Walnut News & Fruit For Thought Newsletter
|Smoke Impact on Grapes|| |
Good afternoon all:
Please see link for information about smoke impact on grape crops.
|USDA Flyers concerning COVID-19|| |
Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Options to apply are available on https://www.farmers.gov/cfap and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has launched a call center to help answer questions. FSA staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications.
We need your help. We want to ensure producers are aware of available online tools and the call center, as well as how FSA is working virtually with producers to complete applications. This toolkit is meant for producers and agricultural organizations to use to share information in their networks. This toolkit includes:
The deadline is September 11, 2020.
|The Scoop Volume 25.3 July 2020|| |
In This Issue:
|Establishing Nut Crop Orchards - Summer 2020 Webinar Series|| |
Register today to learn about Establishing Nut Crop Orchards from experts with the University of California and USDA. Different topics will be presented during each session. $10 registration fee will allow you to attend any or all of the sessions from 3-5 PM on July 29, August 5 and August 12. CEUs have been obtained from CCA for all 3 sessions and have been applied for from CA DPR for Aug. 5 (1.0 Other). For more information on registration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-750-1361 or for course content, contact Phoebe Gordon, email@example.com, Orchard Crops Farm Advisor, UCCE Madera (detailed agenda at //ucanr.edu/sites/PSU/files/329744.pdf)
|Scoop: Volume 25, Issue 2 (Colloboration with Roger Duncan and Jhalendra Rijal)|| |
In This Issue:
|IPM Breakfast Meeting Cancellation|| |
Due to the threat of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, University of California employees have been ordered to temporarily cancel all face-to-face educational events, regardless of size. In addition, President Trump has advised against meeting in groups of more than 10 people and avoiding restaurants. Therefore Jhalendra, Kari and I will cancel our April 15 Tree & Vine IPM breakfast meetings. We will monitor the situation closely and will make a decision on future meetings as the situation unfolds.
Pomology Advisor and Director
UC Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County
|COVID-19 Notification|| |
Please see the attached link concerning our office and the COVID-19 outbreak.
|IPM Breakfast Meeting Cancellation 3/18 & 4/1|| |
Due to the threat of the corona virus that causes COVID-19, University of California employees have been ordered to temporarily cancel all face to face educational events, regardless of size. In addition, President Trump has advised against meeting in groups of more than 10 people and avoiding restaurants. Therefore Jhalendra, Kari and I will cancel our March 18 and April 1 Tree & Vine IPM breakfast meetings. We will monitor the situation closely and will make a decision on future meetings as the situation unfolds.
Pomology Advisor and Director
UC Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County
|IPM Breakfast Meetings|| |
2020 Tree and Vine IPM Update Breakfast Meetings
Roger Duncan, Kari Arnold, and Jhalendra Rijal will continue to host the IPM breakfast meetings. These free meetings are open to all interested fruit and nut growers, consultants, and pest control advisors for a casual discussion on current insect pest populations, disease problems, and methods of control. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
|Spray Application Pest Management Alliance Airblast Sprayer Calibration Training|| |
We will be holding a training aimed at applicators, growers, and PCAs who work in vineyards-to be held on February 20, 2020, at Kautz Farms in Lodi.
The registration link is http://ucanr.edu/SprayAppLodi/
Please see attached link for more information.
|California Cherry Research Review|| |
CALIFORNIA CHERRY RESEARCH REVIEW
|2020 SJV Grape Symposium!|| |
2020 SJV Grape Symposium
Wednesday, January 8,
C.P.D.E.S Hall, Easton CA
Continuing Education: 3.0 PCA and 3.5 CCA hours have been requested.
Any questions? Email George Zhuang at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office number (559) 241-7506
|San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course||
San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course
Join us for this intensive 3-day short course on spray application research and extension, led by UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Peter Larbi.
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.
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:
Course Content – Peter Ako Larbi, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist
|Summer 2019 Issue|| |
In this issue...
|Meeting Notice: Honoring Larry Williams - A Program Focused on Vineyard Water Management|| |
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|| |
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|| |
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|| |
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|
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: