Water-Agronomic Crop Field Day, April 17, El Centro
A field day featuring important information on water conservation, alfalfa, forages, biofuels, and other agronomic crops is April 17 in El Centro, Calif.
The University of California Cooperative Extension - Imperial County event will be held at the UC Desert Research & Extension Center located at 1004 E. Holton Rd. in El Centro, 92243.
7:30 – Registration
8:00 – Field Day begins
Stop 1 - Sugar beet and oil crops
8:10 - Irrigation and fertilizer interactions - Steve Kaffka
8:25 - Oil crops - Steve Kaffka and Nicholas George
8:35 - IR-4 – What it is & activities – Brent Boutwell
Stop 2 - Wheat
8:45 - Durum wheat - Oswaldo Chicaiza
Stop 3 - Alfalfa and irrigation practices
8:55 - Alfalfa subsurface drip projects - Khaled Bali, Dan Putnam, and Oli Bachie
9:05 - Alfalfa varieties and water issues - Dan Putnam
9:15 - Crop rotation work with alfalfa - Dan Putnam and Sam Wang
9:25 - Deficit irrigation possibilities - Dan Putnam and Khaled Bali
9:35 - Blue alfalfa aphids and control - Eric Natwick
9:45 - Insects of the Palo Verde Valley - Vonny Barlow
9:55 - UC ANR drought resources and online seminars - Daniele Zaccaria
Stop 4 - Corn
10:05 - Sweet corn for the low desert - Sam Wang
Stop 5 - Sudangrass and sorghum
10:15 - Sorghum forages for California - Jeff Dahlberg
10:25 – Sudangrass – Dan Putnam
Stop 6 – Sugar beet nematode
10:35 - Cyst nematodes of sugar beet - Oli Bachie
Stop 7 – Biofuels
10:45 - Environmental costs of purpose-grown sorghum and energy cane as potential lignocellulosic feedstocks - David Grantz
Stop 8 - Olives
10:55 - Olive production and water use in the Imperial Valley - Khaled Bali
Stop 9 - Water and irrigation
11:05 - Automation of surface irrigation systems - Khaled Bali, Tom Gill, and Dale Lentz
11:15: - Commercial automation gate, Allen Jackson and Khaled Bali
11:25 - Irrigation water – Dean Currie
11:35: Demonstration of AquaMon - RSVP radio communication and web reporting systems from the SIMAS flood irrigation sensors - Frank Stempski
11:45 - Demonstration of cultivator and planter for minimum tillage practices - Rick Cesena
Noon - Complimentary lunch - RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Oli Bachie at (760)352-9474 and email@example.com.
1004 E. Holton Rd.
El Centro, California 92243