Nut, Prune and Olive Programs
Specialties: Orchard Systems
Fax: (559) 685-3319
Elizabeth Fichtner recently joined UC Cooperative Extension as a Fruit and Nut Advisor in Tulare Co. Elizabeth is originally from New York and completed her BS in Plant Science at Cornell University in 1997. Elizabeth co-majored in both Plant Pathology and Soil Science for both her MS and PhD at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. After completing her PhD she joined UC Davis as a post-doctoral scientist and developed a research program on emerging forest diseases including Sudden Oak Death. Elizabeth’s research focused extensively on survival and transmission of pathogens in forests, both in the United Kingdom and California. Elizabeth enthusiastically welcomes the opportunity to continue applying her background to orchard systems and looks forward to working with Tulare County growers to learn the culture of the crop and address new challenges.
UCCE/DWR Weekly Crop Water Use Report
- August 24 - August 30, 2018
- August 17 - August 23, 2018
- August 10 - August 16, 2018
- August 3 - August 9, 2018
- July 27 - August 2, 2018
- July 20 - July 26, 2018
- July 13 - July 19, 2018
- July 6 - July 12, 2018
- June 29 - July 5, 2018
- UC Cooperative Extension Cost and Return Studies
Double Line Drip Irrigation. Southern San Joaquin Valley. 2016 PDF
Flood Irrigated. San Joaquin Valley North. 2011. PDF
Micro-sprinkler. San Joaquin Valley North. 2016. PDF
- Olive Oil
Super High Density. San Joaquin Valley 2007. PDF
- Olives - San Joaquin Valley. 2005 PDF
- Pecans - Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley - 2005. PDF
Low Volume Irrigation - San Joaquin Valley South. 2015. PDF
The dynamic state of spurs in almond
Over 80% of the almond crop is borne on short, compact vegetative shoots called spurs. Each season, however, only a portion of the spur population on a given tree supports fruit production. Because of their role in supporting productivity and yield,...
Distribution of chlorosis in almond orchards may help assess potential irrigation-related issue
The first step in assessing the cause of canopy chlorosis and decline in an orchard is mapping the distribution of the symptoms. If a pattern of chlorosis is similar across irrigation lines, then the cause of the problem may be related to over- or...
As nut acreage increases, 4th annual Nut Harvest Safety Training attracts larger crowd
Over the past decade, combined nut acreage in Tulare and Kings Counties has more than doubled, resulting in an expansion of the labor force needed to harvest the >250,000 acres of nuts locally. The annual Nut Harvest Safety Training co-hosted by the...