- Author: Brooke Jacobs
We had a fun and intense week in the second annual extension course “Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth, Cropping and Management” at the UC Davis Conference Center. On Thursday morning Professor DeJong (Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis) discussed the process of fruit growth and development with the class. After that Professor Brown (Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis) explained the basics of tree nutrient uptake and fertilization. In the afternoon the class toured Wolfskill Orchard in Winters, CA and had dinner at the famous Buckhorn Steakhouse in downtown Winters.
On Friday Dr. Carlos Crisosto (UC ANR and UC Davis) lead a series of lectures on harvest, fruit maturity and postharvest biology. During Dr. Crisosto's section of the course students had the opportunity to measure fruit maturity and and participate in a sensory panel demonstration.
This week the class is on a field tour of California. More updates to come!
Professor DeJong leading the class visit to Wolfskill Orchard in Winters, CA:
Carlos Crisosto's Friday lecture on fruit quality:
Principles of Fruit and nut Tree Growth, Cropping and Management, Class of 2014!