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2020 Annual Strawberry meeting-IN SALINAS
Salinas Sports Complex
1034 N. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93906
Contact: Mark Bolda at 831-763-8025
Sponsor: UCCE Santa Cruz County

2020 UCCE Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting

February 5, 2020

Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N. Main Str., Salinas, CA


8:00 -8:30             Registration and Sign In. No Fee.

8:30- 9:00             A Discourse on the Zygomycetes

                               Mark Bolda, UCCE, Santa Cruz County

9:00 - 9:20            Laws and Regulations Update, 2020

                                Heather Healy, office of Monterey Agriculture Commissioner

9:20 – 9:40           A Systems Approach to Managing Fusarium in Organic Strawberries

                                Joji Muramoto, UCSC     

9:40 – 10:00         A Systems Approach to Managing Fusarium in Conventional Strawberries

                                Peter Henry, USDA Salinas

10:00 -10:20         Combined Effects of Temperature and Inoculum Density on Fusarium oxysporum

                                Tom Gordon, UC Davis  

10:20-10:40         Biology and epidemiology of leaf blotch disease caused by Zythia on strawberry         

                               Akif Eskalen, UC Davis

10:40-10:45         The Climate Smart Agriculture Program

                               Valerie Perez, UCCE, Santa Cruz County

10:45-11:05         Break

11:05-11:25          Accuracy of Genomic Selection for Resistance to Verticillium Wilt in a Strawberry Population

                              Dominique Pincot, UC Davis            

11:25-11:45         Genomic Prediction of Hybrid Performance in Strawberry

                              Mitchell Feldmann, UC Davis

11:45-12:05         Use of Biodegradable Mulch and other Plastics in Strawberry

                              Carol Miles, Washington State University

 12:05-12:25         Spray Rig Distribution Uniformity Optimization

                              Caleb Fink, California Strawberry Commission

                               Lygus bug vacuum development 

                               Jack Wells, California Strawberry Commission

12:30                     Conclusion of meeting


A catered breakfast will be available for participants in the meeting. The University of California prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities. (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/files/107734.doc)

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