Strawberry Meeting, Nov. 20, Santa Maria

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Santa Maria, CA

Past Event:

A Strawberry Production and Pest Management meeting will be held Nov. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm. at the Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, 313 West Tunnell Street, in Santa Maria, Calif. 

Tentative agenda

8:30 - Registration

9:00 - Laws, regulations, and labels: getting through the fume season - Lottie Martin, Santa Barbara County Ag Commissioner’s Office

9:30 - Strawberry pests and diseases: IPM studies and pallidosis-related decline - Surendra Dara, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) San Luis Obispo County

10:00 - Re-evaluating lygus bug IPM tools in strawberry: field vacuums, monitoring, and economic thresholds - Hillary Thomas, California Strawberry Commission

10:20 - Break

10:35 - Update on soilborne, foliar, and fruit diseases of strawberry - Steve Koike, UCCE Monterey County

11:05 - Strawberry production with and without fumigants - Steve Fennimore, UCCE Monterey County

11:35 - Economic considerations of alternatives to fumigation and producing a second-year crop - Karen Klonsky, UC Davis

12:05 - Lunch

12:35 - Review of 2013 strawberry transplanting - Mark Bolda, UCCE Santa Cruz County

1:00 - Update on advanced selections, disease, and salt tolerance varieties, and non-chilling plug plants - Kirk Larson, UC South Coast REC, Irvine

1:45 - Grower experience: Evaluating pest management strategies with numbers: how to really know what you are doing - Thomas Flewell, Flewell Consulting, Watsonville-Salinas

2:15 - Survey

2:30 - Adjourn

There is no charge to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Spanish interpretation will be provided, courtesy of the Environmental Training Center at Hancock College.

Register by Nov. 13 online at, or call (805) 781-5940.

California Department of Pesticide Regulation and CCA CE credits have been requested.

Location Details

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Veteran's Memorial Community Center
313 W. Tunnel St.
Santa Maria, California
United States

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