Annual Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting set for June 7
The Annual Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting will be held Thursday, June 7, at the Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, Calif., 8:30 a.m. – noon.
When: Thursday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Where: Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, Calif., 93456
Topics: Update on laws and regulations, managing thrips in lettuce, invasive European pepper moth, important diseases in Santa Barbara County, vegetable irrigation management, nitrogen management in spinach, and Verticillium wilt.
CE Credits: 2.5 hours of DPR and 3.0 hours of CCA CE credits have been approved
Register: Please pre-register by May 31 at http://ucanr.org/vegmeetingjune2012 or call 805-781-5940 if you have any questions.
8:30 a.m - Registration - No fee
9 - Update on laws and regulations
Lottie Martin, Ag Biologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office
9:15 - Update on thrips management in lettuce and an overview of the invasive European pepper moth
Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor/Affiliated IPM Advisor, San Luis Obispo
9:45 - Important information about diseases of vegetables in Santa Barbara County
Heather Scheck, Ag Commissioner Plant Pathologist, Santa Barbara County
10:15 - Break
10:30 - Update on irrigation management in vegetables
Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UCCE, Salinas
11 - Nitrogen management in spinach and update on herbicide studies
Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, UCCE, Salinas
11:30 - Update on Verticillium wilt, new species and their disease potentia
Krishna Subbarao, CE Plant Pathology Specialist, Salinas
Noon - Adjourn
Santa Maria, California