Walnut Grafting Demonstration and Field Meeting Set
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and Suchan Valadez Farm & Nursery invite growers and others interested in walnut grafting techniques to attend the 2012 Spring Walnut Grafting Demonstration and Field Meeting. The event will take place Friday, May 4, 2012 and will be repeated Saturday, May 5, 2012. The demonstration will begin each day at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at the Suchan Valadez Farm & Nursery, 10005 Elk Mtn. Road, Upper Lake. Local nurseryman and walnut expert Alex Suchan will demonstrate two kinds of grafting; whip grafting of small diameter trees, and bark grafting of larger diameter trees. In addition to demonstrating grafting techniques, topics will include follow-up care of grafts and proper training and care of young trees. Friday?s session will also feature guest speaker UC IPM Wildlife Pest Management Advisor Roger Baldwin who will discuss vertebrate pest control, including ground squirrels and gophers.
The field meeting is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. For further information and directions to the meeting site, please contact UC Cooperative Extension at (707) 263-6838 or Suchan Valadez Farm & Nursery at (707) 275-2461. The site has limited wheelchair accessibility; those requiring special accommodations should call 275-2461 two days in advance to make arrangements.