What: Winter tree fruit meeting When: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 Where: Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center 9240 S. Riverbend Avenue, Parlier

– 8:30 a.m. — Registration

– 9:00 – The most cost effective way of getting zinc into peach trees. Scott Johnson, Pomologist, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

– 9:30 – Inking and skin discoloration of peaches and nectarines - its cause and control. Carlos Crisosto, Postharvest Physiologist, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

– 10:00 – Break

– 10:30 Can agronomic crops be of economic benefit to tree fruit growers? Steve Wright, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare County

– 11:00 – Cutting labor and input costs while increasing fruit size, yield and quality, what’s possible and what’s not. Ted DeJong, Pomologist, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

– 11:30 – Reducing tree height to save on labor costs – strategies and tactics. Kevin Day, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare County

– Noon – Lunch (Catering by Uncle Harry's Classic Meals, Reedley)