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SJV precision ag field day July 28

Six producers will share their experiences with precision agriculture July 28 at the 4th annual San Joaquin Valley precision ag field day at Ted Sheely’s Farm in Stratford, Calif.

Sheely, whose farm has become the focal point for developing precision ag technology in California, will be one of the speakers along with his consultant, Brock Taylor of Clovis, Calif.

Others on the program to discuss blind cultivation, weed management, salinity and fertility management, harvesting, variable rate applications of cotton plant growth regulators and defoliants and precision ag technology in irrigation will be:

-- Tony Azevedo and Justin Dutra of Stone Land Co, Stratford, and Blair Ground Services.

-- Michael Boyett, Boyett Farms, Corcoran, Calif.

-- Gill Replogle, Milkyway Farms, Visalia, Calif.

-- Eric Hansen, Hansen Farms, Corcoran.

-- Gary Robinson, Gold Coast Pistachios, Fresno, Calif.

Also on the program which begins at 8:30 a.m. following registration beginning at 7:30 will be a cotton management update from University of California Extension Cotton Specialist Bob Hutmacher.

Steve Wright, Tulare County UC farm advisor and Bruce Roberts, California State University, Fresno professor are event co-chairmen.

There will be precision ag equipment displays as well as booth for vendors supplying precision ag services.

The field day will be located on Sheely’s farm on Nevada Ave., 3.5 miles west of Highway 41.

Lunch will be served.

For additional information and reservations, contact Wright at (559) 582-3303 or Judy Hopper at (559) 582-3211 (Ext. 2730).

The event is sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension; CSU Fresno; Western Plant Health Association, and AZCAL Management.

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