Walnut News & Fruit For Thought Newsletter
Sep 26, 2019
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.
- 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, email@example.com 530-750-1380
Course Content – Peter Ako Larbi, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist
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Jul 16, 2019
In this issue...
- Walnut Blackline
- Howard Fallen Nuts
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Apr 5, 2019
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.
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Mar 27, 2019
WALNUT NITROGEN AND IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT FIELD DAY
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
ALPINE PACIFIC NUT COMPANY, 6413 E KEYES RD, HUGHSON, CA
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration and Coffee
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM 30-Minute Rotating Stations
1. Results from Walnut Field Study on Nitrogen Movement Past the Root Zone
Michael L. Johnson, Ph.D., MLJ Environmental
2. The Science and Art of Efficiently Fertigating with Nitrogen and Other Crop Nutrients
William D. Jones, Agricultural Consultant, CURES Agronomist
3. Nitrogen Fertigation Equipment and Operation
William C. Green, Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT), CSU Fresno
4. Walnuts and the 4Rs for Nitrogen Management: Right Time, Place, Amount and Product
Katherine Jarvis-Shean, Ph.D., University of California Cooperative Extension
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Sign out and Certificate Distribution
2 hours Continuing Education Units for self-certified growers
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 798-8003 to RSVP
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Mar 11, 2019
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.
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Mar 1, 2019
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.
Pomology Advisor and Director
UC Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County
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Jan 18, 2019
Grapevine Production Short Course
February 12-15, 2019
Springhill Suites Napa, CA and Oakville Experimental Vineyard Oakville, CA
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.
$1200 Registration Fee Includes
- Four full days of instruction with hands-on demonstrations in the vineyard
- Transportation to Oakville Experiment Station
- An electronic binder of all presentations
- DPR (PCA) & CCA credits (pending approval)
- Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments all four days of the course
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