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


2018 Extension Course

Principles Class of 2017

 2018 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree
Growth, Cropping & Management

February 19 - March 1, 2018
University of California, Davis campus

Registration is now closed for the 2018 course as we reached our maximum number of participants.

If you wish to be on the waiting list for the course this year, please register HERE


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.

Class Details

Internship Offers



Boundary Bend Olives Inc. in Woodland, CA, is looking for two interns, a Technical Intern, and a Laboratory Technician Intern. More info on the FNRIC blog!

Student Position

The National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Davis is looking for a student assistant for collecting plant samples and physiological data on peach trees. More info on the FNRIC blog!

Pistachio Short course 2017 presentations

The 2017 "Advances in Pistachio Production" short course's agenda and presentations are available here!

Pistachio Day 2018 presentations

Links to the Statewide Pistachio Day 2018 presentations are available here!

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

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.

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

Online Research Databases

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

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