California agricultural experts will reveal their 2010 outlook for almonds, cotton and alfalfa in the San Joaquin Valley and discuss the latest trends in pest management during a Grower Resource and Information Fair in Dos Palos on March 2.
The 9 a.m. to noon event will offer growers a free color GIS crop map of their farm and information booths with the latest resource materials. University of California Integrated Pest Management and Cooperative Extension advisors also will be available to answer questions at the fair inside the Scout Hut, 1902 Marguerite St. at Center Avenue in Dos Palos.
Speakers include: Fresno UCCE Advisor Dan Munk; UCCE Merced Advisor David Doll; UC IPM Advisor Pete Goodell; Chris Linneman of the Westside San Joaquin River Watershed Coalition; and Chris Hartley of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Stanislaus County.
There is no charge to attend the fair. Pest control advisor credits have been applied for. For more information, contact San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project Director Marcia Gibbs at (530) 370-5325 or at [email protected]. The farming project is a program under the direction of the Sustainable Cotton Project (www.sustainablecotton.org).