Strawberry Production and Pest Management Meeting Nov. 27, Santa Maria

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 • Santa Maria, CA

Past Event:

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at Minami Community Center, 600 W Enos Dr, Santa Maria, Calif., 93454 Co-organized by UCCE and Santa Barbara Ag Commissioner Office.

University of California Cooperative Extension’s -strawberry and vegetable crops advisor, Surendra Dara is holding an annual strawberry production and pest management meeting on Nov. 27, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The meeting location is the Minami Community Center, 600 West Enos Dr. in Santa Maria.  The workshop is free.  For more details, and to register, go to or call 805-781-5940.

3.5 hours of DPR and 4.0 hours of CCA CE Credits have been requested

8 a.m.: Registration - No fee

8:30: Regulatory and fumigant label updates

Lottie Martin, Ag Biologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office

8:45: Regulatory update from the California Strawberry Commission

Rick Tomlinson, Vice President of Public Policy, California Strawberry Commission, Watsonville

9: Pest management in Santa Maria strawberries: chemical, botanical and microbial solutions.

Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor/Affiliated IPM Advisor, San Luis Obispo

9:30: Evaluation of an automatic steam applicator in strawberry

Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, University of California Davis, Salinas

10: Break

10:15: Anaerobic soil disinfestation as an alternative for soil fumigation

Joji Muramoto, Associate Researcher and Carol Shennan, Professor of Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz

10:45: Diagnosing strawberry root and crown diseases

Heather Scheck, Plant Pathologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office

11:15: Field evaluation of fungicides for managing powdery mildew and gray mold in Santa Maria strawberries

Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor/Affiliated IPM Advisor, San Luis Obispo

11:45: Southern California strawberry production and variety research update

Kirk Larson, Pomologist and Strawberry Production Specialist, UC South Coast REC, Irvine

12:15: p.m. Grower experiences and panel discussion

12:30: Lunch

Spanish interpretation will be provided

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday schedule, please promptly register by Nov. 19, 2012 to help us make appropriate arrangements. Register online at or call Ingrid Schumann at 805-781-5940 for additional information.

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Minami Community Center

Santa Maria, California
United States

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