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2022 Grower Day

June 1, 2022 is the Plumas-Sierra Grower Day in the Tulsa Room at Quincy Fairgrounds.

The event will include continuing 6 education credits for Department of Pesticide Regulation-Private Applicator Licenses.

The 2022 Plumas Sierra Grower Day is a collaboration of the Plumas-Sierra Agricultural Commissioner and University of California Cooperative Extension.

The event provides a cross section of presentations to assist local farmers, ranchers and land managers in implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches along with identifying invasive weeds and pests. In addition, the program will include reminders of regulatory requirements and training on applicator safety.

Registration

$15 registration fee covers program materials and lunch. 

 

Click here to register - https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=37060

 

Continuing Education Credits

The Department of Pesticide Regulation has APPROVED this course for a total of 6 hours (2 hours of pesticide laws and regulation and 4 hours of other)

**You must be present for DPR credits earned & complete documentation paper at event**

Agenda

*draft agenda timing of presentation subject to change. 

 

9:00 am Welcome

Tracy Schohr UC Cooperative Extension

9:05 am    BeeWhere 
Willo Vieira, Plumas-Sierra Counties Dept. of Agriculture

Lean all about the BeeWhere Program that is important for beekeepers, landowners and those working around bees! The presentation will cover what the Bee Where Program is, how it works, why it is important, how to use it.

9:35 am    Invasive Weed Management Post-Wildfire: Closer Look at Camp Fire Invasive Weeds in Right-of-Ways
Tracy Schohr UC Cooperative Extension

This presentation will review weed management challenges and actions in wildland areas burned by wildfires. Specific focus will be on invasive weed identification and response to fire and fire suppression activities. There will also be discussion of post fire grazing with cattle and goats to manage invasive weeds - IPM strategy.

10:05 Managing Competing Vegetation in Forested Landscapes Post Fire
Ryan Tompkins, Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

This presentation will focus on herbicide considerations and other treatments in post fire environment in forested landscapes. There will be a discussion on the application and effectiveness of herbicides as a tool in silviculture management – both at a landscape scale and for small landowners. This presentation will incorporate IPM strategies, looking at competition vegetations and fuels profiles to promote healthy resilient forests. 

10:35   Grasshoppers & Army Worms Pest Prevention
Tom Getts, Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
This presentation will focus on the biology and management of grasshoppers and armyworms. The speaker will address information regarding lifecycle, monitoring, and various chemical control options and strategies while utilizing an integrated pest management program. 

11:20 Cal Ag Permits for Growers
Willo Vieira, Plumas-Sierra Counties Dept. of Agriculture
This presentation will cover Monthly Ag Pesticide Use Report (PUR) for Grower Applications covering how to enter use reports and common problems. The will be discussion on why the Notice of Intent and the requirements of the notice of intent. The presentation will be a refresher on school buffer zone requirements.

12:05     Lunch included with registration

12:30   Tabletop Discussions with Experts
Willo Vieira & Dax Albrecht, PS Ag Department, & Ryan Tompkins & Tom Getts, UC Cooperative Extension

Semi structured conversations with experts and attendees to address local challenges to pests, management options and regulatory compliance. Tabletop leaders will have a list of thought-provoking questions to provide conversation guidance, but the value of discussion is providing good pest management advice and IPM strategies to attendees, along with guidance on regulatory compliance.


Forested Landscapes - Ryan Tompkins
Cropping Systems – Irrigated Pasture – Tom Getts
Compliance Conversation – Willo and Dax

1:00   Part 1: Sprayer calibration
Tom Getts, Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

is presentation will focus on the fundamentals of sprayer calibration. How to calculate, flow rate, and how to calculate ground rate to determine sprayer output. Details on how to accurately measure pesticide and how much pesticide to put in the tank will also be covered (based on the sprayer output calculated). 

1:30       Part 2: Sprayer calibration in the field
Tom Getts, Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

This portion of the presentation will be conducted outdoors. The calibration exercise will entail a hands-on backpack calibration demonstration utilizing the “mathless method” (128th of an acre.) Also during the outdoor the presenter will focus on calibration of a UTV sprayer for larger pasture scale applications.

2:30      Whether the Weather: Preventing Spray Drift
Willo Vieira & Dax Albrecht, PS Ag Department, & Ryan Tompkins & Tom Getts, UC Cooperative Extension

This presentation will provide a deep dive into the topic of drift. There will be a discussion on what causes drift and drift prevention. The presenter will share on how to determine if an inversion exists. There will also be an overview of label requirements to prevent drift and signs to spot where drift has occurred. 

3:00       Headquarters Inspection Survival Guide
Dax Albrecht, Agricultural and Standards Inspector, Plumas-Sierra Counties Department of Agriculture

The presentation will outline what growers can do to be prepared for a Pest Control Headquarters Inspection, and what to expect during the inspection. Updated information will be provided on record keeping requirements, worker safety and training, availability and storage of personal protective equipment, and pesticide storage. Along with tips for organization and recordkeeping to help streamline headquarter inspections. 

**You must be present for DPR credits earned & complete documentation paper at event**

 

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