Royal Oaks, CA 95076
Join JSM Organics and Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) out in the field! The morning will feature speaker sessions from researchers and professionals. The event will close out with lunch provided by JSM Organics.
7:45 am - 8:15 am – Check-in with Snacks & Coffee
8:15 am – Start Time
This event is being offered in both English and Spanish.
Topics and speakers include:
Javier Zamora, JSM Organics, will share highlights of strawberry management on his farm.
Diego Nieto, Driscolls, will discuss how planting alfalfa trap crops on strawberry field edges and replacing weedy areas with native plants can reduce lygus movement into the crop and help increase beneficial insects.
Stephen Pryor, WFA, will share how increasing plant and floral diversity within and around production areas can enhance predator/parasitoid habitat and improve effective pest suppression.
Bill Turechek, California Strawberry Commission (CSC), will speak about production-related research sponsored by CSC including insect-pest and soilborne disease management.
Peter Henry, US Dept of Agriculture (USDA), will share his research on identification and management of Fusarium, Verticillium and Macrophomina strawberry diseases.
Cindy Lopez, UC Davis, will talk about strawberry cultivars that are resistant to different diseases of interest for the industry, including Fusarium.
Jazmine Mejia-Muñoz, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF), will discuss end of life options for plasticulture (ag plastics) and biodegradable alternatives.
Jo Ann Baumgartner, WFA, will talk about how birds help with reducing pest insects in strawberries and other crops.
We have applied for CE credits for this event through California Department of Pesticide Regulation and expect to be able to offer them for attendees.
True cost for the field day is $22 per person, which includes lunch. Sliding scale payment options are available.
This event brought to you by Wild Farm Alliance and the following co-sponsors: