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Almond

Summary Develops collaborative research and extension projects and collects and disseminates information on the culture, management, and production of almonds in California.
 
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Mohammad Yaghmour (Chair)
Phone (661) 868-6211
E-Mail mayaghmour@ucanr.edu
Unit: Kern County
 
Membership List
 
Joyce, Andrea UC Merced
  Assistant Professor in Entomology Entomology
AES Scientist
Adaskaveg, James Plant Pathology
  Professor and Plant Pathologist Mycology, plant pathology, ecology and epidimiology of fungi
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
CHIU, JOANNA Entomology (UCD)
  Assistant Professor
Dahlke, Helen Land, Air & Water Resources
  Assistant Professor in Integrated Hydrologic Sciences physical hydrology, surface water - groundwater interactions, nutrient transport, stochastic hydrology
Dandekar, Abhaya Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor   Geneticist-AES Transfer expression and regulation of 'transgenes' in tree crops; identification/ modification of useful genetic traits through analysis/evaluation of transgenic plants; transgenes, gene transfer, transgenic plants, gene expression, gene regulation
Gradziel, Thomas Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor   Geneticist-AES Genetics and breeding of peach and almond
Kisekka, Isaya
  Assistant Professor and Assistant Irrigation Engineer in AES Irrigation Management and Agricultural Water Management
MacDonald, James Plant Pathology - CAES
  Professor Emeritus and Plant Pathologist in the AES, Emeritus Root diseases of nursery and perennial crops
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.
Millar, Jocelyn Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist   Professor Insect behavior; identification, synthesis, and testing of insect kairomones and pheromones; insect acoustic signaling
Mills, Nicholas Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Professor Entomologist-AES Biological control of insect pests, ecology and insect parasitoids, tree fruit pests
Polito, Vito Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor   Pomologist-AES Chairman   Department of Pomology   Davis Reproductive biology of tree-crop species: olive, walnut, pistachio, almond and other Mediterranean tree crops
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
Volder, Astrid Department of Plant Sciences
  Assocate Professor Root biology, whole plant physiology, climate change
CE Advisor
Beede, Robert Kings County
  (Retired) Farm Advisor Emeritus Horticulture: Tree fruit, nuts, grapes
Bentley, Walter Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Integrated Pest Management Entomologist, Emeritus Entomology
Buchner, Richard Tehama County
  Orchard Advisor - Emeritus Pomology for Tehama County. Strawberry nursery production in North Coast & Mountain Region
Caprile, Janet Contra Costa County
  Farm Advisor Commercial fruit, nut, vine, vegetable, field, specialty crops
Connell, Joseph Butte County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus Almonds, olives, citrus, subtropicals, ornamentals
Coviello, Richard Fresno County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Entomology, pest management
Culumber, Mae Fresno County
  Nut Crops Farm Advisor
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
Edstrom, John Colusa County
  Farm Advisor emeritus Almonds
Fichtner, Elizabeth Tulare County
  Farm Advisor Orchard Systems
Freeman, Mark Fresno County
  Farm Advisor Nut crops--almond, walnut, pistachio, pecan; citrus--orange, lemon, mandarin; olive
Fulton, Allan Tehama County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor
Haviland, David Kern County
  Farm Advisor Entomologist and Pest Management. Advise in identification and control of Pest.
Holtz, Brent San Joaquin County
  County Director and Farm Advisor Pomology, deciduous tree fruits and nuts, plant pathology
Ingels, Chuck Capital Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor Tree crops, grapes, environmental horticulture, and Master Gardeners/urban horticulture. Areas of research and extension focus include IPM, evaluation of sustainable products and practices, water conservation and deficit irrigation, home orchards and vineyards, sustainable landscaping, alternative turfgrass species, and tree training, pruning, and grafting.
Krueger, William Glenn County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus All tree crops in Glenn County and olives in Tehama County, integrated pest management
Lightle, Dani Glenn County
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Milliron, Luke Butte County
  Area Sustainable Orchard Systems Advisor
Niederholzer, Franz Colusa County
  Farm Advisor   Orchard Systems Prunes, almonds, pears, apple, cherry, olive, plum, citrus, and pomegranate
Pickel, Carolyn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area IPM Advisor, Emeritus IPM programs
Pope, Katherine Capital Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Retired - Coates, William Santa Clara County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus (retired) - Pomology (San Benito, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey Counties) Pomology - Tree Fruit and Nut Crops
Rijal, Jhalendra Stanislaus County
  Area IPM Advisor Entomology, insect pest management, insect spatial distribution and quantitative sampling, insect behavior and chemical ecology
Symmes, Emily Butte County
  Area IPM Advisor Integrated pest management
Tollerup, Kris Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Advisor, IPM Almond, Pistachio, Tree Fruit, Grapes
Verdegaal, Paul San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Viticulture, almonds
Viveros, Mario Kern County
  Farm Advisor Deciduous tree fruits, nuts, Spanish-speaking
Yaghmour, Mohammad Kern County
  Area Orchard Systems Advisor
CE Specialist
Bali, Khaled Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Irrigation Water Management Specialist Irrigation and water management, irrigation systems, soil salinity, drainage, infiltration, water quality, TMDL, biosolids
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).
Goldhamer, David Hydrology Program
  CE Water Management Specialist Water management of horticultural crops, regulated deficit irrigation, plant water relations, plant-based water status sensors
Johnson, Marshall Entomology (UCR)
  IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist, Emeritus Integrated pest management of grapes, stone fruit, almonds and walnuts; biological control of arthropods; pesticide resistance in pests and natural enemies
Klonsky, Karen Agricultural & Resource Economics
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension Farm Management and Production, Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Agriculture
Lampinen, Bruce Department of Plant Sciences
  Integrated Orchard Management   Walnut and Almond Specialist Integrated Orchard Management with an emphasis on walnuts and almonds
McKenry, Michael Nematology Department
  Emeritus Nematologist and CE Nematology Specialist, Emeritus Field pathogenicity and practical control of nematodes in perennial crops
Mitcham, Elizabeth Department of Plant Sciences
  CE & AES Postharvest Pomologist Postharvest physiology and technology of fruit and nut crops; emphasis on maintaining flavor quality after harvest, enhancing consumption of produce, and reducing food loss. Also studying regulation of fruit ripening and mechanisms underlying calcium deficiency disorders in fruit.
Niño, Elina Entomology (UCD)
  Apiculture Specialist
Prichard, Terry Land, Air & Water Resources
  CE Irrigation  Water Management Specialist Irrigation water management, crop response to limited water supplies, water infiltration, Delta water quality and soil salinity issues
Schwankl, Lawrence Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Irrigation Specialist, Retired Irrigation engineering, design, operation and management of irrigation systems, soil moisture monitoring, low-volume irrigation
Trouillas, Florent Plant Pathology - CAES
  Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Fruit and Nut Crops
VanSteenwyk, Robert Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  CE Entomologist Deciduous fruits, nuts and vines
Westphal, Andreas Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
 
Wilson, Houston Entomology (UCR)
  Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Tree Crops IPM
Zalom, Frank Entomology (UCD)
  Distinguished Professor, CE Specialist and Entomologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station Fruit and Vegetable Crop Entomology; Integrated Pest Management
Other ANR
DeMoura, Richard Agricultural & Resource Economics
  Staff Research Associate Cost Production Studies
Hendricks, Lonnie Merced County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus
Meyer, Roland Land, Air & Water Resources
  CE Soils Specialist Emeritus Soil fertility-plant nutrition, efficiency of fertilizer use, pollution of environment by waste products and fertilizers, application of fly ash and other wastes on forest and agricultural lands, water quality evaluation and concerns, soil-water-plant nutrient interactions and their effect on plant growth
Micke, Warren Department of Plant Sciences
  Emeritus   CE Pomologist Cultural practices and production problems of almonds and walnuts.
O Reil, Wilbur
  Farm Advisor (Emeritus)
Rumsey, Thomas Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  Professor Emeritus Food engineering; drying of cereal and nut crops; mathematical modeling.
Non-UC
Browne, Greg Plant Pathology - CAES
  USDA Research Plant Pathologist Soil-borne diseases of fruit and nut trees and other horticultural crops
Chen, Jianchi USDA ARS San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Science Center
  Plant Pathologist
Curtis, Robert
  Director, Agricultural Affairs, Almond Board of California
Heintz, Chris Almond Board of California
  Almond Board Special Projects
Malkin, Richard
  Professor Emeritus Photosynthesis: energy transduction in biological membranes
Kluepfel, Daniel Plant Pathology - CAES
 
Krugner, Rodrigo USDA/ARS Parlier
  Research Entomologist Leaf Scorch researcher
Light, Doug
 
Ludwig, Gabriele
 
Ryan, Fred USDA ARS Fresno
  Scientist plant physiology
Malkin, Richard
  Professor Emeritus Photosynthesis: energy transduction in biological membranes
Sisterson, Mark USDA-ARS San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Science Center
  Plant Pathology - Almond Leaf Scorch
Teuber, Suzanne UCD Medical School
  MD
Other UC
Metcalf, Samuel
 
Membership Totals
Number of Members81
ANR Members68
Non-ANR13
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