Dragon Fruit Field Day

When:
September 14, 2019 @ 6:30 am – 2:30 pm
2019-09-14T06:30:00-07:00
2019-09-14T14:30:00-07:00
Where:
UC South Coast Research & Extension Center
1601 Irvine Blvd. Irvine
CA 92618
Cost:
50

Tentative Agenda:

  • 6:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 7:30 am Welcome & Overview of UC-SCREC – UC South Coast REC Staff
  • 7:45 am Trams Depart for Field Tour: Session 1 8:00 am Stop # 1: Presentations in Conference Room/Breezeway (CR) Stop # 2: Tour & Discussion at Pitahaya Research Plots (FT)
  • 9:30 am Swap Tour Stops
  • 10:00 am Repeat Field Tour Stops: Session 2
  • 11:30 am End Field Tour
  • 12:00 pm LUNCH, Pitahaya Fruit & Ice Cream Tasting (Breezeway) – Got fruit? Bring at least 10 pieces of fruit for all participants to taste!!
  • 1:30 pm Pitahaya Cutting Exchange – Self Service based on cutting availability. Got cuttings? Bring as many as you can to share with other participants!
  • 2:30 pm Adjourn

    Topics to be Discussed

  • Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Variety performance at SCREC – Ramiro Lobo, UCCE San Diego (FT) •
  • Pollen Collection, Pollination & Fruit Harvesting Demonstration – Ramiro Lobo & Tony Pacheco, UCCE San Diego (FT) •
  • Pitahaya Trellis Systems and Pruning Techniques – Ramiro Lobo, UCCE San Diego (FT) •
  • Pitahaya Irrigation & Systems Design Considerations – Ramiro Lobo, UCCE San Diego (FT) •
  • Growing Pitahaya from Seed: The Palora Experience – Donovan Vasta, Cal Poly Pomona (CR) •
  • Pitahaya Grafting: How to Expedite Speed Fruit Production from Seedling – Paco Frausto, Grower/Researcher (CR) •
  • Weed Management Strategies Without Glyphosate, Spraying Equipment and Ergonomic Tools – Cheryl Wilen, UCCE IPM Area Advisor and Jan Gonzales, UCCE San Diego County (FT) •
  • Nematode Issues in Pitahaya Production – Ole Becker, UC Riverside Nematology Specialist (FT) •
  • Growing Pitahayas in your Backyard – Ed Valdivia and Others, Group discussion during Lunch/Pitahaya & Ice Cream Tasting (CR) •
  • Establishing New Pitahaya Orchids and Pitahaya Production in Israel- Eyal Givon, Grower in Moorpark

    REGISTER EARLY – SPACE IS LIMITED TO 100 ATTENDEES!! Register Online at: http://ucanr.edu/2019-pitahaya

  • Registration Questions: Erin Spaniel, 858-822-7919 Program Information: Ramiro Lobo, 858-243-4608

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