Join Jim Durst (Durst Organic Farms) and Eric Brennan (USDA) for an afternoon of conversation on the ins and outs of successful on-farm production and management of cover crops. The learning lab will be discussion based and potluck style and will be facilitated by Margaret Lloyd (UCCE Small Farms Advisor). We will explore a range of topics, including: the benefits of cover cropping, how to implement them into your specific farming operation, and the economics of implementing. Please bring a dish to share or simply join us for discussion.
- 7:45 Coffee and Refreshments
- 8:15 Broomrape- a Weed of Industry Concern
- Gene Miyao, retired, UC Farm Advisor, Yolo/Solano/Sacramento counties
- 8:40 Recent Tomato Lessons Gleaned from UC Russell Ranch, Long-Term Experiment
- Israel Herrera, field manager, UC Russell Ranch project, UC Davis.
- 9:00 Local Pesticide Regulation Update
- Jenni King, Deputy Ag Commissioner, Yolo County
- 9:20 Decision Support Tools for Processing Tomato Irrigation and Fertilization
- Daniel Geisseler, Nutrient Management Specialist, UC Davis
- 9:40 Break
- 10:00 Summary of Fungicide Efficacy Evaluations for Powdery Mildew Control; and Progress Report on Yield Response to Grafting
- Brenna Aegerter, UC Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County
- 10:20 Processing Tomato Variety Evaluations
- Scott Picanso & Jonathan Deniz, TS&L.
- 10:40 Keys to Field Bindweed Management
- Lynn Sosnoskie, UC Farm Advisor, Merced and Madera counties
- 11:00 Monitoring Southern Blight in Colusa County and 2018 Field Observations
- Amber Vinchesi, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa and Sutter/Yuba counties
- 11:20-11:40 Fusarium Diseases of Tomato- an Update on Identification and Management
- Cassandra Swett, Plant Pathology Dept, UC Davis
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
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