When: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

Time: 8:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Agricultural Conference Room, 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, California

This seminar will focus on a broad range of topics dealing with plant pathology and food safety research and information.

8:00 – 8:30 Registration for morning session (no charge).

8:30 – 9:00 2008 plant disease developments in coastal California – Steven Koike, UC Cooperative Extension.

9:00 – 9:30 Thrips: identification, biology, and management – Eric Natwick, UC Cooperative Extension.

9:30 – 10:00 Changes in vegetable production and impact on Sclerotinia; Overview of research plans: Verticillium of lettuce, spinach – Krishna Subbarao. UC Davis.

10:00 – 10:30 Break: Sponsored by CAPCA, Monterey Bay Chapter

10:30 – 11:00 Update on spinach downy mildew outbreak – Jim Correll, University of Arkansas.

11:00 – 11:30 Testing produce for foodborne pathogens: current technology – Trevor Suslow/Suslow Lab, UC Davis.

11:30 – 12:00 Update on E. coli field survival research – Mike Cahn, UC Cooperative Extension.

Continuing education credits have been requested. Please call ahead (at least 24 hours) for arrangements for special needs; every effort will be made to accommodate full participation.

For more information, contact Steven Koike (831-759-7350; 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, Calif. 93901).

Afternoon session hosted by CAPCA, Monterey Bay Chapter.