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Nitrogen Management in Organic Strawberries: Challenges and Approaches

About the Webinar

Nitrogen management is one of many challenges that organic strawberry growers face. In this webinar, we will address the challenges of nitrogen management in strawberries, pattern of nitrogen uptake over plant growth cycle and synchronizing N supply, pre-plant amendments and leaching losses, and issues with fertigation efficiency.

About the Presenters

Joji Muramoto is an Associate Researcher in the Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a soil scientist/agroecologist specializing in fertility and soilborne disease management in organic strawberries and vegetables in central coastal California.

Mark Gaskell is a Farm Advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension. Mark joined UC in 1995 and since that time he has been responsible for research and educational outreach programs for Small Farms and Specialty Crops in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties of California.

Carol Shennan is an agroecologist in the Department of Environmental Studies. She has been working on management of organic cropping systems for many years, with an emphasis on cover crops, nutrient management and soilborne disease management; and is the Project Director of CalCORE - the California Collaborative Organic Research and Extension network - a consortium of researchers, farmers, extension and other organizations dedicated to organic agriculture research.

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Please connect to the webinar 10 minutes in advance, as the webinar program will require you to download software. To test your connection in advance, go here. You can either listen via your computer speakers or call in by phone (toll call). Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you are running Mac OSU with Safari, please test your Java at http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp prior to joining the webinar, and if it isn't working, try Firefox or Chrome.

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