Principles Course 2023 Attendees in front of a tree

2024 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management

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March 11 - March 15, 2024

Foundation Plant Services, 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. More detailed information on the schedule will be sent to registered participants closer to the beginning of the course.

An optional four day field trip will be held the following week (March 18-March 21, 2024) for an additional fee. This field trip will provide a view of fruit and nut breeding, growing, and processing facilities throughout 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.