- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
UC Cooperative Extension in San Joaquin County will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E.Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206).
The first half of the meeting will focus on pest management and the new regulations and permit conditions for chlorpyrifos, including results from an industry project to evaluate its critical uses and IPM decision-support tools for insecticide recommendations and stewardship. The second half of the meeting will focus on crop fertility and soil resource management.
The agenda is as follows:
8:00am Doors Open, Welcome and Introductions
8:10am Seed Treatments for Wireworm Control in Field Corn: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
8:30am Alfalfa Project Overview Addressing Critical Chlorpyrifos Use: Pete Goodell and Lori Berger, UC IPM, UC Kearney Research and Education Center, Parlier
9:10am Science Behind New Chlorpyrifos Regulations: Randy Segawa, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Sacramento
9:25am Local Permit Conditions and Restrictions on Chlorpyrifos Use: Barbara Huecksteadt, Agricultural Commissioner's Office, San Joaquin County
9:40am NRCS Conservation Planning and Pesticide Hazard Mitigation: Ora Van Steyn, USDA-NRCS, San Joaquin County
9:55am Local Impacts and On-Farm Management – Panel Discussion: Mick Canevari, UCCE Emeritus, San Joaquin County; Bob Ferguson, Grower, San Joaquin County; Larry Godfrey, UC Davis; Dan Putnam, UC Davis; Mike Wackman, San Joaquin County and Delta Water Quality Coalition
10:40am Using Dairy Manures as Fertility Sources of Silage Corn: Martin Burger, UC Davis
11:00am Use of Online Resources for Nutrient Management Decisions and Nitrogen Budgeting: Daniel Geisseler, UC Davis
11:20am Salinity Management in Alfalfa Fields: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
11:40am Wrap-up and evaluations
Continuing education (DPR and CCA) will be available. Our programs are open to all potential participants. If you require special accommodations, please contact UCCE San Joaquin County at 209-953-6100. Thank you, and hope to see you at the meeting.