Ask and ye shall receive. A good number of you have asked to see the powerpoints for the presentations from this last Caneberry Meeting and here they are.
I also understand that some were not able to make it out on Tuesday, for example dipping strawberry plants and the like, so even though you couldn't attend, nevertheless the presentations are here for your review.
A thank you to our speakers who did all of this work and made this wonderful event happen./span>
All of the presentations from the strawberry meeting this past Friday are posted here.
Many thanks to all of the speakers for coming out and making this such a special event.
HUGE thanks also to the Strawberry Commission for not only sponsoring the event, but also helping out so much in running this deal, which with over two hundred guests is a pretty large event for a couple of people to handle.
People who care about chill might want to spend a moment on this as the article linked below refers to different qualities of environmental chill.
The following article is for pistachios, but conceptually the thesis applies to our berry culture on the Central Coast.
One to two decades ago, fog in the Central Valley maintained temperatures steady, oftentimes below the 45 degree threshold for chill accumulation, for longer periods. This has been named "warm-wet" chill.
In recent years, however, the pattern has changed, to little fog and consequent cold nights below 45 degrees followed by clear sunny days well into the sixties. Net result of this "sunny chill" has been buds breaking on the sunny side of the tree and no buds breaking on the shady side. A comparison in strawberry would be more pronounced differences in plant performance on the warm side of the bed compared to the cooler; caneberries quite probably similar to trees in having lateral budbreak earlier on the side of the hedgerow facing the Sun.
Now, in 2016-17, it's even more complicated with warm rains and few days below 45 degrees at all. Doesn't seem like there is a consensus on how this will play out in the spring.
H/T Bob Klein, Manager; Administrative Committee for Pistachios and UCCE Farm Advisor Craig Kallsen.
Announcing the 2017 Annual Caneberry meeting.
Meeting will be held at the UC Cooperative Extension office at 1430 Freedom Blvd (Suite E) in Watsonville on February 14. Solid material from start to finish - following a brief regulatory update, we'll talk about spotted wing drosophila, have a look at options to methyl bromide fumigation thanks to our colleague Inga Zasada from Oregon and then explore the issue of fruit deformity in blackberry with UCCE's own Shimat Joseph and Mark Gaskell.
Hot breakfast to be served before the meeting. See you there!
Readers might be interested in attending either or both of the following webinars coming up in the next few weeks:
Making the Most of Your Insecticide Toolbox to Manage SWD: Jan. 25, 2017, at 8:30 9:00 am PST
Will provide recommendations for growers to prepare for the 2017 growing season.
Registration is free, but you must register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/5c0227f576a61869d746f627e8486654
Organic Management of SWD: February 1
Join eOrganic for a webinar on organic management of Spotted Wing Drosophila on February 1, 2017, at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.
Registration is free, but you must register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8379387290681616900