2015 Spring Walnut Grafting Demonstration and Field Meeting to be held

Taylor Hillman General

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and Suchan Farm & Nursery invite growers and others interested in walnut grafting techniques to attend the 2015 Spring Walnut Grafting Demonstration and Field Meeting.

The event will take place Friday, May 8, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm and will be held at the Suchan Farm & Nursery, 10005 Elk Mtn. Road, Upper Lake. Local nurseryman and walnut expert Alex Suchan will demonstrate grafting and budding techniques which can also apply to other nut and fruit tree crops. Attendees will also see trees that were grafted last year and how they were pruned this winter and will have a chance to see how to prune walnut trees after three years of growth. There will also be a discussion about cover cropping and a visit to a growing cover crop in two different stages. Refreshments will be served.

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 Farm & Nursery at (707) 275-2461. The site has limited wheelchair accessibility; those requiring special accommodations should call 263-6838 two days in advance to make arrangements.