California Tree Crops: Nickels Soil Lab Field Day Set For May 14, Arbuckle

    The 2014 Nickels Soil Lab field day is set for Wednesday, May 14, at the facility on Marine Avenue near Arbuckle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m.

    Topics and presenters include:

    • Monitoring soil moisture to guide irrigation decisions. Larry Schwankl, Extension Specialist, LAWR, UC Davis.
    • How well is your irrigation system performing? Kevin Greer, Tehama County Resource Conservation District Mobile Irrigation Lab.
    • Post-harvest canopy health and yield the next season. Ted DeJong, Professor, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis.
    • Applying crop evapotranspiration estimates in on-farm water management. Alan Fulton, UC Water Resources Advisor, Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa Counties
    • Measuring crop stress to make irrigation decisions. Rich Buchner, UC Farm Advisor, Tehama County.
    • Almond orchard hedging. Bruce Lampinen, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis.
    • Rootstock trial review. Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties.
    • Nitrogen cycle inhibitors. Martin Burger, Research Scientist, LAWR, UC Davis.

    The luncheon topic will be Active Groundwater Management – An Assessment of the Sacramento Valley’s Groundwater Resources, given by David Guy, President, Northern California Water Association, and Paul Gosselin, Director of Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation.

    A paid lunch will be served. The cost is $15 at the door or $12 in advance, with proceeds going to the Pierce FFA Program. RSVP to the UCCE Colusa Office at (530) 458-0570.

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