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Organic and Sustainable Olive Growing class

Friday & Saturday July 21-22, 2023

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. More information on the schedule to be announced.

Please contact Adele Amico Roxas (adamicoroxas@ucdavis.edu) to request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, for any food allergy and dietary restrictions


- Theory: UC DAVIS Olive Oil Center
Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater
392 Old Davis Road, Davis CA 95616

- Practical demonstrations:

California Raptor Center 1340 Equine Ln, Davis, CA 95616

UC DAVIS Wolfskill Experimental Orchard
4334 Putah Creek Rd, Winters CA 95694 


• History of organic and organic olive industry overview
• Crop botany, morphology and physiology
• Production systems
• Varieties
• Field requirements
• Soil health principles and farm management
• Cover crop
• Organic nutrients management
• Plant Ecology principles
• Weed management
• Organic certification
• Organic rodent control and wildlife sustainability
• Pruning
• Insect pests
• Olive disease and management
• Nitrogen and compost management
• Irrigation
• Harvest
• Olive oil tasting


  • Leandro Ravetti – Executive Director of Cobram Estate
  • Paula Guzman Delgado - Researcher UC Davis
  • James Cassidy - Senior Instructor Oregon State University
  • Sarah Light - Agronomy Advisor
  • Ellie Andrews - UCCE SPecialty Crop Advisor
  • Zea Sonnabend - Fruitilicious Farm
  • Brad Hanson - Professor of Extension, UCD
  • Jim Adaskaveg - Professor and plant pathologist, UCR
  • Breanna Martinico - UC Cooperative Extension
  • Mary Badger - UC Davis
  • Claire Heinitz - USDA-ARS
  • Cindy Kron – UC Cooperative Extension, UCANR
  • Giulia Marino – Professor of Extension, UCD
  • Andrew Curtright - UC Davis
  • Alex Judd - SCS Global Service
  • Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne -International olive oil judge, consultant and writer
  • Javier Fernandez- Salvador — UC Davis Olive Center Executive Director
  • Program and instructors subject to change without notice

    Visitor Parking Lot 2 | Gateway Structure
    Friday 21st: Download ParkMobile app to conduct permit transactions from your phone. We advise you do this prior to arrival as the app requires a few steps to accept payment. All parking at UC Davis is now managed through the app and required.
    Saturday 22nd: Free

    PRICE PER TICKET: $850.00.

    Registration and payment is only available through the UC Davis registration site and will close on July 14th or when the capacity is met. No other forms of payment can be accepted.

    For our out-of-town visitors, multiple accommodations are available and some provide discounted UC Davis event rates.

    Hyatt Place UC Davis
    173 Old Davis Road Extension
    Davis, California
    Book online and select “UC Davis” rate

    Hilton Garden Inn Davis Downtown
    110 F St
    Davis, California
    530-753-3600 and mention “UC Davis rates”

    Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel
    234 D Street
    Davis, California

    Aggie Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
    245 First Street
    Davis, California

    Best Western University Lodge
    123 B Street
    Davis, California

    Email: for more information and for any questions please email Adele Amico Roxas adamicoroxas@ucdavis.edu


    This class does not allow for refunds and will not be cancelled. In the event of a new health advisory, public safety restrictions or other unforeseen reason that may cancel in-person classes at UC Davis, we will conduct the class virtually with registered participants online via Zoom. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

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    UC Davis Olive Oil Center - Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater 392 Old Davis Road, Davis CA 95616

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    Begin Date:

    Jul 21, 2023

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    End Date:

    Jul 22, 2023

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    Contact Information:

    Adele Amico Roxas (adamicoroxas@ucdavis.edu)

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    Price Per Ticket:


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    Last day to register online:

    Friday, July 14, 2023