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Bay Area Specialty Crops Advisor Newsletter

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Upcoming Events November 2023

In this issue:

1. New Private Applicator Certificate requirements, County Exam Preparation & Testing Events

2. Winegrape growers: UC Davis Viticulture & Enology On the Road

3. UC Intensive Agritourism Training 2024

(Please follow the link in the newsletter to subscribe to the new Diablo Region Crops Newsletter. This list will be retired at the end of the year.)

PDF 11/2/23
New Diablo Region Crops Newsletter + UCD Viticulture & Enology on the Road

Exciting news! The UC Cooperative Extension Specialty Crops Program for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties has a new email newsletter.

Subscribe to the new Diablo Region Crops Newsletter.


UC Davis Viticulture & Enology On the Road in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties ~ Come and learn about the latest research

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 - 9:00am - 1:30pm PST

UC Livermore Collaboration Center, Livermore, CA

Information & Registration


Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

POULTRY BREEDS for Integrated & Pastured Poultry Production

WEBINAR Registration

Thursday Oct. 19 4:00pm PDT

PDF 10/16/23
Vertebrate Pest Council Off-Cycle Seminars


Sacramento- March 2nd
Curtis Hall, 2791 24th St.,
Sacramento, CA 95818

  • Gopher and ground
  • squirrel management
  • Rat trapping
  • New rules and regulations
  • Tree squirrels
  • Wildlife disease
  • Educating your customers
    about rodenticide
  • And much more

Learn the latest trends and concepts for wildlife and rodent management...  Includes breakfast & lunch.

CEUs: CA DPR and Vector

Registration: https://www.target-specialty.com/current-events

PDF 2/6/23
51st Quad-County Walnut Institute

University of California Cooperative Extension

51st Quad-County Walnut Institute

February 28, 2023 * 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, Evelyn Costa Assembly Room 2

2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA  95206-3949

PDF 2/2/23
2022 Tree Crops Workshop - November

2022 Tree Crops Workshop

Thursday, November 17
8:00AM - NOON (via Zoom)

This workshop will cover production information for the following tree crops: apples, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, prunes, and walnuts.

Credit: 2 Hours of DPR CE Credits and 3.5 Hours of CCA Credits Have Been Requested

PDF 11/2/22


8:00AM - 3:00PM




**Clean plastic pesticide & Fertilizer Containers **

PDF 9/12/22
Climate Smart Agriculture June 2022

Have you considered climate smart farming practices such as:

• carefully managing fertilizer
• amending soil with compost
• growing cover crops
• reducing tillage passes
• planting hedgerows
• restoring riparian habitat

Have you already implemented some of these, or run into barriers?

PDF 6/1/22
Event Cancellations - Feb 2022

In-Person Event Cancellations

Please register for the virtual State-wide Walnut Series on 2/22-2/23



PDF 2/1/22
Winter 2022 Events (Feb)

Learn what’s new in crop research and earn CE credits!


Feb 1 (AM) Lodi Grape Day

Feb 3 (AM) CA Cherry Reserch Review

Feb 3 (AM) Northern SJV Processing Tomato

Feb 7 (AM) Walnut Institute

Feb 8 (AM) Northern San Joaquin Almond Day

Feb 22-23 (AM) Statewide Virtual Walnut Series

PDF 1/25/22
Cover Cropping Opportunities - Series

Online videos offer a wealth of knowledge


Webinar recordings and virtual site visit videos are now available
online through:

ucanr.edu/CoverCropsCoCo and on the East Bay
Crop Production YouTube channel

PDF 10/20/21
Vertebrate Pest Council - Virtual Series Sept 28 - 30

Target Specialty Products Presents
The Vertebrate Pest Council Virtual Workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about methodologies and
concepts involving human-wildlife conflicts and vertebrate pest problems

COST: $30.00 per/person each day
CREDITS: CDPR & SPCB hours applied for **

** If you attended these courses in March/April, you will not receive
additional CEU credits **


PDF 9/13/21
Cool Bot Demo - June 18th


Do-It-Yourself Cold Storage

A UC Cooperative Extension field day in Brentwood, CA

Friday, June 18, 1–3PM

PDF 6/10/21
Turning Lab Reports Into Action 6/11


JUNE 11, 2021
1-3:30 PM

Registration fee $10
Continuing Education: CCA hours are pending approval

Do you want to learn more about reading soil, water,
and plant tissue reports? Do you need to use them to
diagnose on-site issues, or write amendment

PDF 5/26/21
Financial Help Opportunities for Cover Cropping




Webinar and Virtual Site Visit Series by Contra Costa County Resource Conservation District and UC Cooperative Extension East Bay Crop Production
and Urban Agriculture Programs

PDF 5/26/21
Orchard Management Workshop Series

Orchard Management Workshop Series

This 2-day workshop series will be offered virtually via Zoom
The Zoom link will be emailed to participants upon registration

Please register for the workshop at this link: http://ucanr.edu/orchardsworkshop

Day 1: Production Management         
Thursday, May 27, 2021
8:00 am – 10:30 am

Day 2: Integrated Pest Management
Thursday June 10, 2021
8:00 am – 10:30 am

PDF 5/18/21
Vertebrate Pest Council - Series

The Vertebrate Pest Council

COST:  $30.00 per/person each day
CREDITS: DPR, SPCB & CDPH - Hours Applied


TUESDAY, 3-30-21           8:00 - 10:00AM / PST 

WEDNESDAY, 3-31-21     8:00 - 10:00AM / PST   

THURSDAY, 4-1-21          8:00 - 10:00AM / PST                                 

Send Questions To: trainingsupport@target-specialty.com

PDF 3/22/21
Cover Cropping in Vineyards on Urban Farms




FEATURING: Clare Riesman is Assistant Manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz. She has been growing in and around the Central Coast for the ten years and has also taught sustainable growing in the Midwest.

She will discuss benefits of cover crops in the garden and small farm, selecting a cover crop and key steps involved in planting and incorporation.

PDF 3/22/21
Cover Cropping in the Orchards - March18


* Vivian Wauters is a postdoc and Amélie Gaudin is Associate
    Professor of Agroecology at UC Davis

* Katherine Jarvis-Shean is the Orchard Systems Advisor for
   Sacramento, Solano and Yolo Counties.

They bring together extensive expertise to discuss the different
applications of cover crops in orchards

PDF 3/9/21
Viticulture & Enology March 16

On the Road
(virtually) in
Alameda & Contra Costa Counties




PDF 3/9/21
FMPP Webinar


Best practices in COVID times & beyond

FREE Webinar Series (March 8th - May24th)
presented by

University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources


Community Alliance with Family Farmers

PDF 3/2/21
Cover Cropping in Vineyards - March 2021

Attention grape growers!

Cover Cropping in Vineyards Webinar with Glenn McGourty,
UC Viticulture Advisor Emeritus
March 3, 2021 from 11am–12:30pm

UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Virtually On the Road
Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
March 16, 2021 from 9:30am–12:15pm

Webinar Offered via ZOOM

FREE with Registration 

PDF 2/24/21
Managing Cover Crops in Annual Cropping Systems

Managing Cover Crops in Annual Cropping Systems

Wednesday, February 10
11:00am - 12:30pm

Featuring: Sarah Light
Agronomy Advisor

Sutter, Yuba & Colusa Counties

PDF 2/2/21
Virtual Statewide Walnut Series

Virtual Statewide Walnut Series

February 16 & 17, 2021



The virtual event is free to attend but registration is required

PDF 1/20/21
Virtual Lodi Grape Day

Virtual Lodi Grape Day
February 2, 2021 1–4

There is no cost to attend but registration is required so we can plan for your participation.

Brought to you by:
The University of California Cooperative Extension &
The Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness Committee

PDF 1/19/21
Cover Cropping - Tomato Production

California Processing Tomato Production

When: Friday, January 22, 9:00-11:30 AM (PST)
Where: Virtual workshop via Zoom
Cost: $15; fee waived for California growers 

REGISTER: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=32668


Contacts for More Information:
Registration:Rachel Palmer, anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu or (530)750-1361

Program: Brenna Aegerter, bjaegerter@ucanr.edu /Advisor, San Joaquin County

PDF 1/7/21
Cover Cropping Opportunities 11-10-20


FREE WEBINAR via ZOOM - Registration Required

NOVEMBER 10TH, 10:30–12PM



PDF 11/6/20
Cover Cropping Opportunities


Webinar Offered via ZOOM and FREE with Registration

Cover Cropping in Annual Systems


3:00 – 4:30PM

Featuring Dr. Margaret Lloyd

PDF 10/27/20
Cover Cropping Opportunities 10-24-20

Cover Cropping on Small and Urban Farms


Lead by: Krystin Leach

PDF 10/20/20
Cover Cropping Opportunities

Cover Crop Planning & Establishment in Small
to Medium scale
Row Crop, Orchard, and Vineyard Production


Webinar Offered via ZOOM and FREE with Registration

October 14TH, 3:00 –4:00 PM

Speaker: Garry Pearson

PDF 10/8/20
Cover Cropping Opportunities

Webinar and Virtual Site Visit Series

Fall / Spring 2020-2021


PDF 9/1/20
May 2020

UCCE serving you during COVID-19 response

We remain open and continue to serve our clients and community through the ongoing measures taken to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PDF 5/6/20
April 2020

We continue to serve our clients and community as our nation takes unprecedented measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. The Stay-at-Home Orders put in place in mid-March,  are now reinstated for the Bay Area through May 3, 2020

PDF 4/2/20
Feb 2020 (2)

Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish – Knightsen, CA 94548

*** Pre-registration Required ***

  • Handlers *check in: 7:30 - 8:00am
    • Friday, March 13 - 8:00AM to 11:00AM

    • Thursday, May 7th - 8:00AM to 11:00AM

  • Field Workers *check in: 7:30 - 8:00am
    • Thursday, April 16th - 8:00AM to 10:00AM

    • Thursday, May 28th - 8:00AM to 10:00AM


PDF 3/4/20
Feb 2020 (1)

50th Quad-County Walnut Institute
Monday, March 9th

Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, San Joaquin County Extension

2101 E Earhart Avenue / Evelyn Costa Room

Stockton, CA 95206


* Registration Opens at 7:15AM


PDF 3/4/20
Farm Advisor Presentations Invite

We are extending an invitation to meet the candidates for the Contra Costa & Alameda Counties UC Cooperative Extension Specialty Crops Advisor.

We have selected five final candidates for the UC Farm Advisor and welcome your participation. You will have an opportunity to observe their presentations, interviews, ask questions and provided feedback throughout the written evaluation process.

Dates: March 18 & 20th
Location: Delta Farm Center 
3020 Second Street
Knightsen, CA  94548

PDF 3/12/19
October 2017

Small Flock Egg Producers Workshop

  • Nov 14, 2017 - 10 am to 3 pm
  • Contra Costa Ag Dept
  • 2366A Stanwell Circle, Concord
  • FREE
DOCX 10/24/17
June 2017

Farm Advisor Retires

PDF 6/22/17
May 23, 2017

Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish

Knightsen Farm Center

LAST Field Worker class

  • Thursday, June 8th, 12 to 2 pm (check in starts at 11:30 am)

*** Pre-Registration required ***



DOC 5/23/17
April 2017

New regulations require that everyone who employs farm workers must provide a pesticide safety training for their workers at the beginning of each season. UC Cooperative Extension and the Agriculture Department in Contra Costa County have been offering a series of classes to help local growers meet these requirements as well as to promote agricultural safety in the county. We have two classes left in the series.

PDF 4/5/17
March 2017

Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish, Knightsen, CA

  • For Handlers
    • Thursday, March 23 - 12pm to 3pm
  • For Field Workers
    • Thursday, March 30 - 1pm to 3pm
    • Thursday, April 13 - 8am to 10am
    • Thursday, June 8 - 8am to 10am

 *** Pre-registration Required ***

        Click on the newsletter link for details

PDF 3/17/17
February 2017

47th Quad County Walnut Institute

Thursday, March 2, 2017/ 8 am to noon

Harvest Hall, Stanislaus County Agriculture Center

3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste A, Modesto CA 95358

corner of Crows Landing & Service Roads


PDF 2/10/17
January 2017

Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish

  • Pesticide Handlers
    • February 23
    • March 23
  • Field Workers
    • march 9
    • March 30
    • April 13
    • June 8

*** Pre- registration required ***

PDF 2/10/17
December 2016
  • New Pesticide Safety Training Requirements
  • California Cherry Research Review - January 5, 2017
PDF 12/20/16
June 2016

Fieldworker Training (in Spanish)

June 16, 1-3 p.m., Knightsen, CA

PDF 6/6/16
April 2016

Fieldworker Training (in Spanish)

April 21, 8 to 10 am, Knightsen

June 16, 1-3 pm, Knightsen

PDF 3/31/16
February 2016

Feb 4     NSJV Almond Day - Modesto
Feb 25   Pesticide Safety Training – in Spanish - Knightsen
Feb 16   Almond Orchard Grinding Demo - Chowchilla
Feb 16   Cherry Self-Assessment Workbook - Stockton
Feb 17   BALT Easement Seminar and Luncheon - Brentwood
Mar 6    Starting a Successful Specialty Food Business – Sacramento
Mar 15  Quad Co Walnut Institute & Trade Show - Stockton
Mar 24  Pesticide Safety Training – in Spanish - Knightsen

PDF 1/26/16
January 2016


  • The Weather Report
  • UC Fertilizer Guidelines
  • Have Voles in Your Orchard?
  • Meeting Announcements:
  •    Jan 15:  Developing a Business Plan for a Specialty Food Business
  •    Jan 26:  Cherry Research Review
  •    Jan 27:  NSJV Processing Tomato Meeting
  •    Mar 15:  Quad County Walnut Institute
  •    Even More Meetings!
PDF 1/6/16
Field Crops Meeting

San Joaquin and Delta Counties Field Crops Meeting
January 8, 2016
8 a.m. to Noon
San Joaquin County Agricultural Center
2010 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton, CA  95206
The first half of this meeting will focus on pest management and new regulations and permit conditions for chlorpyrifos, including results from an industry project to evaluate critical uses and IPM decision-support tools for insecticide recommendations and stewardship.  The second half of the meeting will focus on soil resource and nutrient management.  2.5 hours of DPR and CCA continuing education credits will be offered.  Click on the link to see the complete program.


PDF 1/5/16
August 2015

Cherry Grower News:

  • Cherry Buckskin Update
  • San Jose Scale alert
  • Cherry Sustainability Workshop
PDF 8/10/15
July 2015
  • Reducing Water Use in Trees & Vines
  • Alfalfa and the Drought
  • Water Quality Considerations
PDF 7/5/15
Advances in Walnut Production Short Course

November 16-19, 2015
UC Davis

It has been 10 years since UC has offered a Walnut Short Course. Interest in this course is very high and space is limited. Registration will open on April 2, 2015 on the UC Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center website: http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu.  If you are interested in attending this four day course register as soon as possible as they expect to sell out quickly.

More information about the course is included in the newsletter.

PDF 3/26/15
March 2015

March meetings

  • Quad County Walnut Institute - March 12, Modesto
  • Agribusiness Workshop – March 9-10, Davis
  • Vineyard Impacts on Wine Quality – March 19, Davis
  • Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy – May 9, Davis
PDF 2/26/15
Brentwood U-Pick Promotion
  • Promotional Program overview
  • Participation Form - DUE 2/13/15
PDF 2/6/15
Pesticide Safety Training

2015 Pesticide Safety Training offered in Spanish

PDF 1/27/15
Specialty Food Business Workshop

“Starting a Successful Specialty Food Business“

  • February 9, Novato CA
    • Registration $20 by Feb 2, $35 at the door

  • February 13, Oakland, CA
    • Registration $20 by Feb 10, $35 at the door
PDF 1/26/15
January 2015
  • The Weather Report
  • UC Fertilizer Guidelines
  • Nitrogen Management Training for CCAs
  • Soil Nutrient Management Forum for Grape Growers
  • Jan 16 -Young Almond & Walnut Orchard Workshop
  • Jan 27 - CA Cherry Research Review
  • Jan 29 - NSJV Processing Tomato Production Meeting
  • Feb 3 - Lodi Grape Day
  • Feb 4 - BALT Easement Seminar & Luncheon
  • Other Meetings & Events
  • Agricultural Scholarships available
PDF 1/9/15
Field Crop Meeting for Delta Growers

Friday, January 9, 2015
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
San Joaquin County Agricultural Center
2101 E. Earhart Avenue
Stockton, CA  95206

PDF 1/7/15
July 2014
  • How Much Water Do Trees & Vines Need
  • Mid-summer Water Curtailment?
  • Water Quality Considerations
  • Funding for Irrigation System Improvements
  • Cherry Buckskin Survey Results
  • Orchard July Leaf Analysis
  • Calendar
PDF 6/30/14
Pesticide Safety Training

Reminder of last training and time change

Pesticide Safety Training
Thursday, June 19, 2014
NEW TIME:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


PDF 6/5/14
May 2014
  • UCCE Celebrates 100 Years!
  • UC Davis Small Grains/Alfalfa Field Day
  • Walnut Pruning Trial Field Day
  • Cottage Food Operations Workshop Series
  • An Introduction to the New Wines of Greece
  • 2014 Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Field Day
PDF 5/1/14
Drought Workshop

Drought Management Workshop for Contra Costa & Alameda County Farmers
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Martinelli Event Center
3585 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA 94550

1 – 6 PM; dinner from 6-7PM
$15 per person - includes dinner
RSVP to Haley.Burgardt@acrcd.org or visit www.acrcd.org/Workshops/DroughtWorkshop.aspx

Click on the link to see the full agenda and speakers. Hope to see you there.

Janet Caprile
Farm Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension
Contra Costa & Alameda Counties
75 Santa Barbara Rd, 2nd Floor
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925-646-6129 phone
925-646-6708 fax
UCCE-CCC Crop Production Website

PDF 4/7/14
February 2014
  • Quad County Walnut Institute
  • Weather Report - rain & chill update
  • UC Drought Management Information
  • UC Weed Management Information
  • Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Series
  • USDA Drought Assistance
  • UC IPM Grape Pest Notification Service
  • New UC Publications
  • Calendar
PDF 2/14/14
CA Cherry Research Review, 2014

San Joaquin County Ag Center
2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 pm
Lunch provided by the CA Cherry Board

2.5 DPR continuing education hours

PDF 1/16/14
Pesticide Safety Training 2014

Pesticide Safety Training offered in Spanish

PDF 2/12/14
November 2013
  • CCC Pesticide Applicators Continuing Education Class
  • Olive Fly Damage
  • Saving Glyphosate
  • Management of Peach Leaf Curl – New Approaches
  • Fertilize Alfalfa in the Fall
  • Red Blotch – a New Disease of Grape
  • Announcements – Pomegranate info, drip recycling, EQIP
  • UC Publications, Websites
  • Calendar
PDF 11/4/13
Fall 2013 Calendar


  • Crop Pollination Workshop (Oct. 11)
  • Marketing 101: Developing a Marketing plan for Veggies, Fruits, and other Specialty Crops (Oct. 17)
  • SF Wholesale Market Tour (Oct. 18)
  • UC Soil Fertility Short Course (Oct. 23)
  • Produce Safety Workshop: A Science-based Framework (Nov. 5-7)
PDF 10/3/13
Meeting Announcement - July 31, 2013

Technical Workshops
Workshop 1:  Organic Weed Management for Trees, Vines, Veggies and more
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Livermore, California

PDF 7/18/13
Olive Workshop

Introduction to Irrigation Management
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Livermore, California

PDF 7/3/13
Meeting Announcement - June 20, 2013

Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish
Knightsen, CA

DOCX 6/6/13
Spring 2013
  • Cherry Grower Meeting
  • Pesticide Safety Training – in Spanish
  • New Olive Grower Meeting
  • Brown Rot Control in Stonefruits
  • Weather Report
  • Olive Oil Testing
  • Produce Professional Certification Program
  • Homemade Food Act (AB 1616) of 2013
  • FSA Microloan Program for Small Farms
  • Post Harvest Workshops
  • New UC Publications
  • More Meetings
PDF 3/4/13
Additional Meeting Announcement - February 1, 2013

California Cherry Research Review
February 1, 2013
Stockton, CA

PDF 1/28/13
January 2013
  • Pesticide Safety Training Meetings in Spanish
    Knightsen, CA
  • Quad-County Walnut Institute
    Feb 14, 2013
    8 am to 12:15 pm
    Modesto, CA
PDF 1/23/13
Cherry Grower Meeting (corrected meeting day)

Cherry Grower Meeting
THURSDAY, April 5th
3:00-4:30 PM
Knightsen, CA

(Note corrected meeting day)

PDF 3/28/12
January 2012
  • Winter meetings
  • Weather report
  • Gopher report
PDF 1/6/12
June 29, 2011

Collaberating to Access New Markets Workshop

PDF 6/14/11
March 2011 UPCOMING LOCAL MEETINGS: Cherry Meeting, Knightsen, Apr 6 Grape Grower Tailgate, Livermore, Mar 22 Pesticide Safety, Knightsen, Mar 24 PDF 2/29/08
February 2011 41st Quad County Walnut Institute Organic Tree Fruit Meeting PDF 2/3/11
Meeting Announcements - 2011 Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish Other meetings, workshops and events: CA Cherry Research Review No. San Joaquin Valley Processing Tomato Production Meeting Lodi Grape Day Growing Agritourism Workshop Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees Workshop Current Wine & Winegrape Research Managing the Small Vineyard I Varietal Winegrape Production Shrtcourse 24th CA Small Farm Conference - Small Farms - Bright Future Recent Advances in Viticulture & Enology DOC 1/10/11
Meeting Announcement-June, 2010 Walnut Dehydration Workshop-Modesto-June 29, 2010 PDF 6/22/10
Pesticide Safety Training 2010 Notice of Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish PDF 3/22/10
Cherry and Berry Growers Spotted Wing Drosophila - a new pest in cherries and berries. Upcoming meeting notice. PDF 3/19/10
JANUARY 2010 Cooperative Extension Budget Update Weather Report Timing Rest Breaking Sprays - Cherries UC Websites UC Meetings Calendar PDF 1/11/10
January 7, 2010 California Cherry Research Review - January 19, 2010 PDF 1/8/10
June 2009 Crop Currents Cooperative Extension Budget Update Pesticide Safety Training Spray & Calibration Field Meeting Financial Aid for Organic Growers Calendar PDF 6/11/09
Special Issue - March 2009 CRISIS ALERT Contra Costa County has proposed to eliminate their UC Cooperative Extension office to save money. Open the link below and click on Crisis Alert to see what you can do to prevent the closure. There is a brief situation overview, some "talking points", a sample support letter, and a contact list for the County Supervisors. Contact you Supervisor TODAY! PDF 3/16/09
February 2009 - Regional Meetings Sensory Defects in Olive Oil - UCD (Feb 17) Fresh Produce Marketing Strategies - UCD (Mar 24-26) Walnut Dehydrator Workshops - Stockton (Apr 8) PDF 2/10/09
Crop Currents Local Meetings - February 2009 Contents: Agricultural Marketing Meeting for Contra Costa County Growers (Knightsen, February 24) PDF 2/9/09
Pesticide Safety Training 2009 Notice of Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish PDF 2/2/09
February 2008 Sabbatic Leave; Buy Fresh, Buy Local; Cherry Buckskin Taskforce; Weather Report; Syrah Vine Health Issues; The Trellis Alliance; Resources, Publications, Websites, Calendar: Classes/Meetings/Events PDF 1/31/08
December 2007 - Upcoming Meetings Dec. 12, 2007 - Specialty Crops Conference Dec. 17-19, 2007 - California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium Jan. 4 or Jan. 8, 2008 - Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2008 - Unified Wine & Grape Symposium PDF 10/24/08
November 28, 2007 Cherry Buckskin Meeting - Saturday, December 15, 2007 - "Must Attend" Forum for Brentwood Cherry Growers PDF 12/1/08
September 2007 Strip Rust Resistant Wheat; Got Turkeys in Your Vineyard?; Processing Tomato Variety Trial; New Roadside Stand Ordinance; Seeking Walnut Stumps & Trunks; Organic Price Report; Grape & Olive Growers Association; Disaster Assistance Program Deadlines PDF 7/18/08
July 2007 Tomato Variety Trial - Field Viewing July 23-July 27 PDF 7/7/08
February 2007 Walnut Institute meeting; weather update; spring temperatures, thinning, and harvest dates; grape resources online; year-round IPM programs; new UC fig varieties; new Codling Moth insecticides; tree crops - fungicide efficacy, treatment timing; grapevines - fungicide efficacy PDF 9/3/09
February 2007 Announcement Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees Workshop - East County - February 9, 2007 PDF 2/6/08
January 2007 Weather report; local metings; trees - domant spray considerations; peach leaf curl; trees & vines - spring frost PDF 12/27/07
CA Cherry Research Review Meeting January 9, 2007 Meeting Announcement PDF 12/27/07
August 28, 2006 Announcement Contra Costa Grower Meeting PDF 12/14/09
August 2006 Announcement 2006 Early Season Processing Tomato Variety Trial PDF 3/26/11
Fall 2006 Local Meetings; Trees - Orchard Replant Considerations, Fall Zinc and/or Urea Sprays; Fruit & Veggies - GAPs Reduce Microbial Contamination; Grains - Stripe Rust Management Plan; Tomatoes - Processing Tomato Variety Trial; EQIP funding for Conservation Practices PDF 12/3/07
April 2006 Announcement Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish reminder PDF 3/26/11
March 2006 Announcement Olive Pruning Demonstration PDF 3/26/11
February 2006 Trees: Record Low Chill Year Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish Tri-County Walnut Institute Trees: Spring Disease Control Grapes: Spring Disease Control Walnuts: Solving Serr Drop Tomatoes: Dodder Resistant Varieties PDF 3/26/11
January 2006 Weather Report; Pesticide Safety Training in Spanish; Intro to Organic Gardening; Cherry Research Review; Cherry Buckskin Disease Update; Trees: Timing Rest Breaking Sprays for Cherries; Dormant Spray Alternative PDF 3/26/11
2005 Continuing Ed Class Announcement Private Applicator Continuing Education Class November 17, 2005 PDF 3/26/11
Fall 2005 Local Meetings Cover Crops Herbicide Registrations & Performance Overseeding Older Alfalfa Stands Tomato Trial Results New UC Varieties PDF 3/26/11
June 2005 Training Young Cherry Trees The Spanish Bush System Orchard Leaf Analysis How Much Water Do Your Trees and Vines Really Need? Resources/Calendar PDF 3/26/11
January 2005 Weather report, Pesticide safety training in Spanish, Lodi Grape Day & CA Olive Day, New walnut varieties, Dormant spray alternative, Wheat stripe update, Tomato trials results, Announcements, Resources, Calendar PDF 3/26/11
March 2004 New Knightsen location; Pesticide Safety Training CORRECTION; Olive Fruit Fly Meeting - and more ... PDF 3/26/11
January 2004 Weather report; pesticide safety training in Spanish; state budget cuts affect UCCE; grapes - vine mealybug update; cherries - cherry buckskin update, advancing cherry bloom & harvest; vegetables - tomato trials results, corn stunt alert; bioterrorism, EQIP, new rootstocks PDF 3/26/11