Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
University of California
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center

Advances in Walnut Production Course

next offering: November 16 - 19, 2017 (tentative)
University of California, Davis campus

This course includes four days of instruction: lectures and field demonstrations to illustrate the relationship between plant biology and orchard management. This UCCE extension course is delivered by our experienced group of Farm Advisors, Faculty and Specialists who have been involved for decades in research and work in California walnut production. Recent production techniques derived from their current active UC research programs will be presented.

The course program allocates time for discussion in every session, quality time with instructors, and networking opportunities among participants. Participants will receive a hard copy of lecture slides and electronic resources.

Daily Schedule 2015

Course Topics

  • Root biology & physiology
  • Flowering, pollination & fruit set
  • Fruit development
  • Propagation
  • Rootstock & cultivar selection
  • Replant disorder complex
  • Frost protection
  • Orchard design
  • Training your trees & managing mature trees
  • Irrigation management & systems
  • Mineral deficiencies & toxicities
  • Plant nutrition & fertilization
  • Cover crops
  • Pest management
  • Food safety
  • Organic production
  • Maturity & harvest
  • Economics & marketing

For course content questions, please contact Carlos Crisosto, Director, Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center (

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