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Orchard Notes Walnut Update


Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Scotts Valley Women’s Club
2298 Hendricks Road, Lakeport (a wheelchair-accessible facility)

Sponsored by:
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Lake County Department of Agriculture, and California Walnut Board (CWB)

(0.5 hour Laws and 1.0 hour Other California Dept. Pesticide Regulation CE Units requested)


  7:40   Registration/coffee/continental breakfast 
  8:00   Session Moderator - Welcome and announcements 
            Clebson Gonçalves, UCCE Lake and Mendocino Counties
  8:05   Walnut Orchard Floor Weed Management
            Clebson Gonçalves
  8:30   Common Pesticide Violations
            Katherine Vanderwall, Lake County Agricultural Commissioner
  9:00   WRAPPING UP: A Brief Summary of What Has Been Learned from Lake County Walnut Trials
            Rachel Elkins, UCCE Lake and Mendocino Counties (Emeritus)
  9:30   Walnut Quality Problems in 2022
            Bruce Lampinen, UC ANR Pomology Extension Specialist, UC Davis
  10:00   Break and Refreshments 
  10:20   California Walnut Industry Update
   Robert Verloop, CEO California Walnut Commission
10:50   Managing Water, Freeze, and Rootstock Selection for a Healthier Orchard
           Luke Kinney Milliron, Orchard Systems Advisor
11:20   Ecosystem Services and Disservices from Birds in Agriculture
Breanna Martinico – Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor, Napa, Lake, and Solano Counties
11:50   Closing and ADJOURN

Directions to Scotts Valley Women’s Club
From Hwy. 29 in Lakeport, take the Scotts Valley Road exit and go west (away from the lake).
Just past the packing shed (on your right) there is a bridge crossing Scotts Creek.
Immediately after crossing the bridge, He ndricks Road will turn to the left.
The Women’s Club will be on your right shortly after taking this turn.