Statewide Pistachio Field Day, Jan. 29, Visalia
The 2014 Statewide Pistachio Day will be held Jan. 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 East Acequia Ave., Visalia, Calif.
8:00 – Welcome - Bob Beede, farm advisor emeritus and Louise Ferguson, Extension specialist
8:15 - Regulatory challenges that may affect pistachio growers - Bob Klein, Manager, California Pistachio Research Board
8:30 - Update on alternaria and botryosphaeria diseases, and the registered AF-36 - Themis Michailides, University of California, Davis
9:00 - Update on California pistachio rootstocks - Louise Ferguson, UC Davis
9:30 - Update on new cultivars - Craig Kallsen, UCCE Kern County
10:00 – Break
10:30 - Managing 'bugs' in pistachios: stink bugs, leaffooted bug and mealybugs - David Haviland, UCCE Kern County
11:00 - Navel orangeworm 2013: Lessons learned and control challenges - Joel Siegel, USDA-ARS
11:30 - Pistachio salinity trial update - Blake Sanden, UCCE Kern County
Noon – Lunch
Continuing education credits requested: 1.5 of other 0.25 of laws and regs (PCA); 3.3 hours (CCA).
303 East Acequia Ave.