Placer / Nevada Counties
University of California
Placer / Nevada Counties

2018 Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting

Date: February 1, 2018

Time: 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: Mark Bolda at 831-763-8040

Sponsor: UCCE Santa Cruz & Santa Cruz Ag.Commissioner

Location: Watsonville Elk's lodge

Event Details

2018 Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting

February 1, 2018

Watsonville Elk's Lodge, 121 Martinelli St.



6:45-7:15        Registration and Sign-in, No fee

7:15-7:40        Laws and Regulations Update, 2018

                        Juan Hildago, Office of the Santa Cruz County Agriculture 


7:40-8:05        Strategies for Determining Nitrogen Needs in Strawberry

                        Michael Cahn, UCCE Monterey County

8:05-8:30        No Spin Zone: Hard Talk about Fumigation Alternatives

                        Mark Bolda, UCCE Santa Cruz County

8:30-8:55        LBAM Alert: Reminder to the Grower Community

                        Mark Bolda, UCCE Santa Cruz County

8:55-9:20        Santa Cruz County Strategic Plan

                       Carlos Palacios, Santa Cruz County Administrative Officer

9:20-9:50        Break

9:50-10:15      Soil Amendments and Strawberry

                        Dan Chellemi, Vice President, Agricultural Solutions

10:15-10:40    Fusarium Biology and Ecology

                        Peter Henry, UC Davis

10:40-11:05    Soilborne Pest Management and Southern California strawberries

                        Oleg Daugovish, UCCE Ventura County

11:05-11:30    A Discussion about the Use of Synthetic Nitrogen in Organic 


                        Eric Brennan, USDA, Salinas

11:30-11:55    Strawberry Commission Research Update

                        Mercy Olmstead, California Strawberry Commission

Noon               Conclusion of meeting


** A catered breakfast will be available for participants in the meeting




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