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Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
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Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center

Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center

Extension Courses

hands-on pruning instruction: Principles Class

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2017-Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management

February 21 - March 2, 2017

University of California, Davis campus

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


IX Congreso Iberoamericano de Tecnología Postcosecha y Agroexportaciones. This Spanish language conference will be held on the UC Davis campus: July 2017. Detalles

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

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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

What's New...

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


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A listing of UCCE Pomology Farm Advisors by County, including their areas of expertise and contact information.
Backyard growers, contact your UCCE Master Gardener.

Online Research Databases

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

Fruit & Nut Center Updates

  • 2016 Principles Course Successfully Completed!

    Added March 8, 2016
    2016 Principles Class Photo

    Another successful Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth, Cropping and Management Course was completed this past Thursday, March 3, 2016. This ‘Principles' course incorporates lectures, lab exercises, and field demonstrations to provide...

  • In Memoriam: Jim Beutel

    Added February 4, 2016
    Jim Beutel Lecturing

    Jim Beutel, a UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Emeritus, lecturer and researcher, died on December 28 at the age of 88. The pomologist was involved with the Department of Pomology (now part of the Department of Plant Sciences) for nearly three...

  • FNRIC Website Accessible via Mobile Devices

    Added January 7, 2016
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    Happy 2016 from the Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center! We want to take a moment to remind you that the FNRIC website is fully formatted to be compatible with mobile browsing from cell phones and tablets. This includes all of our pages...

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