2016 Sustainable Ag Expo Presentations

  • 19: Healthy Soils Program
    Sep 7, 2017
    The California Department of Food and Agriculture funds implementation, research, and demonstration of farming practices that capture and reduce greenhouse gasses through the Healthy Soils Program.
  • Remote Sensing with Bob Westbrook
    Mar 6, 2017 | Bob Westbrook | 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo
    Bob Westbrook, Senior Vice-President of Business Development for TerrAvion, explains the uses of aerial imagery for improving crop management.
  • Smart Farms with Dr. Bo Liu
    Mar 6, 2017 | Dr. Bo Liu | 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo
    Dr. Bo Liu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bio-Resources and Agricultural Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, describes the Smart Farm system he is developing with colleagues to collect data in the field, analyze that data using new algorithms, and translating that information into recommendations to the grower automatically.
  • Grower Panel on Farm Labor Scarcity
    Feb 21, 2017 | 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo
    Three growers and two economists discuss the supply of farm labor in the U.S. Original content from the 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo in San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • Adjusting to an Era of Farm Labor Scarcity
    Feb 7, 2017 | Dr. Diane Charlton | 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo
    Dr. Diane Charlton discusses the economic and social changes in rural Mexico that are responsible for fewer workers coming to the United States. Original content from the 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo in San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • Pollinator Protection
    Nov 16, 2016 | Louie Guerra
    Consider pollinator protection while evaluating sites when making pesticide use recommendations.
  • Ag Urban Interface Issues
    Nov 15, 2016 | Lotti Martin
    Santa Barbara County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Lottie Martin discusses the challenges brought on when residential and agricultural properties are neighbors
  • Climate Smart Ag and Healthy Soils
    Nov 15, 2016 | Jenny Lester Moffitt
    Jenny Lester Moffitt, Deputy Secretary of the California Department of Food & Agriculture, describes the programs and climate smart practices agriculture can use to help the state reach it's goals for greenhouse gas reductions.
  • DPR
    Nov 15, 2016 | Brian Leahy
    Pest management is essential to a modern society
  • Economic Hurdles to Early Adoption of Grapevine Trunk Disease Preventative Practices
    Nov 15, 2016 | Jonathan Kaplan
    Dr.Jonathan Kaplan, Professor of Economics at CSU Sacramento, summarizes his research on when growers adopt practices to prevent grapevine trunk diseases.
  • ILRP & Statewide Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges
    Nov 15, 2016 | Laurel Warddrip
    Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program and Statewide Permit for Industrial Storm Water Discharges
  • Managing Trunk Disease in Young & Mature Vineyards
    Nov 15, 2016 | Kendra Baumgartner
    Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, provides an overview of grapevine trunk diseases and recommends several strategies for limiting their spread.
  • Plant Nutrition and IPM
    Nov 15, 2016 | Gregg Young
    Certified Agronomist and Pest Control Advisor Gregg Young argues that the impacts of pests and diseases on plants can be addressed through better nutrient management.
  • Putting the I Back in IPM
    Nov 15, 2016 | Peter Goodell
    Why integration is the key to facing future challenges
  • Regs You Need to Know
    Nov 15, 2016 | Amy Wolfe
    Worker Safety and Health Regulations You Need to Know
  • SGMA
    Nov 15, 2016 | Erik Ekdahl
    State implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
  • Update on Grapevine Red Blotch Virus
    Nov 15, 2016 | Alan Wei
    Dr. Alan Wei, owner of Agri-Analysis in Davis, California, shares the latest information about the distribution of Grapevine Red Blotch associated Virus (GRBaV) in the vine, the effect of various levels of infection, and how the virus is spread.
  • Adjusting to Farm Labor Scarcity
    Nov 14, 2016 | Diane Charlton
    Adjusting to an Era of Farm Labor Scarcity - Challenges and Opportunities
  • Apex Predators
    Nov 14, 2016 | David Headrick
    A Look at Apex Predator Roles in the Environment
  • Detection of Fungicide Resistant Mildew
    Nov 14, 2016 | Timothy Miles
    Detection of Erysiphe necator fungicide resistant alleles in environmental samples
  • Immigration & Farm Labor
    Nov 14, 2016 | Philip Martin
    Dr. Phillip Martin, Professor Emeritus of Economics, UC Davis, lays out the landscape of the farm labor supply in California and reports on how growers are adapting.
  • Inoculum Monitoring for Mildew Mgmt
    Nov 14, 2016 | Walter Mahaffee
    New Tools for an Old Foe: Inoculum Monitoring to guide Mildew Management
  • Loss of Methyl Bromide
    Nov 14, 2016 | Kelly Ivors
    The Loss of Methyl Bromide: One Industry’s Journey to Find Solutions
  • Mechanization & Balanced Cropping
    Nov 14, 2016 | Chris Peterson
    Overview of Mechanization and balanced cropping
  • Mechanization at French Camp
    Nov 14, 2016 | Greg O'Quest
    Mechanization allows certain cultural practices to be performed in a larger window than conventional farming.
  • Microsprinklers to Microorganisms
    Nov 14, 2016 | Surendra Dara
    Sustainable Strawberry and Vegetable Research Micro-sprinklers to Microorganisms
  • Modelling Spore and Pest Dispersion
    Nov 14, 2016 | Rob Stoll
    Dr. Rob Stoll, Associate Professor of Mechanical engineering at the University of Utah, presents the computer models he and his collaborators have build to show how fungal spores spread in vineyards under different conditions.
  • PG&E Avian Protection Program
    Nov 14, 2016 | Andi Henke
    Andi Henke, PG&E, outlines the Avian Protection Program and how it both protects avian wildlife and prevents service outages to customers.
  • Remote Sensing Applications for Ag
    Nov 14, 2016 | Marc Horney
    Remote sensing applications for agriculture - the anticipated promise and the present reality
  • Smart Farm
    Nov 14, 2016 | Bo Liu
    Hybrid Cloud IoT System for Simplifying and Automating Agriculture Analytics
  • TerrAvion
    Nov 14, 2016 | Bob Westbrook
    Using imagery from fixed wing flyover to improve farm management.