Dry Bean/Blackeye Field Day

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

Kearney Research & Extension Center

9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.

Schedule

7:30 a.m. Registration

8:00: Field Tour Departs

Root Knot Nematode Screening for Beans – Jeff Ehlers, UC Riverside

What’s Looking Good? Blackeye Variety Development (yield, quality, and resistance to aphids & lygus bugs) - Jeff Ehlers, UC Riverside

Hope for Problem Weeds? Post-emergence Herbicide Trial in Blackeye with Directed Spray Applications – Kurt Hembree, UCCE Fresno County

Insecticide Evaluation for Lygus Bug Management - Potential Materials for Blackeye Registration – Carol Frate, UCCE Tulare County

10:30: Conference Room Presentations

What do you want to know and how do you want to know it? – Shannon Mueller,

UCCE Fresno County

Pigeon Peas – a niche crop for bean growers? - Jeff Ehlers, UC Riverside

Updates from University, Industry & Marketing

Paul Gepts, UC Davis

Nathan Sano, Manager, California Dry Bean Advisory Board

Gary Luckett, Manager, Cal-Bean & Grain Warehouse, Pixley

Noon: Adjourn

PCA Hours – 2 hrs (other)

CCA Hours: 4 hrs (2.5 for pest management; 1.5 professional development)

Refreshments courtesy of Cal-Bean & Grain Warehouse, Pixley

Directions to Kearney REC

From the North: Take State Route 99 southbound. Exit State Route 99 at the Manning Avenue exit, and go east eight miles to Riverbend Avenue. Turn right on Riverbend, and continue one-quarter mile.

From the South: Take State Route 99 northbound. Exit State Route 99 at the Manning Avenue exit, and go east eight miles to Riverbend Avenue. Turn right on Riverbend, and continue one-quarter mile.