When: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Program:

• 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. – Registration and refreshments

• 8:00 – Variety trial tour (tram available to visit field trial) – Shannon Mueller, UCCE, Fresno County

• 9:15 – Welcome and UC Davis update – Neal Van Alfen, Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

• 9:30 – Alfalfa Weed Control update – Kurt Hembree, UCCE, Fresno County

• 9:50 – Strategies for Producing Alfalfa under Deficit Irrigation – Blaine Hanson, LAWR, UC Davis

• 10:10 – Break

• 10:30 – Alfalfa and Switchgrass as Biofuels – What are the Possibilities? – Dan Putnam, Alfalfa and Forage Specialist, UC Davis

• 10:50 – Reclamation and Nutrient Management using Biosolids Compost – Blake Sanden, UCCE, Kern County

• 11:10 – Corn Stunt Update – Charlie Summers and Carol Frate, Kearney Ag Center, Parlier

• 11:30 – Small Grain Variety Selection for Stripe Rust Management - Steve Wright, UCCE, Tulare and Kings counties

• 11:50 – Meeting evaluation

For additional information contact: Shannon Mueller at (559) 456-7261 or scmueller@ucdavis.edu.

1.2 hours of PCA and 3 hours of CCA Continuing Education Credit requested.