In A Nutshell
|Pistachio orchard weed survey||
UCCE researchers James Schaeffer and Kurt Hembree, and Dr. Anil Shrestha at CSU-Fresno are investigating the distribution of a newly emerging problem weed, Alkaliweed, in pistachio orchards. They would like to request your help to identify locations of this plant in the Southern San Joaquin Area. Please see the attached announcement for a description of Alkaliweed and instructions for how to report sightings.
|Spring Almond Nutrient and Water Management Field Day (1,566KB)||
Please join us on Thursday, March 14th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for a field day to aid in promoting the best nitrogen and irrigation management practices by almond growers throughout California. This will take place on Chandler Farms, west of McCall on Adams avenue in Del Rey (see attached flyer). More information can be found here.
|Meeting Announcements (213KB)||
Please note these upcoming training opportunities!
More details can be found at
Hope to see you there!
|SWEEP Training Opportunity (177KB)||
Apply for CDFA funding- State Water efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) and Healthy Soils Program (HSP). Receive up to $100,000 in grant funding to improve your on-farm water and energy efficiency and healthy soil practices through the grant funding programs.
DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 9:00 PM – 11:00 AM
LOCATION: UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier.
To register please email name and contact information to Mae Culumber; firstname.lastname@example.org
See attached flyer for more details.
|December 2018 (1,476KB)||12/14/18|
|October 30th Meeting Reminder (874KB)||10/26/18|
|Almond Replant Disease and Soil Health Meeting (234KB)||10/19/18|
|Upcoming October Meetings! (707KB)||
|August 2018 Newsletter Correction||9/7/18|
|NOW monitoring and management meeting September 25th (158KB)||9/4/18|
|In a Nutshell - August 2018 (2,197KB)||8/19/18|
|August 3rd to 9th (181KB)||8/11/18|
|ET scheduling workshop||
Please see the attached announcement for a two hour workshop on how to use a weekly ET report to improve irrigation scheduling precision, as well as seminars on irrigating nut crops and vines pre and post harvest.
July 13th, 2018
550 E Shaw Ave
Inyo Room on the first floor
RSVP is preferred but not required.
Contact: Mae Culumber
|Meeting Reminders! (60KB)||
Please Join UCCE for these upcoming events:
Central Valley Almond Day! Free Event!
7:00am - 2:00pm
NUT HARVEST SAFETY TRAINING CLASS
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
KINGS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
801 10th Ave
Registration from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Kings County Farm Bureau and Tulare County Farm Bureau
See Attached Flyer for training and registration details!
|Central Valley Almond Day, June 20th (577KB)||5/28/18|
|Advances in Pistachio Irrigation Management Workshop (130KB)||5/20/18|
|April, 2018 (501KB)||
See the latest In a Nutshell newsletter for a description of the Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings County Weekly ET Report. This report is designed to assist with irrigation scheduling decisions for your area.
Here is a link to the latest report:
The reports will be delivered to you via email ever Friday from now until fall 2018. This is a separate mailing list from In a Nutshell newsletter. If you would like to subscribe please send a request to:
|Central Valley Almond Day Reminder! (444KB)||
Please join us for Central Valley Almond Day tomorrow Friday, June 9th
Fresno Fairgrounds Commerce Building
1121 S. Chance Ave, Fresno, CA 93702
Central Valley Almond Day is a new free event that will feature UC Cooperative Extension educational presentations, important updates on laws and regulations from the Fresno Ag. Commissioner’s Office, and a tradeshow featuring new commercial innovations to help growers reach their greatest production potential. The meeting is aimed at new and experienced almond growers, production managers, and pest control consultants. The event will wrap up with a free Tri-tip lunch!
2.5 CE Credits (0.5 Laws, 2.0 Other) and 3.5 CCA Credits (1.5 Nutrient Management,
Registration at: WEST COAST NUT http://www.wcngg.com/events
|Weekly ET reports by email (178KB)||
The California Department of Water Resources and the University of California Cooperative Extension have teamed up to provide Weekly ET Reports to agricultural water users. Reports include water use information for a variety of crops. See the attached document "How to Use ET for Irrigation Scheduling" for more information. If you would like to receive weekly ET reports for selected CIMIS stations in Madera, Fresno, and Tulare Counties, please email Fresno County Nut Crop Advisor, Mae Culumber at email@example.com.
|In a Nutshell - June 2017 (10,495KB)||
Greetings! Please see the latest "In a Nutshell" newsletter where you can find information about important topics in nut crop production as well as details for the upcoming Central Valley Almond Day, at the Fresno Fair grounds on June 9th.
|Newsletter invitation (952KB)||12/16/16|
|December 2016 (7,127KB)||12/28/16|
|SJV Almond Symposium (1,335KB)||4/24/15|
|May 2015 (1,439KB)||3/3/15|
|May-June 2014 (1,380KB)||
Attached is the May-June 2014 From the Shell newsletter.
|January - February 2014 (1,504KB)||1/29/14|
|November-December 2013 (4,135KB)||11/19/13|
|September - October 2013 (2,991KB)||9/25/13|
|July-August 2013 (1,609KB)||7/22/13|
|May - June 2013 (1,427KB)||5/22/13|
|March-April 2013 (4,130KB)||3/28/13|
|February 2013 (1,777KB)||2/20/13|