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                             WALNUT NEWS
                                   STANISLAUS COUNTY                                                                          FEBRUARY 2006

                             University of California Cooperative Extension
                         36 th A nn ua l T ri - Cou nt y Wa ln ut Insti tu te
                                                                   Tuesday, March 7, 2006
                                               UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium
                                                       420 South Wilson Way, Stockton
                                                                             8:30 a.m. - noon

  8:30         Registration and refreshments
  8:40         Using Retain ® to Reduce Pistillate Flower Abscission in Serr and Other Varieties
                       Joe Grant, UC Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County
                       Jim Hansen, Product Manager, Valent Biosciences

  9:10         Managing Soil Ecology and Health in Walnut Orchards
                       Tim Cavagnaro, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis

  9:40         California Walnut Marketing Board and Walnut Commission Activities
                       Dennis Balint, C.E.O., California Walnut Commission and Executive Director,
                       Walnut Marketing Board

10:10          Break

10:30 New Blackline Tolerant Rootstocks and Hypersensitive Varieties
          Janet Caprile, UC Farm Advisor, Contra Costa County

11:00 Half-Canopy Surround Sprays – Are They Effective?
           Kathy Kelley Anderson, UC Farm Advisor, Stanislaus & Merced Counties

11:30 What DNA Can Do for You: Practical Uses of Genetic Engineering in Walnuts
           Abhaya Dandekar, Professor, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis

                                    2.0 continuing education credit hours pending
                     U n i v e r si t y o f C a l i f o r n i a , U S D e p a r t m e n t o f A g r i c u l t u r e , a n d S t a n i sl a u s C o u n t y C o o p e r a t i n g
The University of California prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University of the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual
orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran (covered veterans are special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, or any
other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized). University policy is intended
to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to
the Affirmative Action/Staff Personnel Services Director, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 300 Lakeside Drive, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA
94612-3550, (510) 987-0096
Pest Hotline. The Tree and Vine IPM Pest Hotline for the 2006 season will begin on February 28.
Information on degree-days, flight activity and treatment timing for codling moth, peach twig borer,
Oriental fruit moth, omnivorous and obliquebanded leafrollers, is available 24 hours a day by calling 525-
6841. Information is based on monitoring by farm advisors in local orchards. The information will be
updated every Tuesday.
IPM Breakfast Meetings. Roger Duncan and I will resume our integrated pest management update
breakfast meetings for tree and vine crops beginning Wednesday, March 1 from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and
continue on the first and third Wednesday of each month through June 21 at the Peach Tree Restaurant
located at 2535 E. Whitmore Avenue in Ceres. These meetings feature informal discussions on various
IPM topics, ongoing research, and examples of pest damage for viewing. One hour of continuing education
credit for DPR license holders and growers will be offered at each meeting. The meetings are open to
anyone interested in tree and vine crop IPM topics. There are no fees or reservations required. If you have
suggestions for discussion items, please call Roger or me at 525-6800.
Kathy Kelley Anderson, Farm Advisor - Stanislaus County


                  WALNUT NEWS
                     STANISLAUS COUNTY                              FEBRUARY 2006

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