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Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management



Course Topics

  • Tree growth, development & pruning
  • Dormancy, chilling & rest breaking
  • Flowering, pollination & fruit set
  • Fruit development & thinning
  • Tree water relations & irrigation
  • Plant nutrition & fertilization
  • Root growth & rootstocks
  • Tree fruit pests and pathogens
  • Harvesting

For course content questions, please contact the Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center staff at fruitsandnuts@ucdavis.edu.


2023 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management

March 13 - March 17, 2023
UC Davis Campus


Understanding the fundamentals of tree biology is essential in making sound orchard management and business decisions in the tree fruit and nut industry.  However, access to educational courses on basic fruit and nut tree biology, and how it relates to agronomic practices, is limited. Our course incorporates lecture, lab exercises, and field demonstrations to provide information on all aspects of basic plant biology and the relationship between plant biology and nuts and fruit orchard management.

Our course includes five days of instruction. Each day will have several hours of lectures with hands-on field demonstrations where applicable.

The course is being offered for $1595.

Registration is requested no later than March 1st, 2023.

More detailed information about the schedule and local lodging and transportation will be sent to registered participants closer to the beginning of the course. 

Registration will be closed after March 1st, 2023.

Ted DeJong & course participants
inspect the root excavation

For 2023 Attendees

If you are registered for the 2023 Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth, Cropping, and Management Course, you will able to access course materials here closer to the beginning of the course.

Scholarship Opportunities

Information about 2023 scholarships coming soon.


Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management 2019