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Nickels Field Day

May 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

May 8th, 2018 from 8:30am – 1pm.


8:30 amRegistration
       Coffee and Donuts provided by Farm Credit Services of Colusa-Glenn, ACA

Cycle I: 9:20-10:45 am
1) Overview of navel orangeworm management
 Dani Lightle, UCCE Advisor, Glenn/Butte/Tehama Counties
2) Band canker management
Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist and Lecturer, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department
3) Frost protection in almonds
Joe Connell, Farm Advisor, UCCE Butte County (emeritus)
4) Almond flower biology
Tom Gradziel, Professor, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences

Cycle II: 10:45 am -12:10 pm
5) Basic Bee Biology 101
Elina Niño, Extension Specialist, UC Davis Entomology and Nematology Department
6) Ceratocystis canker: diagnosis and management
Florent Trouillas, Extension Specialist, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department
7) Using real time physiological data to guide irrigation scheduling.
Tom Buckley, Professor, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences
8) What are we learning from orchard biomass (chip and mix) studies?
Emad Jahanzad, Postdoctoral researcher, UC Davis Plant Sciences Department

12:15 pm – BBQ Tri-Tip Lunch $20.00/person at the door

Luncheon Speaker-Mark Jansen, President & CEO, Blue Diamond Growers

For lunch registration, please contact the Colusa county CE office at: 530-458-0570.


May 8, 2018
8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Franz Niederholzer
fjniederholzer AT ucanr.edu


Nickel’s Soil Lab Estate
38.965530, -122.074804 + Google Map