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CAFES Pest Management

Pest Management Conference 2013

Providing information on innovative strategies for controlling pests.

DAY 1: SLO Veterans Hall
Friday, December 6, 2013

7:00 AM
REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST

8:00 AM
Pest Management in Sustainability Frameworks: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Steve Balling: Director, Agricultural & Analytical Services, Del Monte

8:30 AM
Pollinator Health & Use of Neonicotinoids in Effective IPM Strategies (Panel Discussion) PART I
Dr. Eric Mussen: Extension Apiculturist, UC Cooperative Extension
Dr. Amber Sciligo: Post-doctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

10:00 AM
BREAK

10:15 AM
Pollinator Health & Use of Neonicotinoids in Effective IPM Strategies (Panel Discussion) PART II
Renee Pinel: President/CEO, Western Plant Health Association
Gene Brandi: Owner, Gene Brandi Apiaries
Dr. Hillary Thomas: Research Entomologist, California Strawberry Commission
Mel Carter: Masters Candidate, Horticulture & Crop Science, Dept.
Denise Alder: Staff Environmental Scientist, California Department of Pesticide Regulation

12:30 PM
LUNCH

1:15 PM
New Findings in Mating Disruption
Rick Foell: CA Account Manager, Suterra

1:45 PM
Adjuvants: What they are and how to use them
Rick Foell: CA Account Manager, Suterra

2:15 PM
Arthropod Pest Response to Plant Nutrient Concentration
Dr. Michael Costello: Professor, Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Dept.

3:00 PM
Cal Poly Strawberry Sustainability Research and Education Center Update
Claudia Reid: Director, Governmental Affairs, California Strawberry Commission
Dr. Mark Shelton: Associate Dean, College of Agriculture Food and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly

3:15 PM
BREAK

3:30 PM
New Mobile Technologies & Relevant Regulations for Effective IPM
Hunter Tanquary: Western Region- Sales Manager, Crop Data Management Systems, Inc.

4:30 PM
CropManage: An Online Decision Support Tool for Improving Management of Coastal Crops
Dr. Michael Cahn: Irrigation and Water Advisor, Monterey County UCCE

5:15 PM
ADJOURN


DAY 2: Special Workshop at the Cal Poly Crops Unit

Saturday, December 7, 2013

FOCUS ON WATER, NUTRIENT & PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT

8:00 AM
Regulatory Update
Monica Barricarte: Water Resources Control Engineer, Agricultural Regulatory Program, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

8:30 AM
Research in Grower Awareness and Approaches to Water Use in Central Coast Crops
Dr. Stuart Styles: Director, Cal Poly Irrigation Training and Research Center

9:00 AM
Sustainable Water Strategy Management in Precision Growing
Niels Van Rooyen: Export Account Manager, Priva, B.V.

9:30 AM
Water Quality Regulations & Management Q/A

9:45 AM
BREAK

POLLINATOR ID & BEE PEST IDENTIFICATION

Crops and flowering plants of all types are pollinated by a variety of insects and other organisms that visit flowers for nourishment and/or provisions. In crop ecology, pollination is essential and can be accomplished by many types of pollinators. The European honey bee is typically associated with the task, but other species can be equally important. This practicum will focus on helping you identify potentially beneficial pollinators in your system and appropriate measures to enhance, or at least not harm, their activities. The European honey bee lives in highly intense colonies. As such, like any other densely crowded colony, they become susceptible to disease and other pests. Our focus will be on identifying the kinds of organisms that are attacking honey bees, some of the management practices used to prevent or control them, and how to maintain healthy hives.

10:00 AM
Dr. Amber Sciligo: Post-doctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley
Dr. David Headrick, Professor, Cal Poly Horticulture & Crop Science Dept.
Scott Jefferys, Lecturer, Cal Poly Horticulture & Crop Science Dept.

12:15 PM
ADJOURN

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