- Author: Janet M. Zalom
Set for Nov 16 - 19, 2015 on the UC Davis Campus
The UC Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center and UC Cooperative Extension are offering a pomology short course focused on Walnut production: tree biology, orchard management and postharvest quality. This four-day course will be held November 16-19, 2015, on the UC Davis campus. Instruction will be delivered by over thirty UC Farm Advisors, Specialists and Faculty who have been involved for decades in research and extension work in walnut production. They will cover walnut biology and a wide range of topics in orchard management including cultivar selection, irrigation, fertilization, pest and cover crop management and harvesting operations.
The course program allocates time for discussion at the end of every session, quality time with instructors and networking opportunities among participants. Two afternoon field trips to orchards are planned, to complement the lecture/discussion sessions.
The enrollment fee of $1500.00 will cover instruction, course materials, breakfast and lunch, the half-day field trips and an evening social. The class will be held on the UC Davis campus, in the ARC Ballroom, which has largest meeting rooms on the campus. We have reserved this facility because we anticipate a high enrollment for this class and want to comfortably accommodate as many people as possible. This course is intended for growers, students, and professionals working in walnut production. If you are interested, please enroll soon to ensure your place. Attendees will receive a certificate after completing the course.
Online registration and more about the course is available on the UC Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center website: http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu.