UCCE Sacramento Valley Olive Day set for April 7

When: April 7, 2009

Where: Arts and Crafts Building – Glenn County Fairgrounds

Co-Sponsored by Musco Family Olives, Bell-Carter Olives and UCCE, Glenn, Tehama and Butte counties


• 7:30 a.m. – Registration • 8:00 – Ag. Commissioner Update, Jean Miller, Glenn County Ag. Commissioner's Office

• 8:25 – Update on Olive Insect Pests Including Olive Fly, Marshall Johnson, UC Entomologist, Kearney Ag. Center

• 8:55 – Pest Control Districts and Local Olive Fly Trapping Results, Bill Krueger, UCCE Glenn County; Ed Romano, Glenn County Pest Management District Representative, Tehama County Pest Management District

• 9:15 – California Olive Committee Activities, Christi Darling, COC Manager

• 9:40 – Break

• 10:00 – Mechanical Harvest Update, Louise Ferguson, UC Olive Specialist

• 10:30 – Table Olive Production Costs, Karen Klonsky, UC Department of Ag. Economics

• 11:00 – Irrigation of Olives, What Can be Done if Water is Short?, Joe Connell, UCCE Butte County

• 11:30 – Steps for Controlling Alternate Bearing, Bill Krueger, UCCE Glenn County

• Noon – Lunch (Courtesy of Musco Family Olives and Bell-Carter Olives)

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