An October 28 field day in Fresno will focus on tips about tree pruning, salinity management and controlling navel orangeworm during the fall and winter months. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rushing Ranch, 11599 West Shaw Ave., Fresno. Tailored for San Joaquin Valley almond growers, presenters include leading University of California farm advisors.

Featured speakers are:

·         University of California Cooperative Extension pomologist and almond specialist David Doll of Merced County. He will present insights about managing and preventing pruning wound cankers caused by fungal pathogens.

·         UCCE Fresno County farm advisor Mae Culumber will cover approaches to manage orchard salinity during the dormant season.

·         UCCE farm advisor Kris Tollerup, will discuss ways to monitor and control navel orangeworm, including the use of less toxic spray options for California’s $5.3 billion crop.

For directions or more information, contact Project Director Marcia Gibbs at (530) 370-5325 or at marcia@sustainablecotton.org.