California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

    The 2017 Nickels Soil Lab Field Day is set for Wednesday, May 10, and will cover a wide range of both walnut and almond topics. The lab is located on Green Bay Road at Arbuckle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with the program getting underway at 9 a.m.

    The agenda includes sessions on:

    • Site-specific irrigation in almonds.
    • Botryosphaeria in walnuts.
    • Hedging walnuts.
    • Thousand cankers disease in walnuts.
    • Almond variety selection.
    • Canker disease in almonds.
    • Foliar and bloom disease management in almonds.
    • Nitrogen and potassium nutrition in almonds.

    PCA and CCA credits have been requested. A tri-tip lunch will be available by reservation. Cost is $15 prepaid and $20 at the door. RSVP to the UCCE Colusa Office at 530-458-0570. Lunch will be prepared by the local FFA chapter.

    Click here to download the full program (PDF file), which includes a map to the site and the luncheon reservation form.

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