The Almond Pest Management Alliance (PMA) is sponsoring a one-day almond pest management training event at two locations this fall.

The first will be at the University of California Kearney Research and Extension Center in Parlier on Nov. 4, with the program moving to the UC Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County Office in Stockton on Nov. 5.

The program includes presentations and demonstrations of best practices for managing insects, mites and diseases in almond orchards. Presenters will be from UC Cooperative Extension, the UC Statewide IPM program and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. There will 6.5 hours of continuing education credits available for pest control advisors, including 1.75 hours of Laws and Regulations. The registration fee for the course is $45 and also covers lunch, refreshments and a course binder with information and publications pertinent to almond pest management.

For more information and registration, contact Mark Cady at the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, 530-756-8518, extension 20; or mark@caff.org.