PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

29 Nov 2016
9:00 am - 4:50 pm

PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Prevention and management of pest damage to alfalfa is an ongoing challenge to alfalfa producers. This day-long workshop examines the various approaches to improve and refine your integrated pest management skills.  Continuing education credits have been requested. We will update the webpage with approved hours when our application has been reviewed/approved.

Moderators: Peter Goodell, UC IPM Program, Kearney Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA and Larry Godfrey, University of California, Davis, CA

9:00am-11:50am        Morning Session

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Principles of IPM – There is an “I” in IPM
    Peter Goodell, UC IPM Program, Kearney Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA
  • Alfalfa Weed Management During Stand Establishment
    Kurt Hembree, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno, CA
  • Weed Management in Established Stands
    Mick Canevari, UC Cooperative Extension, Stockton, CA
  • Pocket Gopher Management
    Danielle Gunn, University of Idaho Cooperative Extension, Fort Hall, ID

12:05pm                  Workshop Lunch

1:15pm-4:50pm      Afternoon Session

  • Management of Pesticide Resistance (Insecticides and Herbicides)
    Jesse Richardson, Dow AgroSciences, Hesperia, CA
  • Insect IPM: Weevils and Aphids
    Larry Godfrey, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Insect IPM: Worms & Other Pests (leafhopper, mites, clover root curculio, ground mealybug, cutworms)
    Vonny Barlow, UC Cooperative Extension, Blythe, CA
  • Management of Nematodes in Alfalfa
    Don Miller, Alforex Seeds, Nampa, ID
  • IPM Approaches to Diseases in Alfalfa
    Deborah Samac, USDA-ARS, St. Paul, MN
  • Diagnosing Problems in Alfalfa
    Tim Hays, Buttonwillow Warehouse Co., Buttonwillow, CA, Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension, Yreka, CA and Dan Putman, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Stump the Experts: Free For All Question and Answer Session
    Peter Goodell, Moderator