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Field Day will include in-field demos, indoor workshops, and lunch.
Please see agenda for more information including topics and speakers
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Approved Continuing Education Units: CA DPR – 2.5 hrs., AZ Dept. of AG – 1.5 hrs. & CCA – 4.5 hrs.
Replanting almonds and stone-fruit orchards: effective “soil health” and fertility management
9:10-9:45 Prunus replant biology and use of anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) and whole orchard recycling (WOR) as preplant soil management options (Browne)
9:45-10:00 Monitoring WOR impacts on soil and air quality (Poret-Peterson)
10:00-10:10 Soil fertility management with orchard pre-plant mulching amendments (Culumber)
10:10-10:20 Potential of biochar amendment on water, and nutrient management (Gao)
10:20-10:30 Almond production systems research at Fresno State (Brar)
10:30-10:45 Move from classroom to CSU Fresno field trials
10:45-11:15 Replant disease management trial overview (Browne)
11:15-11:30 Soil organic amendments for mitigation of nematode infestations (Westphal)
11:30-11:40 Air quality monitoring equipment demonstration (Gao)
11:40-12:00 PM Almond production systems field trials (Brar)
*Pending 1.0 ‘other’ DPR CE and 2.0 CCA credits
For more info see attached agenda
Early registration and hotel reservations are available now. More details on the conference can be found at http://calasa.ucdavis.edu/
Day 1 Main Session:
– California Water Resources: Agricultural Impact
Day 1 Breakout Sessions:
– Climate Smart Agriculture
– Water and Salinity Management
– Technology for Ag Production and Research
– Irrigation Water Use Efficiency
Day 1 Evening Reception and Poster Session
– Posters are invited (see “Poster Call” link on website for submitting a poster)
– Awards given for best student posters
Day 2 Breakout Sessions (morning only):
– IPM: Insect Pests and Diseases
– Managing Nitrogen Fertilizer Inputs for Efficiency
– IPM: Weeds
– Nutrient Management
Schedule of demonstration flights and discussions
9:00am UC Merced Graduate Engineering Team- Ongoing research: Using UAV’s to collect multi-spectral images to help determine best timing of pest control practices: Discussion and demonstration. 30 min.
9:30am CSU Fresno Graduate Engineering Team- Ongoing research: Using UAV’s to collecting weather data from remote sensor stations for use in determining timing of pest control practices. Discussion and demonstration. 30 min.
10:00am Jim McKay, CalTech Ag, Quantix Pilot/Rep- Overview of a currently available, light-weight, simple to fly UAV that collects multi-spectral images to determine vegetative health for use in determining pesticide applications and other inputs. Discussion and demonstration. 30 min.
10:30am Brad Anderson, Yamaha Motors, Unmanned Systems Division Manager -Overview of Yamaha Motors Precision Ag- FAA Part 137 Certification, California DPR Licenses, current pesticide. Discussion and demonstration. 30 min.
11:00am Chuma Ogunwole, Business/Operations Mgr, Pyka Autonomous Aerial Application- Automated Pesticide Spraying using the Pyka Fixed-Wing Autonomous Aircraft. Discussion and display. 30 min.