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Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

May 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

08:00 Registration – No fee

08:30 Regulatory update on pesticides and fumigation Lottie Martin, Deputy Ag Commissioner

08:50 An overview of soil and water management for growing healthy strawberries Mark Battany, Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

09:10 Nitrate leaching reduction in rainy winters by autumn application of high C:N ratio amendments Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz

09:30 Use of a summer cover crop as a partial carbon source for anaerobic soil disinfestation Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz

09:50 Effect of mulch film permeability on strawberry tolerance to herbicides Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, Salinas

10:10 Precision fumigation for managing weeds and soilborne pathogens in strawberry Oleg Daugovish, CE Advisor, UCCE, Ventura County

10:30 Break

10:45 Management of strawberry fruit and foliar diseases and aerial imagery for monitoring crop health Chris Greer, IPM Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties

11:05 Spider mite management in organic and conventional strawberries Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms, Santa Maria

11:25 Growing strawberries sustainably using the new IPM model Surendra Dara, Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

11:45 Sprayer Calibration Program Jason Sharrett & Kevin Tate, California Strawberry Commission

12:05 Botrytis management strategies for 2019 Gerald Holmes, Director, Cal Poly Strawberry Center, San Luis Obispo

12:25 Survey

12:30 Lunch and adjourn

Spanish interpretation will be provided.


May 14, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Manzanita Berry Farms
1891 W Main St
Santa Maria, CA 93458 United States


UCCE Santa Barbara


Other (outside of Central Valley)
Event Type
Field Day