Statewide Pistachio Day
University of California
Statewide Pistachio Day

2021 Agenda

Tentative Agenda


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

8:00 to 8:30 State of the Industry - Bob Klein, Pistachio Research Board
8:30 to 9:00 Improving Your Orchard’s Distribution Uniformity - Isaya Kisekka, UC Davis Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources
9:00 to 9:30 Impact of environmental stress on pistachio orchard performance - Giulia Marino, UC Davis Dept. of Plant Sciences
9:30 to 9:40 Break
9:40 to 10:10 The effects of smoke on evapotranspiration – Kosana Suvocarev, UC ANR CE Specialist, UC Davis
10:10 to 10:40 Climate Change Effect on Pistachio Orchard Production: Physiology and Beyond - Katherine Jarvis-Shean, Orchard Systems Advisor, UC ANR
10:40 to 11:10  Erratic Spring Temps of 2020 and Picking Males in an Uncertain Climate Future - Craig Kallsen, Farm Advisor, UCCE Kern County
11:10 to 11:20 Break
11:20 to 11:50 First Look at the Pistachio Yield Prediction Tool - Daniele Zaccaria, UC ANR Agricultural Water Management Specialist, UC Davis


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

8:00 to 8:30 Weed Control in Orchards - Brad Hansen, UC ANR
8:30 to 9:00 Botryosphaeira and Botrytis Management - Themis Michailides, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9:00 to 9:30 Understanding Your Irrigation Water Report - Mae Culumber, Nut Crops Farm Advisor, UCCE Fresno County
9:30 to 9:40 Break
9:40 to 10:10 Evaluating Salt Tolerance of UCBI and Platinum Rootstocks - Gurreet Brar, CSU Fresno Dept. of Plant Sciences
10:10 to 10:40 Mating Disruption Update - David Haviland, Farm Advisor, UCCE Kern County
10:40 to 11:10  Update on NOW survey - Phoebe Gordon, Orchard Crops Farm Advisor, UCCE Madera County
11:10 to 11:20 Break
11:20 to 11:50 Sterile Insect Technology Update - Houston Wilson, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center


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