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Anna Howell, UCCE Ventura staff researcher and entomologist, will join UC advisors and California agricultural experts for a "Mite Pest Management in Strawberry" meeting in Salinas, California.
Presentations include management of destructive mites, chemical and alternative options for control and identification of mites.
Speakers will also focus on the two-spotted spider mite and Lewis Mite. Anna Howell has been part of a research project studying the Lewis Mite which has been known to cause damage in strawberry and raspberry crops. The two-spotted spider mite causes damage to strawberry in coastal areas.
Growers interested in attending:
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 7:30 am to 11:00 am
UC Cooperative Extension Augitorium
1432 Abbott Street
Contact: Dr. Shimat Joesph, (831) 759-7359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
View the agenda here.
The event will be located at Henry Ito's ranch where attendees will be able to view plots and see the experiments at work and hear guest expert speakers on a variety of irrigation related topics including regulations, methods and test results.
Refreshments will be included.
Date: Thursday, June 6
Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am
Where: Henry Ito's ranch at 1835 Hueneme Rd. in Oxnard
Contact: Dr. Oleg Daugovish, 805-645-1454 or email@example.com
Two hours of VCALIG educational credits have been approved from the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
For an agenda and map, click here.
The meeting is a day of presentations and discussions on topics related to insects. Dr. Downer, an expert plant pathologist, will talk about insects that damage oaks. Bee expert, Anna Howell, will contribute a talk on using native bees for pollination.
Four hours of DPR CEU's are applied for.
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Registration: At the door. Free for members. $15 for nonmembers.
Contact: Jim Downer, 805-645-1458
For more information see the flyer here.
Learn more about the Entomological Association of Southern California here.
SAVE THE DATE.... February 28, 2013.
UC Cooperative Extension in cooperation with the Hansen Agricultural Center is hosting a Landscape Disease Symposium that focuses on the formation, spread and control of disease in landscape plants.
This annual event is organized by UCCE Ventura plant pathology advisor Dr. Jim Downer. He and other plant experts will speak on topics relevant to landscapers such as pathogens in fire injured trees, creating suppressive soil, wood decay, and disease from wood boring insects.
Pre-registration fee: $75.00
Door registration fee: $100.00
To register and pay online: Landscape Disease Symposium registration
Hansen Agricultural Center
14292 Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA
Contact: Dr. Jim Downer, firstname.lastname@example.org
For agenda and more information see the flyer.
Dr. Downer also writes "Landscape Notes," a newsletter with articles of interest to professional and home landscapers. You can link to these newsletters here.
On January 26 the Master Gardeners will present "Pruning Dormant Fruit Trees and Selection and Care of Garden Tools," the first of four seasonal Home-Garden workshops. This workshop will be devoted to teaching pruning techniques for trees and crops and proper garden tool maintenance.
Time: 8:15 am - 12 pm
Location: Hansen Agricultural Center
14292 W. Telegraph Rd.
Santa Paula, CA
Fee: $25 (includes workshop, continental breakfast and snacks)
Contact: Leah Haynes, 805-645-1450
To Register Online: Click here
For more details, see the flyer here.
Scheduled upcoming workshops are:
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - "All About Tomatoes & Composting and Worm Farms"
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - "All About Roses & Plant Propagation"
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - "Your Edible Garden in Winter & Disease Control Strategies for Dormant Fruit Trees"
These workshops provide timely garden specific information geared to home gardeners through presentations by UCCE advisors, Master Gardeners and other agricultural experts and hands-on learning.
Docent-guided tours of the Hansen Agricultural Center Faulkner House are available and the Master Gardener's Potting Shed will be open for business for those interested in purchasing plants.