Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
7:30 a.m. – Noon
Kearney Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:00 – Field Tours
Alfalfa Variety Development and Selection for High Yields and Pest Management– Dan Putnam, Extension Agronomist and Forage Specialist, UC Davis
"Forage Sorghums: Not What Your Parents Grew!"– Jeff Dahlberg, Director, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Parlier
Growing Roundup Ready and Conventional Alfalfa Side-by Side without Contamination - is it possible?
Dan Putnam, Extension Agronomist and Forage Specialist, UC Davis
10:00 - Conference Room Presentations
DIY On-Farm Research– Shannon Mueller and Carol Frate, Farm Advisors, UCCE, Fresno and Tulare Counties, respectively
An IPM Approach for Controlling Pocket Gophers and Voles in Alfalfa– Roger Baldwin, IPM Wildlife Pest Management Advisor, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Parlier
What do you want to know and how do you want to know it?– Shannon Mueller, Farm Advisor, UCCE, Fresno County
"Got Weeds? Let's Talk."(Bring your weeds and questions) – Kurt Hembree, Farm Advisor, UCCE, Fresno County
Sclerotinia Crown and Stem Rot of Alfalfa and Date of Planting– Carol Frate, Farm Advisor, UCCE, Tulare County
Optimizing Small Grain Yields (herbicides, stripe rust)– Steve Wright, Farm Advisor, UCCE, Tulare County
Noon – Adjourn
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Directions to Kearney REC
From the North: Take State Route 99 southbound. Exit State Route 99 at the Manning Avenue exit, and go east eight miles to Riverbend Avenue. Turn right on Riverbend, and continue one-quarter mile.
From the South: Take State Route 99 northbound. Exit State Route 99 at the Manning Avenue exit, and go east eight miles to Riverbend Avenue. Turn right on Riverbend, and continue one-quarter mile.
PCA/QAC Approved 2.5 hours
CCA Credit Approved 3.5 hours
1.5 Pest Management
1.5 Crop Management
0.5 Professional Development