Dry Bean Field Meeting, UC Davis, Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10 am- 12:30 pm

Aug 15, 2018

UC Davis Agronomy Farm 

Directions: In the field across from the UC Davis Bee Biology Lab (same place as previous years). From Hwy 113 in Davis, exit on Hutchison Dr. Go west, turn north at the first roundabout, then west at the second roundabout. Continue west on Hutchison Dr for about 1 mile. Turn south on Hopkins Lane (look for a row of olive trees), make your first left, and park under the trees.  For questions, contact Rachael Long at 530-666-8143. No RSVP needed.


10:00  Sign in, introductions, updates, Antonia Palkovic, UCD Assistant Specialist

10:05  UC Dry Bean Blog and IPM update, Sarah Light, Farm Advisor, Sutter-Yuba Co.

10:15  Dry bean breeding program, pest and disease resistance, Dr. Paul Gepts, UCD

10:30  Cooperative dry bean nursery, MAGIC Beans, and interspecific crosses for drought tolerance, Dr. Jorge Berny, UCD Post-doc (with Santos Barrera Lemus)

10:55  Cowpea herbicide trial, Dr. Mariano Galla, Farm Advisor Glenn Co.

11:10  Bean seed moisture and quality at harvest, Rachael Long, Farm Advisor Yolo Co.  

11:20  Diallel Crossing project, Kimberly Gibson, UCD PhD student

11:35  Lima RIL trial, Stephanie Smolenski Zullo, UCD PhD student

11:50  Caravan to field location 1, near sheep barn

12:05  Heirloom breeding and Mesoamerican Diversity Panel; Drones for high throughput phenotyping, Travis Parker, UCD PhD student

12:30  Adjourn


By Rachael Freeman Long
Author - Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management
By Sarah Light