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Water-Agronomic Crop Field Day, April 17, El Centro

Thursday, April 17, 2014 • El Centro, CA

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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.

Agenda:

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 tbmcneece@ucanr.edu.

For more information, contact Oli Bachie at (760)352-9474 and obachie@ucanr.edu.

Location Details

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UC Desert Research and Extension Center
1004 E. Holton Rd.
El Centro, California 92243
United States

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