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Summary There are many CEs and Farm Advisors working with olives - both for table and for oil. We would like to meet regularly to assess needs to research and extension and to have a better coordination within the UC ANR system.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Louise Ferguson (Co-Chair)
Phone (559) 737 3061 (M) 530-752-0507 (O)
Unit: Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Location: Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, 93648
Name Selina Wang (Co-Chair)
Unit: Food Science & Technology
Membership List
CE Advisor
Fichtner, Elizabeth Tulare County
  Farm Advisor Orchard Systems
Kron, Cindy Sonoma County
  North Coast Area IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management, Entomology, Viticulture
Nouri, Mohamed San Joaquin County
  Cooperative Extension Orchard Systems Advisor Walnuts, cherries, olives, apples, miscellaneous fruits, Plant Pathology
Pierce, Curt Glenn County
  Area Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor Precision irrigation and drought mitigation strategies for tree crops
Reyes, Clarissa Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Orchard Systems Advisor Plant-water relations, drought physiology; walnut, peach, kiwifruit
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
Daane, Kent ESPM - Organisms and the Environment
  CE Specialist Biological control and IPM of insect pests in crops (almond, grape, stone fruit, olives, pistachios, berries, lettuce) and ornamentals (eucalyptus, ornamental).
Ferguson, Louise Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Pomologist Tree crop physiology and production of pistachio, olive, citrus, fig, and persimmon. Areas of expertise include seasonal growth phenology, salinity tolerance, alternate bearing, canopy management, mechanical pruning, mechanical harvesting, root stock int
Marino, Giulia Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  ASST SPECIALIST COOP EXT Horticultural physiology, orchard management under abiotic stress
Trouillas, Florent Plant Pathology - CAES
  Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist Fruit and Nut Crops, Plant Pathology
Wang, Selina Food Science & Technology
  Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension Food chemistry, quality and purity; fruit and Vegetable Processing
Other UC
Ott, Natalia Tehama County
  Orchard Crops Advisor Walnuts, Prunes, Almonds, Olives
Membership Totals
Number of Members12
ANR Members12
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