As the winter vegetable season approaches, growers are invited to a 2007 preseason vegetable workshop on Aug. 22 at the University of Arizona’s (UA) Cooperative Extension auditorium, Yuma, Ariz.
Topics for the 8:00 a.m. to noon program include:
“Whiteflies move farther than expected” - David Byrne, UA entomologist;
“Water management and its impact on lettuce production and quality” - Jorge Fonseca, vegetable specialist, UA Yuma Agricultural Center (YAC);
“Trends in insecticide use and development for desert vegetables” - John Palumbo, research entomologist, UA YAC;
“Updates and announcements from industry”;
“Farm workers provide insight for improving field labor retention in Arizona” - Kurt Nolte, UA Yuma County Cooperative Extension;
“Understanding wind flow patterns in the Yuma area” - Paul Brown, UA extension specialist and research scientist biometeorology;
“Energy consumption in crop production” - Tom Acker, mechanical engineering professor, Northern Arizona University; and
“Arizona's vegetable estimating program: The NASS perspective” - Dave DeWalt, associate director, National Agricultural Statistics Service - Arizona Field Office.
Lunch will follow sponsored by Valent.
The Cooperative Extension auditorium is located at 2200 W. 28th St., Yuma, Ariz. 85364. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Kurt Nolte at (928) 726-3904 or [email protected].