Vegetable Research & Information Center, UC Cooperative Extension

2004 UC Vegetable Crops Continuing Conference

December 1-3, 2004
UC Davis Campus
University Club Conference Center

Click here for a map to the conference center.

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.

 

AGENDA

Wednesday, December 1
General Session
University Club Conference Center
Lounge

Theme: Emerging Environmental Issues


9:30

Registration, coffee, snacks

10:00

3 Farm Advisor Updates:
Mike Murray - How do we best use our limited CE field staff resources to continue meeting the needs of the California vegetable industry?
Michael Rethwisch - Evaluation of whitefly control products and rates applied at planting to zucchini squash
Richard Molinar - CE Outreach and Research Programs for Minorities and Immigrants - what works, what doesn't

10:30

11:00

USDA Lettuce Breeders - update on vegetable breeding program in Salinas: moderated by Steve Fennimore
Dr. Ryan Hayes - lettuce
Dr. Becky Grube - lettuce
Dr. Beiquan Mou - lettuce & spinach

11:30

12:00

Lunch

12:30

1:00

6 Farm Advisor Updates:
Harry Carlson - Potato response to applied irrigation
Mikal Saltveit - Minimizing tissue browning in fresh-cut lettuce
Oleg Daugovish - Rhubarb - a vegetable for strawberry production areas
Grant Poole - Onion research trials in Lancaster
Richard Smith - Mustard cover crops for lettuce production
Harry Carlson -
An evaluation of irrigation uniformity with solid set sprinkler systems

1:30

2:00

2:30

3:00

Break

3:30

Volatile Organic Compounds Session: moderated by Steve Fennimore
John Sanders, Environmental Monitoring Branch, California DPR
Rich Roush, UCD IPM
Husien Ajwa, ANR, Salinas

4:00

4:30

5:00

Adjourn

6:00 - 8:00

Steering Committee meeting - location to be announced


 

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

8:00

Welcome
Water Quality Session: moderated by Allan Fulton

8:05

Laosheng Wu, UCR - A nitrate index for ground water protection

8:35

Allan Fulton (Tehema Co), Mike Cahn (Monterey Co), Khaled Bali (Imperial Co)- Ag waiver and TMDL update for Central Valley, Central Coast, Imperial County

9:00

Mike Cahn and Khaled Bali - Use of PAM and other BMPs for protection of surface water quality

9:30

Don Weston, UCB - Transport of pyrethroids pesticides from agricultural land

10:00

Break

10:30

Pest Management Diagnosis Session: moderated by Tom Turini
Jay Gan
- Water issues related to pesticide use

11:00

 

11:30

Chris van Kessel - merge to the Dept of Plant Sciences

12:00

Lunch - Lounge

12:30

1:00

Western Plant Diagnostic Network

 

1:30

2:00

2:30

Trevor Suslow - Outcomes of water quality surveys and implications for pre-harvest on-farm management

3:00

Break

3:30

Impacts of Environmental Conservation Public Policy Initiatives on California's Vegetable Crop Production Systems: moderated by Jeff Mitchell
Diane Holcomb, USDA-NRCS State Resource Conservationist
Karen Heisler, USEPA Ag Initiative Division

4:00

4:30

Adjourn

5:00

Set up posters; social time

5:30

6:00

Dinner

9:30

 

Friday, December 3
Workgroup Meetings
University Club Conference Center
Clubroom 1 & 2, Lounge

8:30

Potato & Allium Workgroup meeting

Processing Tomato Workgroup meeting

9:00

9:30

10:00

Break

10:30

Warm Season Vegetables Workgroup meeting

Cool Season Vegetables Workgroup meeting

11:00

11:30

12:00

Lunch

12:30

1:00

 

 

1:30

2:00

2:30

3:00

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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