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Kern Almond Workshop March 28, Bakersfield

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 • Bakersfield, CA

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The Kern Almond Meeting & Irrigation Workshop will be held March 28, at the UCCE conference room, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Bakersfield, Calif., 93301 (south of the ag commissioner’s office). The event is co-sponsored by North-West Kern RCD Mobile Irrigation Lab.

  • Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. — SIGN-IN/WELCOME

ALMOND PRODUCTION UPDATE – MORNING SESSION

9 - 9:20 FERTILITY — What does it take to make 4,000 + lb/ac? New tissue sampling guidelines and fertilizer rates – Sebastian Saa Silva (or Patrick Brown), UC Davis Pomology

9:20 - 9:50 — WATER DEMAND & FERTIGATION OPTIONS – Blake Sanden, Kern UCCE

9:50 - 10:10 — ALMOND VARIETY UPDATE – Mario Viveros, Kern UCCE

10:10-10:30 — INTERACTION OF DISEASE, CANOPY SIZE & YIELD – Bruce Lampenin, Statewide UCCE Almond Specialist

10:30 - 11 — BREAK (refreshments / talk with exhibitors)

11-11:20 — DISEASE/FUNGICIDE MANAGEMENT – Bruce Lampenin or Mario Viveros

11:20 - 11:55 — PLANT STRESS & DROUGHT MANAGEMENT – Ken Shackel, Pomology UC Davis

LUNCH– sponsored by service providers listed below

IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT AND ASSISTANCE – ALL CROPS

12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m. — BALANCING EFFICIENCY & SALINITY CONTROL in the FIELD – Blake Sanden

1 - 1:15 — OPTIMAL IRRIGATION of CRIMSON TABLE GRAPES USING PLASTIC – Dale Handley, Irrigation Consultant

1:15 - 1:30 — IRRIGATION SYSTEM UNIFORMITY – Brian Hockett (North-West Kern Mobile Irrigation Lab)

1:30 - 1:50 — NRCS EQIP COST SHARE FOR MICRO SYSTEMS – James Booth, Kern NRCS

1:50 - 2:10 — PUMP IMPROVEMENT REBATE PROGRAM – CIT CSU Fresno, Pete Canessa

2:10 - 3:30 — WHAT’S IN THE TOOLBOX? 5-10 minute presentations by sponsoring service providers: SIMPLOT: aerial imagery, HARMON: sulfur burner/water treatment, SOIL MOISTURE SENSORS/MONITORING – IRROMETER: tensiometers & Watermark, PURESENSE: capacitance probes/web-based data, GRUNDFOS PUMPS: precision injection & energy saving pumps, DELLAVALLE: weekly neutron probe, DALE HANDLEY IRRIGATION CONSULTANTS: Grape ET under plastic, HELENA CHEMICAL & PERRY BRUCE, field mapping with VERIS, TORO IRRIGATION, micro-irrigation of trees, vines and row crops.

Service providers will be on-site to answer questions about their technology as it relates to your operation.

(RSVP to cekern@ucdavis.edu by March 26 for a lunch head count)

Location Details

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UCCE Conference Room

Bakersfield, California
United States

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