2023 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management
March 13 - March 17, 2023
UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom A, Davis, CA
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 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 five days of instruction. Each day the first week will have several hours of classroom instruction, with some hands-on field instruction where appropriate.
An optional four day field trip will be held the following week (March 20-March 23, 2023) for an additional fee. The field trip reinforces concepts that are taught in the first week and provides examples for how they pertain to fruit and nut tree breeding, propagation, growing, crop production and handling in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. This trip is highly recommended by our instructors as it provides additional context for the principles that are taught in the first week.