- Topics for the meeting in Parker, Ariz., will include a cotton variety trial update, summer insect pests in low-desert alfalfa, cotton plant mapping, natural enemies in insect pest management decision making, late-season cotton diseases, late-season climate impacts, weed management in cotton and alfalfa, spray nozzles, and Fusarium outlook and management.
The University of Arizona (UA) in La Paz County, Ariz. will hold a mid-season crop and pest management workshop July 13 in Parker.
8:00 - Cotton variety trial update (Linda Masters, UA)
8:30 - Summer insect pests in low-desert alfalfa (Ayman Mostafa, UA)
9:00 - Cotton plant mapping and application of PGR and harvest aid chemicals (Sam Wang, UA)
9:30 – The role of natural enemies in insect pest management decision making (Peter Ellsworth)
10:00 - Break
10:15 – Late-season cotton diseases - coping with Texas root rot (Mary Olsen, UA)
10:30 - Planning for late season climate impacts (Paul Brown, UA)
11:00 - Weed management in cotton and alfalfa (Bill McCloskey, UA)
Noon – Steak lunch
1:00 - Spray nozzle box demonstration (Bill McCloskey)
Nozzles, spray droplets, and pesticide activity (Pedro Andrade, UA)
1:30 - Fusarium outlook and management (Mary Olsen) .
The workshop will be held at the Parker Elks Lodge, 714 Laguna, in Parker.
There is no admission charge.
Applications made for five hours of California and Arizona CEUs.
For more information, contact Linda Masters at (928) 669-9843 or