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Online Organic Agriculture Seminar Series for Growers Hosted by UC Cooperative Extension

by Guest Blogger |

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.

Meeting link:

*The presentation (not the Q&A discussion) will be recorded and made available.

Questions/More Information:

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 (, small farms advisor Aparna Gazula (, or small farms advisor Margaret Lloyd (

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.