Date: Tuesday Sept. 23, 2008

Time: 8:00 a.m. to noon

Place: Norton Hall, Woodland, Calif.

3.5 Hours DPR Continuing Education hours credited including 0.5hr Laws & Regs

7:45 - 8:10 — Registration

8:10 - 8:45 — Kent Brittan, UCCE farm advisor, Yolo, Solano and Sacramento, Results of this Year’s Small Grains Trials

8:45 - 9:20 — Lee Jackson, small grains specialist, UC Davis, Current status of wheat stripe rust: Disease epidemiology, pathogen variability, and wheat cultivar disease reactions

9:20 - 9:45 — Jeorge Dubcovsky, wheat breeder, UC Davis, Wheat CAP Program, Variety Development and New Disease Resistance Genes

9:45 - 10:00 — Doug Munier, UCCE farm advisor, Adding Nitrogen to Fungicide Sprays

10:00 - 10:15 — Break

10:15 - 10:30 — Kent Brittan, UCCE farm advisor Yolo, Solano and Sacramento, Safflower Variety and Disease Trial Results

10:30 - 11:05 — Dan Putman, forage specialist, UC Davis, Duel Use Forage and Biofuel Feed Stock Development

11:05 - 11:20 — Gene Aksland, agronomist, Resource Seeds Inc., Triticale for Forage and Grain Production

11:20 - 11:45 — Dennis Chambers, Yolo County deputy agricultural commissioner, Organic Certification and Pesticide Regulation Update

11:45 - Noon — Kent Brittan and Lynn Gallaher, Barley – Varieties and Disease Resistance