Sustainable Ag Expo(Grower)

Alex Madonna Expo Center
100 Madonna Rd
San Luis Obispo,CA 93405

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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 includes 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. Kevin Fort 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 presented by Dr. Andrew Landers of Cornell University, author of the book Effective Vineyard Spraying.

Up to 10 DPR Continuing Education (CE) units applied for and up to 12 CCA CE units.

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