48th Annual Sweet Potato Meeting Feb. 6, Merced
48th Annual Sweet Potato Meeting Feb. 6, Merced; UCCE Classroom; 2145 Wardrobe Ave.
8 a.m. — Signing in, coffee, and muffins; Courtesy of Yosemite Farm Credit
8:30: Scott Stoddard. Summary of production research: Scurf fungicide trial and field fumigation evaluation of C35 and 1,3-D + metam rates and combinations.
9: Sean Runyan, Deputy Merced County Agriculture Commissioner. Reminder about the upcoming metam meeting and other updates..
9:15: Brian Hegland, Dow AgroScience. Telone availability for 2013 and update on Pic label process, regulations, and impacts on Telone.
10: Scott Stoddard. Variety trials, L-04-175 red yam trial, and 3 yr irrigation trial summary.
10:30: Perry Klassen, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition. Update on new groundwater and nitrogen regulations.
11: Hicham ElTal, Merced Irrigation District. Water availability outlook and current status of state activities impacting future deliveries.
11:40: Industry survey, food safety update, comments and questions.
Noon: Lunch (pork loin & sweetpotatoes by Arnold’s Catering); Courtesy of Lonnie Slaton with Simplot
1:00 p.m.: Sweet Potato Council business meeting.