Vegetable Research & Information Center, UC Cooperative Extension

2003 UC Vegetable Crops Continuing Conference

December 4-5, 2003
UC Davis Campus
University Club Conference Center

Click here for a map to the conference center.
Click on section J-16 for a close up of the area.

This annual in-service conference for University personnel with vegetable crops responsibilities is held on the UC Davis campus.

Conference and travel expenses will be paid by ANR workgroup funds. Please register for the conference so we will know many people to expect.

For more information, contact the Vegetable Research and Information Center at (530) 752-1748 or vric@ucdavis.edu.

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AGENDA

Thursday, December 4
General Session
University Club Conference Center, Clubroom 1 & 2


8:00

VRIC Steering Committee Meeting

8:30

9:00

Water Quality Issues

9:00 - 9:10 Brief intro to statewide surface water quality issues - Tim Hartz
9:10 - 9:35 Pesticide issues - Rachael Long
9:35 - 10:00 Microbial issues - Trevor Suslow
Break
10:15 - 10:40 Nutrient issues - Laosheng Wu
10:40 - 11:05 Sediment issues - Khaled Bali
11:05 - 11:30 Status of discharge waivers in the Central Valley - Annee Ferranti, Region 5 Water Resources Control Board
11:30 - 12:00 UC role in water quality education for clientele - Mary Bianchi

9:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

12:00

Lunch - presentation by Dean Van Alfen regarding the proposed changes to ANR

12:30

1:00

National Organic Program Compliance Training
David Chaney et al

1:30

2:00

2:30

3:00

Break

3:15

Farm Advisor Presentations - Theme: cover crops
Richard Smith - mustard cover crop
Milt McGiffen - cowpea cover crops
Oleg Daugovish - biofumigational potential of mustards
Grant Poole - update on mustard research

3:30

4:15

Recognition of farm advisor retirements (Wayne Schrader, Keith Mayberry, Bob Mullen) - moderated by Michelle Le Strange

Bob Mullen - overview of his career and how his job changed over time

Open discussion regarding the future of vegetable crops farm advisors, which counties are being served?

4:30

5:15

Adjourn
Poster session and social time

6:00 - 8:00

Dinner - discussion of ANR changes and reorganization of the Plant Sciences departments


Friday, December 5
Workgroup Meetings


8:00

8:00-10:30 Warm Season Vegetable Workgroup (Cucurbits, Peppers, Fresh Market Tomatoes) - Mike Cahn, Tim Hartz, Michelle Le Strange, Chairs

 

8:30

 

9:00

9:00-11:30 Cool Season Workgroup - Louise Jackson, Chair

9:30

10:00

10:30

 

11:00

11:00-1:30 Processing Tomato Workgroup - Scott Stoddard, Chair (working lunch)

11:30

 

12:00

 

12:30

12:30-3:00 Alliums & Potato Workgroups - Ron Voss, Chair

1:00

1:30

 

2:00

2:00-4:30 Specialty Crops Workgroup - Marita Cantwell, Chair

2:30

3:00

 

3:30

 

4:00

 

 

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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