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North Valley Nut Conference 2024

January 31 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm


7 AM- Registration/Trade Show

8 AM-Butte County Ag Commissioner Update
Changes in laws and regulations impacting tree crop growers will be the focus of this presentation by Katharine Quist (Butte County Ag Commissioner’s Office)

8:30-Advances in Walnut and Almond Irrigation ManagementAn update on the latest plant-based irrigation management technology for walnut and almond production by Ken Shackel (UC Davis)

9:00-Walnut and Almond Board Flash Updates
Brief updates on marketing and sales of both California almonds and walnuts by Robert Verloop (Walnut Board), Josette Lewis (Almond Board)


10:30-Economics of Tree Nut Production
An update on walnut production costs and the economics of bee boxes in almond production by Brittney Goodrich (UC Davis).

11:00- Managing Almond Blast and Walnut Blight
Epidemiology and the latest management of both almond bacterial blast/canker as well as walnut blight by Jim Adaskaveg (UC Riverside).

11:30- Update on Navel Orangeworm and Carpophilus Beetle in Almonds
Brief biology and management basics of Navel Orangeworm in almonds, with an emphasis on the disastrous 2023 season by Houston Wilson (UC Riverside)

12:00- Lunch, provided by JCS Marketing

CEU Credits:  DPR- 2 hours, CCA- 4 hours

Event brought to you by West Coast Nut, Progressive Crop Consultant, and My Ag Life.


January 31
7:00 am - 12:00 pm


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