UC Almond Short Course 2019
The UC Almond Short Course will be November 5–7, 2019 at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E Acequia Ave, Visalia, California. A field tour will be help November 8 in Parlier
This integrated orchard management short course features UC faculty, Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors, and researchers who will provide an in-depth, comprehensive study of all phases of almond 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 almond production.
$850 Registration fee includes:
- Three full days of instruction with over 35 presentations
- Binders with presentations
- Three lunches and two receptions
- DPR (PCA) & CCA credits (pending approval)
- Option to add Field Tour for $65
Register here before the fee increase on October 22.
More information here – Agenda, Field tour, Location and lodging, Registration, Continuing education
- Mae Culumber, CE Farm Advisor for nut crops, Fresno County
- Bruce Lampinen, CE Specialist for almonds and walnuts, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Among the many statewide instructors, UC Davis Dept. of Plant Sciences faculty on the agenda include:
- Patrick Brown, Professor, plant nutrient uptake, nut crops, orchards
- Tom Gradziel, Professor, genetic improvement of almond and peach
- Brad Hanson, CE Specialist, weed management in perennial crops
- Bruce Lampinen, CE Specialist, almonds and walnuts
- Ken Shackel, Professor, tree water relations
- Astrid Volder, Professor, root biology, environmental stress
- Maciej Zwieniecki, Professor, whole plant physiology, stress responses
See the agenda and all program speakers here
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by UC ANR and UC Davis.
(Article by Ann Filmer, Plant Sciences, UC Davis, and Pam Kan-Rice UC ANR. October 18, 2019.)