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

Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center

Extension Course

Ted DeJong & course participants review the pruning process

2017-Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree

Growth, Cropping & Management

February 21 - March 2, 2017
University of California, Davis campus
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Registration is now open

Understanding the fundamentals of tree biology is essential to making sound orchard management and business decisions in the tree fruit and nut industry.  However, access to educational courses on basic fruit and nut tree biology, and how it relates to agronomic practices, is limited. Our course incorporates lecture, lab exercises, and field demonstrations to provide information on all aspects of basic plant biology and the relationship between plant biology and nuts and fruit orchard management.

Our course includes nine full days of instruction. The first five days will be held on the UC Davis campus and include lecture, laboratory exercises, and field demonstrations. The following week we will embark upon a four-day field trip throughout fruit and nut tree growing regions of Northern and Central California.

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Fresh Produce Group Australia is hiring a Product Technologist

Fresh Produce Group is one of Australia's largest and most innovative fresh produce providers. They employ over 200 people and distribute more than 40 produce categories and are searching for Product Technologist in their Technical Team.  More info...

Apricot and tomato grant opportunities with Horticulture Innovation Lab

How to improve market opportunities for farmers apricots in Central Asia and growing tomatoes in West Africa are the main objectives of two new research grant opportunities from the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis.  Read more.

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

What's New...

Walnut Grafting, Budding & Field Planting Video Series:  Orchard demonstrations by nurseryman Alex Suchan, Produced by Rachel Elkins and UC ANR.


The Walnut Genomics Implementation Group (WGIG)

A collaborative group of researchers working in the field of walnut genomics. The goal of the group is to facilitate information exchange and to foster creativity and innovation in genetic improvement of walnut scion and rootstock. 

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.

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IX Congreso Iberoamericano de Tecnología Postcosecha y Agroexportaciones.

This Spanish language conference will be held on the UC Davis campus: July 2017Mas Detalles.

Online Research Databases

Repositories of Annual Research Reports for the following California crops: Walnuts, Dried Plums, Stone Fruit. Research Databases

Fruit & Nut Center Updates

  • 2016 Principles Course Successfully Completed!

    2016 Principles Class Photo

    Another successful Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth, Cropping and Management Course was completed this past Thursday, March 3, 2016. This ‘Principles' course incorporates lectures, lab exercises, and field demonstrations to provide...

  • In Memoriam: Jim Beutel

    Jim Beutel Lecturing

    Jim Beutel, a UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Emeritus, lecturer and researcher, died on December 28 at the age of 88. The pomologist was involved with the Department of Pomology (now part of the Department of Plant Sciences) for nearly three...

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