Vegetable Research & Information Center, UC Cooperative Extension

2016 Vegetable Crops Program Team meeting

December 5-6, 2016 :: Activities & Recreation Center (ARC), UC Davis


Monday, December 5, 2016

9:00 AM Registration
9:50 Welcome, introductions (moderator: Tim Hartz)
10:00-12:00 PM Farm Advisor research updates--15 min. each (moderator: Andre Biscaro)

12:00-1:30 PM Working lunch (moderator: Tim Hartz and Gene Miyao)

  • Presentation of the Oscar Lorenz Award—2016 recipient: Brenna Aegerter
  • VRIC business--guest: Brad Hanson, Vice Chair of Outreach and Extension, Plant Sciences Dept., UCD
1:30-4:30 Regulatory /sustainability issues (moderator: Tim Hartz and Mike Cahn)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

This is a joint meeting--Vegetable Crop Program Team and Weed Workgroup.
8:30-10:30 AM Pest management session--20 min. each (moderator: Margaret Lloyd)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:10 PM Self-introduction of new members (moderators: Steve Fennimore and Travis Bean)
  • Veg Crops PT
    • Amber Vinchesi, Vegetable Crops Advisor, UCCE Colusa-Sutter-Yuba
    • Aparna Gazula, Small Farms Advisor, UCCE Santa Clara-Santa Cruz-San Benito
    • Irwin Donis-Gonzalez, Assistant Postharvest Engineering CE Specialist, UCD Biological & Agricultural Engineering
    • Maeli Melotto, Associate Professor, UCD Plant Sciences
  • Weed Workgroup
    • Amber Vinchesi, Vegetable Crops Advisor, UCCE Colusa-Sutter-Yuba
    • Rebecca Ozeran, Assistant Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, UCCE Fresno
    • Konrad Mathesius, Agronomy Advisor, UCCE Yolo-Sacramento-Solano
    • Maggie Reiter, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, UCCE Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings
    • Whitney Brim-DeForest, Rice Advisor, UCCE Yuba-Sutter-Sacramento-Placer
12:10-1:00 Lunch
1:00-5:00 Labor issues session--30 min. each (moderator: Steve Fennimore and Richard Smith)
  • Weed management costs with special focus on labor costsLaura Tourte, UCCE Santa Cruz-San Benito-Monterey
  • California laborEd Taylor, UCD Agricultural & Resource Economics
  • California labor—Dan Sumner, UC Agricultural Issues Center and UCD Agricultural & Resource Economics
  • Farm labor issues from a grower representative perspective—Jim Bogart, Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
  • Break
  • Thinner and weeder technology—Jim Ostrowski, Blue River Technologies
  • Harvest mechanization technologyStarvros Vougioukas, UCD Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Plant Tape Technology—Anthony Duttle, Tanimura and Antle


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