Fruit Tree Growth, Cropping and Management Seminar

  • Nov 30, 2018

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the University of California, Davis Plant Sciences are offing a two-week course entitled, “Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth, Cropping and Management.” The course will be held from February 25 – March 7, 2019 at UC Davis. The second week is optional and involves an additional cost.

Course topics include:

  • Tree growth, development and pruning
  • Dormancy, chilling and rest breaking
  • Flowering, pollination and fruit set
  • Fruit development and thinning
  • Tree water relations and irrigation
  • Plant nutrition and fertilization
  • Root growth and rootstocks
  • Postharvest quality and technology
  • Harvesting

The course includes lectures, lab exercises and field demonstrations. On-campus lectures and labs will run through March 1; the following week participants will take a field trip through fruit and nut growing regions of Northern and Central California.

The cost of the course for the one-week lecture, labs and field excursions is $1,850 and includes course materials, breakfast/coffee breaks, lunches and an evening graduation reception. The cost of attending the first week and the second week is $2,850. This option includes course materials, breakfast/coffee breaks, lunches and an evening graduation reception, as well as transportation for the field tours, two lunches and an evening dinner. Students are responsible for their overnight stay in Davis on March 4.

Complete details can be found online. Registration is now open, with a deadline of February 1, 2019.

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