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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


Extension Courses

Advances in Walnut Production: This course provides instruction on applied walnut biology & orchard management. Next offering: Nov. 16-19, 2015. Class Details & Registration

hands-on pruning instruction: Principles Class
Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Mgmt.: This annual course is focused on tree biology & it's relation to orchard management.  Next offering: Feb. 22 - Mar. 3, 2016. 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.

What's New...

Chill Portion Requirements listing for cultivars of major California fruit & Nut crops updated and expanded by Orchard Advisor Katherine Pope. (January 2015)

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

Video Recordings of recent UC-sponsored Meetings: Advances in Pistachio Production: Nov. 18-20, 2014, Visalia Convention Center. Videos

Job Opportunity: WSU is seeking applicants to fill a Postharvest Specialist position at the Prosser campus (#121089). more

Events Calendar

Event Name

Fruit & Nut Center Updates

  • Advances in Walnut Production Short Course

    Added May 18, 2015
    Walnut Canopy Management

     Set for Nov 16 - 19, 2015 on the UC Davis Campus The UC Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center and UC Cooperative Extension are offering a pomology short course focused on Walnut production: tree biology, orchard management and...

  • New videos from UC IPM help stone fruit growers and PCAs tackle pest problems

    Added April 24, 2015
    Web-spinning spider mites.

    Spider mites, fruit moth and twig borer larvae, aphids, and bark cankers are just a few pests that can wreak havoc on stone fruit trees.   With spring well underway and trees in full bloom and beginning to develop fruit, it's time to...

  • New Orchard Advisor in UC Cooperative Extension: Katherine Pope

    Added April 2, 2015
    Katherine Pope, UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor, Sacramento-Solano-Yolo Counties.

    When you hear the words ‘Harvard-educated', what comes to mind? Washington executive? Nobel Laureate? How about UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor. That's because UCCE's relatively-new Orchard Systems Advisor, Katherine Pope, began her...

  • A History of UC Research

    Added March 5, 2015

    The UC Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center (FNRIC) website,, has been around for about twenty years and in that time, gone through several formatting updates and expansions. The website provides...

Online Research Databases

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

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