An Exclusive Event for Sacramento Valley Growers

Sacramento Tree Eduction DayNovember 8, 2017

Join us at the annual Tree Education Day to learn about the latest developments in the fruit and nut orchard industry. Topics include water management techniques, weed management information, food safety considerations, and utilizing weather data. We'll also learn about the market forces affecting Sacramento Valley growers.

A tasty luncheon of locally sourced, earth-friendly dishes will be served by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company® and the day will close with a drawing of excellent door prizes donated by Simplot Grower Solutions.

Space is limited, so R.S.V.P. now to reserve your seat and luncheon entrée.

CEU Hours for PCA, QAL, CCA have been requested.


7:30am Registration Begins
8:15 Introduction and Overview
8:25 Carl Eidsath, B.S., Technical Support Director, California Walnut Board and Commission, “Grower Considerations Related to the Food Safety and Modernization Act.”
9:10 Terry Prichard, M.S., Water Management Specialist, Emeritus, University of California, Davis, “Integrating Water Management Techniques to Optimize Orchard Irrigation Requirements.”
9:50 Rob Doornbos, M.S., Founder and C.E.O., Warren Whitmore, B.S., Director of Marketing and Operations, Weather Tools, “Intercomparison of Key Climatologies for the ’16 and ’17 Crop Years Across California’s Central Valley.”
10:30 Break
10:45 Brad Hanson, Ph.D., Extension Weed Specialist, University of California, Davis, “What’s New in Orchard Weed Management?”
11:30 Daniel Sumner, Ph.D., Director UC Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, Davis, “Economics of Tree Crop Issues for 2018.”
12:15pm Complimentary Luncheon and Prize Raffle

Prize Raffle

Prizes to include 50" TV, DeWalt® Combo Kit, Beretta® semi-auto shotgun, Savage® 17HMR rifle with scope, Stihl® chainsaw, Yeti Tundra® ice chest, and more.

Sacramento Valley Tree Education Day

When: November 8, 2017 | 7:30am - Lunch
Where: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Parking will be off-site at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. From there you will be shuttled to the Sierra Nevada Brewery.
Parking: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. 2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928
Directions from Highway 99: Take the Skyway/Park Ave. exit 383. Go west on Skyway Rd. (Skyway Rd. becomes E. Park Ave.) Turn right (north) onto Fair St. (Casa Ramos Restaurant is on the corner). Fair St. is 0.2 miles past Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. If you reach Park Ave. you've gone too far.

RSVP: (530) 458-2181 or email

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