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Strawberry Field Day May 09 2018


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Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Manzanita Berry Farms, 1891 West Main St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

2.0 DPR and 3.0 CCA CE Units have been approved

08:00 Registration - No fee

08:30 Regulatory update on pesticides and fumigation;

Lottie Martin, Deputy Ag Commissioner and Mel Graham, IPM Specialist, Santa Barbara Co

08:50 The Fall of Phytophthora

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

09:10 Update on weed management in strawberry

Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, UC Davis, Salinas

09:30 Biological and synthetic nutrients and amendments to improve strawberry health and yield

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

09:50 Opportunities and challenges in growing tabletop strawberries

Dave Akahoshi, Plan Berries

10:10 Field production of strawberries: a grower’s perspective

Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms

10:25 Break

10:40 Role of silicon and calcium in managing quality of strawberries

Danny Klittich, Agronomist, Redox Chemicals

10:55 Mechanical transplanter for efficient transplanting

Chris Waldron, Plantel Nurseries, Santa Maria

11:15 Update on CSC sprayer calibration program

Jason Sharrett, Grower Education Program Manager, California Strawberry Commission, Santa Maria

11:35 Aerial imagery for detecting crop stress from biotic and abiotic factors: demo and future opportunities


12:20 Survey

12:30 Field tour and lunch

01:00 Field day adjourns