Formal announcements will be distributed in February for the open independent grower position and the two independent handler positions, along with three corresponding alternates.
Growers can learn more about integrated pest management methods for scouting, monitoring and control, which can be particularly helpful in times of increased input costs.
In addition to education sessions, the conference will host its annual golf tournament, skeet shoot tournament and an orchard tour.
This course on the fundamentals of fruit and nut tree growth and management is back in person, featuring a week of classroom instruction and an optional week of field days.
More California growers are looking to incorporate some form of agriculturally managed recharge into their water management plans, and UC Davis developed a soil tool to help determine suitability.
These projects allow USDA and its partners to quickly detect and respond to invasive plant pests and diseases. USDA has provided nearly $809 million in funding through the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program since 2009.