2013 Statewide Pistachio Day Jan. 16, Visalia
2013 Statewide Pistachio Day; Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Visalia Convention Center, 303 East Acequia Ave., Visalia, Calif.
The 2013 Statewide Pistachio Day is designed to deliver the latest research-based production practices in a format that enables prospective or current pistachio growers, production managers, and pest control consultants to better achieve their pistachio-growing goals.
The program covers diverse topics ranging from pest, nutrient, and disease management to characteristics of California rootstocks and varieties and includes an introduction to the pistachio collection in the USDA germplasm repository.
Early registration fee is $30 and includes all day attendance, lunch and refreshments. Lodging is not included. After Dec. 16 registration fee will increase to $35. On-site registration will be $40.
Continuing Education credits have been applied for from CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (1.5 hours) and from the Certified Crop Advisor Program (2.5 CEUs). Approved hours will be posted on the event website.
Online registration and other event information can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/pistachioday/.
For more information: Questions regarding the course content should be directed to Elizabeth Fichtner, Farm Advisor, Tulare County, at email@example.com or call (559) 684-3310
For questions regarding registration details, please contact ANR Program Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lauren McNees at (530) 752-6996.
7:55 a.m. Welcome - Member of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Session I Moderator: David Doll, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Merced County
8 Emerging Challenges: Pending Regulations that May Affect Pistachio Growers - Bob Klein, Manager, California Pistachio Research Board
8:30 Registration of a Biopesticide to Reduce Aflatoxins in Pistachio - Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist in the Dept. of Plant Pathology at UC Davis
9 Pistachio Cultivar Update with Tips for Growing the UC Cultivars - Craig Kallsen, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kern County
9:30 The Pistachio Collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository - John Preece, Research Leader and Horticulturalist, National Clonal Germplasm Repository and National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resource Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Session II Moderator: Elizabeth Fichtner, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Tulare County
10:30 Mealybug Management and the UC Year-Round IPM Program for Pistachios - David Haviland, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kern County
11 Update on Characteristics of California Pistachio Rootstocks - Louise Ferguson, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Plant Sciences at UC Davis
11:30 Developing a Nutritionally Balanced Pistachio Program - Bob Beede, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kings County
Noon LUNCH, courtesy of our sponsors
1.5 Hours of PCA and 3.5 Hours of CCA Credit have been approved.