34th Annual Nickels Field Day set for May 12

The 34th Annual Nickels Field Day will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Nickels Soil Lab, Marine Avenue, Arbuckle.

34th Annual Nickels Field Day

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nickels Soil Lab

Marine Avenue, Arbuckle

• 8:30 a.m. — Registration

Coffee and Danish provided by Farm Credit Services of Colusa-Glenn, ACA

• 9:00 — Field Topics:

Pollination under less than ideal conditions - Eric Mussen, Extension Apiculturist, Entomology Dept, UC Davis

Foliar disease research review - Jim Adaskaveg, Professor, Plant Pathology Dept, UC Riverside

Pollenizers to enhance Nonpareil yield and increase economic return - John Edstrom, UC Farm Advisor emeritus, UCCE Colusa County

Frost control practices in almonds - Rick Snyder, Extension Specialist, Land, Air & Water Resources Dept, UC Davis

Soil moisture monitoring options - Allan Fulton, UC Farm Advisor, UCCE Tehama County

Maximizing yield/acre in almonds - Bruce Lampinen, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences Dept, UC Davis

New options for almond rootstocks - Roger Duncan, UC Farm Advisor, UCCE Stanislaus County

Almond yield hangovers: how long does it take to recover from a single year of drought? - Ken Shackel, Professor, Plant Sciences Dept, UC Davis

• 12:15 p.m. — Lunch by reservation, proceeds to benefit the Pierce FFA Program

Luncheon Speaker - Mark Jansen, President and CEO of Blue Diamond Growers

Equipment Demonstration will follow Mr. Jansen’s presentation and will begin at 1:30 p.m.

PCA and CCA credits pending.