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California Cotton: Mid-Season Update Session Set For Mendota, July 11

Owen Taylor
By Gilbert Mohtes-Chan, San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project July 9, 2017

California Cotton: Mid-Season Update Session Set For Mendota, July 11

A trio of University of California extension and farm advisors will cover the latest developments in cotton in the San Joaquin Valley during a Tuesday, July 11, meeting in Mendota.

Open to all growers and pest control advisors, the free event starts at 10 a.m. at Pik-A-Lok Farms on Bass Avenue in Mendota. Featured speakers and topics:

  • Pete Goodell, UC Cooperative Extension and UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Coordinator emeritus, will cover pests and pesticides and how to manage the crop for lint yield and quality.
  • Dan Munk, UCCE Fresno County farm advisor and cotton specialist, will discuss monitoring cotton for improved yield performance.
  • Bob Hutmacher, UCCE extension specialist, will update attendees on Race 4 fusarium in the region, cotton diseases and plant development issues.

Continuing education credits of 1.5 hours have been approved. The field day is sponsored by the San Joaquin Sustainable Farm Project.

Owen Taylor
By Gilbert Mohtes-Chan, San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project July 9, 2017