, Stanislaus County
9:30 Cherry buckskin disease review: x-disease phytoplasma
Dr. Mohamed Nouri, UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor, San Joaquin County
10:00 Measuring cherry evapotranspiration and deriving crop coefficient (Kc) values for use in irrigation scheduling
Dr. Kosana Suvocarev, Dept. of Land, Air & Water Resources, UC Davis
10:20 Engineered transgenic Drosophila suzukii for wild population suppression & eradication: production, performance assessment and effective wild releases Dr. Nikolay Kandul, Div. of Biology Sciences, UC San Diego
10:50 Break
11:10 Improved management of fungal canker diseases of sweet cherry
Investigating the cause of sudden decline of sweet cherry in California
Dr. Renaud Travadon, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UC Davis, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Parlier, CA
12:00 Management and epidemiology of pre- and postharvest diseases of sweet cherry
Dr. James Adaskaveg, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UC Riverside
12:30 Lunch (Courtesy of California Cherry Board)
1:30 Adjourn

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2020 SJV Grape Symposium!

2020 SJV Grape Symposium

Wednesday, January 8,

C.P.D.E.S Hall, Easton CA

7:00 AM    Registration and Refreshments
7:50 AM Morning Welcome
12:00 PM   Lunch sponsored by Raisin Bargaining Association and Sun-Maid Growers of California

Continuing Education: 3.0 PCA and 3.5 CCA hours have been requested.

Any questions? Email George Zhuang at: gzhuang@ucanr.edu or call the office number (559) 241-7506

2020 SJV Grape Symposium Agenda

Mail In Registration Form 2020

REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE

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San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course

San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course
November 12-14, 2019
Kearney Agricultural & Research Extension Center

Join us for this intensive 3-day short course on spray application research and extension, led by UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Peter Larbi.

Goals/Objectives:

  • 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.

$400 registration fee includes two in-classroom lecture days and one outdoor, hands-on demonstration day as well as materials and most meals. The full agenda can be found here.

This event is open to the public. Please share broadly with your clientele or anyone who may be interested in attending.

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources | San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course, Nov. 12-14 at Kearney REC

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.

Goals/Objectives:

  • 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

PDF 9/26/19
Summer 2019 Issue

In this issue...

  • Walnut Blackline
  • Howard Fallen Nuts
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Apricots
PDF 7/16/19