2004 Pima Production Summit
May 11, 2004
Visalia Convention Center
Visalia, Calif.

8 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. Welcome

9:10 a.m. Supima Report
Marc Lewkowitz, Executive Vice President, Supima, Phoenix, Ariz.

9:35 a.m. 2004 Market Outlook
Jeff Elder, Vice President, Cotton marketing, J.G. Boswell Co., Pasadena, Calif.

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30: University of California Research Reports

  • “2004 Pima Crop Strategies:” Bob Hutmacher, University of California Extension (Agronomy) Cotton Specialist.

  • “Evaluation of Plant Mapping Tools for Pima:” Brian Marsh, University of California Farm Advisor, Kern County and UC Shafter Research and Extension Center Station Director.

  • “Integrated Pest Management Updates: Plant Growth Development Differences in Pest Management; 2004 Lygus update.” Larry Godfrey, University of California Entomologist and Pete Goodell, University of California IPM Specialist.

Lunch

12:40: Grower Panel: 2004 Crop Progress Update

Mark Grewal, J.G. Boswell Co., Corcoran, Calif.
Jean Errotabere, Errotabere Ranches, Riverdale, Calif. (invited)
Ted Sheely, Azcal Management, Lemoore, Calif.

1:20-2:30: Future Generations of Pima, Acala and California Upland Cottons: Impact of New Weed Control, Pest Management Transgenic Technology.

Dr. Roy Cantrell, Cotton Incorporated, Vice President, Agricultural Research, Raleigh, N.C.

Dr. Joel Mahill, Applied Cotton Breeder, Phytogen/Dow AgroSciences.

Jim Olvey, O&A, Cotton Breeder, Maricopa, Ariz.

Dr. Steve Oakley, California Planting Cotton Seed Distributors.

Dr. Mauricio Ulloa, Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS Shafter Research and Extension Center, Shafter, Calif.