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8:00 AM — Registration
PCA and Private Applicator sign-ups, Coffee and Doughnuts
8:25 AM — Welcome and Meeting Overview
Hosts- Dani Lightle (UCCE Glenn County) and Luke Milliron (UCCE Butte County)
8:30 AM — Tehama County Ag Commissioner Laws & Regulations Update
Doni Rulofson — Tehama County Assistant Ag Commissioner
9:00 AM — Cytospora Canker of Dried Plum
Dr. Themis Michailides — UCCE Plant Pathology Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9:30 AM — California Dried Plum Board Activities and FSMA Update
Debbie Mitchell—California Dried Plum Board
10:00 — 10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM — Wood Decay 101
Bob Johnson — UC Davis Plant Pathology PhD Student
10:50 AM — Update for the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program
Emmy Westlake and Rob Rianda
Mobile Irrigation Lab Program
Kevin Greer, Tehama County Resource Conservation District
11:25 AM — Prune Production Research Updates
Luke Milliron — UCCE Farm Advisor, Butte, Tehama & Glenn Counties
11:40 AM — Orchard of the Future Discussion
Franz Niederholzer — UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba & Colusa Counties
Buffet Lunch – Only by Prepaid Reservation–$15.00 per person
RSVP online or by calling 530-527-3101
Organized by the California Alfalfa Workgroup and California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium
Hosted by California Alfalfa & Forage Association (CAFA)
Nov. 27 – Full Day: Nutrient Management Workshop (Alfalfa/Corn/Grasses)
Nov 28-29 1.5 Day California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium (Economics, Irrigation, Pest Management)
Exhibits and Sponsorships Welcome
For conference registration, agenda and additional info visit http://calhay.org/symposium/
UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
The agenda is attached at the bottom of this post, and is as follows:
8:00am Doors Open and Sign In
8:15am Nitrogen Stabilizers in Silage Corn, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE San Joaquin/Delta Counties
8:45am Measuring the Interaction between N Demand and Water Use in Irrigated Corn, Mark Lundy, UC Davis
9:15am Regulatory Update, Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner
9:30am Fish Friendly Farming Program for the Delta, Laurel Marcus, California Land Stewardship Institute
10:00am Agronomic Strategies to Improve Alfalfa Pest Management, Dan Putnam, UC Davis
10:30am Opportunities for Automation and Optimization of Surface Irrigation Systems, Khaled Bali, UCCE, Kearney Research and Extension Center
11:00am Italian Ryegrass Management in California Wheat Cropping Systems, Mariano Galla, UCCE, Glenn/Butte/Tehama Counties
11:30am Managing for Soil Health and Soil Salinity, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
12:00pm Evaluations and Adjourn
We have submitted applications for continuing education for pesticide licensing and certified crop advisors. We have also submitted an application for nitrogen management continuing education, which would help to satisfy growers’ continuing education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program. Applications are pending.
What is the Alfalfa Symposium?
The Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is a comprehensive program on the many issues facing alfalfa and forage crops. Forages represent a major component of western farming and impact many other enterprises such as dairy farming, beef production, sheep, goats, as well as honey, agricultural industries and environmental issues. This symposium covers topics ranging from economics and markets, regulatory trends, industry issues, pest management, forage quality, irrigation, genetics to impacts and the environment. The symposium is a “must” for anyone interested in these important crops.
The 2019 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is organized by University Cooperative Extension Services of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, in cooperation with grower members of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association. The symposium is currently in its 49th year, and is hosted by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association, representing thousands of California forage growers.
Who Should Attend?
Farmers, Pest Control Advisors, Certified Crop Advisors, industry members, agency representatives, Cooperative Extension personnel, and anyone who wishes to be informed about important issues related to alfalfa and forages.