- Author: Larry J Bettiga
Airblast 2021: Optimizing Canopy Sprayers webinar
Speaker bios, agenda and registration at: https://ucanr.edu/sites/Airblast2021//
Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30 11:00 AM-2:30 PM Pacific Time
$50 USD registration fee increases to $75 USD on March 22, so register early!
Co-organized by the US/Canadian Spray Application Working Groupand University of California Cooperative Extension
A two-day webinar providing participants with practical information to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of their air-assisted sprayers used in orchards, vineyards and some bush crops.
Intended Audience:Pesticide applicators, supervisors, growers, licensed professional applicators, Pest Control Advisors and anyone involved in spray application decision making in the orchard or vineyard.
Webinar Objective:Featuring recognized experts hailing from the U.S. and Canada, this unique nationally broadcast workshop, the first of its kind, aims to provide participants the knowledge and insight needed to assess and improve their own spray operations. Presentations will use a variety of air-assist sprayers used in a wide range of orchard/vineyard cropping systems. Audience interaction via Q&A sessions at the end of each day is welcome.
Pesticide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are applied for the following: California, Oregon, Michigan, New Hampshire and Washington and British Columbia, Canada.
Virtual Vertebrate Pest Council Webinars
This meeting will be three 2-hour sessions spread across three days. Each day will have a different theme:
Day 1 (March 30): Field rodents.
Day 2 (March 31): Updates and information on the use of rodenticides.
Day 3 (April 1): Managing commensal rodents.
These are unique seminars in that there generally is not any other place where you can get continuing education credits exclusively for vertebrate species. Experts from around the state are lined up to provide these seminars. The link for the website with all the details can be found here: http://www.vpconference.org/. A flyer advertising the seminars/workshops can be found here as well: https://ucanr.edu/sites/VPC/files/345087.pdf.
Contact Information: Cole Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Link: http://ucanr.edu/nitrogenmanagementworkshops
- Author: Michael D Cahn
The rain situation was beginning to look dire for our region before last week, with most major storms passing to the north of Monterey county. However, the storms that occurred last week were generated by an atmospheric river that was focused on the southern part of Monterey County. Cumulative depths recorded at CIMIS weather stations along the valley showed increasing amounts moving south in the valley with almost 9 inches recorded at the King City CIMIS weather station (station 113) (Fig. 1). Also 8.3 inches were recorded at San Antonio and Nacimiento Reservoirs, where before these storms less than an inch of rain had fallen since October.
This one weather event was able to significantly increase the water stored in Nacimiento reservoir and helped the situation in San Antonio (Fig. 2.) Nacimiento water storage increased from 21% to 41% between January 23 and February 3, and San Antonio increased from 16% to 20% capacity. In combination, water stored in the two reservoirs increased from 133,778 acre-ft to 216,858 acre-ft, representing 64% more water compared to before the storm events. Total capacity of the two reservoirs is 712,900 acre-ft, so water stored in the reservoirs at this point in the season is still at 30% of maximum capacity.
Our region usually receives a few atmospheric river events each winter, most of which usually pass too far north or south to greatly impact the Salinas Valley reservoirs. This first major rain event of the season was a direct hit for the reservoirs. Hopefully, more rain will be coming in the upcoming weeks.
The other benefit of this last storm was that by mostly passing over the southern part of the county, debris flows were minimized in the burned areas.
If you want to keep track of the reservoir storage as we proceed through the winter visit the link at Monterey County Water Resource Agency website.
- Author: Michael Cahn
- Author: Richard Smith
Tuesday, February 23;
7:55 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Habrá traducción al Español
Registration Cost: $10
Registration Link: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=32769
8:00 Woodchip bioreactors for removal of nitrate and pesticides from tile drainage.
Pam Krone-Davis, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
8:30 Nitrogen mineralization from organic fertilizers and composts
Daniel Geisseler, UC Davis
9:00 Improving the efficiency of drip germination of lettuce and weed control.
Michael Cahn and Richard Smith, UC Cooperative Extension
9:30 Using weather-based irrigation scheduling for optimizing red cabbage production.
Lee Johnson, NASA Ames Research Center-CSUMB
10:15 Update on Ag Order 4.0.
Matt Keeling, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
10:45 Development of N removal coefficients for vegetables on the central coast
Richard Smith, UC Cooperative Extension
11:15 New approaches for using Polyacrylamide (PAM) for mitigating sediment and pesticides in irrigation runoff.
Michael Cahn, UC Cooperative extension
11:45 Using high-carbon compost for reducing nitrate leaching during the winter.
Richard Smith, UC Cooperative Extension
CCA & DPR continuing education credits have been requested