Merced County Assistant Agricultural Commissioner Yvette Pellman will update farmers about nonfumigant volatile organic compounds, chlorpyrifos and worker safety standards during a field day in Dos Palos on Tuesday, June 20.
Pellman will be joined by UC IPM extension advisor Dr. Pete Goodell at the field day focusing on alfalfa pest management and the latest pesticide regulations. Goodell will discuss how alfalfa is the ideal crop for integrating multiple approaches to managing pests.
Open to all growers and pest control advisors, the free field day will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Los 3 Panchos Restaurant, 2031 Blossom St., Dos Palos.
Continuing education credits have been approved, including one hour of laws and regulations. The field day is sponsored by the San Joaquin Sustainable Farm Project, a state- and federally funded program under the direction of the Sustainable Cotton Project.
For more information about the event, contact Project Director Marcia Gibbs at 530-370-5325.