2019 Orchard Grower Meeting
February 27 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:30-8:45 Ag Commissioners Update.
This portion of the program will feature representatives from Butte, Sutter, and Yuba county ag commissioners offices. They will give a brief update on regulatory issues and upcoming legislation.
Speakers: Butte, Sutter and Yuba County Ag Commissioners Offices
8:45-9:15 Cystospora Canker and Band Canker
This presentation will cover 1) Disease identification and damage potential. 2) Factors that can potentially contribute to the spread of the diseases 3) A review of chemical control measures recommended for the diseases.
Speakers: Franz Niederholzer, Orchard Systems Farm Advisor Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties
9:15-9:45 Navel Orangeworm in Walnuts
This presentation will cover 1) An overview of NOW phenology. 2) Best management practicies (cultural, chemical, and timing) 3) An update on university research
Speakers: Emily Symmes, UC Sacramento Valley IPM Adviser
10:00-10:45 Vertebrate Pest Management
This presentation will cover 1) Squirrel and gopher control. 2) Techniques and timing to achieve the best control. 3) Bait regulations.
Speakers: Steve Hebert, SWAT Pest Control
10:45-11:15 Botryosphaeria in Walnuts
This presentation will cover the following 1) Disease identification and damage potential. 2) Factors that can potentially contribute to the spread of the disease. 3) A review of chemical control measures recommended for the disease.
Speakers: Dani Lightle, Orchard Systems Farm Advisory, Glenn County
11:15-12:00 Walnut and Almond Market Update
This presentation will cover the following 1) The reasons for the current state of the market. 2) 2019 season market outlook. 3) Long term market outlook
Speakers: John Aguiar, Director of International Sales, Mariani Nut Company
Lunch Talk Kasumin: A New Tool for Walnut Blight
A brief overview Kasumin Fungicide including trial data and best use practices.
Speakers: Layne Wade, Technical Service Representative, Arysta LifeScience
*LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT 12
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PRIVATE APPLICATOR CARD TO RECEIVE CE HOURS*