"A workshop emphasizing field identification and management of weeds," is the title of the 2005 Central Valley Weed School to be held July 19 at the UC Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier, Calif., with UC Extension, Fresno, cooperating.

The weed school schedule follows:

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Sign-in and introductions. Trams and tours depart (8:05 a.m.).

Field Tours/Talks

8:10 - 10:30 Turf Weed Control Study (Michelle LeStrange and Pam Geisel); Plasticulture – Colored Plastics (Richard Molinar); Soil Solarization Techniques (Jim Stapleton); Weed ID - In The Field (Kurt Hembree, Anil Shrestha).

Break

Inside Presentations

10:45 - 12:50 Orchard/Vineyard ID and Control (Kurt Hembree); Pre-emergents – Activation, Residual (Steve Wright); Weed Seedling ID (Joe DiTomasso); IR-4 Testing for New Registration (IR-4 staff); Herbicide Drift in Fresno (Ron Vargas).

Lunch Included in Registration.

Five hours of CE applied for – PCA’s, QAC’s, QAL’s, and CCA’s.

When: July 19, 2005 (Tuesday).

Cost: $20 per person (Make check payable to UC Regents)

Send to: Weed School. UC Cooperative Extension 1720 S. Maple Ave. Fresno, CA 93702 (Registration deadline is July 4. No registration at the door accepted.)

Location: UC Kearney Research and Education Center, 9240 S. Riverbend Ave. Parlier, CA.

For more information, contact: Richard Molinar in the Cooperative Extension office at (559) 456-7555.

NOTE: Registration deadline is July 4. After that date, call the Cooperative Extension office to see if there is space left. No registration at the door.

Directions: Via Highway 99: Exit on Manning Avenue. Go east eight miles to Riverbend Avenue. Turn right and go one-quarter mile.