The 39th annual Plant and Soil Conference will be held on Feb. 2 - 3, 2010, at the Heritage Complex, International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif.

Sponsored by the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy and the California Certified Crop Advisers, the conference focuses on current agronomic topics that are of importance to growers, consultants, suppliers, educators and governmental organizations.

The theme of this year’s general session is “Optimizing Agriculture with Diminishing Resources” with speakers from government, industry and research.

The conference includes technical sessions on a wide range of topics including:

• Nutrient Management

• Pest Management

• Changing Landscapes: Drivers and Trends for Production Agriculture

• Water Management

• Dairy Issues

• Optimizing Agriculture with Diminishing Resources

A poster session including submissions from students and professionals will be featured during a wine and cheese reception on the first conference day.

Continuing education credit will be available for pest control advisors and certified crop advisors.

A detailed program for the 2010 conference, along with the registration and continuing education credit information is available at the California ASA Web site: http://calasa.ucdavis.edu. Information is also available from Allan Fulton at aefulton@ucdavis.edu or at (530) 527- 3101.