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Monterey County Crop Notes

Agriculture-related research information affecting the Central Coast area; new publications; meeting notices.

Issues Articles Type Date Added
Produce Food Safety information after Flood Events

Erin Dicaprio, Associate Professor of Cooperative Extension, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis has summarized information and resources for assessing crop food safety after a flooding event.  There are links to the Leafy Green Marketing Agreement Flood fact sheet and also a presentation made by Trevor Suslow, emeritus UC Cooperative Extension Specialist

PDF 2/2/23
2022 Central Coast Tree Crop Workshop

2022 Central Coast Tree Crop Workshop 

This workshop will cover production information for the following tree crops:
apples, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, prunes, and walnuts
2 Hours of DPR CE Credits and 3.5 Hours of CCA Credits Have Been Requested

Thursday November 17, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM VIA ZOOM
This workshop will be held online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be
emailed to participants upon registration. Please register to join
us for this workshop:


See Attached for more details.

JPG 10/26/22
2022 Pest Management Meeting Notice

2022 Pest Management Meeting
Sponsors: UCCE, Monterey; CSUMB; USDA-ARS, Salinas; Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner
Thursday, November 3
Agricultural Center Meeting Room (1432 Abbott, Salinas)
7:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


See attached for more details 

PDF 10/12/22
Vegetable Production on the Central Coast of CA Virtual Event

Upcoming online meeting on July 30th 2020 from 8:30am to 12pm.

Register for this ZOOM event at:


You will receive the ZOOM link for the meeting by email after the registration.


PDF 7/17/20
Protocol for Sample Drop Off

The UCCE Monterey County office will be accepting samples during the shelter in place order issued by the County of Monterey. For the safety of our employees and our clients we will implement the following procedure to drop off samples at our office in order to comply with social distancing guidelines that are currently in place.

Samples can be dropped off on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Do not drop off perishable specimens on other times, since they won’t be refrigerated.

Fill out the sample form that is provided at the front counter, outside the roll-down curtain. The Blue form for Entomology, Orange form for Vegetable Crops and Weeds, Yellow form for Viticulture and Green for Pythium Suspect.

Tape the filled out form to the outside of your sample. Please make sure that both your contact phone number and email are clearly indicated.

The sample should be placed in a plastic bag or container that you bring; none will be provided.

Place sample in the black box labeled “SAMPLES” outside the roll-down curtain.

PDF 5/6/20
Thrips-Webinar on April 22nd

Dear all,


Richard Smith, Daniel Hasegawa and I are putting together a ZOOM Webinar on Wednesday, April 22nd from 10am to 12pm to discuss the current status and research on INSV and Thrips in the Salinas Valley.


Go to the link below to register, fill up a survey and receive the ZOOM information







10:00 am – 10:30 am      Thrips biology, monitoring status and management


10:30 am – 11:00 am      Assessing the impact of weeds on INSV incidence


11:00 am – 11:30 am      Biology and control of weeds as alternative hosts for INSV


11:30 am – 12:00 pm      Conclusions and answering questions



1.5 hours of CE hours have been requested to DPR.


Please, help me distribute this information among your colleagues and within your institution/company.


Looking forward to talking to you on the 22nd!




Alejandro Del-Pozo


IPM – Entomology Advisor

University of California – Cooperative Extension

UC Statewide IPM Program

Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz Counties

Office: 831-759-7359

Email: adelpozo@ucanr.edu

PDF 4/20/20
2020 Irrigation & Nutrient Management Meeting PDF 1/17/20
Pajaro Valley CropManage Workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

8:00am - 12:00pm


Location: UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium

1430 Freedom Blvd. Suite E

Watsonville, CA 95076

Bringing CropManage to the Field   

  • Learn how to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping
  • Learn the new version of CropManage – also available in Spanish
PDF 11/1/19
2019 Salinas Valley Weed School

2019 Salinas Valley Weed School Contents: 

Tuesday, October 22nd we will be having our 2019 Salinas Valley Weed School at the Agricultural Center Conference Room, 1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901. Click on link for agenda. Continuing Education Credits have been approved. 

PDF 10/3/19
Cauliflower Irrigation Field Trial

UC Cooperative Extension will host a field day at the USDA-ARS Spence
research farm to show a field trial evaluating water use in drip irrigated
cauliflower. This is an opportunity to see first-hand the effect of water
management on cauliflower production under drip.

PDF 7/2/19
2019 Automated Thinner and Weeder Field day


  • Importance and new role of automated technologies in weed control
  • Automated lettuce thinners and automated weeders developed by a number of companies will be demonstrated on planted lettuce
  • Both driven and autonomous machines will be on display and demonstrated
  • The machines use a variety of different mechanisms to remove unwanted plants
  • These technologies can be used in both conventional and organic production systems
  • There will be ample opportunity to watch demonstrations of each machine and to discuss with company representatives
PDF 4/11/19
2019 Ag Tech Summit

Attached is the flyer for the 2019 Ag Tech Summit that will be held on March 26-27, 2019. Please see flyer for more information.



PDF 2/20/19
Ag Innovations Conference

The purpose of the Ag Innovations Conference series is to introduce new technologies to the grower community by speakers from universities, research organizations, and the agriculture input industry. Please see attached agenda for more information.

PDF 2/5/19
2019 Irrigation & Nutrient Management Meeting PDF 1/23/19
2018 Entomology Seminar (December 4, 2018)

This seminar will provide an overview of pest biology and management, including aphids, thrips, and lepidoptera, for both leafy greens and cole crops. This seminar will also address the potential regulatory situation of pyrethroids and neonicotinoids. This year, we are inviting speakers from outside California, to present their research on managing these pests in their systems. The major goal of this seminar is to review information on the biology of leafy green and cole crop pests, as well as, gather information on how other researchers and growers are managing and controlling these pests.

PDF 11/19/18
2018 Salinas Valley Weed School

2018 Salinas Valley Weed School Contents: 

Tuesday, October 30th we will be having our 2018 Salinas Valley Weed School at the Agricultural Center Conference Room, 1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901. Click on link for agenda. Continuing Education Credits have been approved. 

PDF 10/26/18
2018 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting

The 2018 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Agricultural Center Conference Room (1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901). Registration begins at 7:45am and meeting will end at noon.

PDF 1/11/18
2018 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting

The 2018 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Agricultural Center Conference Room (1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901). Registration begins at 7:45am and meeting will end at noon.

PDF 1/11/18
2017 Entomology Seminar

The 2017 Entomology Seminar will be held on December 5th, 2017 at the Agricultural Conference Room Center, 1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901. Registration will begin at 7:30 am.

PDF 11/21/17
2017 Salinas Valley Weed School

The 2017 Salinas Valley Weed School will be held on October 31, 2017 at the Agricultural Conference Room Center, 1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901. Please see flyer for additional information.

PDF 9/27/17
2016 Salinas Valley Weed School

The 2016 Salinas Valley Weed School will be held Wednesday November 2nd, 2016 at the Agricultural Conference Room Center (1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901) The agenda is attached. We hope to see you there.

PDF 10/28/16
November - December 2015 PDF 12/23/15
Entomology Meeting Annoucements

Save December 1, 2015 for the 2015 Entomology Seminar.

Save December 11, 2015 for Bagrada Bug Meeting

Both events are free and will be hosted at the Agricultural Center Conference Room. See attached for agendas and addition details.


PDF 11/16/15
Meeting Announcements

Save the dates for the upcoming 2015 Plant Disease Seminar, 2015 Salinas Valley Weed School and 2015 Entomology Seminar.

All will be hosted at the Agricultural Center Conference Room. See attached for agendas and addition details.

PDF 10/6/15
Groundwater Recharge, Cover Crops and El Niño Preparation Field Day 2015


See Attachment for Additional Information

PDF 9/21/15
March - April 2015 PDF 6/2/15
January/February 2015 PDF 3/11/15
July -August 2014 PDF 9/19/14
May/June 2014 PDF 8/5/14
2014 Lettuce Intra Row Cultivator Field Day PDF 7/22/14
March - April 2014 PDF 4/30/14
January - February, 2014 PDF 2/26/14
Save the Dates!

Meeting announcements for the 2013 Plant Disease Seminar and the 2013 Entomology Seminar.

PDF 8/29/13
January/February 2013 PDF 3/1/13
July/August 2012 PDF 9/18/12
Grower Series on Food Safety PDF 8/28/12
Save the Date 9/6/2012 PDF 8/27/12
CASI Announces 4 Conferences on Conservation Agriculture and Controlled Traffic Farming 2012

Please see attached flyer for more information

PDF 8/9/12
May/June, 2012 PDF 7/17/12
January/February, 2012 PDF 2/27/12
March/April, 2012 PDF 4/30/12
November/December 2011 PDF 12/20/11
Meeting Announcements PDF 10/21/11
July/August, 2011 PDF 8/30/11
May - June, 2011 PDF 7/1/11
March - April, 2011 PDF 7/1/11
January - February, 2011 PDF 2/28/11
2011 South County Pest Management Meeting PDF 1/5/11
November - December, 2010 PDF 6/16/08
September/October, 2010 PDF 10/6/10
July - August, 2010 PDF 8/20/10
2010 Salinas Valley Weed Control Field Day PDF 6/29/10
May - June, 2010 PDF 6/9/10
March - April, 2010 PDF 4/7/10
Livestock, Range and Watershed - Spring 2010 PDF 4/1/10
January - February, 2010 PDF 2/2/10
November - December, 2009 PDF 12/15/09
September - October, 2009 PDF 9/30/09
July - August, 2009 PDF 8/12/09
May - June, 2009 PDF 6/30/09
March - April, 2009 PDF 4/23/09
January - February, 2009 PDF 2/9/09
November - December, 2008 PDF 11/24/08
2008 Plant Disease Seminar PDF 10/30/08
Agricultural Supervision Development Program PDF 4/1/10
September - October, 2008 PDF 2/25/10
July - August, 2008 PDF 10/31/09
Field Workers & Heat PDF 6/10/10
Heat Advisory With hot weather predicted for many parts of California this week, we wanted to take an opportunity to remind you of procedures and regulations concerning prevention of heat illness. One of the key factors in preventing heat illness is acclimatization and the sudden onset of hot weather could make workers more susceptible to heat illness. To raise awareness and prevent the occurrence of heat illness, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued the attached Heat Advisory. There is also information available on Cal/OSHA's website at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/heatillnessinfo.html In addition, there are resources available on the ANR Environmental Health & Safety website, including a page devoted to Heat Illness Prevention resources (http://ucanr.org/heatillness), Safety Note #20 that can be used for training in the field, and a written heat illness prevention plan (http://ucanr.org/heatplan) that can be part of your Injury and Illness Prevention Program. PDF 5/14/08
May - June, 2008 PDF 1/7/11
March - April, 2008 PDF 3/31/08
November - December, 2007 PDF 10/1/08
September - October 2007 PDF 7/30/08
Fertigation/Chemigation Class (clase de Ferti-riego y Quimi-riego) Hands-on field instruction for irrigators, foreman and growers on October 10th, 2007. Entrenamiento práctico sobre la inyección de fertilizantes y químicas a traves del riego, Octubre 10, 2007 PDF 6/21/10
International Spinach Conference This conference brings together all persons interested in the various aspects of spinach production. Farmers, field managers, pest control advisors, allied industry members, researchers, students, extension personnel, and others are welcome and encouraged to attend. Research information will be presented on September 24, and a field trip will take place on the 25th. The meeting is co-hosted by the University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey County and the California Spinach Growers Research Committee. To register, click on the International Spinach Conference to the left. Contact Steve Koike (831-759-7350) for further information. DOC 7/16/08
July/August, 2007 Corrected Version PDF 7/7/08
May/June, 2007 PDF 5/15/08
Meeting Notice Central Coast Winegrape Seminar PDF 8/7/08
Meeting Notice - Floricultural Production with Methyl Bromide Alternatives Tuesday, May 15, 2007 PDF 3/7/08
November-December, 2006 PDF 12/19/07
September-October, 2006 Bill Chaney, Entomologist Retiring PDF 10/28/10
Monterey County Business Summit on Pandemic Influenza PDF 4/6/11
July-August, 2006 PDF 4/6/11
May/June, 2006 PDF 1/16/08
March/April, 2006 PDF 12/10/08
January/February, 2006 PDF 12/17/08
2006 Irrigation/Nutrient Mgmt. Mtg. Cover Crop & Water Quality Field Day 2006 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting and Cover Crop and Water Quality Field Day DOC 4/6/11
UCCE-Monterey County 2003 Year-End Report University of California Cooperative Extension Monterey County - 2003 Year-End Report We are researchers and educators dedicated to the creation, development and application of knowledge in agricultural, natural and human resources. Applying this knowledge for practical solutions to local problems is what we do to improve the local economy, to mitigate the effects of agriculture on the environment, and to improve the quality of life for youth, consumers, and communities. We hope you find this report informative. If you have any questions, please contact us at 831.759.7350 or e-mail us at cemonterey@ucdavis.edu Note: This report is a pdf document and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. PDF 4/6/11