What: California Nematology Workshop

Where: UC Kearney Agriculture Center, 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.

When: March 23, 2010

Cost: Free to attend the workshop — attendees on own for lunch.

Agenda:

7:30 a.m. – Pick up name tag; sign in for PCA credit

8:00 – Welcome

8:10 – “The latest on the 2009 outbreak of stem and bulb nematode on alfalfa” – Becky Westerdahl

8:35 – “Detection of quarantine nematodes in California: actions, results and current status” – John Chitambar

9:00 – “Movento, a post-plant nematicide for perennial crops” – Michael McKenry

9:25 – “Replanting of walnut using fumigants and rootstocks currently available” – Bob Beede

9:50 – Coffee break and poster session

10:30 – “Progress of sting nematode on Southern California turf” – Anton Ploegg

10:55 – “Advances with steamed heat, an organic approach for management of weed seeds and soil borne pests” – Steve Fennimore

11:20 – “Movento performance against ring nematode on almond” – Gary Branness

11:45 – Lunch break – list of local restaurants available

1:00 – Field Tour of various experiments in progress including:

• ‘Starve & Switch’ – a potential alternative to fumigation for almond and plum replants;

• Delivery of steamed heat for annual crops using buried hoses or a mobile steam unit;

• Visit and data for Chandler on VX211 clonal paradox rootstock for walnut;

• Visit and data for Chandler on J. cathayensis rootstock, specifically selection #21;

• Status of Krymsk 1 plum, a dwarfing rootstock for plum against root lesion nematode;

• Status of HBOK1, a peach with resistance to root knot plus relief from ring nematode;

• An aggressive population of root lesion nematode on UCB1 pistachio.

4:00 – End

The first 150 registrants will have a guaranteed seat for the morning session. Late registrants will only be able to attend the afternoon session.

To register, send an e-mail to Lois@uckac.edu or call (559) 646-6545.