Now let’s go to the west coast of the United States for Sacramento Valley Olive Day. Below is the schedule for the Olive Day educational sessions. As you will see it is full of great information. I’m not sure if there is a registration fee, but as the Boy Scout motto says – be prepared.
The Sacramento Valley Olive Day will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1620 Solano St, Corning, CA 96021. The event is co-sponsored by Musco Family Olives, Bell Carter Olives, California Olive Ranch, West Coast Olive Products, and the Glenn County Agriculture Commissioner.
|8:00 a.m.||Agriculture Commissioner Update – Doug Compton, Tehama County Agriculture Commissioners Office|
|8:20 a.m.||Review of Olive Fly Situation at the Canners 2011|
|8:35 a.m.||Olive Pest Management District Updates|
|8:55 a.m.||Olive Fly Control Update – Bill Krueger, UCCE Farm Advisor, Glenn County|
|9:25 a.m.||Mechanical Harvest Update – Louise Ferguson, UCCE Olive Specialist|
|9:55 a.m.||Coffee break|
|10:15 a.m.||Overview of Olive Diseases Including Olive Knot – Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare County|
|10:45 a.m.||Olive Root Physiology and Root Functions – Joe Connell, UCCE Farm Advisor, Butte County|
|11:15 a.m.||Research Updates: Stem Water Potential, A Tool for Irrigation Scheduling and Monitoring and Mechanical Hedging of Oil Olives – Bill Krueger|
|11:45 a.m.||California Olive Committee Activities – Alexander Ott, Executive Director, California Olive Committee|
|12:15 p.m.||Lunch, courtesy of Musco Family Olives, Bell Carter Olives and California Olive Ranch|
May the sun shine through your branches.