8 a.m. Welcome and Introduction, Dr. Mohammed Zerkoune, University of Arizona Extension Agent/ANR. Opening Remarks, Dr. Deborah Young, University of Arizona Associate Director of Programs-Cooperative Extension.

8:05 a.m. Soilborne Diseases of Melon and Watermelon, Dr. Mary Olsen, University of Arizona Extension Plant Pathologist.

8:17 a.m. New Citrus Varieties for the Desert, Dr. Glenn Wright,University of Arizona Associate Research Scientist, Plant Science.

8:29 a.m. Mites in Desert Citrus, Dr. David Kerns, University of Arizona Integrated Pest Management Specialist.

8:41 a.m. Innovations in Citrus Weed Control, Dr. William McCloskey, University of Arizona Associate Specialist, Weed Science.

8:53 a.m. Using GIS, Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Barron Orr, University of Arizona Geospatial Extension Specialist.

9:05 a.m. Risk Management for Specialty Crops, Dr. Russell Tronstad, University of Arizona Extension Economist.

9:17 a.m. Decision Tools for Risk Analysis, Trent Teegerstrom, University of Arizona Extension Economist.

9:29 a.m. Break/Poster Sessions

10 a.m. AZSCHED: Arizona Irrigation Scheduling Program, Dr. Edward C. Martin, University of Arizona Extension Irrigation Specialist.

10:12 a.m. Irrigation for Desert Crops, Dr. Charles Sanchez, University of Arizona Director- Yuma Agricultural Center.

10:24 a.m. Nitrogen Fertigation Frequency for Drip Irrigated Broccoli, Dr. James Walworth, University of Arizona Associate Specialist, Soil, Water & Environ Science.

10:36 a.m. Soil Organic Amendments Change Low Organic Matter Agroecosystems, Dr. Milton E. McGiffen Jr, University of California, Riverside Department of Botany and Plant Science.

10:48 a.m. Glyphosate-tolerant Lettuce Weed Control, Kai Umeda, University of Arizona Area Agent/Vegetable Crops.

11 a.m. Suppression of Western Flower Thrips by Overhead Sprinkler Irrigation in Romaine Lettuce, Dr. John Palumbo, University of Arizona Associate Research Scientist, Entomology.

11:12 a.m. Fusarium Wilt Resistance in Lettuce, Dr. James McCreight, U. S. Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service, Salinas Calif.

11:22 a.m. Fall Melon Virus. Dr. James McCreight, U. S. Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service, Salinas Calif.

11:32 a.m. Muskmelon Varietal Susceptibility to Powdery Mildew and Monosporascus Vine Decline. Thomas A. Turini University of California, Imperial County Plant Pathology, Farm Advisor.

11:44 a.m. Update on Lettuce Fusarium Research. Dr. Michael Matheron, University of Arizona Extension Plant Pathologist.

11:56 a.m. Breeding for Resistance and Quality in Desert Lettuce. Dr. Edward J. Ryder, U.S. Department of Agriculture Lettuce Breeding and Genetics.

Catered Lunch.

1 p.m. ForkLift Rodeo Sponsored by Western Growers Association.