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
Tulare International Agri-Center Heritage Room
4500 South Laspina Street, Tulare
11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Lunch will be Served
*PCA & CCA hours available*
- “Epidemiology and Management of Almond Hull Rot”
- Dr. James Adaskaveg, Professor and Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside
- “Plant Stress & Fertility Needs at Hull Split & Postharvest”
- Jared Sannar, PCA, CCA Redox Agronomist
- “Update on Ganoderma Butt Rot”
- Bob Johnson, UC Davis Plant Pathology PhD Candidate
- “Mitigating Disease Pressure with Nutrition”
- Jim White, PCA, CCA Soil Basics Agronomist
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Fertilizer and Irrigation
The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Grape Research Alliance (NGRA) are
partnering to produce the NGRA-ARS Sensor Technology Workshop to be held this fall in Sacramento, CA.
Join wine and grape industry principals to hear from scientists about the sensors
that support grape-growing today (including the strengths and shortcomings of these offerings),
what’s in the research pipeline and what advances are on the horizon.
In this dynamic event, the scientists will gain valuable insight about sensor technologies, too,
from a panel of early-adopters, from industry attendees and from fellow researchers, as well.
Be a part of the exploration!
When and Where?
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Embassy Suites, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
7:30 a.m. – Registration open, coffee service available
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Speaker program
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Reception
$150 – NGRA Board members
$250 – Industry and academic guests
Ticketing fees apply
All tickets include lunch and reception.
Ticket sales end 24 hours in advance; no tickets will be sold onsite.
Tickets will be non-refundable
PCAs: 2 hours CEU credit (in “other” category) offered via the California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation
CCAs: 7.5 CEU credits offered in precision ag (3), soil & water management (2), crop management (1.5) and integrated pest management (1)
via Certified Crop Adviser
- 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee
- 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Understanding Organic Fertilizers
Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers
- 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Pest Management in Cannabis and Hemp
Dr. Thomas Quick, Growmore
- 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Integrated Pest Management for Insects & Mites in Organic Almond and Walnut Production
Emily J. Symmes, PhD, Sac Valley Area IPM Advisor; UCCE & State IPM Program
- 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations
- 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Foliar Application Methods
Andrew Pedersen, Brandt
- 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Organic IPM in Field and Vegetable Crop Production
- Rachael Long, UCCE Farm Advisor
- 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM LUNCH
- 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations
- 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Pesticide Safety and Violations
- Scott Bowden, Sutter County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
- 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM Sulphur Use in Organic Agriculture
Wesley Haun, Tiger-Sul
- 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel
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.