North Coast Pear Research Meeting, Feb. 12

North Coast Pear Research Meeting, Feb. 12

February 9, 2014

Wednesday, Feb, 12 2014

Scotts Valley Women’s Club

2298 Hendricks Rd, Lakeport CA

Sponsored by California Pear Advisory Board and the Pest Management Research Fund.


1.5 hours DPR credit received


8:00 a.m.            Registration, coffee and pastries

8:30                        Welcome and announcements

Rachel Elkins, UC Cooperative Extension, Lake/Mendocino Counties

8:40                        Pear variety evaluation in the Sacramento Delta

                                    Effects of calcium sprays and AVG (ReTain®) on fruit quality at harvest and

after storage

                                    Optimizing fertilizer practices based on seasonal demand and supply

Brown marmorated stink bugs in Sacramento County

                                                      Chuck Ingels, UC Cooperative Extension, Sacramento County

9:10                        Active yeasts improve selective insecticides for codling moth in pear

                                    Evaluation of insecticides for codling month control

Bob Van Steenwyk, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management,

UC Berkeley

9:30                        Detection of pear scab resistance to fungicides

Pear scab fungicide evaluations

                                    Identification and control of pear canker diseases in California     

                                                      Doug Gubler, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UC Davis

10:10                     BREAK

10:30                     Evaluation of new bactericides for control of fire blight

                                    Evaluation of postharvest treatments for management of gray mold, blue

mold, and other decays of stored pears in California

Doug Gubler, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UC Davis

11:00                     Design tool for orchard platforms used in assisted pear harvesting

                                                      Rajkishan Arikapudi, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering,

UC Davis

11:20                     Evaluation of potential components of a fire blight IPM program

                                    Rootstocks and orchard systems for European pears

                                    Developing rooting strategies for dwarfing pear rootstocks

                                                      Rachel Elkins


12:00                     LUNCH – SPONSORED BY CPAB/PPMRF

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