- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E.Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206).
The agenda is as follows:
8:00am Doors Open, Sign In, and Welcome
8:15am Regulatory Update, Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner
8:30am Sorghum Seeding Rates for Optimum Productivity, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
9:00am Alfalfa Weevil Management, Rachael Long, UCCE, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties
9:30am Lygus Management in Dry Beans, Rachael Long, UCCE, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties
10:15am California Farmers' Voices on Nitrogen Management, Jessica Rudnick, UC Davis
10:45am Managing Weeds in Agronomic Crop Rotations, Kurt Hembree, UCCE, Fresno County
11:15am Tools for Selecting Small Grain Varieties from UCCE Statewide Trials, Mark Lundy, UC Davis
12:00pm Lunch – Please RSVP
New this year, we will offer a burrito lunch. Please RSVP for the lunch by calling 209-953-6100 or by emailing email@example.com. (If you email us, please indicate your first and last names, how many people you are RSVPing for, and whether any of those people are vegetarian.) Those who RSVP will receive a lunch ticket when they arrive at the meeting. Due to budgetary considerations, we cannot guarantee a lunch to those who do not RSVP.
From 12:00-12:30pm, we will hold a focus group meeting for growers to provide input on practices that improve nitrogen management. The input will inform a survey that will assist UC Davis researchers on barriers to adoption of such practices. All are welcome to meet with the research team over lunch.
We have submitted applications for continuing education for pesticide licensing and certified crop advisors. New this year, we have also submitted an application for nitrogen management continuing education, which would help to satisfy growers' requirements by Water Coalitions. If our applications are approved, then we would be offering 1.75 DPR credits, 3.5 CCA credits, and 0.5 N management credits.
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.