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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 • Santa Maria, CA

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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 ucanr.org/strawberrymeetingnov2012 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 http://ucanr.org/strawberrymeetingnov2012 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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