University of California, United States Department of Agriculture, University of California Cooperative Extension, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Strawberry Irrigation and Nutrient Management Field Day

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Manzanita Berry Farms, 1891 West Main, Santa Maria, Calif., 93458

9:00 Registration is free

9:30 Water use/application and salinity evaluation

Stuart Styles, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Chuck Bates, John Deere

9:55 Strawberry plant performance with reduced sprinkler and drip-only systems

Oleg Daugovish, Strawberry and Vegetable Crop Advisor, UCCE, Ventura

10:15 Practical experiences of irrigation management

David Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms, Santa Maria

10:35 Low residue cover crops for controlling sediment and pesticide movement in strawberries

Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UCCE, Salinas

10:55 Fertilizer management in strawberry production

Tim Hartz, Vegetable Crops Specialist, UC Davis

11:20 Update from Central Coast Water Quality Control Board

11:35 Field tour and lunch

Please pre-register by May 5, 2011 online at

2.5 CE hours have been approved by CCA (Course No. 08431).

Spanish interpretation will be provided.