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Join leading experts and top producers in conversation about data innovations for agriculture. Listen in from anywhere while earning continuing education credit for free.

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Episode 8 - The State of the Walnut Industry

February 12, 2020

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Recorded at the 2019 Grape, Nut and Tree Expo, this episode features Chet Sciacca, a grower and processor with Moody Walnut Dehydrator; Jerry Moore, a grower and nursery operator with Venice Hill Walnut Nursery; and Mike Poindexter, a processor and marketer at Poindexter Nut Company. Topics include:

  • Recapping the 2019 walnut season
  • International competition for California walnut growers
  • Trends in varietals
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Episode 7 - Beyond 100% Sustainability

January 13, 2020

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Recorded at the 2019 Sonoma Grape Expo, this episode features Karissa Kruse of Sonoma County Winegrowers, Steve Dutton of Dutton Ranch, and Brad Petersen of Silver Oak Cellars.

  • Sonoma County Winegrowers’ first-of-its-kind pledge to become 100% sustainable
  • Incorporating environmental and social sustainability
  • How growers’ have benefitted from third-party sustainability certification
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Episode 6 - State of the Almond Industry

November 12, 2019

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Recorded at the annual Tree and Vine Expo in Turlock, California, this episode features Elaine Trevina, president of the Almond Alliance of California.

  • Measuring the economic footprint of the California almond industry
  • Effective advocacy strategies for growers
  • The Almond Alliance's policy agenda and issues to watch
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Episode 5⁠—New Data vs. Pests and Diseases for Vines: Separating Hype from Reality

July 16, 2019

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Featuring George Zhuang of the University of California Cooperative Extension and Jenna Rodriguez of Ceres Imaging.

  • Part 1: George tells us about the technology he’s using in his research into water deficit and timing for mechanical leafing.
  • Part 2: We talk about what other ways people are using remote sensing to manage pest and disease in vines and ongoing research we can look forward to.

This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA credit and 1 PCA credit. Details upon registration.

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Episode 4⁠—New Data vs. Pests and Diseases for Trees: Separating Hype from Reality

July 11, 2019

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Featuring Erik Hansen of Hansen Ranches and Jordan Hazell of Semios.

  • Part 1: Erik shares a mistake he and his brother made early in their partnership and what they learned from the experience.
  • Part 2: Jordan gives us an idea of how Semios works with growers to manage disease. We ask both Jordan and Erik what new technology isn’t living up to the hype.

This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA and 1 PCA  continuing education credit. Details upon registration.

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Episode 3 - Irrigation Management for Tree Nuts and Tree Fruit in a Wet Year

June 25, 2019

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Featuring Spencer Cooper from The Almond Board and Daniele Zaccaria of UC Davis.

  • Part 1: Spencer on getting the most out of irrigation management tools.
  • Part 2: Daniele discusses resilience and adaptation in an increasingly variable environment.

This audio episode qualifies for CCA continuing education credit in Soil and Water Management. Details upon registration.

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Episode 2 - Advances in Fertility Management for Tree Nuts

June 6, 2019

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Featuring David Doll of The Almond Doctor.

  • Part 1: David Doll shares a story of going from mistake to solution as a UCCE advisor for young almond trees.
  • Part 2: David reviews his favorite new technology for nutrient management in tree nuts, and we share examples of how imagery is being used for nutrient management at the farm level.

This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA Continuing Education Credit for Nutrient Management. Details upon registration.

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Episode 1 - Advances in Fertility Management for Wine Grapes

June 4, 2019

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Featuring Lowell Zelinski of the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area and Jerome Pier of Nutrien Ag Solutions.

  • Part 1: Lowell shares a confession about a nutrient management snafu.
  • Part 2: We discuss how the Chlorophyll Index works, and Jerome shares his favorite new technology for nutrient management in grapes.

This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA Continuing Education Credit for Nutrient Management. Details upon registration.

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