Vegetable Research & Information Center, UC Cooperative Extension

1999 UC Vegetable Crops Continuing Conference

December 1-3, 1999

This annual in-service conference for University personnel with vegetable crops responsibilities will be held December 1-3, 1999 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 or vric@ucdavis.edu

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AGENDA

Wednesday, December 1
Location - Rec Pool Lodge

Program Theme: Vegetable Commodity Boards

Time Presentation
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome/Introduction - Marita Cantwell
10:10 - 11:00 Vegetable Marketing Trends - Roberta Cook
11:00 - 11:05 Introduction to Commodity Boards - Don Nevins
11:05 - 11:25 California Tomato Research Institute - Chuck Rivara
11:25 - 11:45 California Tomato Commission - Ed Beckman
11:45 - 12:05 Melons Research Advisory Board - John LeBoeuf
12:05 - 12:50 Buffet Luncheon
12:50 - 1:10 UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources update - Michael Reid
1:10 - 1:30 Iceberg Lettuce Advisory Board - Ed Kurtz
1:30 - 1:50 Celery Research Advisory Board - Steve Donovan
1:50 - 2:10 Fresh Carrot Advisory Board - Kevin Pascoe and/or John Guerard
2:10 - 2:30 California Pepper Commission - Glen Fischer
2:30 - 2:50 American Dehydrated Onion & Garlic Association - Bob Ehn
2:50 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:20 California Potato Research Advisory Board - Rob Campbell
3:20 - 3:40 Organic Farming Research Foundation - Jane Sooby
3:40 - 4:00 Pesticide Applicator Professional Association - Judy Letterman
4:00 - 4:20 California Agricultural Production Consultants Association - Kim Crum
UC Updates
4:20 - 4:40 Veg Crops Department update - Arnold Bloom
4:40 - 5:00 VRIC update - Don Nevins
5:00 - 5:30 Social time. Set up posters and publications - you are invited to bring publications or an informational poster for display
5:30 - 8:00 Dinner - Grilled steak or chicken plus vegetable lasagna, salads and specialty vegetable tasting!!

 


Thursday, December 2

Time Title Location
8:00 am to 10:00 am - Concurrent Workshops
Costs of Production
Karen Klonsky
Karen will demonstrate how to calculate costs of production.
Rec Pool Lodge, downstairs
Statistics: Selection of appropriate analyses
Carol Adams
Carol will use actual data sets in this demonstration.
Rec Pool Lodge, upstairs
Better PowerPoint Presentations
Trevor Suslow
Trevor will demonstrate how to make slides with PowerPoint that include graphics, images and good use of text and color in this hands-on workshop. Each person will have a computer to use.
Hunt 253
Entomology
Rachael Long
Tour of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; learn to identify common beneficial insects and aphids.
Robbins 184
Improving your computer skills
Rob Kerner
Learn how to organize your email, virus protection, download from the internet and basic webpage design.
Hanna Room
Asmundson Hall
10:00 - 10:15 Break
Faculty and Specialist Updates - moderated by Garth Veerkamp
10:15 - 10:30 Carrot Breeding Program - Milt McGiffen Rec Pool Lodge
10:30 - 10:45 Early Decline of Potatoes in Kern County - Joe Nunez Rec Pool Lodge
10:45 - 11:00 Sabbatical report - Ron Voss Rec Pool Lodge
11:00 - 11:15 UC Davis tomato germ plasm - Charley Rick Rec Pool Lodge
11:15 - 11:30 Lycopene in tomatoes - Diane Barrett Rec Pool Lodge
11:30 - 11:45 Soil Nitrogen Availability and Crop Response following Application of Diverse Organic Nitrogen Sources - Mark Gaskell Rec Pool Lodge
11:45 - 12:00 Update on disease concerns in California's Salinas Valley - Steven Koike Rec Pool Lodge
12:00 - 12:15 Extending information on conservation tillage production systems in California -
Jeff Mitchell
Rec Pool Lodge
12:15 - 1:00 Buffet Luncheon
Workgroup Meetings
Time Workgroup - Chair Location
Rec Pool Lodge
1:00 - 3:00 Alliums - Ron Voss
Asparagus - Bob Mullen
Specialty Crops - Mark Gaskill
Upstairs (south)
Upstairs (north)
Main Room
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 5:15 Fresh Market Tomatoes - Michelle LeStrange
Peppers - Tim Hartz
Conservation Tillage - Jeff Mitchell
Upstairs (south)
Upstairs (north)
Main Room
  Dinner - on your own
6:30 VRIC Steering Committee Meeting To be arranged

 

Friday, December 3

Workgroup Meetings

Workgroup Meetings
Time Workgroup - Chair Location
Rec Pool Lodge
8:00 - 10:00 Processing Tomatoes - Gene Miyao
Cool Season Crops - Louise Jackson
Main Room
Upstairs
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:15 Cucurbits - Mike Cahn
Potato - Ron Voss
Main Room
Upstairs

 

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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