Who: Almond industry representatives

What: 2010 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day

When: Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, Calif., 95358

Program:

8:00 - Registration

8:30 - Program begins

• “Evaluation of fungicides and commercial bloom-applied materials for effects on almond set and yield” - Roger Duncan, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisor, Stanislaus County;

• “Evaluation of various zinc products for the most efficient zinc fertility program” - Scott Johnson, UCCE pomology specialist, UC Kearney Ag Center, Parlier, Calif.

• “New information on navel orangeworm management” - Frank Zalom, professor and extension entomologist, UC Davis;

• “Rootstock selection for salinity management” - David Doll, UCCE farm advisor, Merced County;

• “Update on lower limb dieback of almond” - Bruce Lampinen, UCCE pomology specialist;

• “Irrigation 101: When, how much, and how often should I irrigate?” - Blake Sanden, UCCE soils and water farm advisor, Kern County;

Noon - Adjourn

Sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension.

1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits pending, and 3.0 hours of CCA hours pending.