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2018 Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting 6:45 am
2018 Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting @ Watsonville Elks Lodge
Feb 1 @ 6:45 am – 12:00 pm
  6:45-7:15 Registration and Sign-in, No fee 7:15-7:40 Laws and Regulations Update, 2018 Juan Hildago, Office of the Santa Cruz County Agriculture Commissioner 7:40-8:05 Strategies for Determining Nitrogen Needs in Strawberry Michael Cahn, UCCE Monterey[...]
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Innovative Organic Weed Control webinar 12:00 pm
Innovative Organic Weed Control webinar
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will explore the use of “air-propelled abrasive grit” (crushed walnuts, corncobs, olive pits, pelletized organic fertilizers, etc.) for selective weed control.  This innovative method has the potential to add a non-tillage weed management[...]
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2018 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting 7:30 am
2018 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting @ UCCE Monterey
Feb 13 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Topics Include: Update on Ag Order, Soil nitrogen dynamics in long season vegetable crops, fall application of high C:N ration amendments to immobilize soil nitrate, On farm trials evaluating fertilizer value of nitrate in irrigation[...]
Discovering How Cover Crops Impact Cropland Habitat for Pests: Voles, Slugs, and Other Pests webinar 11:00 am
Discovering How Cover Crops Impact Cropland Habitat for Pests: Voles, Slugs, and Other Pests webinar
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar will focus on how cover crops can create habitat for pests like voles and slugs. It is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Pest problems like voles, slugs and army worms tend[...]
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Intro to Permaculture Design 10:00 am
Intro to Permaculture Design @ San Lorenzo Garden Center
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach[...]
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Fungicide Resistance Tailgate 9:00 am
Fungicide Resistance Tailgate @ Monterey Pacific, Inc. |
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Recent research has identified populations of powdery mildew that are resistant to FRAC 11 fungicides (strobilurins), FRAC 3 (DMIs), or both. A collaboration of researchers and extentionists are working to develop novel diagnostic tools and[...]
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Tools for Farm Biodiversity webinar 10:00 am
Tools for Farm Biodiversity webinar
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Organic growers rely on the many services biodiversity provides, but knowing where to find accessible information can be challenging. This webinar will provide an overview of three tools to help you identify and manage wildlife,[...]
Management of spotted wing drosophila using organically approved strategies webinar 12:00 pm
Management of spotted wing drosophila using organically approved strategies webinar
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) has emerged as a devastating pest of small and stone fruits worldwide. Losses due to SWD can be as high as 100% and have been valued more than $718 million annually[...]
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The Latest on the CarbOn Management and Evaluation Tool (COMET) Suite of Ecosystem Services Quantification Tools webinar 11:00 am
The Latest on the CarbOn Management and Evaluation Tool (COMET) Suite of Ecosystem Services Quantification Tools webinar
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participate to learn the latest news about the COMET suite of tools, and as a NRCS employee how you can implement this technology into the conservation planning process.