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

Crop Estimation Tailgate
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Estimating yield is both important and difficult. Accurate projections of crop size are necessary for both logistical and financial planning. Growers will share their experience and wisdom when it comes to estimating a crop including their methods, tips and techniques. Different methods will  be compared and discussed. We will also dip into the theory behind making estimates.

Confirmed Speakers:

Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager, Jackson Family Wines- Los Alamos
Craig Macmillan, Ph.D., Technical Program Manager, Vineyard Team

SIP Certified Standards:

The content of this workshop applies to SIP Certified® Standard 10.1.4

3.0 CCA CEUs applied for

Free for Members/$30 for Non-members