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2013 Lake County Walnut Update to be Held

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) reminds growers and others involved in the North Coast walnut industry to attend the 2013 Lake County Walnut Update to be held Friday, March 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Scotts Valley Women’s Club, 2298 Hendricks Road, Lakeport. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Topics will include an overview of the 2012 Lake County walnut season, update on the Irrigated Lands Program, optimum orchard spacing and management, and managing multiple insect and disease problems. The California Walnut Board will also present a domestic and international marketing update and review of food safety issues relevant to walnuts.

The meetings are sponsored by UCCE, California Walnut Board and the Lake County Department of Agriculture. There is no registration fee; morning refreshments will be provided courtesy of the California Walnut Board. For more information, contact UCCE at (707) 263-6838 or email celake@ucdavis.edu. The meeting agenda and directions to the meeting site can be viewed at http://celake.ucdavis.edu.