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News Central Valley Chapter Meetings in 2023


Chapter meeting – January 6, 2023. My Garden Café, Ripon, CA. 7am
CE Meeting – Friday, January 13, 2023 at MJC Pavilion. Chairman Destiny Campi


Chapter meeting – February 10, 2023. Granny’s Pantry, Atwater, CA. 7am


Chapter meeting – March 10, 2023. My Garden Café, Ripon, CA. 7am
Bug Shooters – March 31, 2023. Chairman Casey Erickson.


Chapter meeting – April 14, 2023. Granny’s Pantry, Atwater, CA. 7am


Drive thru lunch – Cinco De Mayo tacos at Wilbur Ellis, Manteca, CA.
Chapter meeting – May 12, 2023. My Garden Café, Ripon, CA. 7am


Chapter meeting – June 9, 2023. Granny’s Pantry, Atwater, CA. 7am


Chapter meeting – July 14, 2023. My Garden Café, Ripon, CA. 7am


47th Annual Bug Stompers Golf Tournament – August 4, 2023
Chapter Meeting – August 11, 2023. Granny’s Pantry, Atwater, CA. 7am


Chapter Meeting – September 8, 2023. My Garden Café, Ripon, CA. 7am
Central Valley CAPCA Label Update – Friday, September 15, 2023 at MJC Ag Pavilion – pending. Chairman Jennifer De Jong.


Chapter Meeting – October 13, 2023. Granny’s Pantry, Atwater, CA. 7am
Chapter Bowling at CAPCA Conference – October 16, 2023
Accepting Scholarship applications October 1 – October 15


Chapter Meeting – November 10, 2023. My Garden Café, Ripon, CA. 7am
Vote/judge scholarships at Monthly meeting.


Chapter Meeting – December 8, 2023. Dust Bowl, Turlock, CA. 11:30am
Christmas party – lunch.  Present scholarship winners.

News Central Valley Chapter CE Meeting 1/13/2023

DATE: January 13, 2023

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CHECK-IN:  7:00 AM
MEETING: 7:30 AM – 3:15 PM



7:00 Registration & Coffee
7:30 A Technical Dive into Pierce’s Disease
Dr. Josie Hugie, JJH Solutions LLC
8:30 Pest Summary and Update for Vegetable Production in the 2022 Season
Dr. Zheng Wang, UCANR-Modesto
9:30 Break
9:45 Pistachio- Mitigation and Treatment of Alternaria, Botryosphaeria & Botrytis
Phoebe Gordon, UCANR-Merced
10:15 Adult Version of Plant Doctor- Regulation Updates and Field Challenges for 2022
Rick Foell, Wilbur Ellis
10:45 Management of Soil Borne Diseases of Tomatoes
Dr. Brenna Aegerter, UCANR-San Joaquin
11:45 Lunch
12:15 Vineyard Soil Pest Management
Karl Lund, UCANR- Merced
1:15 Salinity Management Practices to Reduce Pest Pressure
Jerome Pier, Senior Agronomist Qualitech
2:15 Replant Impacts and Disease Management
Cameron Zuber, UCANR-Merced
3:15 Seminar Adjourns


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Meeting Information

Second Friday of every month

This year our monthly meetings will be rotating quarterly around the region.

The schedule for our meeting locations are as follows:
January 14th, May 13th, September 9th — My Garden Cafe, Ripon
February 11th, June 10th, October 7th — My Garden Cafe, Turlock
March 11th, July 8th, November 11th — Hollywood Family Cafe, Lodi
April 8th, August 12th  — Denny’s Patterson
December 9th — Christmas party – Location TBD
Contact: Jennifer Dejong (209) 968-6384

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