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Quad-County Walnut Institute 2024

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Quad-County Walnut Institute will be held February 2nd, 2024  (8am to 2:30pm) at the Robert J. Cabral Ag Center in Stockton. At this year’s Institute, we are partnering with the California Walnut Board and Commission to host a two session event. The first session will have presentations from various experts and researchers and the second session will be for the board, commission, and attendants to discuss industry interests and other topics of importance. Growers, CCAs, PCAs, and other agricultural professionals who work with California walnuts are encouraged to attend.

Coffee and donuts in the morning. Lunch is being provided by the California Walnut Board and Commission.

We appreciate your RSVP so that we can plan for lunch.

Topics and presenters:

First Session (8:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM – Sign-in
8:00 AM to 8:15 AM – Introduction
8:15 AM to 8:45 AM – Managing walnut husk fly and scale insects in walnuts (Robert Van Steenwyk)
8:45 AM to 9:15 AM – Principles of irrigation management in walnuts (Abdelmoneim “Moneim” Mohamed)
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM – Orchard weed management updates (Brad Hanson)
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM – Dissecting the walnut mold problem of walnut and its management (Themis Michailides)
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM – Cause, prevention, and treatments of crown and trunk galls in walnuts (Cameron Zuber)
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Cover crop benefits and considerations for walnut orchards (Kamyar Aram)
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Research updates on borer and worm pests of walnuts (Jhalendra Rijal)
Lunch (12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)

Second Session (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM – Talk with Robert Verloop, Executive Director and CEO of California Walnut Board and Commission
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – Panel and attendee discussion

Continuing Education:
Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)

Pending approval – 2.5 CE
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA)
Approved – 3.5 CEU

Contact:Kamyar Aram (kamaram@ucanr.edu)
Roger Duncan (raduncan@ucanr.edu)
Jhalendra Rijal (jrijal@ucanr.edu)
Cameron Zuber (cazuber@ucanr.edu)


February 2
8:00 am - 2:30 pm


Robert J Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 E. Earhart Ave.
Stockton, CA 95206 United States
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