The 2009 California Pistachio Water Day is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, Calif., from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The event will be moderated by Brent Holtz and Robert Beede, farm advisors, University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension, Madera and Kings counties.
The program includes:
7:00 a.m. - Registration
8:00 - “California water: managing crisis and opportunity” -
Tim Quinn, Director, Association of California Water Agencies;
8:30 – “Water relations, water requirements, and irrigation scheduling” -
David Goldhamer, Irrigation Specialist, UC Davis;
9:15 – “Drought strategies: how to best manage a limited water supply and impact on current and future production” -
10:00 – “Fine tuning your micro-irrigation system” -
Larry Schwankl, Irrigation Specialist, UC Davis;
10:30 - Break
11:00 – “Water and botryosphaeria and alternaria blights” -
Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist, UC Kearney Ag Center/UC Davis;
11:30 – “Navel orangeworm sanitation, insecticide efficacy, and factors related to damage” -
Joel Siegel, USDA-ARS, Entomologist, Parlier, Calif.;
12:00 - “Navel orangeworm management: results from large scale field trials” -
Brad Higbee, Research Entomologist, Paramount Farming Company;
12:30 – Lunch
Update of Western Pistachio Association and California Pistachio Research Board activities - Bob Klein or Tom Coleman
Registration is required and costs $30 (includes a hot lunch). Online registration with a credit card is available at: http://ucanr.org/2009pistachioday.
PCA & CCA credit has been requested.
For more information, contact Penny Stockdale at (530) 754-8523.