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A newsletter published by Janine Hasey, farm advisor for walnuts, peaches, kiwifruit, apricot, grape, nectarine, chestnut, pecan, pistachio, persimmon, fuelwood and Master Gardener Supervisor.

Issue Articles Type Date Added
Orchard Notes - January 2019

25th Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
8:30am - Noon/Lunch: Noon-12:45pm
Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City
Topics Include: Chill hours and other updates, laws and regs/county updates, Industry Updates, new varieties and rootstocks and Pest management
Lunch will be served - Please rsvp to or if you have any questions the UCCE Sutter-Yuba office at (530) 822-7515 or mlsearcy@ucanr.edu by January 24th if you plan to stay for lunch.
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PDF 1/8/20
IPM Breakfast Meeting - Reschedule Information
  • August 9, 2019 Yuba-Sutter-Colusa IPM Breakfast Meeting has been rescheduled for September 13, 2019 (8:00-9:30am). Meeting will be held at the Dancing Tomato Caffe in Yuba City (990 N Walton Ave, Yuba City, CA 95993).

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PDF 8/6/19
April IPM Breakfast Meeting - RSVP required
April IPM Breakfast Meeting
Date & Time: Friday, April 12th, 8:00 - 9:00 am (*Note new start time this year*)
Location: Dancing Tomato Cafe (990 N. Walton Avenue, Yuba City, CA)
Join your local team of UC Cooperative Extension Farm & IPM Advisors to discuss current pest management and production issues in orchard crops. 
Space is limited - please RSVP to Emily Symmes at (530) 538-7201 or ejsymmes@ucanr.edu by April 11th to let us know you plan to attend.
PDF 4/9/19
Walnut Training Systems Field Meeting is on for tomorrow March 13th
Walnut Training Systems
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 10 am - 11:45
128 Nichols Road, Wheatland, CA 95692
We will discuss various walnut training systems, and see 2-year-old unheaded Durham trees, 4-year-old Chandler trees, and discuss 3-year-old Solano yields.
1.5 CCA credit (approved)
Questions: UCCE Sutter-Yuba Office at 530-822–7515 or look at the website for updated information at http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/
PDF 3/12/19
Email Extra - Walnut Training Systems Field Meeting Date Rescheduled

The Walnut Training Systems Field Meeting Date is Rescheduled due to rain predicted for March 5-7, 2019:

The Walnut Training Systems Field Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th in Wheatland with a back-up day of March 7th


Walnut Training Systems
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 10 am - 11:45
128 Nichols Road, Wheatland, CA 95692


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PDF 3/4/19
Email Extra - Walnut Canopy Management Field Meeting Date Change

Meeting Date Change due to rain predicted for March 5-7, 2019:

The Walnut Canopy Management Field Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th with a back-up day of March 7th


and will instead be presented during the:

Nickels Soil Lab Annual Field Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The complete program announcement will be made in an upcoming "Orchard Notes" newsletter.

Please call our office at (530) 822-7515 if you have any questions. 

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PDF 3/4/19
Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day - Thursday, February 28, 2019 Email Extra


Walnut Day

Thursday, February 28, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Veterans Memorial Hall, 1425 Veteran's Memorial Circle, Yuba City

12:00 pm Registration

1:00 pm Welcome & Moderator

1:05 pm 2019 Pesticide regulation updates

2:30 pm - Break

2:50 pm - Working for the Future

3:35 pm - Irrigating walnuts with quality and cost savings in mind & Labor Saving strategies and 2018 field observations

4:30 pm - Adjourn

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PDF 2/27/19
Orchard Notes - February 2019
  • Walnut Day agenda
  • Walnut Field Meetings
    1. Walnut Canopy Management - topics will include hedging and whisking trails since 2016 for 11 year old Chandler planted in a hedgerow
    2. Walnut Training Systems - topics will include various walnut training systems  and see 2 and 3 year old Durham trees and 3 year old Solano trees, the two newest variety releases
    3. Walnut (6 year old) No Pruning (no heading)/Variation of No Pruning Grower Comparison Field Meeting
  • Field Meeting Map

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PDF 1/31/19
Orchard Notes - December, 2018

24th Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day

Thursday, January 10, 2019
8:30am - Noon/Lunch: Noon - 12:45pm
Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City

Meeting Includes: Laws & Regs/Pest Management, Industry Updates and Rootstock and Nutrition Management

Lunch will be served from 12:00pm to 12:45pm. 

PCA and Private Applicator Credit - 1.0 hr pending
CCA Credit - 2.0 hr approved
Nitrogen Management Continuing Education - .5 hrs pending

RSVP to the UCCE Sutter-Yuba Office at (530) 822-7515 or mlsearcy@ucanr.edu by Tuesday, January 8th if you plan to stay for lunch. 

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PDF 12/18/18
Orchard Notes - February, 2018

Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day - February 22, 2018

Field Meetings on March 7, 2018:

  • Walnut Training Systems and Walnut Breeding Program Update
  • Walnut (5 year old) No Pruning (no heading) / Variation of No Pruning Grower Comparison
PDF 2/2/18
Orchard Notes - December, 2017

23rd Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day

Upcoming Walnut Meetings

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines

PDF 12/5/17
August IPM Breakfast Meeting

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, 7:30am – 9:00am

Perko’s Restaurant (724 W. Onstott Rd, Yuba City)

Join Area IPM Advisor Emily Symmes and Orchard Systems Farm Advisors Janine Hasey and Franz Niederholzer to discuss current pest management and production issues.

We will largely focus on orchards crops (but everything is on the table for discussion!). These meetings are open to all interested growers, consultants, PCAs/CCAs, and related industry.

Planned topics for this meeting include (but not limited to!) updates on flooded orchards arthropod and disease pressure, and best management practices.

PDF 8/4/17
Orchard Notes - June, 2017
  • Flooded Orchard Damage Update and Management Considerations
  • Peach Harvest Timing / Sizing Peach Fruit
  • Updated Peach Cost Studies
PDF 6/22/17
Orchard Notes - E-mail Extra - April 2107

Nickels Soil Lab Annual Field Day

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

8:30am - 12:15pm

Green Bay Road, Arbuckle, CA

PDF 4/20/17
E-mail Extra, March 2017 - 2017 Flooded Orchards

2017 Flooded Orchards - What to do and Resources

  • What to do now
  • Reporting damage/loss
  • Determining Damage
  • Potential Disaster Relief Resources
PDF 3/15/17
Email Extra - March IPM Breakfast Meeting
March IPM Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Join Area IPM Advisor Emily Symmes and Orchard Systems Farm Advisors Janine Hasey and Franz Niederholzer to discuss current pest management and production issues. 

**No-host breakfast, DPR and CCA hours requested (1.5 other)**

PDF 3/7/17
Orchard Notes - Email Extra, February 15, 2017

The UCCE Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 is cancelled due to the recent evacuation advisory and upcoming storms.

We will not be rescheduling this event this year. If you have any questions please contact 530-822-7515.

PDF 2/15/17
Orchard Notes - February 2017
  • Walnut Day agenda
  • Monthly IPM Breakfast Meetings (NEW THIS YEAR 2017)
  • Walnut Field Meetings
    1. Walnut (9 year old) Pruning systems compared in No Pruning long term study & Bot pruning wound study Field Meeting
    2. Walnut (2 year old) No Pruning Field Meeting
    3. Walnut (4 year old) no Pruning/Variation of No Pruning Grower Comparison Field Meeting
  • Field Meeting Map

PDF 1/31/17
Orchard Notes - January 2017
22nd Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day
Thursday, February 2, 2017 ~ 8:30 am - Noon/Lunch: Noon - 12:45 pm
Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City

8:30 am - Registration

Topics Include

  •  Laws and Regs/Pest Management
  • Industry Updates

10:30 am - Cling Peach Board Nominations

  • Nitrogen Regulations
  • Mechanization

Noon - Lunch

RSVP to the UCCE Sutter-Yuba office at (530) 822-7515 or mlsearcy@ucanr.edu by Tuesday, January 31st if you plan to stay for lunch.

PDF 1/6/17
Orchard Notes - May 2016
  • Cling Peach New Variety and Selections Field Meeting
  • Final Chilling Hours
  • Normal timing for peach harvest predicted
  • Sizing Peach Fruit
  • Hail Storm
  • Freeze Damage in Young Walnuts
  • Website Resources
PDF 5/17/16
Orchard Notes - February 2016
  • 2016 Walnut Day
  • Walnut No Pruning / Pruning Field Meetings
PDF 1/29/16
Orchard Notes - January 2016
21st Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 8:30 am - Noon  |  Lunch 12:00 - 12:45 pm
Ag Building Meeting Room |  142 Garden Hwy, Yuba City
8:30   Registration
8:55   Welcome
           Laws and Regs/ Pest Management
           Industry Updates
10:15  Cling Peach Board Nominations
10:20  Break
            Peach Breeding Program
            Disease and Nutrition Management
12:00  Lunch
Meeting Sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties
Co-Sponsored by Sutter County Agricultural Department
RSVP to UCCE Sutter-Yuba office at (530) 822-7515 or mlsearcy@ucanr.edu by Thursday, January 14th if you plant to stay for lunch.
PDF 12/18/15
Orchard Notes - May 2015
  • Final Chilling Hours
  • Early Peach Harvest Predicted
  • Sizing Peach Fruit
  • Now processing peach selections in the Dixon-Andross gap
  • Website Resources
  • Advances in Walnut Production Short Course

PDF 5/8/15
UCCE Email Extra - Walnut Course Registration Is Now Open


Walnut Course Registration is now open
Advances in Walnut Production
November 16-20 at UC Davis
PDF 4/2/15
UCCE E-Mail Extra - Patchy Frost Forecast

Start and stop frost protection sprinklers based on Wet bulb temperatures.



PDF 2/23/15
Orchard Notes - February 2015


2015 Walnut Day, February 25, 2015


Walnut (7 year olds) No Pruning/Pruning Comparison Field Meeting

Walnut (2 year olds) No Pruning/Pruning Grower Comparison Field Meeting

March 3, 2015



PDF 2/3/15
E-mail Extra - December 2014

20th Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City

PDF 12/15/14
Orchard Notes - November/December 2014
  • Cling Peach Day
  • Save the Date:  Walnut Day and No Pruning/Pruning Field Meetings
  • Updates on a Potential New Disease in California and Management Concerns for some Spring Diseases of Cling Peach
PDF 11/24/14
Botryosphaeria in Walnuts Meeting


Meeting Announcement:

Dealing with Botryosphaeria in Walnuts

July 21, 2014, 9am - 12pm

Woodland, CA

PDF 7/18/14
Be a Scientist for a Day!

Please take a look at the attached letter and flyer for more information on how to participate in our May 8th, Be a Scientist for a Day!


PDF 5/8/14
Orchard Notes - April / May 2014
  • Irrigation Scheduling in a Drought Year Field Meeting
  • Final Chilling Hours
  • Predicting Peach Harvest
  • Sizing Peach Fruit
  • Website Resources
  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Alert
  • 37th Annual Nickels Field Day
PDF 4/16/14
Orchard Notes - March 2014
  • Understanding & Managing Botryosphaeria and Phomopsis Canker and Blight in Walnut Field Meeting
  • Training Young Walnuts:  No Pruning / Pruning Compared
  • Save the Date:  Irrigation Scheduling & Drought Management Strategies Meeting
PDF 3/10/14
Orchard Notes - February 2014
  • Walnut Day
  • Walnut No Pruning / Pruning Comparison Field Meeting
  • Botryosphaeria and Phomopsis canker and blight and their management in walnut Field Meeting
  • UC Drought Management Information
  • Herbicide Chart
PDF 2/5/14
Orchard Notes - January 2014
  • Cling Peach Day 2014
  • Effective and Economical Management of Flower, Foliar, and Fruit Diseases of Cling Peach
  • Chilling Hours Update
PDF 12/17/13
Orchard Notes - November 2013
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • Orchard Service Index
  • Herbicide resistance - Glyphosate
  • Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Orchard Crops


PDF 11/22/13
Orchard Notes - Email Extra - May 24, 2013


Walnut Orchard Herbicide Research and Demonstration Field Day

May 29, 2013, 10:00am - 11:30am

Whitney Warren Ranch, Wheatland CA

PDF 5/24/13
Orchard Notes - April/May, 2013
  • Field Meetings: Monitoring and Control of Walnut Hush Fly and Walnut Orchard Herbicide Research and Demonstration Field Day
  • Final Chilling Hours
  • Predicting Peach Harvest
  • Sizing Peach Fruit
  • Updated Website
  • 36th Annual Nickels Field Day


PDF 4/19/13
Orchard Notes - February 2013
  • Walnut Day
  • Walnut Pruning Field Meeting
  • Walnut Training Field Meeting
  • Efficient Walnut Spraying
  • Conservation Funding
PDF 2/5/13
Orchard Notes - January 2013
  • 2013 Cling Peach Day
  • Herbicide Chart
  • Chilling Hours Update
  • 2013 Walnut Day
  • Newsletter Renewal
PDF 1/8/13
Orchard Notes - April 2012
  • Peach Selections for Reducing Grower Costs
  • Final Chilling Hours
  • Nicolaus CIMIS Weather Station Update
  • Sizing Fruit
  • New Publications
  • 35th Annual Nickels Field Day
PDF 4/13/12
Orchard Notes - February 2012

Meeting Announcements:

Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 1-4:15 p.m.,
Veterans Memorial Hall, Yuba City (Agenda attached)

Walnut Pruning Field Meeting, March 6th, 2012, 9:30 am - 12:00 noon,
Nickels Soil Lab, Arbuckle (see attached map)

PDF 2/3/12
Butte & Glenn Counties Walnut Day & Almond Institute

Attached are the meeting announcmeent, location map, agenda and registration forms for the Butte and Glenn Counties Walnut Day/Almond Institute.  It is being held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Masonic Family Center in Chico, California.  To receive lunch at the Walnut Day/Almond Institute, pre-registration must be returned to the UCCE Butte County office by Friday, January 27, 2012.  (see attached)

2.5 hours of PCA credit have been requested.

For addition information, and registration questions, please contact the UCCE Butte County office at (530) 538-7201.

PDF 1/25/12
Orchard Notes - January 2012
  • Cling Peach Day 2012
  • Cling Peach Field Meeting
  • Should I be Irrigating?
  • Newsletter Renewal
  • Saving Glyphosate
PDF 12/29/11
Orchard Notes - November 2011

This Issue:

  • Upcoming Meetings
  • Management of Peach Leaf Curl - New Approaches for an Ever Present Disease
  • Orchard Floor Management
  • Walnut Updates: Pruning Walnuts, Autumn Frosts, Tree Staking
  • California Herbicide Registration on Horticultural Tree and Vine Crops


PDF 11/4/11
Orchard Notes - E-mail Extra June 29, 2011

- Preventing Ripe Fruit Rot in Peaches

PDF 6/29/11
Orchard Notes - June 2011 - 2011 Another Long Growing Season for Cling Peaches - Predicting Peach Harvest - Sizing Fruit - Ripe Fruit Rot - New Peach Cost Study - Training Walnut Trees - Mesophyll Collapse - Walnut Husk Fly - Storm Related Damage - What Do New Changes in Aluminum Phosphide Labels Mean for Burrowing Mammal Control? PDF 6/8/11
Orchard Notes - E-Mail Extra April 5, 2011 New Location for the Gopher and Ground Squirrel Control in Orchard Crops Field Meeting PDF 4/5/11
Orchard Notes - March 2011 - Gopher and Ground Squirrel Control in Orchard Crops Field Meeting. - Frost/Weather Forecasting Resources. - Final Chilling Hours. - Weed Gallery Website. - New Peach Cost Study. PDF 3/22/11
Orchard Notes - February 2011 - Walnut Day 2011 - Protecting Crops from Extreme Temperature Damage Meeting - Walnut Pruning Field Meeting - Conservation Assistance for organic Producers - The Latest on Powdery Mildew of Peach in California PDF 2/1/11
Orchard Notes - January 2011 16th Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day on January 20, 2011. Includes meeting information and program agenda. PDF 12/29/10
Orchard Notes - E-Mail Extra for Walnuts: November 23, 2010 Autumn Frost Predicted, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Nights PDF 11/23/10
Orchard Notes - October/November 2010 Orchard Floor Management: Herbicide Chart, Cover Crops. Kiwifruit Updates: Is Dry Matter Reliable Quality Index for Hayward Kiwifruit? Botrytis Fruit Rot Control, Fungicide Efficacy, Treating Timing. Walnut Updates: Yellowing Howard Walnut Trees, Thousand cankers Disease, Pruning Walnuts. Peach Updates: Peach Shot Hole Disease Control, Peach Spotting on Fruit. NRCS EQIP Deadline: November 12, 2010. Newsletter Renewal: Coming Soon PDF 11/1/10
Orchard Notes: May-June 2010 Walnut Husk Fly Field Meeting; Cool Spring in 2010 Will Lead to Long Growing Season & Large Fruit; Predicting Local Cling Peach Harvest Timing; Insect Activity; Training Walnut Trees PDF 5/20/10
Orchard Notes E-mail Extra March 11, 2010 Powdery Mildew of Peach - Pathogens, Biology, and Management Final Chilling Hours November 1 to February 28 PDF 3/12/10
Orchard Notes E-mail Extra March 2, 2010 Walnut Pruning Field Meeting Rescheduled Pruning Two-Year Old Walnuts - Standard and New Training Methods and Howard Hedgerow Pruning Trial Field Meeting new date PDF 3/2/10
Orchard Notes February 2010 Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day, Thursday, February 25,2010, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PDF 2/5/10
January 2010 Issue, Orchard Notes 15th Annual Cling Peach Day Agenda. Controlling Gophers in Vineyards. Freezing Temperature Effects on Walnuts. Newsletter Renewal Reminder. PDF 1/4/10
Updated E-Mail Extra for Walnuts December 10, 2009 This version replaces the December 8th E-mail Extra while adding the new article: Freezing Temperature Effects on Walnuts PDF 12/10/09
November/December 2009 Orchard Notes Upcoming Meetings Orchard Floor Management Herbicide Charts Non-Cultivation and Cover Crops Pruning Walnuts Peach Shot Hole Disease Control Managing Gray Mold in Kiwifruit New Publications Training Opportunity PDF 11/10/09
June/July 2009 Orchard Notes Codling Moth Management in Walnuts using Pheromone Mating Disruption Field Meeting Predicting Cling Peach Harvest Timing Walnut Husk Fly Thousand Cankers Disease and Walnut Twig Beetle Update Leaf Analysis Irrigation Managmeent Pest Tracker Useful Information Websites PDF 6/26/09
2009 March Orchard Notes 2009 Sacramento Valley Walnut Pruning Workshop 2009 Walnut Dehydrator Workshops Thousand Cankers Disease and Walnut Twig Beetle PDF 3/2/09
January 2009 Orchard Notes 2009 Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day Save the Date - Upcoming Meetings PDF 1/28/09
Dec 2008 / Jan 2009 Orchard Notes 14th Annual Cling Peach Day Dormant Spray Options for Peaches Chilling Hours Update Kiwifruit Gray Mold Control Walnut Presentation Online Upcoming Meetings PDF 12/15/08
September 2008 Orchard Notes Cover Crop Seeding Demonstration Orchard Floor Management Herbicide Charts Planting a Successful Annual Reseeding Cover Crop Evaluating Kiwifruit Dry Weight As An Alternative Maturity Index To Soluble Solid Concentration Pest Checklist Announcements PDF 8/29/08
April-May 2008 Orchard Notes Frost Event April 20, 2008 Predicting Peach Harvest Timing Walnut Scale Managing Cover Crops in Walnuts Nickels Field Meeting PDF 6/30/09
Cover Crops and Orchards Meetings May 14, 2008 Rio Oso Groves, 15 Pleasant Grove Road, Rio Oso Bains Ranch, 3909 Butte House Road, Yuba City CA PDF 6/22/09
Sacramento Valley Walnut News NEW NEWSLETTER New Walnut Rootstocks and Pest Interactions Walnut Blight Control Spring Fertilization for Walnuts Guidelines for Care of Young Walnuts from Planting Through the First Season Managing Pistillate Flower Abortion (PFA) in Walnuts with the Use of ReTain PDF 3/24/08
2008 February Orchard Notes Fungicide Resistance Management Strategies Fundicide Efficacy and Treatment Timing Tables for Peaches Updated Pest Management Guidelines Kiwifruit Scale Control Individual Tree Loss Calculator Chilling Hours Update Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Walnut Day Walnut Training/Pruning Workshops PDF 2/5/08
Dec 2007/Jan 2008 Orchard Notes 13th Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day, January 17, 2007 Chilling Hours Scale Control in Kiwifruit Peach and Walnut Pest Management PDF 12/4/08
October - November 2007 Orchard Floor Management Fall Orchard Checklist Training/Pruning Young Walnut Trees The 2007 Peach Crop New Publication / Website Updates NRCS Announces Program Sign-up Period Sutter/Yuba Orchard Spray Field Meeting University of California EC and Sutter County Ag Commissioner's Office Continuing Education Seminars PDF 8/17/08
August - September Orchard Notes Walnut Husk Fly Managing Irrigation in Walnuts Summer Pruning Walnuts Managing Walnut Harvest for Quality Meeting Announcement – Cover Crops and Filter Strips for Orchards PDF 7/17/08
June 2007 Orchard Notes Back From Sabbatical Leave Peach Mechanical Thining Trial Pre-Harvest Meeting Field Meeting - Avoiding Water Stress in Walnuts New Publications Cost Studies New Fumigation Regulations Walnut Pest Notes July Leaf Sampling and Nutrition Analysis PDF 6/24/08
January 2007 Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Walnut Day Agenda PDF 9/3/09
August & September 2006 New Publications-"Seasonal Guide to Environmentally Responsible Pest Management Practices in Peaches and Nectarines" & "Cover Crops for Walnut Orchards" PDF 2/26/08
May 2006 Sabbatical Leave Spring Topics-Nitrogen Fertilizer Guide in Walnut Orchards Final Chilling and Historical Biofix Current and Historical First Biofix and Peach Rust Data Waterlogging/Phytophthora The Peach Crop and Predicting Harvest Timing Scale Insects and Fungal Diseases in Walnuts Peach Fruit Fly Alert Summer Topics-Ripe Fruit Rot in Peaches Peach Year-Round IPM Program Irrigation Management Pays Use of Surround WP Crop Protectant on Walnuts Leaf Sampling and Analysis in July Managing Insects in Walnuts Managing Newly Planted Walnut Orchards New Tools Available for Spider Mite Management in 2006 Table of Some of the Most Common Miticides for use Against Spider Mites Registration Status of Selected Miticides for use Against Spider Mites Heat Stress Awareness Fall Topics-Managing Walnut Harvest for Quality Preparing an Orchard for 2007 Planting Cover Crops Peach Disease Control New Publication-Fertigation with Microirrigation PDF 6/8/11
February 2006 Newsletter Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Walnut Day Chilling Hours Update Scale Control in Kiwifruit Peach Reports Available NRCS Workshop ReTain for Serr PFA Peach Pest Management Peach and Nectarine-Treatment Timing & Fungicide Efficacy PDF 8/14/08
Dec 2005/Jan 2006 12th Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day Dormant Spray - Peaches Reduced Hazard Dormant Spray Options Chilling Hours Update Updated 2005 Tree and Vine Herbicide Registration Table Year End Reminder PDF 6/8/11
2005 Registration Status of Herbicides Trees and Vines PDF 12/4/07
2005 Susceptibility of Weeds to Herbicides PDF 6/8/11
October/November 2005 Planning an Orchard? Management Tools for Gray Mold in Kiwifruit Peach Disease Control Walnut Observations/Fall Tasks Orchard Floor Management Crown Gall Treatment Agricultural Land Conservation EQUIP Program sign-up Period UCCE/Sutter Co. Ag Commissioner Office Meetings PDF 6/8/11
June-July 2005 Ochard Notes Field Meeting on Walnut Jusk Fly Biology Gilli Mealybug Walnut Tasks/Observations Plant Based Irrigation Leaf Sampling in July Critical Nutrient Levels Pest Updates Online Information sheet from Diamond Walnut Growers PDF 6/8/11
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center Demonstration Sierr Foothill Organic Fruit and Nut Crops Variety Demonstration May 21, 2005. PDF 6/8/11
April 2005 Orchard Notes Field Meeting Cover Cropping, Nutrient and Weed Management in a No-Till Organic Cling Peach Orchard PDF 6/8/11
March 2005 Pest Tracker Final Chilling Hours Temperature, Thinning and Fruit Size in Peaches Historical and Current Biofix and Peach Rust Data Walnut Blight Update Xanthocast Model for Walnut Blight Irrigation Walnut Research Report Upcoming Field Meeting Winegrape Pest Information PDF 6/8/11
2005 February Orchard Notes Walnut Day Agenda, supervisory Skills Workshop registration, Chilling Hours Update, Scale Control in Kiwifruit, Powdery Mildew Control in Peach, Oriental Fruit Moth time, Updated Guidelines and Training and Pruning Walnut Hedgerows PDF 4/1/09
2004 December-2005 January Orchard Notes 11th annual Sac Valley Cling Peach Day agenda Upcoming Meetings Walnut Issues Dormant Spray-Peaches Winter Walnut Tips Cost Share Programs through NRCS PDF 6/8/11
October 2004 Walnut Observation Updates Meeting Announcement for Annual Dormant Spray Mt. 2004 Herbicide Registration on Tree and Vine Crops and2004 Weed Susceptibility Chart PDF 6/16/08
July August 2004 Mid and late summer updates- Peach nutrition- Irrigation- New walnut varieties- DOC 7/27/10
May 25, 2004 Meeting Map Map for Hundal Farm PDF 6/8/11
May-June 2004 Faster Shoot Strike & Webspinning Mite Monitoring Techniques for Peaches Meeting;Irrigation Meetings; Irrigating Walnut Orchards Using Plant & Soil Based Measurements Meeting PDF 6/8/11
April 2004 Plant or Pull? Pest Tracker; Final Chilling Hours;Walnut Blight; More on Xanthocast Model; New Size Controlling Peach Rootstocks; Water & Irrigation Issues; Walnut Research Reports; Upcoming Field Meetings; Recent Retirements PDF 6/8/11
February 2004 Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Walnut Day, 2/17/04; Managing Labor Costs Seminar, 2/12/04; Organic Soil Fertility Seminar, 2/24/04; Walnut Training & Hedging Field Meeting, 3/4/04; Fungicide Efficacy & Treatment Timing Table; Oriental Fruit Moth Time; Organic Kiwifruit Growers Note; Clingstone Peach Selections Available PDF 6/8/11
January 2004 Managing Labor Costs Seminar; Upcoming Meetings PDF 6/8/11
November December 2003 Dormant Spray & Alternatives Continuing Educations Seminars 12/2/03 or 12/9/03 Late Fall/Winter Orchard Practices Reflections of 2003 PDF 9/1/09
October 2003 Avoiding Water Contamination & Pesticide Drift Workshop; Field Meetings Focus on Saving Money in Dormant Sprays; Postharvest Prune Field Meetings; Protecting Surface Water & Cover Crops; Orchard Planting Preparation; Minimizing Frost Damage to Walnuts; Walnut Observations; Timing Peach Pruning; Kiwifruit; 2003 Herbicide Registration & Susceptibility of Weeds to Herbicide Charts PDF 6/8/11
July 2003 Mid-Summer Updates PDF 6/8/11
May 2003 Field Meeting on Cover Cropping, Compost & Weed Management in a No-Till Organic Cling Peach System, 5/23/03, 10 AM; Sierra Foothill Organic Fruit & Nut Crops Variety Demonstration, 6/7/03, 10 AM; Newsletter & Pest Tracker subscription; Final Chill Hours; Water & Irrigation Issues; Walnuts: Blight, Winter Kill, Nitrogen Fergilizer, Training New Trees; Peaches: Powdery Mildew, Rust; Report Crop Damage; New Publications PDF 6/8/11
Variety Demonstration Sierra Foothill Organic Fruit & Nut Crops Variety Demonstration PDF 6/8/11
Weed Susceptibility Susceptibility of Weeds to Herbicides PDF 6/8/11
Herbicide Chart 2002 Herbicide Registration on Horticultural Crops PDF 6/8/11
November/December 2002 New Farm Advisor; Herbicide Charts & Vegetation Mgmt; Late Fall Practices: Peaches, Walnuts PDF 6/8/11
2003 Efficacy & Timing Fungicide Efficacy & Timing for Deciduous Tree Fruit & Nut Crops & Grapevines PDF 6/8/11
February 2003 Chilling hours update; Fungicide efficacy & treatment timing table; February reminders for peaches; Oriental Fruit Moth; Peach Twig Borer; Pesticide resistance management; Fungicide resistance in fungi; Insecticide resistance management PDF 6/8/11
Advances in Codling Moth Management Codling Moth Management for Apples, Pears, Walnuts Program/Registration Info 5.5 hours credits PDF 6/8/11
January 2003 Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day Water Management & Sizing, Fungicide Resistance Management Strategies, Insecticide Resistance Management Strategies, Oriental Fruit Moth, Plant Growth Regulators, Agricultural Used Oil & Oil Filter Recycling PCA-1.5 hours & CCA-2.5 hours pending PDF 6/8/11
August 2002 Peaches/Walnuts Summer Update PDF 1/13/10