Speakers at the 2011 Almond Industry Conference include, from left: John Edstrom, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) emeritus farm advisor, Colusa County; Mario Viveros, UCCE emeritus farm advisor, Kern County; and Walt Bentley, UC IPM entomologist, Parlier.
Enjoying the 39th annual Almond Industry Conference include: Rusty Schafer (left) and Frank Alvarez (right) of D&J Farm Management, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Josh Bergman of Sierra Gold Nurseries, Visalia, Calif.
In the trade show, Craig Stafford, left, Nelson Irrigation Corporation, discusses irrigation options with Clint and Melissa Wood of Madeira Ranch, Turlock, Calif.
Walt Bentley, left, UC IPM entomologist, receives recognition for service to the California almond industry from Bob Curtis of the Almond Board of California.
Tree pruning helps maximize yields in California almond orchards.
Western Farm Press