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In A Nutshell May 2024
Workshop on Adapting Fruit & Nut Productin Practices in the SJV to Changing & Variable Climate


Date: Thursday, March 7th, 2024; 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: International Agri-Center (Social Room)

4500 South Laspina Street - Tulare, CA 93274

With: UC Davis, UC Merced, UCCE Tulare County, Land IQ, UC ANR

Free Registration includes participation, coffee breaks, lunch meal,

and access to workshop presentations

Online Registration Link: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=42347

In a Nutshell November 2023 Correction
  • Salinity Management in Pistachio Workshop and

    Recent Pistachio Salinity Trial Results

  • Statewide Pistachio Day 2024
  • 52nd Tri County Walnut Day

  • Treatment Options for Management of Walnut Scale and Frosted Scale

  • Treatment Options for Management of Walnut Scale and Frosted Scale

  • ‘UC Wolfskill’, a new Walnut Variety

  • New Fruit and Almond Advisor, Raymond Mireles, Joins UC ANR

Flooding Impacts SJV News Release
Crop Manage Workshop and In-field Training

Crop Manage Workshop and In-field Training

April 19, 2023

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Crop Manage Workshop
12:30 - 1:15 PM - Lunch
2:25 - 3:00 PM - Hands-on pressure chamber training in trees and vines

UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 S Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA

February 2023

In this issue:

  • How Late is Too Late for NOW Winter Sanitation?
  • U.S. EPA proposed changes to rodenticide labels for agricultural use: opportunity for public comment
  • Madera County Almond Day - March 23, 2023
  • Madera/Merced Pistachio Day - April 13, 2023
  • In Memoriam: UCCE Farm Advisor G. Steven Sibbett
Tri County Walnut Day Meeting Notice

51st Tri County Walnut Day
February 2, 2023 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tulare County Agricultural Building
4437 S. Laspina St., Tulare, CA

You may register here  or pay the $10 fee at the door.

Thank you

In a Nutshell January 2023

Statewide Pistachio Day 2023:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 8 am-4:10 pm
Visalia Convention Center, 303 E Acequia Ave, Visalia, CA 93291


51st Tri County Walnut Day: 
A return to in-person walnut extension!

February 2, 2023, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
UCCE Tulare County Agricultural Building, 4437 S. Laspina St. Tulare, CA 

Registration fee of $10 may be paid at the door

Orchard and Vineyard Field Day

Orchard and Vineyard Field Day

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

Location: UCANR - Kearney Agricultural Research and Estension Center and USDA-ARS  

9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 

8 AM Registration

Webinar: Practical Canker Management in Almond and Prune

Webinar:   Practical Canker Management in Almond and Prune

Thursday September 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Register in advance at: https://ucanr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pQVKFD4VRq6I7rEKHnFkXw  


Webinar: Practical Canker Management in Almond and Prune

Webinar:   Practical Canker Management in Almond and Prune

 Thursday September 29, 2022, 9:00 AM

Register in advance at: https://ucanr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pQVKFD4VRq6I7rEKHnFkXw  




Date: July 7, 2022

Location: International Agri-Center, 4500 South Laspina Street - Tulare, CA 93274

With: UC Cooperative Extension, UC Davis, California Pistachio Research Board, CDFA

Registration: $60
(Includes participation fee, coffee breaks, lunch, & access to workshop presentations) 

CEU Credits available 

On-line Registration Link starting June 14, 2022:

In a Nutshell May 2022
In a Nutshell February 2022
February 2022

UCCE Virtual Statewide Walnut Series 2022

November 2021

In this issue:

  • Winter Chilling of Pistachio: Consequences of Low Chill and Implementation of Online Chill Calculators
  • Gills Mealybug Control
  • 2021 Field Day: Nematode Management in Walnut and Almond
  • 2022 Statewide Pistachio is going Virtual
June 2021
March 2021
UCCE Virtual Statewide Walnut Series

Registration is now open! 

Register HERE today for the UCCE Virtual Statewide Walnut Series on February 16-17, 2021, 9 am - 12 pm


In a Nutshell - March 2020
Healthy Soils Program Now Accepting Applications

As of February 27, 2020, the California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting grant applications.

Cover Crop Field Day Notice

Cover Crop Field Day
March 19th, 2020
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Shafter Research & Extension Center
Intersection of Mettler Avenue & Madera Avenue
Shafter, CA 93263



Area Pomology and Water/Soils Advisor


Kings/Tulare Pomology and Water/Soils Area Academic Advisor

County Locations: Kings County, Tulare County

Date Posted: February 12, 2020
Closing Date: April 13, 2020

Job Description: Download

December 2019

Registration Information for:

51st Tri County Walnut Day - February 6, 2020

2020 Statewide Pistachio Day - January 22, 2020

Come to a nearby SWEEP Workshop

Interested in water and energy efficiency upgrades on your farm?

Come to a nearby SWEEP Workshop:

November 7, 2019
9 am - 11 am

Cooperative Extension
Tulare County
4437 S. Laspina St.
Tulare, CA 93274

2019 UC Almond Production Short Course Reminder

2019 UC Almond Production Short Course

Tuesday, November - Thursday, November 7, 2019

Field Tour Friday, November 8

Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, CA

Registration Fee Increases October 22!

July 2019

In this issue:

  • Maximizing walnut quality to improve value in a low-price year
  • Regulated Deficit Irrigation in Almonds to Manage Hull Rot
  • On-Farm Recharge on Pecans for Groundwater Sustainability
  • Survey on Grower Interest in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and On Farm Recharge (OFR)
  • Kings/Tulare Counties Nut Harvest Safety Training Day Registration Information
  • Save the Date! 2019 Almond Short Course
December 2018

In this issue:

  • Crown gall on walnuts: Assessing origin of infection, disease management and prevention

  • 2019 Statewide Pistachio Day agenda and registration link

  • 50th Tri County Walnut Day agenda and registration information
September 2018

Meeting - September 25, 8:00 am to 1:30 pm:
Optimizing Mating Disruption Against Navel Orangeworm in Almond


Corrected Article on Boron Deficiency in Almonds & Pistachios


Meeting - November 5-7, Walnut Short Course


August 2018
  • Distribution of chlorosis in almond orchards may help assess potential irrigation-related issues
  • The dynamic state of spurs in almond
  • Postharvest N applications for almonds
  • Western Pecan Production Short Course Information
  • Walnut Short Course Information


July 2018

Dissecting Almond Hull Rot

Understanding seasonal vegetative growth on almond

Boron Deficiency in Almonds and Pistachios

Walnut Short Course Registration Information

Kings/Tulare Counties Nut Harvest Safety Training Class

Kings/Tulare Counties - Nut Harvest Safety Training Class

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Registration from 7:00 - 8:00 am

Program: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

801 10TH AVE.

Hosted by: Kings County Farm Bureau and Tulare County Farm Bureau

June 2018

Central Valley Almond Day

June 20, 2018

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fresno Fairgrounds Commerce Building
1121 S. Chance Ave. Fresno, CA 93702

FREE EVENT! Pre-register at: wcngg.com

SSJV UCCE/DWR Weekly Water Use Report

“SSJV UCCE/DWR Weekly Water Use Report:  nuts, citrus, grapes, stonefruit.”

December 2017
  • 2018 Statewide Pistachio Day 
  • 49th Tri-County Walnut Day


June 2017

In this Issue:

Announcing Central Valley Almond Day! Friday, June 9th, Fresno Fairgrounds Commerce Building.

Tulare/Kings Counties Nut Harvest Safety Training Class

Tips for Better Orchard Irrigation Scheduling

Considering New Orchard Replacement Options: Whole Orchard Recycling and Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation

Pistachio nut phenology studies in California address crop development as a function of heat unit accumulation

December 2016

2017 University of California's Pistachio Day
48th Tri-County Walnut Day
Are You Choosing the Right Spray for the Right Weeds?
Does your Orchard have Ganoderma Root and Butt Rot?

In a Nutshell - Meeting Notice

Using Navel Orangeworm Pheromone Traps:  

Tips, Strategies, and Future Applications for Making Informed Management Decisions

County Director Notes 2016
June 2016

2016 Advances in Almond Production Short Course, November 8-10, Modesto, California
Symptoms of Foliar Chlorosis on Tulare County Walnuts Indicative of Over-irrigation
Field Treatment of Crown Gall on Walnut
Nut Harvest Safety Training Class

IPM Field Update Meeting

June 28th, Ants: Biology, Monitoring and Management

IPM Field Update Meeting

June 21st, Ants: Biology, Monitoring and Management

IPM Field Update Meeting

Leaffooted Bug:Monitoring, Management,

and its Association with Fungal Diseases

April 2016

The 2016 Pistachio Bloom: Chilling hour accumulation, anticipated bloom time, and pollination

Planning for your summer tree nut weed control

Almond Meeting Notice

Almond Orchard Grinding Demonstration

January 2016

Meeting Notices:

 IPM for Almonds - Tuesday, January 26th

Tri-County Walnut Day - Thursday, February 4th

Almond IPM Meeting

Almond IPM Meeting
What is the future of chlorpyrifos and other IPM tools?
Open dialogue about emerging issues, current regulations and new technologies…

December 2015

N Budgeting Following the 4 R’s
Pistachio Day Agenda
Tri-County Walnut day registration form

November 2015

Can Mechanically-Applied Pollen Either Supplement Bees, or Ensure an Almond Crop in the Event of Bee Inefficacy or Unavailability?

Biology and Ecology of Rhodococcus fascians D188, and Implications for Understanding and Managing Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome

Almond Replant Field Day

Meeting Notice for Almond Replant Field Day

Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome Research Update

Meeting notice for Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome Research Update. 

July 2014

Is There a Risk of Replanting Pistachio in Soils From Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome-Affected Orchards?

Initial Observations From Orchards Affected With Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome:  Implications for Management

Is There a Risk of Transmitting Rhodococcus Between Plants or Orchards on Infested Pruning Equipment?


Nut Harvest Safety Training

Registration form for the Nut Harvest Safety Training Class.

April - May 2015

Meeting Notices

Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome Meeting

Meeting by Jennifer Randall

December 2014

Pistachio Day Announcement

Tri-County Walnut Day Announcement 

Pesticide Worker Safety Training

Pesticide Worker Safety Training Registration

July 2014

Walnut Trees in the Nursery Trade: Understanding Terminology, How they are Propagated, Availability and Clonal Rootstock Pest Interactions

Thousand cankers disease outbreak in Italy places the disease on European Plant
Protection Organization Alert List.

Thousand cankers disease continues to advance into the native range of Juglans nigra in the eastern United States and is associated with a new insect

Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome Randall Laboratory, New Mexico State University

Advances in Pistachio Production course November 18-20, 2014

Improving your irrigation management with the use of a pressure chamber

December 2013

Statewide Pistachio Day and Tri-County Walnut day meeting notices.

Woodpiles are reservoir for walnut twig beetle

Lethal paradox canker continues to emerge in southern
San Joaquin Valley orchards

Microbial soil inoculant tested on walnut crown gall


August 2013

Gill's Mealybug in Pistachios

April 2013

2013 Navel Orangeworm Management Meeting for Almonds and Pistachios

December 2012

44th Tri-County Walnut Day

November 2012

2013 Statewide Pistachio Day

September 2012

Research Advances on the Application of Pheromone Mating Disruption for Management of Navel Orangeworm on Walnut
Thousand Cankers Disease Now in Three East Coast States
2012 Advances in PIstachio Production Short Course
Save the Date notices

Tri-County Walnut Day 2012
December 2011

2012 Annual Pistachio Day

June 2011


April 2011

Navel Orangeworm and Pest Management Update

December 2010 2011 Annual Pistachio Day
December 2010 Tri-County Walnut Day
August 2010 Thousand Cankers Disease on Walnut: Tulare County Update
March 2009 Walnut Dehydrator Workshop Tulare County Agricultural Building 4437 So Laspina St, Tulare
March 2009 Drought Irrigation Management for Almonds, Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 1221 So. Madera Ave., Kerman, CA
January 2009 Tri-County Walnut Day Brochure includes agenda and registration information. February 2nd is the deadline to register for this meeting.
December 2008 2009 Annual Statewide Pistachio "Water" Day
January 2008 39th Tri-Co Walnut Day
January 2007 38th Annual Tri-County Walnut Day
December 2005 2006 Annual Statewide Pistachio Day
December 2004 Tri-County Walnut Day
July 2004 Pistachio Preharvest Field Day
May 2004 2004 Organic Almond Workshop Thursday, June 10, 2004 700 E. Yosemite Ave., Madera
December 2003 35th Tri-County Walnut Day
August 2002 Walnut Pest Management Alliance Program Friday, September 6, 2002 UC Cooperative Extension Office 4437 S. Laspina Street, Ste. B, Tulare
January 2001 32nd Annual Tri-County Walnut Day 2001 Almond Springtime Disease Control Winter Irrigation Alert
November 2000 Mark your calendar for Tri-County Walnut Day Prune Mature Walnut Trees Every Other Year It's OK to Prune Before Leaf-Fall Steps to Avoid Winter Freeze Damage in Young Walnut Trees Preemergent Weed Control Alternatives Fall Check List
August 2000 Correction Corrections to your August 2000 "In-A-Nutshell" Walnut Maturity Update
August 2000 Walnut Maturity and Harvest Status Codling Moth Update Water Use for the Rest of the Season is Substantial (& Important) Avoid Freeze Damage to Young Walnuts - By Cutting Off Water in September Spider Mites are Active Now "Bot in August - Pistachios July/August Checklist
May 2000 Subscribe to "ag-busnet" Ag. Commissioner Reports Nut Crop Production and Revenue Codling Moth in Walnuts Botryosphaeria July is Time for Leaf Tissue Analyses Pecan Orchard Management Short Course Announced Water Management for Nut Crops Leaffooted Bugs Summer Pruning - Walnuts N Fertilization
April 2000 Erratic Leaf-Out and Bloom for Walnuts (& Others) Codling Moth Biofix Status Making 1st Generation Spray Decision for Walnuts To "Control" or "Not Control" 1st Generation Codling Moth Larvae ("Worms")? Peach Twig Borer (PTB) - Almonds Botryospheraia ("Bot") Watch for Pistachios Fruit Tree Leaf Rollers (FTLR) in Walnuts April Checklist Newly Planted Trees