September 19, 2002 |
CONTACT: Jeannette Warnert, (559) 646-6074, email@example.com |
UC conservation tillage conferences set for October
Farmers, researchers and agriculture support industry partners will be sharing recent experiences with a variety of reduced tillage production systems in three half-day conferences set for early October.
The first conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Tulare County UC Cooperative Extension office, 4437 S. Laspina St., Tulare. The agenda includes case study panels on corn, cotton and tomatoes. Panelists are local producers Gil Replogle and Tom Barcellos, UCCE farm advisors Steve Wright and Carol Frate, UCCE cotton specialist Bob Hutmacher, UCCE ag economist Karen Klonsky, UCCE vegetable crop specialist Jeff Mitchell, and other local farmers and pest control advisers.
From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8, a conference will be held at the UC West Side Research and Extension Center, 17353 W. Oakland Ave., Five Points. West side farmers Bob Prys and Gary Esajian, ag support industry representative Barbara Kutzner, UC farm advisor Dan Munk, Hutmacher, Klonsky and Mitchell will present findings of their recent evaluations of conservation tillage systems.
Oct. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the conservation tillage conference will be at the Long-Term Research on Agricultural Systems Field Headquarters at UC Davis. The facility is five miles west of the City of Davis on Russell Boulevard. Case studies on corn, beans and tomatoes will be presented. Panelists include local producers Bruce Rominger, Darrell Cordova, Topper Van Lobensels and Eric Freese; USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service conservationist Phil Hogan; local resource conservation service scientists Jeanette Wrysinski and Paul Robins; Klonsky, Mitchell and other UC researchers, local farmers and pest control advisers.
The panelists will describe the basic production systems they are working on, give information on the equipment they are using and provide insights on specific issues they have had to address in their search for sustainable agricultural systems. Opportunities will be provided for questions following each case study panel presentation.
These conferences continue the tradition of annual meetings sponsored by the University of California/USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Tillage Workgroup since 1998.
Admission is free and pest control adviser and certified crop adviser continuing education credit has been requested.
For more information, contact Jeff Mitchell at (559) 646-6565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.