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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


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

Annual Extension Class

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

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)

European Pear
Pear Genomics Research Network. This is a new website (2014) for a team of research, extension & industry collaborators involved in pear genomic research. 

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

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Fruit & Nut Center Updates

  • 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...

  • New UC IPM photo repository shows plant damage from herbicides

    Added March 5, 2015
    The thumbnail image accompanying text 'pops-up' for a detailed view. IPM photo©UC Regents.

    We thank the above IPM Program staff for this article about a new IPM resource: Identifying nontarget crop and ornamental plant damage from herbicides has become much easier with the launch of a new online photo repository by the Statewide IPM...

  • Happy Holidays!

    Added December 22, 2014
    2014 'Principles' Dinner Graduation

    It has been an honor serving our California clientele as the Director of the Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center (FNRIC) for one more active year.  I am blessed to have great support from Ms. Janet Zalom, Ms. Penny Stockdale, Ms....

  • 'Principles' Course: It's a Wrap for 2014!

    Added December 4, 2014
    Hands-on pruning exercise during first week of the course.

    The annual extension class offered by the Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center, ‘Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth, Cropping and Management' was completed in November. This ‘Principles' course incorporates lectures, lab...

Online Research Databases

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

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