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Pistachio

Summary Meets biannually to present and evaluate new and ongoing research proposals, plan annual Statewide Pistachio Day and Farm Advisor Training, and discuss developing research and educational needs. Responsible for planning and executing a short course and production manual revision every five years. This was accomplished in 2005. We plan to hold the next short course in 2008, and modify the manual to a UC peer reviewed, online version at that time.
 
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Louise Ferguson (Chair)
Phone (559) 737 3061 (M) 530-752-0507 (O)
E-Mail lferguson@ucdavis.edu
Unit: Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Location: Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, 93648
 
Membership List
 
AES Scientist
Brown, Patrick Department of Plant Sciences
  Pomologist-AES   Professor of Plant Nutrition Plant mineral nutrition; root soil interaction; rhizosphere dynamics and genetic aspects of plant nutrition; function of boron in plants; sustainable agriculture
Lovatt, Carol Botany & Plant Sciences
  Professor   Plant Physiologist Regulation of nucleotide and arginine metabolism, biochemistry of mineral nutrition, effects of stress on nitrogen metabolism, citrus and avocado physiology, including regulation of flowering, fruitset and fruit development
Michailides, Themis Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Plant Pathologist and Lecturer Ecology, epidemiology and control of fungal diseases of fruit and nut crops and vines, postharvest diseases, aflatoxin and mycotoxins of nut crops and figs.
Parfitt, Dan Department of Plant Sciences
  Pomologist-AES Genetics of fruit crops genetic diversity, germplasm use, pistachio breeding
Shackel, Kenneth Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor /Pomologist-AES The impact of tree and vine water status on productivity and the water relations and physiological activity of fruit
Zwieniecki, Maciej UCD Department of Plant Sciences
  Associate Professor whole plant physiology
CE Advisor
Beede, Robert Kings County
  (Retired) Farm Advisor Emeritus Horticulture: Tree fruit, nuts, grapes
Doll, David Merced County
  Pomology Farm Advisor Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, and Urban Forestry
Duncan, Roger Stanislaus County
  Pomology & Viticulture Farm Advisor and County Director Almonds, Peaches, Grapes, misc. tree fruit
Fichtner, Elizabeth Tulare County
  Farm Advisor Orchard Systems
Haviland, David Kern County
  Farm Advisor Entomologist and Pest Management. Advise in identification and control of Pest.
Hembree, Kurt Fresno County
  Weed Management Farm Advisor Weed management strategies in crop and non-crop settings
Holtz, Brent San Joaquin County
  County Director and Farm Advisor Pomology, deciduous tree fruits and nuts, plant pathology
Kallsen, Craig Kern County
  Farm Advisor Citrus, subtropical horticulture and pistachios
Sanden, Blake Kern County
  Farm Advisor Irrigation, soil, water, agronomy, blackeyes, sugarbeets, safflower, alfalfa
CE Specialist
Crisosto, Carlos Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Postharvest Physiologist Extension and research on postharvest biology and technology of fruits; fruit quality and deterioration and handling systems
Daane, Kent ESPM - Organisms and the Environment
  CE Specialist Biological control and IPM of insect pests in perennial crops (almond, grape, stone fruit, olives, pistachios), annual crops (lettuce) and ornamentals (eucalyptus, ornamental).
Ferguson, Louise Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Pomologist Pistachio, olive, citrus, fig and persimmon production; alternate bearing, mechanical pruning, mechanical harvesting, citrus Mandarins, root stocks
Non-UC
Kuenen, BAS USDA
  Research Scientist Entomology
Siegel, Joel
 
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Membership Totals
Number of Members21
ANR Members18
Non-ANR3
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