Water and irrigation technology, weed control, integrated pest management, soil and plant nutrient management and geospatial tools for natural resources are a few of the topics scheduled at the 15th Desert Crops Workshop scheduled Dec. 8 at the Yuma Convention Center, Yuma, Ariz.

Sponsored by the University of Arizona and University of California Cooperative Extension and Western Farm Press, there will be 18 presentations from researchers from Arizona and California associated with the University of California, University of Arizona, USDA-ARS and private industry.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first presentation at 8 a.m. The workshop will close with a luncheon sponsored by key agricultural suppliers.

Application has been made for 3.5 CEUs for Arizona and California pest control advisers and 5.5 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers.

For reservations, contact Dr. Mohammed Zerkoune at the UA Cooperative Extension office in Yuma, Ariz. (928) 726-3904 zerkoune@ag.arizona.edu or e-mail Western Farm Press at hcline@primediabusiness.com

Here are some of the topics and presentations scheduled:

  • Weed Control by Solarization, Mohammed Zerkoune, UA.

  • Lettuce Fusarium by Barry Prayor, UA.

  • Plant Growth Regulator Use in Arizona Citrus by Glenn Wright, UA.

  • Mites in Desert Citrus by David Kerns, UA, and Mike Rethwisch, UC.

  • Innovations in Citrus Weed Control by William McCloskey, UA.

  • Chemigating Fumigants for Melon, Vegetable and Strawberry Production by Jesse Richardson, Dow AgroSciences.

  • Risk and Crop Insurance Considerations for Vegetables by Trent Teegerstrom, UA.

  • Update on Perchlorate in Vegetable Production by Charles Sanchez, UA.

  • AZSCHED — Arizona Irrigation Scheduling System by Edward C. Martin, UA.

  • Technological Alternatives to Enhance Yield and Quality of Melons by Jorge Fonseca, UA.

  • Nutrient Status of Pecan Orchards in Arizona by James Walworth, UA.

  • Tolerance of cantaloupe varieties to new low rate herbicides by Edmond Ogbuchiekwe and Milt McGiffen Jr., UC.

  • Sclerotinia control on lettuce by Michael Matheron, UA.

  • Lettuce Aphids by James McCreight, USDA-ARS.

  • Nutsedge Management Trials in Lettuce by Jose Aguiar.

  • Nutrient Uptake and Partitioning in Irrigated Cantaloupes by Jeff Silvertooth.

  • Onion Powdery Mildew by Thomas A. Turini, UC.

  • Efficacy of Various Neonicitinoid Insecticides on Whitefly in Lettuce and Cole Crops by Eric Natwick, UC.

e-mail: hcline@primediabusiness.com