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2019 San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium (133KB)

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!

PDF 12/3/18
Whole Almond Orchard Recycling Demonstration (191KB) PDF 9/25/18
2018 Tree and Vine March 7 Meeting Information (184KB) PDF 3/6/18
2018 Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings (612KB) PDF 3/5/18
2018 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day (1,466KB)

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

PDF 1/11/18
Marie Harter, August 2017 (73KB)

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

PDF 8/8/17
IPM Field Day in Almonds 06/15/2017 (1,062KB) PDF 6/12/17
Tree & Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings (120KB)



PDF 2/23/17
Almond Day 2/7/17 (221KB)


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

PDF 1/24/17
Cling Peach Day, January 18, 2017 (404KB) PDF 12/27/16
July 2016 (1,474KB)
  • 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


PDF 7/11/16
Almond Shortcourse (842KB)

Almond Short Course

November 8-10, 2016

Modesto Centre Plaza
1000 L Street
Modesto, CA

PDF 6/23/16
2016 Almond Day (50KB)

Links to the 2016 Almond Day Talks

PDF 2/9/16
January 2016 (1,204KB)

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

PDF 1/13/16
North San Joaquin Valley Cling Peach Day (381KB) PDF 11/19/15
Spray Safe Event (787KB)


Spray Safe Event

Fri. 11/20/2015

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

MJC Ag Pavillion


PDF 11/2/15
Almond Production Field Day (348KB) PDF 6/19/15
January 2015 (3,539KB)
  • 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
PDF 1/22/15
November (1,003KB)
  • North San Joaquin Valley Cling Peach Day
  • Job Opportunity
  • Donate
  • North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day
PDF 11/21/14
March 2014 (266KB)
  • Drought Irrigation Strategies for Peaches & Almonds
  • Tree & Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings Continue
PDF 3/27/14
January, 2014 (812KB)

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

PDF 1/8/14
November 2013 (341KB)
  • 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


PDF 11/26/13
Mite Identification Workshop (166KB)

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

PDF 11/15/13
Mite Identification & Management Workshop (80KB)

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

PDF 10/15/13
Spray Safe Program Workshop Nov. 7, 2013 (1,009KB)

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.

PDF 10/15/13
2013 NSJV Almond Day (178KB)

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

PDF 1/23/13
December 2012 (238KB)

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
PDF 11/21/12
May 2012 (353KB)

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

PDF 5/22/12
Tree & Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings (104KB) PDF 4/12/12
Almond Day (405KB)

This is a correction to the previous newsletter.

PDF 1/6/12
November 2011 (1,558KB)

* 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

PDF 12/5/11
Low Emissions Nut Harvesting Field Day (233KB) PDF 9/30/11
Peach IPM Workshop (241KB) PDF 8/17/11
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 PDF 2/18/11
Scoop on Fruits and Nuts, January 2011 2011 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day PDF 1/11/11
December 2010 * Cling Peach Meeting 12/15/2010 * Update on Minimal Pruning of Almonds * Weed Susceptiblility Chart * Newsletter Renewal Form PDF 12/8/10
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 PDF 5/17/10
Tree & Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings The breakfast meetings will begin on March 17th. See the attached flyer for more information. DOC 3/1/10
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 PDF 1/13/10
November 2009 * NSJV Cling Peach Day * Pruning Almond Trees * Blue Orchard Bee Workshop * NSJV Almond Day PDF 11/2/09
June 2009 Summer Almond Meeting 06/17/09 Peach IPM In-Field Workshop 06/19/09 PDF 6/12/09
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 PDF 2/23/09
Almond Day & Winegrape Shortcourse 2009 NSJV Almond Day & Varietal Winegrape Production Shortcourse PDF 1/12/09
December, 2008 NSJV Cling Peach Seminar December 4, 2008 8:30-12:00 Stanislaus County Ag Center PDF 11/26/08
24 Hour Pest Phone Hotline Hear the latest pest development updates. New info posted every Tuesday. Call (209) 525-6841 DOC 6/4/08
May 2008 Summary of University of California Research on Irrigaiton Management for almond Trees Under Drought Conditions PDF 5/21/08
February, 2008 The Scoop on Fruits and Nuts PDF 2/15/08
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 PDF 12/10/08
December 2007 2007 North San Joaquin Cling Peach Day DOC 10/23/08
January 2007, part 2 Insert Charts: Susceptibility of Weeds to Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California PDF 12/27/07
January 2007, part 1 Almond Day, January 25, 2007; Grape Day, February 9, 2007; New Fertigation Publication; Peach Leaf Curl; Chilling DOC 12/26/07
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 PDF 6/27/11
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 PDF 6/27/11
January 2006 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day
Stanislaus/Merced Bi-County Winegrape Seminar
PDF 6/27/11
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 PDF 6/27/11
October 2005 Fall Nutrition for Almonds & Stonefruit, Fall Urea Sprays, Glyphosate-Resistant Horseweed In California, Upcoming events PDF 6/27/11
August 2005 Lower Limb Dieback Disease, Verticillium Wilt, Hull Rot, Pistachio Shortcourse PDF 6/27/11
May 2005 Mealybug Workshop, Powdery Mildew PDF 4/30/08
Tree & Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings News release with dates of 2006 IPM breakfast meetings. DOC 6/27/11
December 2006 NSJV Cling Peach Seminar PDF 11/27/07
January 2005 Meeting Agenda for North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day PDF 6/27/11
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 PDF 6/27/11
May 2004, Volume 9.2 Peach Pest Field Day Powdery Mildew IPM Breakfasts PDF 6/27/11
January 2004 Volume 9.1 Almond Day Grape Day PDF 10/4/08
Page Last Updated: April 14, 2014

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University of California Cooperative Extension
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