Walnut Research Conference
Walnut Research Conference
Walnut Research Conference
University of California
Walnut Research Conference

2021 Agenda

53rd Annual Walnut Research Conference     
Via Zoom

Wednesday, January 27 - Friday, January 29, 2020

Agenda

P=Proposal (15 min), R=Report (15 min); R+P=Report + Proposal (20 min); FAR+=Farm Advisor Report with LAWREA Project Funded by CWB (15 min); FAR= Farm Advisor Report (10 min)

 

Tuesday, January 26

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Walnut Work Group Meeting............Zoom

Workgroup Meeting is for UC & USDA researchers only. Direct questions to ckron@ucanr.edu.

Wednesday, January 27

9:00 am Conference Welcome & Acknowledgement of Retirees. Luke Milliron, Conference Chair

 

Orchard Management, Part 1
Moderator: Jhalendra Rijal, UCANR

9:10

R+P

J. Grant, CWB

Regional Research Support for UC Farm Advisors

9:25

R+P

I. Kisekka, UCD

Integrating Soil Moisture, Plant Monitoring and Satellite Imagery for Site Specific Irrigation Scheduling in Walnuts

9:45

R+P

K. Jarvis-Shean, UCANR

Effectiveness and Mechanisms of Dormancy Breaking Treatments for Walnuts

10:05

R+P

M. Zwieniecki, UCD

Development of Carbohydrate Analysis Based Methods for Sustainable Walnut Orchard Management

10:25

DISCUSSION & BREAK

10:40

R+P

K. Shackel, UCD

Early Season Water Management in Walnut and Yield Limiting Factors

11:00

R+P

K. Arnold, UCANR

Integration of Row Spacing, Tree Spacing, and Rootstocks for Walnut Production

11:20

R+P

B. Lampinen, UCD

Walnut Orchard Management:  Pilot Projects, Field Testing, Adaptive Research and Problem Solving by C.E. Farm Advisors and Specialists

11:40

FAR

R. Elkins, UCANR

Lake County Walnut Update

11:50

DISCUSSION

12:05

ADJOURN

Thursday, January 28

Orchard Management, Part 2
Moderator: Kari Arnold, UCANR

9:00

FAR+

K. Jarvis-Shean, UCANR

Rootstock Trial and Extension Update

9:15

FAR+

E. Fichtner, UCANR

Alternate Heading Strategies for Management of New Ivanhoe Plantings

9:30

FAR+

L. Milliron, UCANR

Walnut in Northern Sacramento Valley; Tehama Rootstock Evaluation; Whole Orchard Recycling Demonstration, & Growing the Valley Podcast 

9:45

P

C. Kron, UCD

LAWREA* Local Applied Walnut Research and Extension Activities

9:55

DISCUSSION & BREAK

 

Entomology
Moderator: Kari Arnold, UCANR

10:10

R+P

C. Burks, USDA-ARS

Movement and Monitoring of Navel Orangeworm (Amyelois transitella) in Walnuts

10:30

R+P

R. Van Steenwyk, UCB

Walnut Husk Fly Tolerance to Assail, and Improved Pesticide Coverage through Double-Spray Technique

10:50

R+P

E. Boyd, CSU Chico

Assessing Factors Influencing Parameters and Performance of Walnut Husk Fly Trapping Systems

11:10

FAR+

P. Gordon, UCANR

Results of the Navel Orangeworm Pest Management Survey

11:25

FAR+

J. Rijal, UCANR

Seasonal Monitoring and Management Related Information of Major Insect Pests of Walnuts in North San Joaquin Valley

11:35

FAR+

C. Kron, UCANR

Monitoring for Walnut Husk Fly in Lake County

11:45

DISCUSSION

12:00

ADJOURN

Friday, January 29

Plant Pathology & Nematology
Moderator: Luke Milliron, UCANR

8:00

R+P

T. Michailides, UCD

Etiology, Epidemiology, and Management of Hull Rot and Mold of Walnut in California

8:20

R+P

J. Adaskaveg, UCR

Epidemiology and Management of Walnut Blight    

8:40

R+P

A. Dandekar, UCD

(257-268)

Metagenomic-Based Field Management of Walnut Bacterial Blight Disease

9:00

R+P

A. Westphal, UCR

Pre- and Post-Plant Remedies for Nematode Infestations of Walnut Orchards

9:20

FAR+

M. Nouri, UCANR

Investigating Botryosphaeria/Phomopsis Disease of Walnut in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties

9:35

FAR

K. Arnold, UCANR

Stanislaus County Farm Advisor Report

9:45

R+P

B. Hanson, UCD

Herbicide Performance and Safety Evaluations in the Conventional Walnut Productive System: Field Research and Extension Support

10:05

DISCUSSION & BREAK

 

Breeding & Genomics
Moderator: Luke Milliron, UCANR

10:20

R+P

P. J. Brown, UCD

Walnut Improvement Program

10:40

R

C. Langley, UCD

Application of Genomic Resources in the Walnut Improvement Program

10:55

R+P

A. Dandekar, UCD

Translating Genome Editing Tools for Walnut Improvement

11:15

R

J. Dvorak, UCD

Use of the Chandler Genepool for Discovery of Genes for Economically Important Traits in the California Walnut Breeding Program

11:30

R+P

B. Bailey, UCD

High-Throughput Phenotyping of Walnut Yield

11:50

R+P

D. Kluepfel, USDA-ARS

Putting Phenotypic and Genotypic Tools to Work for Improving Walnut Rootstocks

12:10

DISCUSSION

12:25

Closing Remarks. Luke Milliron, Conference Chair

12:30

Adjourn

 

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