What: California Cherry Research Review

When: Jan. 19, 2010

Where: San Joaquin County Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, Evelyn Costa Assembly Room, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton, Calif., 95206

• Agenda:

8:30 a.m. - Welcome - Jim Culbertson, manager, California Cherry Advisory Board

8:40 - Fall-applied urea sprays for controlling bacterial canker in cherries - Joe Grant, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), San Joaquin County

9:00 - Diagnosis, epidemiology, and control of canker diseases in sweet cherry - Doug Gubler, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California (UC), Davis

9:25 - Managing pre- and post-harvest diseases of sweet cherries - Jim Adaskaveg, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Riverside

9:50 - Overcoming obstacles to stem-free cherry production: A western U.S. research initiative - Joe Grant

10:10 – Break

10:30 - Performance evaluation of new electronic cherry sorter - Jim Thompson, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis

10:50 - Optimizing nitrogen availability in cherry growth to obtain high yield and fruit quality - Update on winter chilling and rest breaking treatments for cherries – Kitren Glozer, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

11:20 - New invasive insect pests of potential interest to cherry growers - Don McCoon, San Joaquin Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

11:40 - Biology and management of Spotted Wing Drosophila - Bob Van Steenwyk, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

12:30 – Adjourn

The meeting is sponsored by the University of California and California Cherry Advisory Board.