Events Calendar

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Central Coast Pepper Production Workshop @ Old City Hall, 2nd Floor
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:45 pm


2018 Central Coast Pepper Production Workshop


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (8:00 am – 12:45 pm)

Old City Hall, 2nd Floor

7400 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020

 7:30-8:00 Registration

 8:00-8:15 Welcome & Introductions Aparna Gazula, Farm Advisor, UCCE Santa Clara County

 8:15-8:45 IPM: Weed Management Updates Richard Smith, Farm Advisor, UCCE Monterey County

 8:45-9:00 IPM: Overview of Pepper Weevil Infestation in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Aparna Gazula, Farm Advisor, UCCE Santa Clara County

 9:00-9:30 IPM: Pepper Weevil Management Research Updates John Trumble, Distinguished Professor of Entomology, UC Riverside

 9:30-10:00 IPM: Pepper Diseases: Updates on Concerns and Management Steven T. Koike, Director, TriCal Diagnostics Hollister, California

 10:00-10:30 IPM: Breeding for Pest Management

 10:30-10:45 Break and Refreshments

 10:45-11:15 Resource Management: Adapting the CropManage Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Decision Support Tool for Peppers Michael Cahn, Farm Advisor, UCCE Monterey County

 11:15-11:45 Resource Management: Management of Soil Amendments in Peppers Cole Smith, Research Associate, UCCE Santa Clara County

 11:45-12:45 Regulatory Update: Pesticide Handler Training, Record Keeping, Cal Ag Permits School Notification Kristian Barbeau, Agricultural Biologist, Santa Clara County Agricultural Department



Online registration link:

Registration call: Aparna Gazula 408-282-3127

West Side Vegetable Crops Winter Meeting @ UC West Side Research and Extension Center
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

For more information visit or see the full agenda


Integrated Pest Management : 1.5
Crop Management : 1

South Sacramento Valley Processing Tomato Production Meeting @ Woodland Community Center
Jan 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • 7:45 Coffee and Refreshments
  • 8:15 Broomrape- a Weed of Industry Concern
    • Gene Miyao, retired, UC Farm Advisor, Yolo/Solano/Sacramento counties
  • 8:40 Recent Tomato Lessons Gleaned from UC Russell Ranch, Long-Term Experiment
    • Israel Herrera, field manager, UC Russell Ranch project, UC Davis.
  • 9:00 Local Pesticide Regulation Update
    • Jenni King, Deputy Ag Commissioner, Yolo County
  • 9:20 Decision Support Tools for Processing Tomato Irrigation and Fertilization
    • Daniel Geisseler, Nutrient Management Specialist, UC Davis
  • 9:40 Break
  • 10:00 Summary of Fungicide Efficacy Evaluations for Powdery Mildew Control; and Progress Report on Yield Response to Grafting
    • Brenna Aegerter, UC Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County
  • 10:20 Processing Tomato Variety Evaluations
    • Scott Picanso & Jonathan Deniz, TS&L.
  • 10:40 Keys to Field Bindweed Management
    • Lynn Sosnoskie, UC Farm Advisor, Merced and Madera counties
  • 11:00 Monitoring Southern Blight in Colusa County and 2018 Field Observations
    • Amber Vinchesi, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa and Sutter/Yuba counties
  • 11:20-11:40 Fusarium Diseases of Tomato- an Update on Identification and Management
    • Cassandra Swett, Plant Pathology Dept, UC Davis