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August 30th, 2022

Yuma Agricultural Center - 6425 W 8th St, Yuma, AZ 85364

In person and remote viewing via zoom

5.0 CEUs Requested (AZDA, CA-DPR, CCA)

8:00am Registration

8:15 Introductions Registration Link Zoom Link

8:30 Current Colorado River Situation and Crop Water Use

Dr. Jeffrey Silvertooth – UofA Economic Development and Extension Professor

9:00 YCEDA Lettuce Disease Projects

Dr. Stephanie Slinski – Associate Director, Applied Research and Development, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA)-UofA

9:30 Plan Defense Activators and Actigard

Randy Landwerlen - Crop production rep: Syngenta

9:45 Organic IPM Practices in Leafy Greens

Macey Keith – Crop production rep: San Agro

10:00 10-minute break

10:10 Novel Band-Steam Applicator for Controlling Weeds and Soilborne Pathogens

Dr. Mark Siemens – UofA Biosystems Engineering, Extension and Professor

10:40 Carob Moth Control in Date Palms

Dr. Glenn Wright – UofA School of Plant Sciences: Extension Horticulturalist

11:00 FMC Vegetable Portfolio Update

Brent Wolfe – Crop production rep: FMC

11:30 Corteva Vegetable Portfolio Update

Dr. Jesse Richardson – Crop production rep: Corteva Agriscience

12:00pm 15-minute lunch break

12:15 2021-2022 Yuma Plant Pathology Fungicide Trials

Dr. Bindu Poudel-Ward - UofA Extension Pathologist/Plant Diagnostician

12:45 Epidemiological Studies to Manage Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV)

Dr. Neeraja Singh – UofA Post Doc Researcher: Plant Pathology

1:15 Phosphites and Micronutrients Role in Plant Health and Disease Resistance

Joseph Sands – Crop production rep: Miller Chemicals

1:30 Herbicide Resistance in Weeds of the Low Desert

Marco Peña – UofA Associate in Extension: Weed Science

1:50 University of Arizona Insect Management in Vegetables Update

Dr. John Palumbo – UofA Extension Specialist: Entomology

2:20 Summary and Closing Remarks

2:30 Workshop End