Desert Crop Workshop speakers set

Here is the program for the Annual Desert Crop Workshop co-sponsored by University of Arizona, University of California, Western Farm Press and Western Growers Association

Dec. 4, 2002
Registration 7:30 a.m.
Program 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Yuma Civic & Convention Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, Yuma, Ariz.

8 a.m. Welcome, Dr. Mohammed Zerkoune, University of Arizona, UA Extension Agent, Yuma.

8:05-8:17 a.m. Dr. David Kerns, University of Arizona Integrated Pest Management Specialist, Mites in Desert Citrus.

8:17 a.m. - 8:29 a.m. Dr. Glenn Wright, University of Arizona, Associate Research Scientist Plant Science, New Citrus Varieties for the Desert.

8:29 a.m. - 8:41 a.m. Dr. Michael Matheron, University of Arizona Extension Plant Pathologist, Update on Lettuce Fusarium Research.

8:41 a.m. - 8:53 a.m. Dr. William McCloskey, University of Arizona Associate Specialist, Weed Science Innovations in Citrus Weed Control.

8:53 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Dr. Edward J. Ryder, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Lettuce Breeding and Genetics Breeding for Resistance and Quality in Desert Lettuce.

9:05 a.m. - 9:17 a.m. Dr. Russell Tronstad, University of Arizona Extension Economist, Risk Management for Speciality Crops.

9:17 a.m. - 9:29 a.m. Dr. Edward C. Martin, University of Arizona Extension Irrigation Specialist, AZSCHED: Arizona Irrigation Scheduling Program.

9:29 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Poster sessions (break) Four Posters - to be announced.

10 a.m. - 10:12 a.m. Dr. Charles Sanchez, University of Arizona, Director- Yuma Agricultural Center, Soil Salinity.

10:12 a.m. - 10:24 a.m. Dr. John Palumbo, University of Arizona Associate Research Scientist, Entomology, Suppression of Western Flower Thrips by Overhead Sprinkler Irrigation in Romaine Lettuce.

10:24 a.m. - 10:36 a.m. Dr. Mary Olson, University of Arizona Extension Plant Pathologist, Soilborne Diseases of Melon and Watermelon.

10:36 a.m. - 10:48 a.m. Dr. Kai Umeda, University of Arizona Area Agent/ANR, Glyphosate-tolerant lettuce weed control.

10:48 a.m. - 11:08 a.m. Dr. James Creight, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Full Melon Virus (10 minutes) Resistance to Fusarium Lettuce Wilt in Lettuce.

11:08 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Dr. Trent Teegerstrom, University of Arizona Extension Economist, Decision Tools for Risk Analysis.

11:20 a.m. - 11:32 a.m. Dr. James Walworth, University of Arizona Associate Specialist, Soil, Water & Environ Science, Nitrogen Fertigation Frequency for Drip Irrigated Broccoli.

11:32 a.m. - 11:44 a.m. Thomas A. Turini, University of California, Imperial Valley Plant Pathology, Farm Advisor, Varietal Susceptibility of Muskmelons to Powdery Mildew and Monosporascus Vine Decline.

11:44 a.m. - 11:56 a.m. Barron Orr, University of Arizona, Geospatial Extension Specialist, Use of GIS and remote sensing in agriculture and natural resources.


Four credit hours of continuing education will be applied For from Arizona, California and CCA.

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