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Apr 8, 2021
‘Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management’ course set

Due to campus directives, the University of California Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center’s 2021 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management class will be held remotely from April 19-23.

A Zoom link will be provided to registrants.

Understanding the fundamentals of tree biology is essential in making sound orchard management and business decisions in the tree fruit and nut industry.  However, access to educational courses on basic fruit and nut tree biology, and how it relates to agronomic practices, is limited. The course incorporates lecture, lab exercises and field demonstrations to provide information on all aspects of basic plant biology and the relationship between plant biology and nuts and fruit orchard management.

This course includes five days of instruction. Each day will have four hours of synchronous instruction, with supplemental asynchronous video instruction, and question and answer sessions with our instructors.

Due to the unprecedented situation and virtual setting, the full course is being offered for $995.

Registration is requested no later than April 12.

Refunds will be granted in full if requested no later than April 12. Refunds, less a $50 processing fee will be granted if requested after April 12, but more than 24 hours in advance of the first class.

More detailed information on schedule and a Zoom webinar link will be sent to registered participants closer to the beginning of the course.


Course Topics

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

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