Vegetable Research & Information Center, UC Cooperative Extension

1998 UC Vegetable Crops Continuing Conference

December 2-4, 1998

This annual in-service conference for University personnel with vegetable crops responsibilities was held December 2-4, 1998 at the University Recreation Pool Lodge on the UC Davis campus.
Contact the Vegetable Research and Information Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616,
530-752-1748 for more information or vric@ucdavis.edu

AGENDA

Wednesday, December 2
Location - Rec Pool Lodge

Time Item Location
Concurrent Workshops
10:00 - 12:00 Statistics with SAS Hunt 253
Understanding DANR Plant and Soil Analyses Hanna Room
Working with unregistered pesticides Robbins 140
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch on your own
Concurrent Workshops
1:00 - 3:00 Understanding DANR Plant and Soil Analyses Hanna Room
Plant Pathology Field Diagnoses (bring your own samples to diagnosis and discuss) Robbins 184
Producing Effective Presentations with PowerPoint 253 Hunt
3:00 - 3:30 Break
Concurrent Workshops
3:30 - 5:30 Plant Pathology Field Diagnoses (bring your own samples to diagnosis and discuss) Robbins 184
Statistics with Statgraphics + 253 Hunt
5:30 - 6:30 Set up posters and publications - you are invited to bring an informational poster or publications for display Rec Pool Lodge
6:30 - 7:00 Social time Rec Pool Lodge
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner Rec Pool Lodge

 


Thursday, December 3

Time Item Location
8:00 - 8:15 Dept of Veg Crops update - Arnold Bloom Rec Pool Lodge
8:15 - 8:30 VRIC update - Don Nevins Rec Pool Lodge
8:30 - 8:45 DANR changes - Jim Hill Rec Pool Lodge
8:45 - 9:00 Discussion Rec Pool Lodge
Soil Quality - moderated by Jeff Mitchell
9:00 - 9:20 Emerging soil management options for California - Jeff Mitchell Rec Pool Lodge
9:20 - 9:40 Soil microorganisms and soil quality - Kate Scow Rec Pool Lodge
9:40 - 10:00 Carbon and soil quality - Willie Horwath Rec Pool Lodge
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 10:50 Sustainable desert vegetable systems - Milt McGiffen Rec Pool Lodge
10:50 - 11:10 In search of indicators for disease suppression: Connections between soil health, soil quality and disease suppressivesness? - Ariena VanBruggen Rec Pool Lodge
11:10 - 11:30 Developing a soil quality index and conservation tillage production systems for California's Central Valley - Jeff Mitchell Rec Pool Lodge
11:30 - 11:45 Discussion Rec Pool Lodge
11:45 - 12:00 DANR Communication Services - review and discuss publication progress - Wayne Schrader and Ann Senuta Rec Pool Lodge
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch - provided
New Vegetable Insects and Pathogen Pests - moderated by Bill Chaney
1:0 - 1:20 Update on coastal vegetable insects - Bill Chaney Rec Pool Lodge
1:20 - 1:40 Is ozone the answer to the ozone problem? - Becky Westerdahl Rec Pool Lodge
1:40 - 2:00 To be arranged Rec Pool Lodge
2:00 - 2:20 Update on late blight in tomatoes and potatoes - Mike Davis Rec Pool Lodge
2:20 - 2:30 New mushroom disease - Maria de la Fuente Rec Pool Lodge
2:30 - 2:50 Pathogens and coastal vegetables - Frank Laemmlen Rec Pool Lodge
2:50 - 3:10 Break
Faculty and Specialist Updates - moderated by Richard Molinar
3:10 - 3:35 Update on late blight resistance in tomatoes - Dina St. Clair, Associate Professor/Geneticist UCD Rec Pool Lodge
3:25 - 3:40 Determining Nitrogen 'Best Management Practices' for Broccoli Production in the SJV - Michelle Le Strange Rec Pool Lodge
3:40 - 3:55 Potential dodder resistance in tomaotes - Kurt Hembree, UCCE Fresno Rec Pool Lodge
3:55 - 4:10 Impact of FQPA on vegetable weed control - Steve Fennimore, UCCE Weed Specialist, Salinas Rec Pool Lodge
4:10 - 4:25 Practical issues in preharvest, harvest, and postharvest water disinfection and measurement - Trevor Suslow, Post Harvest Pathologist, UCD Rec Pool Lodge
4:25 - 4:40 Update of processing tomato research in San Joaquin Valley - Don May, UCCE Fresno Rec Pool Lodge
4:40 - 4:55 Putting together a refereed journal article - Mike Murray, UCCE Colusa/Glenn Rec Pool Lodge
4:55 - 5:15 VRIC business and discussion of VC3 Rec Pool Lodge
Dinner - on your own


 

Friday, December 4

Time Item Session Chair Location - Rec Pool Lodge
8:00 - 10:00 Potato
Fresh Market Tomatoes
Ron Voss
Michelle LeStrange
Upstairs
Main Room
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:30 Specialty Crops
Peppers
No-till/Mulch Systems
Mark Gaskill
Tim Hartz
Jeff Mitchell
Upstairs (south)
Upstairs (north)
Main Room
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch - provided
1:30 - 3:15 Processing Tomatoes
Onion
Asparagus
Gene Miyao
Ron Voss
Bob Mullen
Main Room
Upstairs (south)
*
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:30 Cucurbits
Cool Season Crops
Don May
Carlos Quiros
Main Room
Upstairs

 

*There was not an asparagus workgroup meeting. Copies of relavent research information from Bob Mullen, Trevor Suslow, and Mike Roose will be available at the conference.

Please check the list of workgroup members for your name. If there are any changes or additions please email vric@ucdavis.edu.


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