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Spray Application Technology

Summary The goal of this workgroup is improved pesticide and nutrient application efficiency in all settings in California. Progress towards this goal will reduce grower/applicator costs and the pollution potential from off-site movement of the spray material.
 
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Franz Niederholzer (Chair)
Phone (530) 458-0570
E-Mail fjniederholzer@ucanr.edu
Unit: Colusa County
Location: Cooperative Extension Colusa County
PO Box 180, 100 Sunrise Boulevard
Suite E
Colusa, 95932
 
Membership List
 
AES Scientist
Giles, Ken Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  Professor Engineering for pest control and plant protection; development of target sensing and sprayer control systems; handling and distribution of biological pest control agents; automation of pest control operations.
Michailides, Themis Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Plant Pathologist and Lecturer Ecology, epidemiology and control of fungal diseases of fruit and nut crops and vines, postharvest diseases, aflatoxin and mycotoxins of nut crops and figs.
Morse, Joseph Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist and Professor of Entomology, Emeritus Citrus and avocado pest management, biological control; applied insect ecology; pesticide impacts on natural enemies; resistance management
CE Advisor
Aegerter, Brenna San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Vegetable Crops, Plant Pathology
Beede, Robert Kings County
  (Retired) Farm Advisor Emeritus Horticulture: Tree fruit, nuts, grapes
Bettiga, Larry Monterey County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Wine grape production, canopy management, pest management, rootstock and clonal evaluation.
Bolda, Mark Santa Cruz County
  County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
Brittan, Kent Sacramento County
  Emeritus Farm Advisor for Field Crops Small grains, corn and biofuel crops
(info only) Connell, Joseph Butte County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus Almonds, olives, citrus, subtropicals, ornamentals
Coviello, Richard Fresno County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Entomology, pest management
Faber, Ben Ventura County
  Advisor Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Gispert, Carmen Indio Office
  Area Viticulture/Pest Management Advisor Wine and table grapes
Grant, Joseph San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus walnuts, cherries, olives, miscellaneous fruits; fruit crops, integrated pest management
Greer, Christopher Office of the Associate Vice President
  Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension Rice - Pest management, cultural practices, environmental interactions
Hembree, Kurt Fresno County
  Weed Management Farm Advisor Weed management strategies in crop and non-crop settings
Ingels, Chuck Capital Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor Tree crops, grapes, environmental horticulture, and Master Gardeners/urban horticulture. Areas of research and extension focus include IPM, evaluation of sustainable products and practices, water conservation and deficit irrigation, home orchards and vineyards, sustainable landscaping, alternative turfgrass species, and tree training, pruning, and grafting.
Marcum, Daniel Shasta-Lassen Office
  Farm Advisor - Retired Irrigation, plant nutrition, salinity, entomology, sustainable agriculture, agronomy, vegetable crops, engineering, plant pathology, integrated pest management, systems management, economics, weed control, nematology, strawberry nursery production, garlic, wild rice, alfalfa, timothy, sugarbeet, pasture, range, biodiversity, peppermint, viticulture
Miyao, Gene Capital Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor, Vegetable Crops Processing tomato production.
Munier, Douglas Butte County
  Retired Farm Advisor Agronomy-cotton, corn, wheat, clover seed, safflower, sunflower, and dry beans
Munk, Daniel Fresno County
  Farm Advisor Irrigation, crop nutrient management and cotton production systems
Natwick, Eric Imperial County
  Entomology Advisor Entomology, Pest Management
Niederholzer, Franz Colusa County
  Farm Advisor   Orchard Systems Prunes, almonds, pears, apple, cherry, olive, plum, citrus, and pomegranate
O'Connell, Neil Tulare County
  Retired Farm Advisor Citrus, Avocado
Orloff, Steve Siskiyou County
  County Director/Farm Advisor Conducts research & educational program with alfalfa, small grains, irrigated pasture, and noncrop weed control with emphasis on variety adaptation, pest management, irrigation, and general production practices
Pickel, Carolyn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area IPM Advisor, Emeritus IPM programs
Retired - Baameur, Aziz Small Farm Program
  Retired Emeritus, Farm Advisor Small Farms, cultivar evaluation, nutrient management, irrigation, specialty crops, vegetables, Asian vegetables, Small Farms
Roncoroni, John Napa County
  Weed Science Farm Advisor Weed Control and Vegetation Management in Perennial Crops, Covercrops and Aquatic Weed Control
Smith, Rhonda Sonoma County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Viticulture, wine grapes, water management, pest management, vine nutrition
Vargas, Ronald Madera County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Field crops, cotton production, weed control
Vasquez, Stephen
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Viticulture and Grape Pathology
Verdegaal, Paul San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Viticulture, almonds
Wilson, Rob Intermountain Research & Extension Center
  Farm Advisor Pest managment in vegetable and field crops; Potato variety development; Production of potatoes, onions, peppermint, and small grains
Wunderlich, Lynn Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor Viticulture and Pomology for the foothills; Sprayer calibration; Integrated Pest Management; Biological Control
CE Specialist
Allen, Edith Botany & Plant Sciences
  CE Natural Resources Specialist & Professor of Plant Ecology
Crisosto, Carlos Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Postharvest Physiologist Extension and research on postharvest biology and technology of fruits; fruit quality and deterioration and handling systems
Fidelibus, Matthew Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Associate CE Specialist Raisin, table and wine grape production,fruit quality, whole-plant physiology, plant growth regulators, weeds.
Garbelotto, Matteo Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Extension Specialist in Forest Pathology and Adjunct Professor Forest pathology and mycology
Grafton-Cardwell, Elizabeth Lindcove Research & Extension Center
  Director of Lindcove REC & Research Entomologist UC Riverside Citrus Integrated Pest Management
Johnson, R. Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Pomologist, Emeritus Irrigation, fertilization, fruit thinning, rootstocks and fruit growth of peach, plum, nectarine, apple and kiwifruit; Davis campus specialist
Lanini, W Weed Science Program
  CE Weed Ecologist Ecology, weed crop competition, weed biology and low-input agriculture
McGiffen, Milton Botany & Plant Sciences
  CE Specialist and Plant Physiologist Vegetable Crops, Invasive Species, Weed Science, Sustainable Agriculture, and Alternatives to Methyl Bromide
VanSteenwyk, Robert Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  CE Entomologist Deciduous fruits, nuts and vines
Zalom, Frank Entomology (UCD)
  Distinguished Professor, CE Specialist and Entomologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station Fruit and Vegetable Crop Entomology; Integrated Pest Management
Other ANR
Blecker, Lisa Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Coordinator, Pesticide Safety Education Program and Office of Pesticide Information and Coordination (OPIC) Pesticide Safety Education. Coordinate and review Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) activities pertaining to pesticide research, experimentation and use. Provide quality assurance of DANR publications recommending pesticide uses.
Cohen, Susan Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Senior Writer (Pesticide Safety) Pesticide Compendia; Pesticide Safety Training Resources
Dreistadt, Steve Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Principal Editor IPM, ornamentals, landscape, biological control
Martin, Tunyalee Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Communications Leads UC IPM communications, manages IPM publication projects, and supervises editorial and technical staff developing and producing IPM outreach materials for Web and print.
Melnicoe, Rick Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Retired effective June 28, 2012. Contact Lisa Blecker 530-750-1251, lblecker@ucdavis.edu.
Sams, Judy Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
 
Strand, Joyce Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IPM Academic Coordinator Emeritus Application of computers in agriculture (particularly pest management), agricultural meteorology
Whithaus, Shannah Integrated Pest Management
  PSEP Sr. Editor
Non-UC
Berger, Lori
 
DeSousa, Richard
 
Foth, Glen
 
Hoheisel, Gwen
  WSU Extension Educator Tree Fruit, Grapes
Jenkins, Jeff
  Professor Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Ludwig, Gabriele
 
mulvaney, sean
  sales manager spraying equipment
Obenauf, Gary
  Director of Research
rackerby, matt
 
Rear, Jeffrey
 
Robertson, Mark
  Senior Environmental Scientist Pest Managment
Shrestha, Anil Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IPM Weed Ecologist Development and implementation of IPM strategies and tactics for vegetation management. Primary crops corn, cotton, tree fruit, grape, tomato.
Siegel, Joel
  Research Entomologist Entomology, Insect Pathology, Epidemiology
Steenwerth, Kerri
  Research Soil Scientist
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Wolf, John
 
Membership Totals
Number of Members70
ANR Members51
Non-ANR19
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