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The Future of Bean Production in Arizona Nov. 28, Maricopa

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 • Maricopa, AZ

Past Event:

8:00 - Salt matters: impact of salt in Arizona, new testing, mapping information – Leslie Glover, USDA-NRCS

8:30 - Financial assistance for water conservation, organic farming systems – Kristen Graham, NRCS

9:15 – Go green bioremediation of salt with algae – organic amendments for organic and conventional dry beans, Stephen Pavich, Bio-Flora Global Organics

10:30 – Crop rotation benefits from chickpeas to melons – Scott Tollefson, Del Monte Farms

11:00 – Southwest Processors Exchange history, introduction to seed cleaning - John Thomas, Southwest Processors Exchange

11:30 – Grower reports on chickpea, black-eyed pea production – Jimmy Byrd, Farming Organic Az Beans

12:00 – Complimentary lunch – speaker, Ancient grains and indigenous dry bean experiences, Chris Schmidt, Native Seed Search

1:00 - Insect vector-borne viruses of legumes in the Desert Southwest, Judy Brown, University of Arizona

1:50 – 2012 Eastern Arizona white mold in pinto dry bean trial results – Randy Norton, University of Arizona

2:30 – Farm Credit Services programs – Craig Tyler, Farm Credit Services Southwest

3:15 – IPM and dry bean farming – Peter Ellsworth, University of Arizona

3:45 – Experience with refugee farmers growing dry beans in Arizona, Jessica Woiderski, New Roots International Rescue Committee

For more information, contact Kalinda McClain at kalindam@cox.net .

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Maricopa Agricultural Center
37860 W. Smith-Enke Road
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
United States

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