The 2010 Preseason (Winter) Vegetable Workshop will be held Aug. 31 at the University of Arizona (UA) Cooperative Extension office in Yuma, Ariz.

The program includes:

7:30 a.m. - Registration

8:00 - “Update from the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) Environmental Services Division” - Olga Lomeli, ADA

8:10 – “Developments in machine systems for thinning lettuce” - Mark Siemens, associate specialist and associate professor, UA Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

8:40 – “Management update for lettuce diseases” - Mike Matheron, research specialist, UA Yuma Agricultural Center (YAC)

9:10 - Break

9:20 – “Updates and pest control announcements from industry”

9:30 – “Weed management update for desert vegetables” - Barry Tickes, area agricultural agent, YAC

10:00 – “The detection and quantification of pesticides in plants and soil” - Kurt Nolte, agricultural agent, UA Yuma County Cooperative Extension

10:30 – “Insecticide use and development for desert vegetables” - John Palumbo, research entomologist, YAC

11:00 – “Phosphorus management for desert vegetable crops” - Charles Sanchez, professor, soil, water, and environmental science, YAC

11:30 – “Latest developments on soil fumigation in Arizona” - Randy Norton, agricultural agent, UA Safford Agricultural Station

Noon – Lunch - sponsored by Yuma County Cooperative Extension.

The Yuma County Cooperative Extension office is located at 2200 W. 28th St. in Yuma, Ariz. For more information, contact Kurt Nolte at (928) 726-3904 or knolte@ag.arizona.edu.