To help almond growers get off to a good start this season, two University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisors will outline disease, fungicide, pest and nutrient management tips at a March 21 field day in Fresno County.
The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rushing Ranch, 11599 W. Shaw, Fresno.
Speakers and topics:
- David Doll, Merced County UCCE pomologist, will review bloomtime diseases and chemical choices, including reduced risk choices and proper selection of fungicides. He also will cover irrigation management in a dry year.
- Mae Culumber, UCCE nut crop advisor in Fresno County, will offer tips about nutrient management to help growers better understand how to management nitrogen applications and avoid over fertilization to minimize disease and pest outbreaks.
Sponsored by San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project (SJSFP), the field day offers one hour of continuing education credit. For more information, contact Project Director Marcia Gibbs at 530-370-5325 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.