University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Centennial Staff Profiles


 Name Richard P. Buchner
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Richard Buchner
 Title Pomology Advisor/County Director
 Location UCCE Tehama County
 Time with ANR 32 years
 Typical Day My position is an Orchard farm Advisor for Tehama and neighboring counties.Orchard work varies with the time of year. In the Fall, following harvest, orchard farmers are interested in tree pruning principles and practices.Fall is also the time to plan orchard grower meetings.Tehama hosts a walnut grower meeting and a prune grower meeting in Feburary. In the spring, as trees begin to flower and leaf, questions usually involve frost protection and spring disease control.In the summer topics include include insect management. In a typical day I would meet with clientele,learn about their particular problem or question,discuss research based solutions and possibly design a research project to help identify the best possible solution.

 Most Memorable Moment Publishing the Prune Production Manual University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication # 3507 May 2012

 What I love Most About Working for ANR Helping orchard growers find the best production practices and doing the research projects to benefit California and world orchard farmers

 My Story I started with UCCE in 1977 as a research assistant in El Dodato county.I completed a MS program at UC Davis in 1982 and started working for UC in the field of irrigation management.In December 1983 I accepted an orchard Farm Advisor position in Shasta County.In 1992 I moved to Tehama County with responsibility for Walnuts,Almond and Prune production

Here's to another 100 years of science and service!

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