Kern County Almond Day, March 30, Bakersfield

Topics will include updates on laws and regulations, evapotranspiration, almond pathology, orchard recycling, integrated pest management, and more.

Mark the calendar for the Kern County Almond Day March 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kern Agricultural Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, Calif. 93307

The cost to attend is $15/person.

Topics will include updates on laws and regulations, evapotranspiration, almond pathology, orchard recycling, integrated pest management, and more.

Agenda:

7:30 – Registration – Coffee and pasties

8:00 - Welcome almond industry members - Mohammad Yaghmour, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisor, Tulare and Kings counties;

8:05 - Law and regulation update – Kern County Agricultural Commissioner’s office;

8:30 - Almond replant disease and anaerobic soil disinfestation - Mohammad Yaghmour;

9:00 - What Is real almond ET?  - Blake Sanden, UCCE Kern County farm advisor;

9:30 - Navel orangeworm and mites - the decision-making process - David Haviland, UCCE Kern County IPM advisor and UC Statewide IPM Program;

10:00 – Break;

10:30 - Whole orchard recycling - Brent Holtz, UCCE San Joaquin County farm advisor;

11:00 - Almond canker diseases - biology and management - Florent Trouillas, Coperative Extension specialist, UC Davis and Kearney Agricultural Research and Education Center; and

Noon – Hot buffet lunch

Online registration and payment is encouraged, or complete the online form and mail it with a check to the address on the form.

Registration closes March 27, 2017.

For more information, contact Mohammad Yaghmour at (661) 868‐6211 or [email protected].

Continuing Education Credits requested.

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