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Butte & Glenn County Almond and Walnut Day in conjunction with North Valley Nut Conference

January 19, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm


January 19, 2017; Registration begins at 7:30.
3.0CE credits have been requested.

Main Session

7:30am Registration/Trade Show

8:00am Laws and Regulations Update:
TBD, Butte County Agricultural Commissioners Office

8:30am Spider Mite Control in Almond & Walnut Orchards:
Dr. Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE IPM Advisor, Stanislaus County

9:00am Symptoms of Nutrient Deficiencies (and How to Correct Them):
Richard Buchner, UCCE Orchards Advisor, Tehama County

9:30am Break/Trade Show

10:00am California Walnut Board Update:
TBD, California Walnut Board

10:15am Almond Board of California Update:
Spencer Cooper, Almond Board of California

10:30am Phytophthora, Crown Rots & Root Rots:
Dr. Dani Lightle, UCCE Orchards Advisor, Glenn, Butte & Tehama Counties

11:00am Almond Disease Control:
Dr. Jim Adaskaveg, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UC Riverside

11:30am Butte-Yuba-Sutter Water Quality Coalition Updates:
Kayla Zilch, Program Coordinator, Butte County Farm Bureau

12:00pm Free Industry Tri-Tip Lunch
1:00pm Trade Show
1:30pm Adjourn

Hands-On Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are limited to 25 people each.
Session registration will be available beginning at 7:30am.

8:30, 10:30, 11:30am Navel Orangeworm Control Using Mating Disruption:
Dr. Emily Symmes, UCCE IPM Advisor, Sacramento Valley.
Join Emily to learn more about different puffer and mating disruption technologies and their role in a successful almond or walnut IPM program.

9:00, 10:00, 11:00am Using Dendrometers for Irrigation Management Decisions:
Allan Fulton, UCCE Water & Irrigation Resources Advisor, Tehama County.
Allan will have a tree dendrometer on hand and demonstrate how this new technology is used and share data supporting its utility.

9:00, 10:00, 11:00am Understanding and Optimizing your Spray Coverage:
Dr. Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Orchards Advisor, Colusa County.
Having problems with your herbicide coverage? Franz will have a Spray Tray on hand to demonstrate why your application procedure may be the problem and give you some pointers on troubleshooting.

8:00-11:30am Irrigated Lands Program – Question and Answer Table:
Have questions on your Irrigated Lands forms? Not sure which ones you’re responsible for completing to be in compliance? Can’t figure out what to fill in that blank? Representatives from the Butte-Yuba-Sutter Water Coalition and the Colusa Glenn Subwatershed Program will be available to help and answer your questions. Just stop by anytime during the morning.


January 19, 2017
7:30 am - 1:00 pm


Dani Lightle


Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
2357 Fair St
Chico, CA 95928 United States
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