What: Northern San Joaquin Valley processing tomato production meeting — University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, in conjunction with the California Tomato Growers Association 63rd annual meeting.

When: Jan. 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 1150 9th St., Modesto, Calif. 95354

Agenda:

• 7:30 a.m. - Registration, continuing education hours sign-up

• 8:00 - Gene Miyao, UCCE Yolo and Solano counties – “Evaluation of fall-timed reduced tillage”

• 8:15 - Jan Mickler, UCCE Stanislaus County – “Garden centipede sampling and quantification”

• 8:30 - David Slaughter, UC Davis Biological and Ag Engineering – “Objective methods for quantifying mold in processing tomatoes at grading station inspection”

• 8:45 - Brenna Aegerter, UCCE San Joaquin County – “Powdery mildew management update”

• 9:00 - Tom Turini, UCCE Fresno County – “Recent research on management of TSWV on processing tomatoes”

• 9:15 - Break • 9:30 - Tim Hartz, UC Davis Plant Science Dept. – “Evaluating fertilizer forms and additives”

• 9:45 - Bob Gilbertson, UC Davis Plant Pathology – “ID and IPM of insect transmitted viruses in tomatoes”

• 10:00 - Steve Schroeder, Nunhems USA – “Tomato breeding update: Keeping California growers competitive”

• 10:15 - Rich Ozminkowski, Heinz Seed – “Advantages of global breeding efforts for the California industry”

• 10:30 - Scott Stoddard, UCCE Merced County – “Evaluation of double-row tomatoes on 80 inch beds”

• 10:45 – Questions - adjourn to visit vendors.

Continuing education hours have been requested from DPR and California CCA.

The free, UCCE-sponsored meeting is open to the public.

For information about the California Tomato Growers Association annual meeting, call (916) 925-0225.