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Summary Addresses topics related to cotton production Systems and cotton fiber quality, including production economics and efficiencies, approaches to improve fiber and seed quality, impacts of practices such as nutrient management and defoliation practices on environmental quality and regulatory concerns, impacts of biotechnology and development of resistance management approaches in both insect and weed management, collaborative efforts in plant disease management and host plant resistance issues in cotton in collaboration with UCD, UCR and USDA colleagures, and collaborative efforts related to reduced tillage options research and extension activities in cooperation with the Conservation Tillage Workgroup.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Robert Hutmacher (Chair)
Phone (559) 884-2411 ext. 206
Unit: West Side Research & Extension Center
Location: P. O. Box 158
17353 West Oakland Avenue
Five Points, 93624-0158
Membership List
AES Scientist
(info only) Hsieh, You-Lo Textiles & Clothing
  Professor & Chair fiber and polymer chemistry, biopolymers, nanofibers, hybrid materials
Plant, Richard Department of Plant Sciences
  AES   Professor   Quantitative Analyst Application of systems analysis to crop and resource management; including statistics, geographic information systems, and mathematical modeling.
Roberts, Philip Nematology Department
  Chair, Nematologist & Professor of Nematology Nematode host-parasite relations, genetics and pest management in field and vegetable crops
Rosenheim, Jay Entomology (UCD)
  Professor Insect ecology, integrated pest management, and biological control. Use of farmer-generated data to enhance pest and crop management ('Ecoinformatics')
Ustin, Susan Hydrology Program
  AES Professor of Resource Science Remote sensing of environmental properties and landscape analysis utilizing optical, microwave, and/or thermal scanners, radiation interactions in plant canopies and application to ecological problems
CE Advisor
Canevari, Mick San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus Weed Control
Goodell, Peter Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus, IPM Development and delivery of IPM tactics, nematode and insect pest management in field crops, (cotton, alfalfa, melon) developing IPM strategies at the ecological landscape level
Haviland, David Kern County
  Farm Advisor Entomologist and Pest Management. Advise in identification and control of Pest.
Macedo, Tulio Madera County
  Farm Advisor Agronomic Crops and Weed Control
Marsh, Brian Kern County
  County Director/Farm Advisor Agronomy, cotton, small grains, corn and silage, weed control
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
Wright, Steven Kings County
  Farm Advisor- Tulare and Kings Counties Cotton, small grains, weed control
CE Specialist
Davis, R Plant Pathology - CAES
  CE Plant Pathologist Diseases of vegetable & field crops
Godfrey, Larry Entomology (UCD)
  CE Specialist Extension Entomology Specialist
Hutmacher, Robert West Side Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Specialist and Center Director, West Side REC cotton production issues, water stress, nutrient mgmt
Klonsky, Karen Agricultural & Resource Economics
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Emerita Farm Management and Production, Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Agriculture
Mitchell, Jeffrey Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Cropping Systems Specialist Vegetable cropping systems, irrigation management, soil quality, organic soil amendments, extension models, postharvest physiology
Pettygrove, G. Land, Air & Water Resources
  CE Soils Specialist Emeritus Soil fertility; land application of wastes and wastewater; dairy manure; winegrape nutrition; precision agriculture.
Other ANR
(info only) DeMoura, Richard Agricultural & Resource Economics
  Staff Research Associate Cost Production Studies
Keeley, Mark Department of Plant Sciences
  Staff Research Associate III Cotton & Sorghum
Anderson, David Dow AgroSciences / Phytogen Seed Company
  Director, Applied Research cotton breeding and genetics
Barcellos, Aaron cotton board
  grower, Cotton Inc. State Support Committee
(info only) Bezark, Larry California Dept Food and Agric, Pink Bollworm Program
  Program Supervisor entomology, pest mgmt
Borba, Mark Grower / CA Cotton Growers Assoc
  Grower / CA Cotton Growers Associate Board grower / Farm mgmt / Board member of CA Cotton Growers Assoc / Cotton Inc State Support Committee, Cotton Board National
Brueggemann, Mike Cotton Foundation /Nat'l Cotton Council
  Regional Representative / Directors
(info only) Cameron, Don CPCSD / CA Cotton Growers Assoc / Amer Cotton Producers
  Grower / American Cotton Producers/ CA Cotton Growers Associ co-op President, conventional and organic cotton production
(info only) Cantrell, Roy Cotton incorporated
  Trait Development Head, Cotton
Cantu, Steven Cotton Incorporated
  grower, member Cotton Inc. State Support Committee
Colvin, Michael CA Dept of Food and Agric
  Senior Biologist Quality Cotton Program
Cozzi, Bob Cantua Coop Gin / Crop Insurance
  Manager ginning, quality, crop insurance
Crawford, Vernon Wilbur Ellis Corporation
  Technical Rep Pest Control - seed
(info only) Creamer, Casey D. California Cotton Growers and Ginners Association
  Asst Vice President Admin. and Tech Services
(info only) Curlee, Jesse Supima Assocn
Dugger, Paul National Cotton Council and Cotton Board
  Secretary, Cotton Incorporated Workgroup
(info only) Gamble, Steve Bayer Crop Science Corporation
  Regional Technical Representative agrichemicals
(info only) Groenenberg, Nick Tulare and Kings County
  Private Consultant - PCA agronomy consultant / pest mgmt advisor
Hansen, Mark Kings and Fresno County
  grower / CI and State Board grower and CCGGA Board Secretary-Treasurer
Hansen, Erik Cotton Inc State Support Committee, grower
  Grower, Cotton Inc State Support Committee cotton production
(info only) Hearn, Louis Syngenta Corporation
  Research Development Speci Insect control
Hernandez, Pedro
  field respresentative, researcher
Hull, Bob Grower / CCGGA / Cotton Inc
  Grower / CA Cotton Growers Associ / Cotton Inc Board grower / Palo Verde Valley / irrigation district board
Isom, Roger
  Executive Vice President
Jones, Don Cotton Incorporated
  Associate Director, Agricultural Research breeding, variety improvement
(info only) Lewlowitz, Mark Supima Association
  Executive VP pima cotton marketing
Long, Kevin Calcot ltd
  Field Representative marketing, cotton quality
(info only) Martin, Steve CA Cotton Growers Association (CCGGA)
  CCGGA Board Member / grower grower / water district mgr
Michael, Cannon
Moser, Hal CA Planting Cotton Seed Distributors
  Breeder / Geneticist plant variety development
(info only) Murray, Allen Glycozyme Incorporated
  Researcher - molecular characterization of fiber chemical properties / structure
(info only) Newton, Danny Kings and Tulare County
  grower / CI and State Board grower / past President CA Cotton Growers Association Board
(info only) Nichols, Robert Cotton Incorporated, Raleigh NC
  Dr. cotton physiology, nutrition, disease mgmt
O'Leary, Patricia Cotton Incorporated Raleigh NC
  Dr. entomology, CA representative to Cotton Incorporated, host plant resistance, resistance management
(info only) Paggi, Mechel CA State University Fresno / CA Agric Tech Inst.
  Professor / Agric Economist market economics
Pickett, Charles Sacramento CA Dept Food and Agric
  researcher CA dept food and Agric
(info only) Powell, Glenn Delta and Pine Land Company
  Western Regional Director seed and variety development
(info only) rackerby, matt
Roberts, Bruce
  J.G. Boswell Chair of Agronomy
(info only) Rodrigues, John J.G. Boswell Co.
  Manager - Harvest/Equipment
Rudig, James CA Dept Food and Agric.- Pink Bollworm Prog
  CA Dept of Food andAgric regional pest mgmt
Sheely, Ted Kings and Fresno County
  CI State SUpport President precision agriculture applications / grower / irrigation district board member
Spurgeon, Dale USDA-ARS
  Research Leader cotton entomology
Stadden, Richard Cotton Inc State Support Committee, Grower
  Grower, Cotton Inc Board Member crop production, cotton
Starrh, Larry Cotton Growers Association / Cotton Incorporated State Support Committee
  Grower / Vice Chair Cotton Inc. State Support Committee grower / cotton marketing
Stolz, Richard CA Air Applicators
  Representative spray drift evaluations
Stone, Bill San Joaquin Valley Cotton Board / CA Cotton Growers Assoc. / Cotton Incorp State Support Committee
  Chair, San Joaquin ValleyCotton Board, Board Member - CA Cotton Growers Assoc and Cotton Inc. State Support Committee grower / gin owner / water and Farm mgmt
(info only) Teixeira, Tom Chair, CA Cotton Growers Association Board
  Chair, CA Cotton Growers Assoc grower issues, water
(info only) Townsend, Greg USDA-AMS Visalia Classing Office
  Area Director cotton fiber quality and classing
Tracy, Bill Buttonwillow Land and Cattle Company / CA Cotton Growers Association
  Grower / Board Member grower / regulatory actions and pesticides / marketing
Ulloa, Mauricio
  Research Geneticist Breeding and Genomics
(info only) Ulrich, Bill Nichino America Corporation
  regional technical representative area pest management / agrichemicals
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Villareal, Randy Fresno
  CA Dept Food and Agric cotton regulatory mgmt
Wadsworth, Mary JG Boswell Farms
  JG Boswell - Cotton Board / CI pest management issues / farm mgmt
Watte, Mark Tulare County, Cotton Incorporated State Support Committee
  Grower / Nat'l cotton board & CI Grower / Past Chair Tulare Farm Show
(info only) Wilbur, Steve Fresno County
  Grower / CI Board Member grower / Board Member of Cotton Incorporated State Support Committee
Williams, Earl Ca. Cotton & Ginners Assn
  President & CEO
(info only) Wong, Jeffrey Calif. Polytechnic Univ. San Luis Obispo
  Professor - Agronomy and Biotechnology Center Biotechnology / Agronomy/ Seed
(info only) Wurzel, George JG Boswell Farms
  District Mgr / Farm Operations Mgr Farm management / irrigation district mgmt
Yribarren, Janette Cotton in the Classroom program
  Educator classroom ag education
Other UC
Banuelos, Gerardo "Lalo" Tulare County
  Staff Research Associate Cotton, Small Grains, Weed Control
Pierce, Treanna Shafter Research & Extension Center
  Staff Research Associate
Membership Totals
Number of Members82
ANR Members23
Info Only25
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