Current UC Research
|Mechanical Harvesting of California Table Olives
The cost and uncertainty of labor has impacted California’s competitiveness in the table olive market. Consequently, research has focused on the mechanical harvest of table olives.
|Pistachio Salinity Studies
Field and greenhouse studies to pursue an understanding of the pistachio's ability to grow and thrive under saline conditions
|The FasTrack Approach to Specialty Crop Breeding
Integrating the FasTrack Breeding system into convention breeding programs will result in more rapid and less costly development of improved tree fruit varieties.
|Advanced Sensing and Management Technologies to Optimize Resource Use in Fruit Trees
This project addresses current management issues in deciduous tree crops, to optimize resource use.
|Precision Canopy and Water Management
The development of sensor-based tools for precise management of specialty crop production.
|Strawberry Breeding and Production Physiology
Research in strawberry plant breeding and production physiology has resulted in cultivars and cultural practices that are directly responsible for the state’s position as the world’s largest strawberry producer.
|Epidemiology and Management of Olive Knot Disease
The project addresses this disease in California. Olive knot is one of the most important dieases of the olive worldwide.
|Mechanical Harvesting of California Pistachios
As pistachio orchards age, the efficiency of harvesting operations is evaluated.
|Peach and Almond Molecular Genetics
Genomic technologies are applied to the development of an improved canning peach and a fresh market peach with improved texture and shelf life.
|Spray Application Technology
A great resource for information regarding all apects of spray application technology, provided by Franz Niederholzer, Orchard Systems Farm Advisor, Sutter-Yuba counties
|Fruit Tree Physiology
This work addresses problems of tree crop production with practical approaches, ultimately with the goal of developing solutions for growers in California’s tree crop industry.
|Bloom and Leaf-Out Models for Tree Crops
The effects of winter and spring temperatures and environmental conditions are used to predict tree bloom and leaf-out.
|Pistachio and Almond Nutrient Management
Current practice and grower concerns in almond and pistachio nutrition are surveyed, as a first phase in designing a new initiative to increase the efficiency of fertilizer usage and guide future research and education programs.