Strawberry Field Day May 11, Santa Maria

Friday, May 11, 2012 • Santa Maria, CA

Past Event:

The UCCE Strawberry Irrigation, Nutrition, and Disease Management Field Day will be held May 11 in Santa Maria, Calif.

  • When: Friday, May 11, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Manzanita Berry Farms, 1891 West Main St., Santa Maria, Calif. 93458
  • Topics: Updates on regulatory, irrigation, nutrient management, and fumigation alternatives
  • Cost: Free
  • Lunch: Provided

CE Credits: 3.5 hours CCA and 2.0 hours of DPR credits have been approved


8:30 a.m. – Registration - No fee

9 – Update on regulatory and fumigation issues

Debbie Trupe, Supervising Ag Biologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office

9:15 – Pesticide usage and water quality

Peter Meertens, Environmental Scientist, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

9:30 – Update on reduced sprinkler irrigation and salinity management in strawberries

Stuart Styles, Professor of BioResource and Ag Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

10 – Soil moisture monitoring and irrigation scheduling in strawberries

Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UCCE, Salinas

10:30 – Nutrient management in strawberries for high productivity and efficiency

Tim Hartz, Vegetable Crops Specialist, University of California, Davis

11 – Update on strawberry Raised Bed Trough (RaBeT) system

Hillary Thomas, Research Manager, California Strawberry Commission, Watsonville

11:30 – Fumigation alternatives for strawberry disease and weed management

Carol Shennan, Professor of AgroEcology, Joji Muramoto, Associate Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz

Noon – Field tour

12:30 – Lunch

Spanish interpretation will be provided

Please pre-register by May 4, 2012 online at or call Ingrid Schumann at 805-781-5940 for additional information. Early registration helps with arrangements.

  • Thanks to our meeting sponsors: California Strawberry Commission and Skyplastic USA

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Manzanita Berry Farms

Santa Maria, California
United States

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