For those of you who might have missed it, the presentations of last week's UCCE - CalPoly Strawberry Center are posted here. Just speaking for the Watsonville event, we had a seriously large SRO crowd that read like a who's who of the industry with lots of enthusiasm with plenty of participation.
Just a side note here, but a good number of people commented to me later on that they really got something out of this single topic format. I hear you loud and clear, and going forward to will look to do more of these.
Shimat, Pete and I are holding a grower breakfast this coming April 14. Place is the UCCE auditorium at 1430 Freedom Blvd, Suite E in Watsonville. Format will be an open discussion - it's a great opportunity to speak with some of the best in the business on lygus.
And of course enjoy a fine breakfast, courtesy of UC Cooperative Extension!
A nice opportunity here for all of you to get out, visit a few organic vegetable and strawberry farms and talk with growers and agricultural scientists working in the field. Meeting is on August 20 and takes off from in front of my office at 8 am. Attendance is free, but you have to send in your RSVP first. More information on the flier below.
For those of you interested in farming organically and curious about the business of it, this seminar, to be held June 22 at the UC Cooperative Extension office in Salinas and attached below, should be of interest.
If you at all have any production relationship to caneberries, you should not miss this caneberry meeting. My colleague Mark Gaskell has brought in caneberry experts from around the country to put together probably the best caneberry meeting we have ever had!
Meeting will take place February 3 at the Veteran's Memorial Building on 780 Bello Street in Pismo Beach, California. Sign in starts at 8 am, meeting starts at 815 am.
Agenda posted below.