Pest Management Seminar, Dec. 3, Yreka
The Siskiyou County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and UC Cooperative Extension will conduct a free pest management seminar for growers, applicators, advisors, pilots, and CCAs Dec. 3 in Yreka, Calif.
The event will be held at the Miner’s Inn Convention Center, 122 East Miner Street, Yreka, Calif.
8:00 - Registration
8:20 - Introductions and announcements
8:30 - Weed control on ditch banks and non-crop areas - Steve Wright, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisor, Yreka
9:00 - Managing grass and broadleaf weeds in small grains - Steve Wright, UCCE farm advisor, Tulare and Kings Counties
9:30 - Cereal leaf beetle identification and management - Diana Roberts, Washington State University
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Learning from mistakes of other applicators, new EPA mandated pollinator protection, changes to metaldehyde use on certain crops and some label review items - Laurie Gordon, Oregon Department of Agriculture
11:45 - Weed control in potatoes and onions, white rot management in onions - Darrin Culp, Intermountain Research and Extension Center
12:15 - Lunch provided
1:00 - Selecting the correct nozzle to ensure proper application rate and minimize drift, discussion of new GPS and application equipment - Allen Shackleford, PBM Supply
2:00 - Law and regulation update - global harmonization system, closed mixing systems -
Tom Anderson, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
3:00 – Break
3:15 - New herbicides for right of way weed control and blending herbicides in returnable containers - Mark Hansen, Crop Production Services
3:45 - Selecting the right adjuvant - Mark Hansen
4:15 - Alfalfa weed control trends and developments - Steve Orloff
4:45 - Adjourn
Continuing education credits granted for California (2 Laws & 5 Other) and Oregon (3 Core & 5 Other) license holders and certified crop advisers.
For more information, contact Carolyn Gorden at (530) 841-4025.
122 East Miner St.