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The 2019 Melon Research Symposium has announced a slate of speakers for the Jan. 10 event.

Set for San Diego, Calif., at the Gaslamp Marriott Quarter Hotel, the event will feature guest speaker Victor Davis Hanson.

Hanson is a professor, author and Central Valley farmer, according to a news release from the California Melon Research Board. Hanson will speak on “California and the Trump agenda,” according to the release.

Other speakers at the event include:

  • Michael Miller, field sales agronomy manager for Heliae, who will be speaking on the topic “Phycoterra Microalgae: Improving Soils, Crop Quality and Yields While Promoting Grater Sustainability”;
  • Jim Farrar, project director for the Western IPM Center, presenting his talk, “Integrated Pest Management Improvements in California Melons from 2003-2016”; and 
  • Dave Dickson, director of agronomy for Aqua-Yield, speaking for his company on the topic of “Nanogronomy – Why is Nano Better?”.

In addition, the release said researchers funded by the board will give reports on their 2018 projects.

For more information about the event, contact JD Allen, board manager, [email protected] or 559-591-0435.