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New Frontiers in Sacramento Valley Farming

Date:
01/15/19, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event is free of cost but please RSVP here.

This meeting explores the potential for novel perennials in the Sacramento Valley. For each crop, topics to discuss will include:

  • Market potential
  • Climatic considerations
  • Crop management
  • Soil, nutrition and water needs
  • Variety selection
  • Production expectations
  • Post-harvest handling
  • Current state of the industry

8:00-8:40 BLUEBERRY Isabel Hernandez, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

8:40-9:10 RASPBERRY Margaret Lloyd, Farm Advisor, UCCE Capitol Corridor

9:10-10 MULBERRY David Karp, Researcher, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside, "Fruit Detective"

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 AVOCADO Mary Lu Arpaia, Subtropical Horticultural Specialist

11:00-11:40 HOPS Konrad Mathesius, Farm Advisor, UCCE Capitol Corridor

1:00-4:00 Afternoon field trip with Mary Lu Arpaia and David Karp. Details to follow.

Questions, contact Katherine Jarvis-Shean kjarvisshean@ucanr.edu or Margaret Lloyd mglloyd@ucanr.edu

Cost:
Free

Organizer:
Margaret Lloyd

Website:
http://ccsmallfarms.ucanr.edu/Events_and_trainings/

Email:
mglloyd@ucanr.edu

Venue:
Norton Hall

Address:

70 Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA, 95694