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Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
University of California
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center


Annual Extension Class

Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management
Next offering: November 10 - 20, 2014
This annual course is focused on fruit and nut tree biology, and how it relates to orchard management. Taught by UC Faculty, Extension Specialists and Farm Advisors.  Class Details

Fruit & Nut Information

Go to information about your crop

Sections on management and biology for individual crops, articles & websites by UC experts in crop production.
Fruit & Nut Information

Weather-Related Models

Go to Weather-related Models

Chill accumulation models; irrigation scheduling; prediction models for stonefruit harvest, almond & pistachio N, almond hullsplit.
Weather-Related Models

Tree Biology & Orchard Management

Tree Biology & Orchard Management

New content: Flower Anatomy & Pollination, Tree Growth. Links to: Current UC Research, Spray Technology.
Tree Biology & Orchard Management

Find An Expert

A listing of UCCE Pomology Farm Advisors by County, including their areas of expertise and contact information.
Backyard growers, contact your UCCE Master Gardener.

Fruit & Nut Center Updates

  • Nutrient deficiency in pistachio

    Added April 14, 2014
    Pistachio Deficiency booklet  11 15 13 Page 01

    The Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center just released a new booklet developed in collaboration with University of California faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists and Advisors, and the California Pistachio Research Board. Over the...

  • Walnut and almond water use physiology and foliar sprays

    Added April 2, 2014
    Overhead photograph of experimental trial. The trees in the foreground were sprayed with kaolin, trees in the background were not sprayed.

      University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists have received an overwhelming number of inquiries from the press and growers regarding the effects of the current drought on California tree crops. To address these...

  • Don’t strike out: use degree-days to win the game against peach twig borer

    Added March 17, 2014
    Peach twig borer damage on a growing shoot.

    UC IPM has completed another tutorial about using the degree-day tools on our Web site to go along with Walt Bentley's presentation about degree-days to time insecticide applications in fruit and nut orchards.   Peach twig borer larvae damage...

  • Pomology Extension Course Field Tour

    Added March 12, 2014
    Organic and conventional figs at the Specialty Crop Company

    Our second annual Pomology extension course finished with a fun, and only slightly rainy, four day field tour throughout California. Course instructors Professor Ted DeJong (Professor, UC Davis), Carlos Crisosto (Cooperative Extension Specialist)...


Internship Available
University of California Cooperative Extension, the Almond Board of California and the California Dried Plum Board are currently offering a paid internship in the agricultural and biological sciences. Applications are due by April 25, 2014. For more...

ISHS Symposium

V International Postharvest Unlimited Symposium, Cyprus, June 10 - 13, 2014. This symposium is a joint initiative of Cyprus Univ. of Technology and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece.


What's New on this website...

Resources for Individual Crops
Crop Education pages completed for Cherry, Pear & Pecan
Many thanks to content reviewers: Kitren Glozer and Joe Grant (cherry), Chuck Ingels and Bob McClain (pear) and Steven Sibbett and Brian Blain (pecan). Includes propagation, scion and rootstock selection, photo galleries and more.

A 'Must See'
The stunning Tree Growth video which simulates complex processes within the tree.

New Nitrogen Prediction Models for Almond & Pistachio
New interactive models to help growers achieve efficient and profitable N application. Early-season sampling and in-season N application maximizes productivity. More on these models.

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