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Becky Wheeler-Dykes

Orchard Systems & Weed Ecology Advisor
UC Cooperative Extension Glenn County
821 E. South Street
Orland, CA 95963
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Also in:
Tehama County
Colusa County


My name is Becky Wheeler-Dykes and I am thrilled to join UC Cooperative Extension as the new Orchard Systems Advisor serving Glenn, Tehama and Colusa Counties. I am based in Orland at the Glenn UCCE Office. As an Orchard Crops and Weed Ecology Advisor, I cover olives, prunes, walnuts and almonds and emphasize weed management research and extension in these cropping systems. I grew up on a small prune and walnut farm in Gridley and am happy to be settling down near family. After completing my undergraduate degree in Crop Science and Business Management at UC Davis, I continued on for my Masters in Entomology, where I focused on IPM in orchards. I have since worked in ag research in several crops and disciplines, and I’m excited to bring those experiences to the Sac Valley as the newest Farm Advisor.

I look forward to learning from and with my clientele and I can’t wait to build a research program to support our unique needs in Glenn, Tehama and Colusa Counties. Please give me a call to come out and troubleshoot problems in the field, learn about the challenges you face in agriculture, or just get to know you and your orchards! I can be reached by email at bawheeler@ucanr.edu or telephone at 530-884-9313.


M.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis. 2012
B.S. Crop Science & Business Management, University of California, Davis. 2010



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  • Reyes, Clarissa; Ott, Jaime, et al. (2024). Perspectives on Walnut Economics Panel Discussions: A Recap. Sacramento Valley Walnut Newsletter.
  • Wheeler-Dykes, Becky; Niederholzer, Franz (2024). Potassium Management Options in Prunes. Sacramento Valley Prune News. https://www.sacvalleyorchards.com/prunes/year-round-management-prunes/potassium-management-options/
  • Wheeler-Dykes, Becky (2024). Pre-Bloom through March Almond Orchard Management Considerations. Sacramento Valley Almond News.
  • Wheeler-Dykes, Becky; Niederholzer, Franz (2024). Spring and Early Summer Orchard Considerations. Sacramento Valley Prune News.
  • Wheeler-Dykes, Becky (2023). Introducing a Butte County Walnut Variety Trial. Sacramento Valley Orchard Source Website. September 25. https://www.sacvalleyorchards.com/walnuts/horticulture-walnuts/introducing-a-new-variety-trial/
  • Wheeler-Dykes, Becky (2023). Post-Harvest Almond Orchard Considerations. Sacramento Valley Almond News. UCCE Glenn. Fall.
  • Wheeler-Dykes, Becky; Milliron, Luke (2023). Replanting Prunes Back into Prunes. Sacramento Valley Prune News. UCCE Glenn. Fall.

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