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SessionStart TimeSpeakerTopic 
Opening Remarks9:00
Keynote9:30David KarpElements of High Flavor
Session 110:45Robert KourikSummer Shaping of Trees for Greater Fruit ProductionSign up
Chuck IngelsBudding and Grafting Throughout the Year
Kate NowellThe Gentleman's Orchard at Filoli Historic Estate
John PreeceThe Wonders of Rootstocks: Propagation and Grafting
Harvey CorreiaThe Diverse World of Figs
Freddy Menge and Ellen BakerBeyond Hass and Bacon: Avocados for Every Season
Lunch/Vendor Fair
Session 21:30Chuck IngelsTraining Fruit Trees for High ProductionSign up
Ann NorthrupBattling Pests: Biologicals and Biofungicides
Todd KennedyThe Trouble with Heirlooms
Steve DemkowskiNative Bees: Best Pollinators
John ValenzuelaPermaculture in Our Orchards
Rachel SpaethPass the Plums: A Look at Burbank's Contributions
Session 32:45Robert KourikDaily Irrigation for Greater Fruit Tree Yields - A DiscussionSign up
Aaron DillonHLB and the Future of Citrus in California
Taylor HooverMustard Seed Meal: Building Healthy, Suppressive Soils with Organic Soil Amendments
Tim PhilenConfessions of an Heirloom Fruit Evangelist
Yunfei ChenSuccessful Introduction of Yangmei (Myrica Rubra) in California
David KarpThe Fifth Citrus: Papeda
Session 44:00Peter RuddockCalifornia Fruit and the Ark of TasteSign up
Dan WilleyNew Citrus Varieties Soon to be Introduced in California
Joe HewittTropical Experiments in the Los Gatos Foothills
Andy MarianiCreating New Stone Fruit Varieties
Ernesto SandovalPlant Hormones: Knowing and Managing Them for Better Results
Terry LyngsoLiving Soil, What it is and How to Grow the Life in Your Soil
BBQ Dinner6:00
Evening Keynote7:00David MufflyTales of an Arborist at Apple; Valley of the Heart's Delight Meets Silicon Valley