For those of you of who haven't received the notification for this meeting, it is really one to consider going.
Presentations and posters by top University and industry scientists on a wide variety of topics, yours truly has like four. Well worth the time and money for anybody involved in strawberry production and research.
Announcement included in the pdf below, if you register before December 31 there is an early bird discount.
Colleague Surendra Dara is holding his annual strawberry production research meeting this upcoming November 12 (Wednesday). UCCE heavy hitters Steve Fennimore, Oleg Daugovish, Surendra Dara and myself will be joined by Strawberry Commission researcher Hillary Thomas and a representative from the Santa Barbara Agricultural Commissioner's office.
Topics to covered will be discussions of fumigation alternatives, mites, lygus, vinegar flies and a demonstration of the smartphone app "IPMInfo".
Another major extension event put on by UCCE - don't miss it!
The public is invited to join strawberry and caneberry growers to learn the latest news about Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) on Tuesday, August 19, 8:15 am to 11:30 am at the Auditorium of Santa Cruz County Cooperative Extension (UCCE), 1432 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076. Spanish translation will be provided.
Watsonville firm Farm Fuel Inc. will present an educational program on the most recent science and application methods for ASD. Featured speakers are Farm Services Manager Jonathan Winslow, Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries Mark Bolda, and UCSC researchers Joji Murimoto and Dr. Carol Shennan, who will provide background on their ten years of ASD research. Grower Manuel Mercado, who hosted a large-scale demonstration site for the 2013 DPR-funded grant, will also provide insights from his experience.
See you there!
This is announcing the fifth meeting in our UCCE series on strawberry management on the Central Coast. On April 24 at the Spence Road USDA Research Station, 1572 Spence Road in Salinas, courtesy of Steve Fennimore, UCCE Specialist, we will discuss weed management in strawberries, first working on properly identifying weeds and then discussing their control, including through the use of herbicides.
The entire meeting will be conducted in Spanish, with translation to English. Agenda is below.
The lygus meeting planned for tomorrow, March 27 at the end of Jensen Road in Moss Landing will now be held at the UC Cooperative Extension office at 1432 Freedom Blvd in Watsonville.
See you there!