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.
- UC Cooperative Extension Cost and Return Studies
Flood Irrigated. San Joaquin Valley North. 2011. PDF
Micro-sprinkler. Southern San Joaquin Valley. 2011. 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
Micro-Sprinkler Irrigation - San Joaquin Valley North. 2007 PDF
Hector Facundo, COS SURGE Intern begins summer project at LREC
Hector Facundo, a recent graduate of UC Davis with a major in Statistics, has commenced an internship with UCCE Tulare County as part of the SURGE (Science Undergraduate Research Group Experience) program offered by the College of the Sequoias (COS)....
Leaf Damage on Tulare County Olives Likely Caused by Weevils
In June 2016, olive growers in Tulare County inquired about leaf damage that appeared to be caused by insect feeding, but no pests were directly observed. Affected leaves tended to be in the lower canopy and exhibited scalloped edges on the leaf...
Alternaria Leaf Spot Observed in Humid Tulare County Almond Orchards
Alternaria leaf spot was a focal topic of late June farm calls in humid portions of Tulare County orchards. The disease can be diagnosed based on symptoms, however, other components of the orchard ecosystem may aid in diagnosis. The large brown...