- 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee
- 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Monterey County Ag Commissioner Update -Henry Gonzales, Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner
- 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Pest Management in Cannabis Production -Dr. Thomas Quick, Growmore
- 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Weed Control Practices in Organic Vegetable Production -Richard Smith, UCCE Monterey County
- 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK
- 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations
- 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Soil Health in Organic Production -Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers
- 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Humics in Organic Production -Peter Aleman, BioGro
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH
- 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Foliar Application Methods -Andrew Pederson, Brandt
- 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Sulfur Use in Organic Agriculture -Wesley Haun, Tiger-Sul
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel
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1 hour laws and regs
3 hours other
CCA Approved CEUs:
Nutrient Management: 1.5
Soil & Water Management: 0.5
Integrated Pest Management: 0.5
Crop Management: 1.5
Professional Development: 0.5
Manure Management: 0
Precision Ag: 0
The Nickels Soil Lab’s 2019 field day is set for May 7, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at facility on Green Bay Road in Arbuckle.
Topics on the program include:
- Walnut hedging for bot management.
- Erosion management options.
- Nematodes in walnuts/rootstock trial.
- Nitrogen in Walnuts: What, When, Where & How Much?
- Honey bee hive strength.
- Evaluation of Independent Irrigation Management of Different Varieties within the Same Almond Orchard during Pre-Harvest and Post-Harvest Periods.
- NOW management in almonds.
- Postharvest nitrogen fertilization of almonds in the Sacramento Valley.
One hour of PCA CE credits has been requested and 2.5 hours of CCA CE credits have been approved.
- 08:00 Registration – No fee
08:30 Regulatory update on pesticides and fumigation Lottie Martin, Deputy Ag Commissioner
08:50 An overview of soil and water management for growing healthy strawberries Mark Battany, Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
09:10 Nitrate leaching reduction in rainy winters by autumn application of high C:N ratio amendments Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz
09:30 Use of a summer cover crop as a partial carbon source for anaerobic soil disinfestation Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz
09:50 Effect of mulch film permeability on strawberry tolerance to herbicides Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, Salinas
10:10 Precision fumigation for managing weeds and soilborne pathogens in strawberry Oleg Daugovish, CE Advisor, UCCE, Ventura County
10:45 Management of strawberry fruit and foliar diseases and aerial imagery for monitoring crop health Chris Greer, IPM Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties
11:05 Spider mite management in organic and conventional strawberries Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms, Santa Maria
11:25 Growing strawberries sustainably using the new IPM model Surendra Dara, Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
11:45 Sprayer Calibration Program Jason Sharrett & Kevin Tate, California Strawberry Commission
12:05 Botrytis management strategies for 2019 Gerald Holmes, Director, Cal Poly Strawberry Center, San Luis Obispo
12:30 Lunch and adjourn
Spanish interpretation will be provided. Thanks to Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms for hosting the event.
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.
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
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Morning in English and afternoon in Spanish. FLYER 2019
The workshop key learnings will be:
• Identify and understand the role of plant nutrients in plant growth and their role in plant growth.
• Identify plant nutrient deficiency and toxicity symptoms.
• Understand the sources and movement of fertilizers in a nursery production system.
• Develop the groundwork for optimizing fertilizer use in a container nursery operation.
The workshop key learnings include:
• Have a working knowledge of fertilizer types.
• Choose the proper fertilizer(s) to optimize plant growth and have a sustainable operation
• Use fertilizers properly to optimize nutrient uptake into plants
• Monitor media and water quality
• Develop a record keeping program to track production with fertilizer usage
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:00-12:00PM
Class size is limited to 65 participants. Cost: No Charge 3.5 Grower CEUs
RSVP Deadline: November 13, 2019
- Nitrogen Decision Making
- Daniel Geisseler, Assistant Specialist in CE, University of California,
- Irrigation At Season’s End
- Tom Devol, Sr. Manager, Field Outreach and Education, Almond Board of California
- Basic Principles of Nitrogen Appliction in Orchards
- Katherine Jarvis-Shean, Orchard Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
- Nitrogen Management in Key Yolo County Crops
- Konrad Peter Mathesius, Agronomy Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension