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Orchard and Vineyard Field Day

November 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

8:00 AM
Registration sign-in, light breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome and Announcements Mae Culumber, Brent Holtz

Rotating Session 1 – 8:40 AM – 10:30 AM
Station 1
8:40-9:10 AM
Orchard Irrigation Management with soil and water indicators– (possible CDFA Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Training CE 0.5, CCA CEU 0.5)
Cameron Zuber UC Cooperative Extension Orchard Systems Advisor –Merced County
Station 2
9:10-9:40 AM
Nitrogen and other nutrients management for non-bearing and bearing almonds (CDFA Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Training CE 0.5, CCA CEU 0.5)
Brent Holtz UC Cooperative Extension Orchard Systems Advisor – San Joaquin County
Greg Browne USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist Davis, CA
Station 3
10:10 – 10:40 AM
Effect of WOR on soil health, physical, chemical and biological properties of soils (CCA CEU 0.5)
Mae Culumber UC Cooperative Extension Nut Crop Advisor Fresno County Amisha Poret-Peterson USDA-ARS Research Microbiologist Davis, CA

Rotating Session 2 – 10:40 AM – 12:30 PM
Station 4
10:40 AM – 11:20 AM
Integrating whole orchard recycling with fumigation and anerobic soil disinfestation to mitigate replant pathogens (DPR 0.5 CE)
Greg Browne USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist Davis, CA
Phoebe Gordon UC Cooperative Extension Orchard Systems Advisor – Madera County
Brent Holtz UC Cooperative Extension Orchard Systems Advisor – San Joaquin County
Station 5
11:20- 12 PM
Managing Pests with Cover Crops: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Practices and Techniques (DPR 0.5 CE)
Houston Wilson UC Riverside Cooperative Extension Specialist in Orchard and Vineyards
Station 6
12- 12:30 PM
Vineyard water dynamics impacted by cover crops: establishment and soil and water benefits (CCA CEU 0.5)
Lauren Hale USDA-ARS Research Soil Scientist Parlier, CA
Sultan Begna USDA-ARS Water Management Research Agronomist Parlier, CA
Cameron Zuber UC Cooperative Extension Orchard Systems Advisor –Merced County

12:30 PM
Nectarine room: feedback surveys, lunch boxes to stay or go