California almonds
Hull split is under way in California's almond crop, marking the end of the growing season as farmers prepare to harvest their crop.

Almond Field Day, March 28, Chowchilla

University of California specialists will discuss early-season pest and disease control in almonds at Chowchilla field day.

To help almond growers get off to a good start following a wet winter, two leading University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisors will outline disease, fungicide and pest management tips plus discuss honey bee health at a March 28 field day.

The free event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cook Orchard, 15640 Avenue 22 1/2, Chowchilla, Calif.

David Doll, a Merced County UCCE pomologist, will review bloom time diseases found in almonds, chemical treatments, including the proper selection of fungicides, and nitrogen applications.

Florent Trouillas, UCCE fruit and nut specialist at the UC Kearney Ag Center, will explain the complexities of wood cankers found in almond trees. He will offer tips about treating the problem, including chemical and mechanical management practices.

Sponsored by San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project, the field day offers one hour of continuing education credit.

For more information, contact Project Director Marcia Gibbs at (530) 370-5325 or at [email protected].

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