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Extension Classes & Meetings

Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management
Next offering: November 10 - 20, 2014, UC Davis Campus plus Field Tour
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

Advances in Pistachio Production
Next offering: November 18 – 20, 2014, Visalia Convention Center
The topics for this 3-day course span the full range of pistachio production. Taught by UC Faculty, Extension Specialists and Farm Advisors. Class Details

Understanding & Preparing for the Threat of Plum Pox Virus Spreading to California & the Western States: September 29 - 30, 2014, UC Davis. Videos & abstracts

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 on this website...

Go to walnut grafting & budding videos
New Video SeriesWalnut Grafting, Budding & Field Planting. Orchard demonstrations by nurseryman Alex Suchan, Produced by Rachel Elkins and UC ANR.

Crop Education pages completed for Quince 
Many thanks to content reviewers: Joseph Postman, USDA ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, Oregon; Maxwell Norton, UCCE Farm Advisor, Merced & Mariposa Counties. Includes propagation, cultivars, management and more.

Fruit & Nut Center Updates

  • New Resouces Help Identify Light Brown Apple Moth

    Added October 28, 2014
    LBAM adult. photo by JK Clark, courtesy of UCIPMĀ©UC Regents

    Nursery workers are our first line of defense in detecting light brown apple moth when growing ornamental plants in commercial nurseries. A new brochure and video can help those in the field distinguish light brown apple moth from several look-alike...

  • Plum Pox Virus Conference Update

    Added October 23, 2014
    Healthy plum. drawing by Helena Roberts

    The international conference, Understanding and Preparing for the Threat of Plum Pox Virus Spreading to California and the Western States, was held on the UC Davis campus on September 29-30 2014, organized by the Fruit & Nut Research and...

  • An inside look at the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis

    Added September 23, 2014
    Field work in a class taught by Professor Ken Shackel in the Plant Sciences Department.

    I come from a small, agricultural town in the Central Valley of California where, from a young age, I learned the importance of agriculture. I have been working for the Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center at UC Davis for a year while...

  • Recognition for Research in Pedestrian Orchard Systems

    Added September 11, 2014
    Nectarine orchard. Photo by R. Johnson

    In a pedestrian orchard mature trees are maintained at a short stature, keeping fruit closer to the ground. For hand-harvested fruits such as peaches, nectarines and plums, this means a ladderless orchard at harvest, and accompanying labor safety...

Announcements

Meeting
Quito, Ecuador, Nov. 12-14, 2014
VIII Congreso Iberoamericano de Tecnología Postcosecha y Agroexportaciones
Sponsored by the Asociación Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha (AITEP), la Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería y el Centro de Investigación de Alimentos de la Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial.
Details
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Jobs
Area Orchard Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern & Kings County. Review of applications begins November 30, 2014. Position focus: almond, deciduous fruit and walnut production. Details 

Research Assistant, Rosa & Prunus Breeding & Genetics Program, Dept. of Horticultural Sci., Texas A&M  Univ. Posted 9/25/14. Details

Extension Tree Fruit Specialist, Washington State University. Posted 9/5/14. Review of applications begins October 29, 2014. Details (pdf).

Quality Assurance Specialist, Primus Labs, Santa Maria, CA. Posted 7/11/14. Position focus: assist auditors and auditees. Degree in bioscience-related field preferred. Details (pdf).

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