Join University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the Agricultural and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) this winter for a weekly lunchtime seminar series for organic growers. During each Zoom session, a guest speaker will give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions from the listeners and a more general discussion. See below for more details on the weekly seminar topics and instructions for connecting to the Zoom sessions. Spanish translation will be available.
Series Dates: January 18–March 8, 2022
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 12–1 p.m. Pacific Time
How To Connect:
The Zoom link will be the same each week. No preregistration is required.
*The presentation (not the Q&A discussion) will be recorded and made available.
For more information about the series, please contact the series hosts at University of California Cooperative Extension: urban agriculture and food systems advisor Lucy Diekmann (firstname.lastname@example.org), small farms advisor Aparna Gazula (email@example.com), or small farms advisor Margaret Lloyd (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dates & Topics
(all sessions will be held from 12–1 p.m. Pacific Time)
Tuesday, January 18: Organic Seedling Production
Christof Bernau, Center for Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz
Tuesday, January 25: Water Management During Drought Conditions
Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resource Farm Advisor, UCCE
Tuesday, February 1: Physical Weed Control
Gallandt Lab, Weed Ecology, University of Maine
Tuesday, February 8: Organic Nutrient Management
Richard Smith, Vegetable Crop and Weed Science Farm Advisor, UCCE
Tuesday, February 15: WORKSHOP: Management of Fusarium Wilt and Other Soilborne Fungal Pathogens in Organic Systems
*This is a 3-hour event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, February 22: Biostimulants
Zheng Wang, Vegetable Crop Advisor, UCCE
Tuesday, March 1: Biocontrol Agents
Kent Daane, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, March 8: Mycorrhizal Fungi
Tim Bowles, Professor of Agroecology & Sustainable Agricultural Systems, UC Berkeley
This article was written by Lucy Diekmann.
Lucy Diekmann is an urban agriculture and food systems advisor with UC Cooperative Extension, serving Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. She works with community-based organizations, local government partners, food system networks, and farmers and gardeners to enhance our regional food and farming systems.