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Organic Research Network Final Workshop Series Summer 2009

Learn about basics and updated information on fertility and pest management in organic strawberry production.

UCCE-Santa Cruz County Auditorium
1432 Freedom Blvd.
Watsonville, CA, 95076
Phone: 831-763-8040

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Fertility Management in Organic Vegetables and Strawberries

9:00                  Registration (Free)
9:30-9:50          N contribution from mixed cover crops to successive organic broccoli. Richard Smith, UCCE.
9:50-10:10        Evaluating simulation models as fertility management tools for organic broccoli. Joji                          Muramoto, UCSC.
10:10-10:30      N contribution from leguminous cover crops and farm-scale N budgets. Katie Monsen,                          UCSC.
10:30-10:50      N fertility trials for organic strawberries in Santa Maria. Mark Gaskell, UCCE.
10:50-11:10      N fertility trials for organic strawberries in Watsonville. Joji Muramoto, UCSC.
11:10-11:30      Biofumigation potential of mustard cover crops. Oleg Daugovish, UCCE.
11:30-12:00      Questions, discussion, and evaluation
12:00                Adjourn


Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Disease and Pest Management in Organic Strawberries and Vegetables

9:00                  Registration (Free)
9:30-9:50          Disease management in organic strawberries and vegetables. Steven Koike, UCCE.
9:50-10:10        Crop rotation and anaerobic soil disinfestation for organic production. Joji Muramoto, UCSC.
10:10-10:30      Economics of organic strawberries/vegetables rotation. Karen Klonsky, UC Davis.
10:30-10:50      Tissue test for organic strawberries. Mark Bolda, UCCE.
10:50-11:10      Effect of hedgerows on biological control in organic production. Katie Monsen, UCSC for Tara Pisani                          Gareau, Penn State Univ.
11:10-11:30      Alfalfa trap crops and the biological control for Lygus bugs in organic strawberries. Diego Nieto and Sean                          Swezey, UCSC.
11:30-12:00      Questions, discussion, and evaluation
12:00                Adjourn

Cosponsored by Dept. of Environmental Studies at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at UCSC, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California Davis, USDA-Agricultural Research Service at Salinas, Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), and California Strawberry Commission (CSC).

Funded by USDA Integrated Organic Program Grant#2004-51300-02232

For more information, contact Mark Bolda (831)-763-8040; 1432 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA, 95076, or Joji Muramoto (831) 459-2506, PICA-UCSC 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064.

Continuing education credits will be applied for. Please call ahead for arrangements of special needs; every effort will be made to accommodate full participation. Spanish translation will be available.

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