Prune Growing in 21st Century March 7, Yuba City

Friday, March 7, 2014 • Yuba City, CA

Past Event:

Morning Refreshments and Lunch courtesy of Farm Credit West. Thank you!

Please RSVP for lunch to or call 530-822-7515


8:30 a.m.: Sign-in and refreshments

9: Welcome and Introduction: Joe Turkovich, grower & CDPB research sub-committee chairman

9:15: Dried plum nutrition research and marketing outlook: turning the corner/Donn Zea, Executive Director, California Dried Plum Board

9:45: The view around the corner: Orchards to maximize yield and grower returns/Ted DeJong, Professor, UC Davis Plant Sciences Department

10:15: New possibilities for rootstock selections in the 21st century/Rich Buchner, UC Farm Advisor, Tehama County     

10:45: Break

11:00: Food safety in 21st century prune production/Tom Jones, DFA

11:30: Keeping your orchard productive: wood diseases and cankers/Themis Michailidies, Professor, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department

Noon: Hosted Lunch by Redbelly Catering with vegetarian option available

12:30 p.m.: Weed management in prunes/Brad Hanson, Extension Specialist, UC Davis Plant Sciences Department

1: Sutter and Yuba Ag Commissioners’ Update/Todd Quist; Yuba County Ag Commissioner’s Office

1:30: Flower, leaf and fruit disease control in dried plums/Jim Adaskaveg, Professor, UC Riverside Department of Plant Pathology

2: Nitrogen management in prunes/Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties

2:30: Adjourn

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Veterans Memorial Community Building

Yuba City, California
United States

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