Dry Bean/Blackeye Field Day
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011
Kearney Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00: Field Tour Departs
Root Knot Nematode Screening for Beans – Jeff Ehlers, UC Riverside
What’s Looking Good? Blackeye Variety Development (yield, quality, and resistance to aphids & lygus bugs) - Jeff Ehlers, UC Riverside
Hope for Problem Weeds? Post-emergence Herbicide Trial in Blackeye with Directed Spray Applications – Kurt Hembree, UCCE Fresno County
Insecticide Evaluation for Lygus Bug Management - Potential Materials for Blackeye Registration – Carol Frate, UCCE Tulare County
10:30: Conference Room Presentations
What do you want to know and how do you want to know it? – Shannon Mueller,
UCCE Fresno County
Pigeon Peas – a niche crop for bean growers? - Jeff Ehlers, UC Riverside
Updates from University, Industry & Marketing
Paul Gepts, UC Davis
Nathan Sano, Manager, California Dry Bean Advisory Board
Gary Luckett, Manager, Cal-Bean & Grain Warehouse, Pixley
PCA Hours – 2 hrs (other)
CCA Hours: 4 hrs (2.5 for pest management; 1.5 professional development)
Refreshments courtesy of Cal-Bean & Grain Warehouse, Pixley
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.