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UCCE Nothern Sac Valley Prune Meeting

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

UCCE Nothern Sac Valley Prune Meeting

Red Bluff Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Rd, Red Bluff

Friday, February 21st, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

7:30 AM — Registration & refreshments

7:55 AM — Welcome and Meeting Overview
Luke Milliron, UCCE Orchard Advisor Butte, Glenn, Tehama Counties

8:00 AM — Tehama County Ag Commissioner Laws & Regulations Update
Tom Moss and Heather Kelly, Tehama County Department of Agriculture

8:30 AM — Delivering big fruit: Thinning and sizing
Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor; Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties

9:00 AM — Mechanical hedging, what do we know and what can we learn?
Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Orchard Advisor; Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties & Richard Rosecrance, Professor, CSU Chico

9:30 AM — Cytospora Canker in Prune
Dr. Themis Michailides — UCCE Plant Pathology Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

10:00 — 10:15 AM — Break

10:15 AM — Update for the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program
Emmy Westlake and Rob Rianda, Tehama County Resource Conservation District

10:30 AM — Prune Wood Decay Research Update
Bob Johnson and Daisy Hernandez — UC Davis Plant Pathology

11:00 AM — Prune Irrigation Strategies for Efficiency & Orchard Health
Allan Fulton, UCCE Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor Tehama, Colusa, Glenn, and Shasta Counties

11:30 AM — California Prune Board Activities
Donn Zea and Kiaran Locy, California Prune Board California Prune Board Activities

12:00 PM — Proper Recycling of Pesticide Containers
Paul Freund, Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency

12:15 PM — Lunch (if you pre-registered at cetehama.ucanr.edu)

Continuing Education Credits – To Be Announced


February 21
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Luke Milliron
lkmilliron AT ucanr.edu


Red Bluff Elks Lodge
355 Gilmore Road
Red Bluff, CA 96080 United States
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