Annual Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting set for June 7

Thursday, June 7, 2012 • Santa Maria, CA

Past Event:

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.

Cost: Free

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 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

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Bonipak Conference Room

Santa Maria, California
United States

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