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Sutter-Yuba Prune Meeting

March 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:15 pm


Annual UCCE South Sacramento Valley Prune Meeting
Co-sponsored by Sutter Co Ag Commissioner’s Office
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Followed by hosted lunch courtesy of Mariani Packing
Veterans Memorial Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City
PCA and CCA CE Hours requested

7:45 AM                       Registration & Coffee and Donuts 

8:00 AM                       Prune Research Update, 2017
Luke Milliron, UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor; Glenn, Butte and Tehama Counties

8:30 AM                       Laws and Regulations Update
Jan Kendel, Sutter Co Ag Commissioner’s Office
Molly Matthews, Yuba Co Ag Commissioner’s Office

9:00 AM                       Getting the most value out of an acre of prunes
Ted DeJong, Professor (emeritus), UC Davis Plant Science Department

9:30 AM                       Managing tree crop grower risk in the global economy: Do prunes play a key role?

10:00 AM                                    Break

10:15 AM                    Flower, Foliar and Fruit Disease Management
Jim Adaskaveg, Professor, UC Riverside Department of Plant Pathology

11:00 AM                    California Dried Plum Board updates
Donn Zea, Executive Director, California Dried Plum Board

11:30 AM                    Nitrogen management in prunes
Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor; Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Co

12:00PM                      Hosted Lunch (Thank you, Mariani Packing!)


March 2, 2018
8:00 am - 12:15 pm


Veteran’s Hall
1425 Veterans Memorial Cir
Yuba City, CA 95993 United States


Franz Niederholzer