February 28, 2018 Palm Desert – CAPCA Ed & UC ANR Desert Agriculture and Natural Resources Symposium

February 28, 2018 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Agenda

Accreditations
  • TBA DPR

  • TBA CCA

  • TBA ISA

  • TBA GCSAA

  • TBA CCN Pro

  • TBA Arizona PCA

February 28, 2018 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Plenary Session
8:00-11:30 a.m.
Learn about desert research and education activities from UC experts
and about other desert services and programs offered by other desert non-profit organizations.
Free to attend, please contact Janet Hartin to RSVP.
Jshartin@ucanr.edu  or (951) 313-2023

 

Irrigation & Crop Production Breakout Session

3.5 DPR Hours (1.0 Laws, 2.5 Other)
5.0 CCA CEUs (1 SW, 3 PM, .5 CM, .5 PD)
2.0 ISA CEUs (CTW, Arborist, Municipal, Utility, Practice)
3.5 CCN Pro CEUs
GCSAA Education Points Pending

12:15 Introduction
12:20 Pests, Soil Health and Biochar
Milt McGiffen, UC Riverside
12:40 Update on the Diamondback Moth in the Desert
John Palumbo, University of Arizona
1:00 Insect and Disease Problems of Vegetable Crops in the Coachella Valley
Jose Aguiar, UC Cooperative Extension Riverside County
1:20 Bell Pepper Nematodes of the Coachella Valley and other Desert Fields
Antoon Ploeg, UC Riverside
1:40 Strategies for Improving Irrigation Efficiency in the Low Desert Region
Ali Montazar, UCCE Imperial County
2:00 Alternative Low Water Use Crops in the Low Desert
Khaled Bali, UCCE Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
2:20 Irrigation Management for Salinity Control
Todd Skaggs, USDA Agricultural Research Services
2:40 Break
2:55 Climatic Factors and Bunch Management Influence Date Fruit Skin Separation
Sonia Rios, UCCE Riverside
3:15 Causes of Sugarbeet Seedling Mortality and Emergence Failure in the Imperial Valley
Steve Kaffka, Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences and Director, California Biomass Collaborative, UCD, Davis, CA
3:35 Downy Mildew and Other Diseases of Vegetables in Desert Production
Alexander Putman, UC Riverside
3:55 Weeds of Low Desert Region and their Identification
Pratap Devkota, UC Cooperative Extension Imperial County
4:15 Management of Canker Disease on Table Grapes in the Coachella Valley
Carmen Gispert, UC Cooperative Extension Riverside County
4:30 Laws & Regs Update
Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
5:30 Session Adjourns

 

Landscape Breakout Session 

5.0 DPR Hours (1.0 Laws, 4.0 Other)
5.0 CCA CEUs (3.5 PM, 1.0 CM, 0.5 PD)
4.0 ISA CEUs (CTW, Arborist, Municipal, Utility, Practice)
5.0 CCN Pro CEUs
GCSAA Education Points Pending

12:15 Diseases of Landscape Trees
Akif Eskalen, Dept of Plant Pathology, UCR
1:15 Update on the South American Palm Weevil
Mark Hoddle, UCR
2:15 Break
2:30 Identification and Control of Invasive Plants in the Coachella Valley
Chris McDonald, UCCE, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties
3:30 Disease-Resistant Landscape Trees for the Coachella Valley
Janet Hartin, UCCE, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties
4:30 Laws & Regs Update
Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
5:30 Session Adjourns

 

Livestock Production Breakout Session 

(No CEUs for this breakout)

12:15 Instruction to the session
12:20 TBD
Daniel Putnam, Agronomist and Forage Specialist, UC Cooperative Extension, Davis, CA
12:50 U.S. forage exports: Markets, trends, and challenges
Bill Plourd, President/CEO El Toro Export, LLC
1:20 Bovine tuberculosis in California and Mexico
Dr. Andrea Mikolon, DVM, MPVM, Binational Liaison for Animal Health, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services
1:50 Common Diseases in Backyard Poultry Flocks
Dr. Alisha Olmstead, DVM, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services
2:20 Break
2:35 Heat stress and dairy cattle productivity, a challenge to solve in Northwestern Mexico
Leonel Avendaño-Reyes, Research Professor, Instituto de Ciencias Agrícolas at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
3:05 Physiological and metabolic responses to heat in livestock
Miguel Cervantes, Researcher, Instituto de Ciencias Agrícolas at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
3:35 Desert Livestock Research Update
Brooke Latack, Livestock Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, Holtville, CA
4:05 Final Comments
4:30 Laws & Regs Update
Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
5:30 Session Adjourns

 


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Location

UCR Palm Desert Center Auditorium
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

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Contact

Ariana Zamora
(805) 704-3255
ariana@capca.com

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2018-02-23 23:59:59