Walnut Experts To Gather In Stockton

Irrigating strategies during a drought is just one of the topics scheduled to be discussed at the 44th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute, which will be held Thursday, March 6, at the San Joaquin County Agricultural Center in Stockton, CA. Here’s a brief look at the agenda:
■ Irrigation Management in a Drought Year — Ken Shackel, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California (UC)-Davis
■ Getting the Most from Your Irrigation System — Larry Schwankl, UC Cooperative Extension Irrigation Specialist, Parlier, CA
■ Salinity Management in Walnuts — Janet Caprile, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Contra Costa County
■ Understanding the Biology of Botryosphaeria/Phomopsis Canker of Walnut and Ways to Manage the Disease — Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist, UC Kearney Ag Center, Parlier
■ Optimum Walnut Canopies: Spacing and Managing Orchards for Both Early and Mature Production — Bruce Lampinen, Walnut and Almond Extension Specialist, UC Davis
■ Update of Unheaded vs. Headed Pruning Trial After Three Years — David Doll, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Merced County
■ California Walnuts: An Industry Working Together — Dennis Balint, CEO/Executive Director, California Walnut Board & California Walnut Commission; Carl Eidsath, Technical Support Director; Jennifer Olmstead, Marketing Director.

Source: University of California Cooperative Extension

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