The annual North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day is scheduled for Jan. 25 in the Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, Modesto.

Times from 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1.5 hours of continuing education credit will be available.,

Registration begins at 8 a.m. following by the program at 8:30. The program is:

--Update on Lower Limb Dieback Disease. Roger Duncan, UC Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County

--The Impact of High Density Planting and Minimal Pruning on Almond Production. Roger Duncan.

--Almond Canopy Management for Maximum Production; Bruce Lampinen, Pomology Extension Specialist, UC Davis

--Recent Strides in Understanding the Replant Problem; Greg Browne, USDA Plant Pathologist

--Techniques to Improve Water Penetration in Your Orchard; Terry Prichard, UCCE Water and Irrigation Management Specialist

--Micronutrient Fertility in Almond; Patrick Brown, Professor of Pomology Nutrition, UC Davis

--Blue Orchard Bees for Almond Pollination? Carolyn Pickel, UC IPM Advisor, Sacramento Valley