The 2014 Sustainable Ag Expo will once again be filled with a well rounded program including practical information for growers of all crops. The program will include sessions on soil and plant nutrition, plant diseases, sprayer technologies for vineyards and orchards, root-soil dynamics, irrigating in the drought, and updates in pesticide laws and regulations.
The viticulture sessions include information specific to soil and plant/petiole sampling practices, and interpretation of mineral nutrition reports from soil and plants. Speakers will highlight water use efficiency measures for vineyards, including the topic of water efficient rootstock and variety selection by Dr. Andrew Walker of UC Davis and root growth dynamics in irrigated vineyards will be covered by Dr. David Smart of UC Davis. A session will also be devoted to soil-borne pests and diseases of grapes and row crops, including a talk on nematodes by Dr. Peter Cousins of E.J. Gallo.
Featured speakers from outside of California will bring their expertise to the Sustainable Ag Expo in 2014. The physiology of grapevine nutrition will be covered in detail by Dr. Markus Keller of Washington State University, author of the book The Science of Grapevines. Dr. Joan Davenport, also from Washington State University, will be presenting her most recent work on monitoring grapevine nutrition using new leaf tissue sampling protocols developed in the Pacific Northwest. A session will also be dedicated to advancements in effective vineyard spraying, featuring techniques and technologies by Dr. Andrew Landers of Cornell University, author of the book Effective Vineyard Spraying.
We welcome you to return for updates about speakers and topics for the 2014 Sustainable Ag Expo.
Up to 12 DPR Continuing Education (CE) units will be applied for PCA/PA (including Laws & Regulations), and up to 12 CCA CE units will be applied for at the 2014 Ag Expo.