When: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

Where: Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Ave., Chico

7:30-8:30 a.m. – Registration Table Open – Pick up lunch tickets (No meeting charge, buffet lunch, $13.00 per person)

Program

Meeting Begins – A.M. Moderator: Joe Connell

8:30 – Agricultural Commissioner’s Update – Richard Price, Agricultural Commissioner, Butte County

• Irrigating Orchards Efficiently for Water and Energy Savings – Allan Fulton, UC Farm Advisor, Tehama County

• Walnut Rootstock Trial at CSUC Farm – Results to Date – Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County

10:00-10:15 Break - sponsored by the California Walnut Board

• California Walnuts Annual Report – Dennis Balint, Executive Director, California Walnut Board & CEO, California Walnut Commission; Michelle McNeil & Jennifer Getz, Walnut Marketing

• Common Herbicide Injury Symptoms and Managing Herbicide Resistant Ryegrass and Jungle Rice – Tom Lanini, Weed Specialist, UC Davis

• Walnut Blight Management – Recent Progress – Jim Adaskaveg, Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside

• Almond Diseases – Scab and Alternaria Management – Jim Adaskaveg, Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside

12:15 Lunch - pre-registration required

P.M. Moderator: Bill Krueger

1:00 p.m. - Almond Pruning Research Review – What have we learned? – Bill Krueger, UC Farm Advisor, Glenn Co.

• Lower Limb Dieback relative to Light, Stem Water Potential and Soil Moisture – Bruce Lampinen, Orchard Systems Specialist, UC Davis

• Recent Developments on Band Canker and Lower Limb Dieback – Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist, UC Davis

• Choosing Rootstocks for Pest Management & an Almond Variety Summary – Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County

3:00 - Adjourn

Three hours of PCA credit has been requested.