Vegetable Research & Information Center, UC Cooperative Extension

2001 UC Vegetable Crops Continuing Conference

December 5-7, 2001

This annual in-service conference for University personnel with vegetable crops responsibilities will be held at the University Club Conference Center (map) on the UC Davis campus.

For more information or to register for the conference contact the Vegetable Research and Information Center at 530-752-1748 or vric@ucdavis.edu

Special thanks to the VC3 planning committee: Michelle Le Strange (chair), Eta Takele, Richard Smith, Jose Aguiar, Tom Turini, Tom Lanini, Eric Natwick and John Yoder.

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AGENDA

Wednesday, December 5

Program Theme: Assessing Situations in CA Vegetable Crops

9:30

Registration/Refreshments

10:00

Welcome/Introduction - Michelle Le Strange, UCCE Tulare County

The Pesticide situation - moderator: Tom Turini, UCCE Imperial County

10:10

UC policy working with regulated & unregulated pesticides - Mike Stimmann, UCCE Pesticide Specialist

What's old, what's new, what's up for the future?

10:30

Insecticide chemistry - Eric Natwick, UCCE Imperial County

11:00

Pathogen chemistry - Mike Davis, UCCE Plant Pathology, UC Davis

11:30

Herbicide chemistry - Steve Fennimore, UCCE Weed Science, Salinas

12:00

Buffet Luncheon

The Precision Agriculture situation - moderator: Tom Lanini, UCCE Weed Specialist, UC Davis

1:00

Overview of Precision Technologies in Tomato Production - Shrini Upadhyaya, Department of Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis

1:25

DigitalGlobe's AgroWatch Program for 2002: Precision Information Products for Precision Ag in California - Jack Paris, DigitalGlobe(TM), Salinas, CA

1:50

Precision Agriculture in vegetable crops - Bill Reinert, Precision Farming Enterprises Inc, Davis, CA

2:15

Determining the Factors underlying Spatial Variability in Yield - Richard Plant, Dept of Agronomy, UC Davis

2:40

Break

 

The Organic Vegetable situation - moderator: Richard Smith, UCCE Monterey County

3:00

Soil aspects of the transition to organic - Louise Jackson, Dept of Vegetable Crops, UC Davis,

3:30

The use of molecular tools to aid in crop rotation research - Carolee T. Bull, USDA-ARS, Salinas

4:00

Maturation of the organic food industry - Craig Weakly, Cascadian Farms, Skagit Valley, Washington

4:40

Economics of organic vegetable production - Karen Klonsky, UCCE Specialist, UC Davis

5:00

Adjourn

6:00

Poster Session Set-up and Social Time

7:00

Dinner

 


Thursday, December 6
Workgroup Meetings and General Session

8:00

Alliums Workgroup - Ron Voss, Chair
OR
Workshop: Creating a PowerPoint poster - Kitty Schlosser, VRIC

 

General Session - moderator: Michelle Le Strange, UCCE Tulare County

11:00

What about new crops? - Michael Reid, ANR Program Leader

11:15

Soil & water issues in cool season vegetable crops - Husein Ajwa, UCCE Veg Crops Specialist, Monterey County

11:30

Buffet Luncheon

12:30

Overview of political and economic water issues in California - Bill DuBois, Natural Resources Consultant, California Farm Bureau

1:15

Integrated irrigation & nutrient management to achieve yield and environmental quality - John Letey, distinguished professor of soil physics, Soil & Water Science Unit UC Riverside

2:00

Specialty Crops Workgroup - Marita Cantwell, Chair
      OR
Workshop: Creating a PowerPoint poster - Kitty Schlosser, VRIC

5:00

Adjourn

6:30

VRIC Steering Committee Meeting

 

Friday, December 7

Workgroup Meetings

8:00

Cool Season Workgroup - Louise Jackson, Chair
      OR
Processing Tomato Workgroup - Mike Murray, Chair
      OR
Workshop: Creating a PowerPoint poster - Kitty Schlosser, VRIC

11:00

Warm Season Vegetable Workgroup
(Cucurbits, Peppers, Fresh Market Tomatoes) - Mike Cahn, Tim Hartz, Michelle Le Strange, Chairs

Lunch will be provided during the meeting

2:00

Adjourn

 

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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