34th Annual Nickels Field Day

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nickels Soil Lab

Marine Avenue, Arbuckle

• 8:30 a.m. — Registration

Coffee and Danish provided by Farm Credit Services of Colusa-Glenn, ACA

• 9:00 — Field Topics:

Pollination under less than ideal conditions - Eric Mussen, Extension Apiculturist, Entomology Dept, UC Davis

Foliar disease research review - Jim Adaskaveg, Professor, Plant Pathology Dept, UC Riverside

Pollenizers to enhance Nonpareil yield and increase economic return - John Edstrom, UC Farm Advisor emeritus, UCCE Colusa County

Frost control practices in almonds - Rick Snyder, Extension Specialist, Land, Air & Water Resources Dept, UC Davis

Soil moisture monitoring options - Allan Fulton, UC Farm Advisor, UCCE Tehama County

Maximizing yield/acre in almonds - Bruce Lampinen, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences Dept, UC Davis

New options for almond rootstocks - Roger Duncan, UC Farm Advisor, UCCE Stanislaus County

Almond yield hangovers: how long does it take to recover from a single year of drought? - Ken Shackel, Professor, Plant Sciences Dept, UC Davis

• 12:15 p.m. — Lunch by reservation, proceeds to benefit the Pierce FFA Program

Luncheon Speaker - Mark Jansen, President and CEO of Blue Diamond Growers

Equipment Demonstration will follow Mr. Jansen’s presentation and will begin at 1:30 p.m.

PCA and CCA credits pending.