Please join AAIE for our Welcome Reception, sponsored by our friends at Suterra

Wednesday November 28, 2018, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Visalia CA

 

Day One, Thursday November 29, 2018

Time

Session

Speakers

8:00 – 8:05 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

David Haviland, Kern County Farm Advisor & AAIE President

8:05 – 9:00 am

Plenary Address

"Climate Change trends and impacts on California Agriculture”

Dr. Tapan Pathak, UC ANR Extension Specialist, Merced County

9:00 – 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Topic: Soil Health

Dr. Diana Jerkins, Research Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation

10:00 – 10:30 am

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Flash Talks: each talk is 30 minutes

"Pesticide Use Near Schoolsites Regulations"

Jose Bueno, Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), DPR Enforcement Branch

“Global MRL Compliance: Challenges and Solutions”

Patrick Brennon, Food Safety Sales Director, AGQ Labs

“Cannabis and Pesticides”

Rachel Kubiak, Cannabis Program Supervisor, DPR Pesticide Programs Division

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch, AAIE Awards and Charity Auction

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout I

1A: Nutrition

Topic: The Effect of Irrigation Efficiency on Plant Fertility

Kevin Stewart, Certified Irrigation Agriculture Specialist, Jain Irrigation

“Crop Nutrition and IPM in California”

Dr. Jerome Pier, North Valley Division Agronomist, Nutrien Ag Solutions

1B: Grapes

“Grape Powdery Mildew Management Overview”

George Zhuang, Viticulture Farm Advisor, UCCE Fresno County

Topic: Pest Management for Pierce's Disease and Grapevine Leafroll Associated Viruses

Steve McIntyre, Owner, Monterey Pacific Inc.

1C: Nuts

Topic: Pest Management for Organic Nut Crops

Robert Beede, Farm Advisor Emeritus, UC Cooperative Extension

“Cultural and Chemical Measures to Combat Alternaria Late Blight of Pistachio in California”

Dr. Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist & Lecturer, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Breakout II

2A: Cannabis

Topic: Biocontrol and Pesticides in Cannabis

Joshua Pacheco, Cannabis Sales Specialist, Marrone Bio Innovations

2B: Citrus

“IPM for Asian Citrus Psyllid?”

 

Jim Davis, Senior Entomologist, Entomological Services Inc.

“Using data from California citrus farms to better manage spring pests on oranges and mandarins”

Dr. Jay Rosenheim, Professor of Entomology, UC Davis

2C: Wildlife

Topic: Nutria - Large Invasive Rodent Species affecting Central Valley crops

Greg Gerstenberg, Senior Wildlife Biologist, CDFW- Central Region

Topic: Pest Control for Ground Squirrels and other wildlife

TBA

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Annual Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Member Appreciation Social, sponsored by Valent

 

Day Two, Friday November 30, 2018

Time

Session

Speakers

8:00 – 9:00 am

Special Address

“Pests, Pesticides, and IPM in California:  What we learned from Californians”

Brian Leahy, Director, California DPR

9:00 – 9:30 am

Coffee Break – Visit Exhibitors

9:30 – 11:00 am

Breakout III

3A: Orchard-Nut Roundtable (Part 1)

Michael Devencenzi, President, Devencenzi Ag Pest Management and Research & Robert Beede, Farm Advisor Emeritus, Kings County

3B: Grapes Roundtable

Max Jehle, President, Ag Consultants Inc.

3C: Cannabis Roundtable

Joshua Pacheco, Cannabis Sales Specialist, Marrone Bio Innovations & Brian Malin, Owner, Vital Gardens

11:00 – 12:30 pm

Breakout IV

4A: Orchard-Nut Roundtable (Part 2)

Michael Devencenzi, President, Devencenzi Ag Pest Management and Research & Robert Beede, Farm Advisor Emeritus, Kings County

4B: Citrus Roundtable

Robert Walther, Tulare and Kern County Consultant, Entomological Services, Inc.

4C: Organic Row Crops Roundtable

TBA