Growers, pest control advisers, and other agricultural leaders are invited to attend the “Orchard Replant Management Without Methyl Bromide” workshop on Oct. 28 at the Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier, Calif., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The program includes:

8:00 a.m.

Introduction, PCA and continuing education credits sign-up - Brent Holtz, Ph.D., Farm Advisor, UCCE Madera County

8:30 a.m.

Cropping Systems for sustainable nematode management of tree crops - Michael McKenry, Ph.D., Nematology Specialist, UC Riverside/KAC

9:00 a.m.

Replant disease management for almond and peach - Greg Browne, Ph.D., USDA plant pathologist, UC Davis

9:30 a.m.

Irrigation management in response to fumigation - Bruce Lampinen, Ph.D., Almond and Walnut Specialist, UC Davis

10:00 a.m.

Walnut replant issues - Bob Beede, Farm Advisor, UCCE Kings County

10:30 a.m.

Break and Field Tour

Fumigant movement and fate as affected by various soil conditions - Michael McKenry, Ph.D., Nematology Specialist, UC Riverside/KAC

Pacific area-wide trials with integrated methyl bromide alternatives for almond and peach (drip and shank and alternative strip fumigation treatments, crop rotations, and fumigant emissions management) - Greg Browne, USDA-ARS, and Shrini Upadhyaya, UC Davis; David Doll, Farm Advisor “in training”, UC Merced; Brand Hanson, Dong Wang, Suduan Gao, USDA-ARS, Parlier

12:00 p.m. Free lunch-provided by sponsors

The USDA-ARS Pacific wide program for integrated Methyl Bromide Alternatives, the Almond Board of California, Dow Agro Sciences, the University of California, the California Tree Fruit Agreement, and Tri-Cal Inc.

1:00 p.m. Walnut replant issues - Bob Beede, Farm Adivsor, UCCE Kings County

1:30 p.m. Regulatory issues affecting soil fumigation practices - Randy Segawa, Scientist, California Department of Pesticide Regulation

2:30 p.m. Adjourn

5.0 hours of PCA, CCA and Private Applicators Credit have been requested (including 1.0 hour of laws and regulations).

The KAC is located at 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif., 93648.

For reservations, contact Brent Holtz’s office by Oct. 24 at 559-675-7879, ext. 201.