There are TWO upcoming weed science extension days in the San Joaquin Valley this April.

The first will be held on the 2nd of April at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier (9240 South Riverbend Road, Parlier CA 93648) and the second will be held on April 11th at the Westside Research and Extension Center in Five Points (17353 West Oakland Avenue, Five Points, CA 93624).

The meeting at the Kearney Center will focus on rangeland, turf, and tree and vine systems while the meeting at the Westside Center will focus on agronomic crops, ROWs, and tree and vine systems. Both meetings will open with hands-on weed ID and nozzle selection/drift management training.

The Kearney meeting has been approved for 3.5 CDPR continuing education credits (other); an application for 3.5 credits is currently pending for the Five Points meeting.

Both meetings are free to attend although we do request that you register by calling the UCCE Merced County office at 209-385-7403 to reserve your spot. Agendas are listed below (pdf flyers are also attached).

Our programs are open to all potential participants. If you require special accommodations, please contact the UCCE Merced County office at 209-385-7403. Thank you and we hope to see you at the meeting!

 

San Joaquin Valley Weed Science Day at the KARE

Tuesday, April 2 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

9240 South Riverbend Road, Parlier CA 93648

 

8:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome (Refreshments provided)

 

8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (attendees will be split into two groups and will rotate between the weed ID and spray drift demonstrations at 45-minute intervals)

Session 1: Identification of Common Weeds of Agricultural Cropping Systems and Non-Crop areas of the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

Anil Shrestha, Chair: Department of Viticulture & Enology and Professor: Weed Science, CSU Fresno

 

Session 2: Nozzle Selection and Proper Use and Spray Drift Management

James Schaeffer, Staff Research Associate, UCCE – Fresno County

 

10:00 a.m. Break (Refreshments provided)

 

10:15 a.m. Post-Emergence Herbicides for Use in Orchards

Kurt Hembree, Weed Science Advisor, UCCE – Fresno County

 

10:45 a.m. Turfgrass Weeds in the Central Valley

Maggie Reiter, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, UCCE – Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings Counties

 

11:15 a.m. Post-fire Rangeland Weed Management: A Critical Component of Land Stewardship

Rebecca Ozeran, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, UCCE – Fresno and Madera Counties

 

11:45 a.m. Glyphosate for Weed Control: How it Works, Why it Fails, and What we can do to Maximize Efficacy

Lynn Sosnoskie, Agronomy and Weed Science Advisor, UCCE – Merced and Madera Counties

 

12:15 p.m. Adjourn

 

San Joaquin Valley Weed Science Day at the WSREC

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Westside Research and Extension Center

17353 West Oakland Avenue, Five Points, CA 93624

 

8:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome (Refreshments provided)

 

8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (attendees will be split into two groups and will rotate between the weed ID and spray drift demonstrations at 45-minute intervals)

Session 1: Identification of Common Weeds of Agricultural Cropping Systems and Non-Crop areas of the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

Anil Shrestha, Chair: Department of Viticulture & Enology and Professor: Weed Science, CSU Fresno

 

Session 2: Nozzle Selection and Proper Use and Spray Drift Management

James Schaeffer, Staff Research Associate, UCCE – Fresno County

 

10:00 a.m. Break (Refreshments provided)

 

10:15 a.m. The Biology and Management of Alkaliweed

Kurt Hembree, Weed Science Advisor, UCCE – Fresno County

 

10:45 a.m. Managing tough weeds in the right-of-way (ROW), landscape and other non-crop sites

Rick Miller, Corteva Agrisciences

 

11:15 a.m. Pre- and Post-Herbicide Performance on Threespike Goosegrass in Tree Nut Orchards

Drew Wolter, UC Davis

 

11:45 a.m. Breaking Bindweed: What Controls the Species and What Doesn’t Work

Lynn Sosnoskie, Agronomy and Weed Science Advisor, UCCE – Merced and Madera Counties

 

12:15 p.m. Adjourn

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