The University of California is hosting an almond short course Nov. 8 to 10. The three-day event will feature presentations from UC faculty, cooperative extension specialists and farm advisors, and USDA researchers.

Register here.

Topics include:

• Orchard planning, design and development

• Almond variety and rootstock selection

• Evaluation and modification of soils

• Tree training and pruning

• Tree and root physiology

• Bud Development, pollination and fertilization of flowers

• Bee management

• Irrigation scheduling

• Proper use and maintenance of irrigation systems

• Salinity management

• Mineral nutrition and fertilization

• Soil amendments

• Management of weeds, vertebrate pests, insects and diseases

• Organic production

• Economics of almond farming and marketing