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KERN UCCE/Almond Board NMP FIELD DAY

March 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

8:30-9 Registration / Welcome, program introduction Coffee and donuts

9-9:30(LARGE GROUP) Early season tissue sampling and overview of BMP trials to manage N and water – Patrick Brown – (Pomology/fertility, UC Davis) and Miguel Guillen

9:30-12 30 MINUTE ROTATIONAL TALKS/DISCUSSIONS
(Each speaker to repeat 4-5 times, as needed)
How does NMP reporting fit into the larger Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program? – Nicole Bell (Manager of Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority
ABC Sustainability Program: On-line tools for water and fertilizer management – Almond Board of California
Nutrient Management Plans: the Bigger Picture – Nick Clark (Nutrient management & agronomy farm advisor, UCCE Kings-Tulare)
Soil/Plant/Water testing for planning and trouble-shooting NMP’s – Keith Backman (senior agronomist for Dellavalle Lab and certified CURES instructor)
Tools for field assessment: Distribution uniformity, aerial/remote sensing – Blake Sanden (Irrigation & soils farm advisor, Kern UCCE)

12 – 1 BOX LUNCH

1-1:30 (LARGE GROUP) California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP – ABC)

1:30-3 30 MINUTE ROTATIONAL TALKS/DISCUSSIONS (Each speaker to repeat 3 times, as needed)
Barriers to adoption of new practices- Mark Lubell and team (Environmental policy, UC Davis)
Control of navel orange worm via mating disruption / puffers etc. – Dave Haviland (Entomology/IPM, Kern UCCE)
Spring diseases in almonds – Mohammad Yaghmour (Deciduous crops advisor, Kern UCCE)

Details

Date:
March 21, 2018
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Website:
ucanr.edu/almondday

Venue

Wonderful Ranch
1/2 mile East of Superior and Brimhall
Bakersfield, CA United States

Other

Crop Type
Almonds
Nutrient Management Focus
High
Region
South
Event Type
Field Day