SJV Almond Grower Field Day, April 17, Fresno
San Joaquin Valley almond growers can learn valuable tips about dealing with this year’s drought, preserving honey bee health, and managing orchard pests and diseases during an April 17 field day in Fresno.
The free event from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. is at the Rushing Ranch, 11599 West Shaw Ave.
Walt Bentley, University of California Emeritus almond specialist, will cover in-season monitoring pest pressures and preserving beneficial populations.
David Doll, UCCE pomologist and almond specialist, Merced County, will provide insights about spring and summer disease management during this season’s drought.
UCCE Fresno County farm advisor Gurreet Brar will cover irrigation management in a drought year to minimize pest outbreaks and flare-ups in the state’s second largest crop valued at $4 billion a year.
In addition, Gene Brandi of the American Beekeeping Federation will discuss honey bee health issues and almond pollinators. Matthew Danielczyk of Audubon California will cover wildlife-friendly farming in almond orchards.
Sponsored by San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project (SJSFP), the field day offers two hours of continuing education credit and 2.5 hours of CCA CEU credits.
For directions or more information, contact Marcia Gibbs at (530) 370-5325 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
11599 West Shaw Ave.