UC offers Almond Production Short Course Nov. 8-10

Oct 5, 2016

close up shot of almonds in the green, fuzzy hull on the tree branch
Almond growers are invited to attend a short course on all phases of almond culture and production in Modesto on Nov. 8-10, 2016.

The integrated orchard management program, sponsored by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and UC Davis, will provide participants with the practical, field-level information they need to successfully farm almonds. UC Davis faculty and UC Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors from throughout California will present their latest research.

Three full days of instruction include more than 35 presentations on orchard planning, evaluation and management of soil, tree training, irrigation, economics of almond farming, pest management and other topics.

New and experienced growers as well as other industry members interested in commercial almond production are welcome to attend. There will be opportunities to network with other participants and presenters, along with a chance to have questions answered by professionals in the industry.

The almond short course will be held at the Modesto Centre Plaza at 1000 L Street in Modesto. Registration for the program is $950 until Oct. 24 and includes full course participation, course materials, three lunches and two receptions, and continuing education credits.

For more information and to register, visit http://ucanr.edu/sites/almondshortcourse.

If you have questions about the almond short course, please contact Lauren McNees at (530) 750-1257 or anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu.


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By Pamela Kan-Rice
Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach