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Annual Santa Maria Strawberry and Vegetable Meeting Nov 28 2017


This survey has been closed. Here is venue information and agenda.

Event Date/Time: Nov 28 (Tue) 08:30-3:00 (Registration starts at 8:00)

Location: Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Libray

Address: 421 S. McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA93454


08:00  Registration - NO FEE

08:30 Update on laws and regulations

          Santa Barbara Ag Commissioner’s Office

08:50 Host resistance for managing Macrophomina crown rot and Verticillium wilt in strawberry   


          Kelly Ivors, Associate Professor, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

09:10 Efficacy of plant dip treatments for control of anthracnose

          Scott Cosseboom, Kelly Ivors, Ryan Brantley, and Gerald Holmes, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

09:30 Using cover crop as a carbon-source for anaerobic soil disinfestation

          Joji Muramoto, Associate Researcher, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

09:50 Soilborne pest management in Southern California strawberries

          Oleg Daugovish, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor, UCCE, Ventura

10:10 Break

10:25 Recent lessons learned about using alfalfa trap crop in strawberry production

          Pesticide spray coverage patterns in strawberry fields and their implications in pest management

          Research on drone-delivery of predatory mites to control spider mites in strawberry

          Christian Nansen, Elvira De Lange, and Emily Bick, Dept. Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis

11:25 Potential of non-chemical alternatives for pest and disease management

          Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo

11:45 Herbicide evaluations for California strawberry

          Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, UC Davis, Salinas

12:05 Update on strawberry production automation

          John Lin, Production Automation Manager, California Strawberry Commission, Watsonville

12:25 Lunch break

01:05 Strawberry yield forecasting and climate impacts on fruits and vegetables in California

          Tapan Patak, Specialist in Climate Adaptation, UC Merced

01:25 Evaluation of organic fertilizers

          Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, UCCE, Salinas

01:55 Physical and chemical weed management in lettuce

          Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, UC Davis, Salinas

02:15 CropManage 3.0: bringing irrigation and nutrient management decision support to the field

          Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UCCE, Salinas

02:45 Survey and conclude the meeting

*If you would still like to attend,  please call UC Cooperative Extension at 805-781-5940.

Thank you.