- Whole almond orchard recycling and the effect on second generation tree growth, yield, and fertility.
- Long-term impacts of whole orchard recycling on soil properties and tree resilience to water stress.
- Soil health and carbon sequestration potential of orchard recycling.
- California Orchard Removal and Grinding demonstration
Replanting almonds and stone-fruit orchards: effective “soil health” and fertility management
9:10-9:45 Prunus replant biology and use of anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) and whole orchard recycling (WOR) as preplant soil management options (Browne)
9:45-10:00 Monitoring WOR impacts on soil and air quality (Poret-Peterson)
10:00-10:10 Soil fertility management with orchard pre-plant mulching amendments (Culumber)
10:10-10:20 Potential of biochar amendment on water, and nutrient management (Gao)
10:20-10:30 Almond production systems research at Fresno State (Brar)
10:30-10:45 Move from classroom to CSU Fresno field trials
10:45-11:15 Replant disease management trial overview (Browne)
11:15-11:30 Soil organic amendments for mitigation of nematode infestations (Westphal)
11:30-11:40 Air quality monitoring equipment demonstration (Gao)
11:40-12:00 PM Almond production systems field trials (Brar)
*Pending 1.0 ‘other’ DPR CE and 2.0 CCA credits
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