Fruit Grower Meetings This Week
A couple of important events are happening this week, especially for growers of prunes and cling peaches. The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting virtual statewide meetings starting tomorrow with prunes followed by cling peaches on Thursday. Attendees will be able to some of the latest research, regulations, and technology impacting these crops. Luke Milliron is a cooperative extension orchard advisor in the northern Sacramento Valley.
Milliron… “Really focusing on the highest priority topics. So for prunes, lot of it is going to be focused on new varieties, on diseases like Cytospora and wood rot. So focusing on the highest priority issues facing these industries for clean peach mechanized harvest, diseases, new varieties, so some exciting stuff for both of these meetings.”
The meetings are both virtual, this year taking the place of what would have been regional in person meetings in the past.
Milliron… “They're annual events, but they're often more regional. With everything going digital, we can just have statewide meetings.”
Tune into these meetings, once again that’s tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24th for prunes, and Thursday, February 25th for cling peaches. Details and registration can be found on the UCANR website.