Walnut News & Fruit For Thought Newsletter
|Meeting Notice: Honoring Larry Williams - A Program Focused on Vineyard Water Management (110KB)||
Save the Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Where: UC Davis Conference Center
When: 9:00am to 5:00pm
18-19 - Honoring Larry Williams: A Program Focused on Vineyard Water Management
Professor Larry Williams retired from UC Davis in June 2018 after 36 years in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Please join us for a special seminar, honoring Larry, focused on irrigation and water management, topics near and dear to Larry’s heart. The day will consist of presentations focused on the latest research regarding optimal vine water management, a grapevine water status technology panel, and a vineyard management panel. The day will conclude with a keynote lecture from Emeritus Professor Larry Williams. This is a who’s who of water management and irrigation, a program not to be missed!
Please join us after the program for a wine and cheese reception in Larry’s honor. This is the perfect opportunity to interact with Larry and all of the speakers.
|Walnut Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Field Day (379KB)||
WALNUT NITROGEN AND IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT FIELD DAY
2. The Science and Art of Efficiently Fertigating with Nitrogen and Other Crop Nutrients
3. Nitrogen Fertigation Equipment and Operation
4. Walnuts and the 4Rs for Nitrogen Management: Right Time, Place, Amount and Product
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Sign out and Certificate Distribution
2 hours Continuing Education Units for self-certified growers
|San Joaquin Valley Weed Days in April (921KB)||
There are two scheduled San Joaquin Valley Weed Days in April (4/2 and 4/11). Please see link at the bottom of this email for more information.
|UCCE Stanislaus County IPM Breakfast Meetings resume March 6 (100KB)||
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.
|Grapevine Production Short Course (88KB)||
Grapevine Production Short Course
February 12-15, 2019
Plan to join us for this integrated vineyard management short course featuring UC faculty, Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors, and USDA researchers who will provide an in-depth, comprehensive study of all phases of grapevine 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 opportunities.
Who should attend: New and experienced growers as well as other industry members interested in commercial grape production.
$1200 Registration Fee Includes
Register to learn more about:
|Walnut News January 2019 (100KB)||
Contents of Walnut News Newsletter:
Quad-County Walnut Institute
|2019 San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium (133KB)||
The 2019 San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium will be held at the CPDES Hall in Easton, CA on January 9, 2019.
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!
|Advances in Walnut Production Short Course (193KB)||
The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources and Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce the upcoming Walnut Production Short Course. Over the course of three days, you will learn the latest in research and information involving walnut culture and production. Please see the following link for more information and registration:
UCCE Area Orchard and Vineyard Systems, Stanislaus County
3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite A Modesto, CA 95358
Office: (209) 525-6800
|2018 Western Pecan Production Short Course, hosted by New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM (706KB)||
Short course features:
Three full days in the “classroom” with lectures to cover horticulture, pest control, economics, and related aspects of pecan production from start to finish, plus a full-day field trip to pecan farms.
Cost: $300 short course only, $400 short course and field trip
|Tree Fruit Orchard Tour (513KB)||
This tour will explore the use of harvest aids and mechanization for improving efficiency and reducing labor costs in tree fruit production. We will travel to several orchards to see and discuss trellis systems and platforms for harvesting and managing pear, cherry, and apple orchards. Researchers from Washington State University will share results of their work with harvest-assist machines and their effects on productivity, efficiency, and bruising. Researchers and growers will discuss lessons learned from trellis designs and spacing that facilitate mechanization and maximize efficiency.
Special Guests: Matt Whiting (WSU Extension Horticulturist) and Karen Lewis (WSU Tree Fruit Specialist) Organized by UC Cooperative Extension Funding: Calif. Apple Commission, Calif. Cherry Advisory Board, and Calif. Pear Advisory Board
|Walnut Pruning Trial Field Day (193KB)||
Agenda for Walnut Pruning Trial Field Day
|Walnut News & Fruit for Thought (1,831KB)||
Spring Issue of Walnut, Grapes, Apricot, and Cherry news.
|2018 Quad County Walnut Day (211KB)||
Agenda for the 2018 Quad County Walnut Day
|February 2015 (229KB)||
|August 2014 (165KB)||
|February 2014 (105KB)||
|43rd Annual Quad-County Walnut Institute (76KB)||1/29/13|
|Tree & Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings (104KB)||4/12/12|
|February 2012 (263KB)||
* Quad County Walnut Institute
|Low Emissions Nut Harvesting Field Day (233KB)||9/30/11|
|February 2011||Quad-County Walnut Institute Meeting||2/10/11|
|July 2009||Ag Technology Field Day & Irrigation & Trade Show Meeting||7/13/09|
|March 2009||*Tri-County Walnut Institute 03/17/09 *Walnut Blight *Coddling Moth *Ground Squirrels *Orchard Sanitation *Newly Planted Tree Care *Zinc *Pest Hotline *IPM Update Breakfast Meetings Resume||3/2/09|
|August 2008||Walnut Grower Field Day 08/18/08||DOC||8/8/08|
|Tree & Vine 24 Hour Pest Phone Hotline||The latest development updates on key tree & vine pests.||DOC||6/4/08|
|February, 2008||Walnut News||2/15/08|
|Tree & Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings||March 1 - June 21, 2006||DOC||6/27/11|
|36th Annual Tri-County Walnut Institute||DOC||6/27/11|
|9th ANNUAL NUT INDUSTRY EXPO||Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Wednesday, November 9th, 2005||6/27/11|
|Fall 2005||Harvest and postharvest topics||4/16/09|
|2005 Walnut Meeting||35th Annual Tri-County Walnut Meeting Friday, March 25, 2005||6/12/08|