The Specialty Crop School, slated for Oct. 7-9 in Watsonville, Calif., will teach suppliers about the growers they supply in California’s Salinas Valley, according to a news release from Visalia, Calif.-based AgBusiness Resources, which puts on Specialty Crop School classes.
The three-day class will include visits to farms, processing facilities and research centers. Students will meet with growers, pest management experts, agronomists, regulators and university scientists.
Students will visit lettuce, strawberry, artichoke and other fields.
Speakers at the class include Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, Center for Produce Safety at the University of California-Davis; Richard Smith, Monterey County Cooperative Extension; Becky Sisco, IR-4 Minor Use Registration Program; and Richard Spas, California Department of Pesticide Regulation.