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Workshop on adapting vegetable, berry and grapevine to changing and variable climate





Wednesday March 6



8 am  to 2 pm



 Agriculture Conference room, 1432 Abbott St Salinas CA

Free Workshop + Lunch


8:00 – 8:30 am:        On-site Registration

Session 1 – Issues and Challenges in Vegetable, Berry, and Grapevine Production under Changing Climate: Moderator: M. Cahn

8:30 – 8:45 am:        Climate change trends and potential impacts on specialty crops in the Central Coast (T. Pathak, UC Merced)

8:45 – 9:15 am:        Climate change effects on agricultural pests (Daniel Hasegawa, USDA-ARS)

9:15 – 10:00 am:      Grower panel discussion on production challenges resulting from climate change and variability

10:00 – 10:15 am    COFFEE BREAK   

 Session 2 – Tools and Resources for Climate-Smart Agriculture: Moderator: D. Zaccaria

10:15 – 10:45 am:    The CDFA Climate-Smart Ag Web Repository (S. Tillman, Land IQ)

10:45 – 11:00 am:    CalAgroClimate Decision Support Tools for managing risks in agriculture (T. Pathak, UC Merced)


Session 3 – Case Studies on Regional Adaptation Practices: Moderator: T. Pathak 

11:00 – 11:20 am:    Available rootstocks and varieties for resilient wine-grape production (L. Bettiga, UCCE Monterey County)

11:20 – 11:40 pm     Low Biomass cover crop strategies for protecting water quality in vegetable systems (M. Cahn, UCCE Monterey County).

11:40 – 12:00 pm:    Cover cropping strategies for climate-smart and climate-resilient farms (Eric Brennan, USDA-ARS Salinas, CA)

12:00 – 12:20 pm:    Weather and climate effects on berry production (M. Bolda, UCCE Santa Cruz County)

12:20 – 12:40 pm:    Evapotranspiration and water productivity of wine grapes for various vineyard growing conditions (D. Zaccaria, UC Davis)


1:00 – 2:00    pm     LUNCH & ADJOURN

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