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Healthy Citrus Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view - Recording 1/2
Jason Brock
01:33:53
Good Morning!
Pat Browne
01:37:37
I don't have camera or a microphone for you to see me...Cool! You guys look great!
Angela Vanoni
01:38:17
Good Morning!
Robert Hill
01:44:12
Not sure if I am a part of this meeting or not. Hmmmm
Keagan Waddell
01:51:27
Can you repeat the email please!
Keagan Waddell
01:53:06
I actually found it, bugnet@rinconvitova.com if anyone else needs it
Pat Browne
01:55:30
I am observing that the sound quality waxes and wans when the speaker's photo is either live or a 'still shot'. It is better with the 'still' but broken with the live face shot.
Pat Browne
02:05:41
not sure how to fix this either: the sound is clear when I go to another link (ie Facebook) but I can't see the power point. But when following the powerpoint, the sound is particularly bad.
Robert Hill
02:07:14
The audio seems to be working well for me at this time. But, I don’t think that my microphone is working. Thats ok, I am more in the listen mode this morning.
Kyra Rude
02:11:01
Hey Brett, I have a lady on the phone who is trying to join the webinar and it is asking her for an ID or a code
Adam Vega
02:11:45
Or iPhone one-tap :US: +16699006833,,213386645# or +13462487799,,213386645#Or Telephone:Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799Webinar ID: 213 386 645
Adam Vega
02:13:10
It may not work, they might have to register individually on the eventbrite page. I think the log in information is specifically tailored to each individual. Sending the eventbrite link.
Pat Browne
02:13:45
I have minimized the live picture of Annemeik which helps, but as much as i want to watch her, I am looking for the audio only. My married Technician is flummoxed too.
Robert Hill
02:13:59
I also have the code: 213-386-645
Adam Vega
02:14:06
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7BejaoEIS2GHmWdGn6-saw
Brett Levin
02:33:30
Hi Arlene- We will be posting a list with resources from this presentation after this. The UC website has a great amount of information. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/
Brett Levin
03:05:37
https://www.qfirst.net/sustainableOrganicAgriculture.html
Ron Whitehurst
03:06:44
White Buffalo Land trust in Summerland, Santa Barbara area, is working with grass grazing of mixed species, and they have a small orchard, Jesse White may have some experience with that, tried to get him as a speaker, seems to be busy...
Robert Hill
03:10:32
How important is the water pH in the spray tank when applying foliar nutrients on citrus?
Ron Whitehurst
03:15:51
for DPR and CCA first time you answer, include your license number, then we can associate your name with your being present.
Annemiek Schilder
03:21:46
To Ty: pigs have been used for control of plum curculio in organic apple orchards in Michigan. Need to be young pigs, old ones are too lazy. They eat dropped fruit with larvae and are also good at working up the soil, reducing weeds. You may need to consider food safety but the pigs were only in the orchard earlier in the season, well before harvest.
Ron Whitehurst
03:35:34
general rule of thumb coarse mulch is 2 inch plus
Ron Whitehurst
03:39:28
From biocontrol standpoint we like to see some decomposition in the field, the mulch feeds decomposer insects, which are the food for predictor insects.
Ron Whitehurst
03:47:42
pests like olive fruit fly drop to the soil to pupate, if there is mulch or cover crop, predators will eat the pests as they drop to the soil, reducing their numbers.
Ron Whitehurst
03:49:43
Best way to change microbes in the soil is to feed the ones that you want to grow.
Pat Browne
03:52:10
I miss the emoticons...Ron's last one rates a "love"!
Ron Whitehurst
03:54:55
Instead of using mineral soil acidifier, like Epsom salts, you can mulch your citrus to reduce chlorosis from Iron deficiency due to alkaline soil.
Pat Browne
03:57:59
Can you speak on mulches with multiple sized/shaped aggregates as better or worse than uniform sized covers?
Jim Davis
03:58:43
Ben, some of my growers apply a mulch of shredded greenwaste. How should they change their irrigation practices with mini sprinklers to be sure they are adequately watering their trees?
Robert Hill
04:05:13
Dr. Ben Faber is awesome. A real treasure for us in Ventura County.
Ron Whitehurst
04:05:17
They call 'em leaves, cuz ya sposed to leave 'em.
jessica thompson
04:07:44
We have used inline emitter drip hose around the drip line of the trees, and on top of the mulch layer. Chunky mulch allows the water to reach the soil zone, layer of about 2 - 3” is good. Longer irrigation time is needed to reach the soil, but the mulch turns into an atmosphere of moisture that the tree and soil benefit from too. Close attention to soil moisture is important.
Keagan Waddell
04:08:35
Keagan WaddellLicense: 151861
Keagan Waddell
04:08:40
PCA
Melissa O'Neal
04:08:51
Melissa O'Neal-PCA 117715 / CCA 383189
Robert Hill
04:09:18
Robert Hill. PCA #73192. CCA #364179
Phil Boise
04:09:50
Phil Boise pca 73449
Louise Valdez
04:10:08
Louise A. Valdez QAL #97936
Ron Whitehurst
04:10:40
course code is: M-0604-20 and the approval is for the course on 3/31/20 at 530 W Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060.
Robert Hill
04:17:56
I just submitted,, did it go thru?
Robert Hill
04:20:05
I put 12 inches. Wrong!
Pat Browne
04:21:18
and here I thought you were going to want numerical answers?
Ron Whitehurst
04:39:33
ducks eat bugs, snails, give valuable eggs which sell $ each, and ducks are high on amusement value.
Ron Whitehurst
04:40:22
I'll take a cupa tea now, please
Ron Whitehurst
04:41:51
I'm not against spraying, just give the spray jockeys something good to spray.
Helen Shi
04:42:13
what's the long term prognostics of citrus in Ojai valley?
Helen Shi
04:43:32
yes
Helen Shi
04:45:35
thanks David!
Ron Whitehurst
04:50:39
We can use a number of legumes for interplanting here in SoCAL: leucana, tamarind, carob, ice cream bean or Inga, black locust, honey locust, Tecoma stans, mesquite...
Gregg Young
04:51:06
You must watch with manure based CT; not allowed to spray on fruit within 90 days
Francisco Macias
04:52:58
black locust becomes invasive - excellent water white honey though.
jessica thompson
04:53:26
Davids CT is plant based
Ron Whitehurst
04:54:33
youtube Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture
Ron Whitehurst
04:57:00
In permaculture we like invasive plants, you don't have to baby them, just give them a lot of competition.
Ron Whitehurst
05:04:02
Only negative I am aware of with CT on fruit is possible spotting of fruit if you add organic fertilizers such as fish, seaweed, humic acid that are dark colored.
Gregg Young
05:05:28
I second that; could be a tough choice with citrus that ripens over a long period
Gregg Young
05:06:49
HLB Huanlongbing a bacteria-like disease of citrus, quaranteed but present in Calif
Francisco Macias
05:10:50
in the past few years - I have been seeing more aphids and whitefly issues, one area in nipomo and small area of Goleta - Been seeing worms under the fruit calyx. these "spray and move treatments" are difinetly taking out the predators/parasites that keep those in check.
Ron Whitehurst
05:10:55
Trichogramma spp. is a possible egg parasite for citrus leaf minor, we supplied some to a customer and she said it made a big difference. There are some listed egg parasites, but none of those are available commercially.
Robert Hill
05:11:24
Agree Pancho.
Ron Whitehurst
05:13:07
N. californicus and G. occidentalis predator mites, help to reduce pest mites on citrus. a cover crop with flowers will grow lots of flower thrips, which are great food for Orius, minute pirate bug, which eats mites and thrips.
Gregg Young
05:14:05
Does neem work for citrus leafminer?
Francisco Macias
05:15:38
Gregg: most likely as an egg laying deterent but as that flush continues to grow it will be susceptible to new egg laying. (untreated portion of the flush)
Robert Hill
05:15:45
If one implemented a fertilizer program that limited citrus (especially lemon) flushing, then the complex of beneficials would likely do a good job of controlling ACP populations.
Gregg Young
05:16:12
There is research that supports that
Ron Whitehurst
05:17:11
Citrus leaf minor not active in cold, starts May, a monthly spray with neem and or spinosad would be possible treatments for home citrus.
Robert Hill
05:18:34
I know someone that raises cryp…..
Francisco Macias
05:22:43
sweet alyssum is a good one for syrphid flies
Devin Carroll
05:24:21
Who is the UCR Researcher helping Jim Davis with ants? Monique Rivera?
Robert Hill
05:30:32
It is not mandatory, but if you don’t spray, you may find that your PH will not pick your fruit until you do. That said, I don’t think that it is being very vigorously applied anymore.
Keagan Waddell
05:33:36
How do you feel about some beneficial companies like Biobest that have pollen applications that are meant to "hold over" the insects and feed them in times of low prey desnsities
Jim Davis
05:39:28
When answering a poll in chat, please select Jan in a private message so you don't influence the answer others make
Christopher Wehling
05:39:53
What was the answer to the last poll question? Thank you in advance.
Jim Davis
05:40:17
The correct answer was Aphytis
Christopher Wehling
05:40:23
Thank you!
Ron Whitehurst
05:40:58
WE produce Insect Food, an artificial pollen or honeydew that can be mixed with water, and sprayed on the crop, large drops widely scattered, to provide a supplemental food source for beneficial insects and spiderlings. It is a mix of sugar, dried brewers yeast and organic soy flour. It acts like a kairomone that attracts adult ladybugs, lacewing and syrphid flies.
Pat Browne
05:42:37
In the weathy man's garden, I am having to 'protect' plants that are covered with aphids or have gone to seed so that we keep our "trap" and food for insects plants. Unfortunately he and current 'staff' don't understand the beauty of these plants.
Gregg Young
05:45:26
Using a hose end sprayer and 2% insect soap or ivory soap will knock them down without too much damage to beneficial; that might be something they would approve of
Ron Whitehurst
05:47:57
Insect Food based on Ken Hagen in 1960's with what was called wheast - yeast grown on whey... https://www.rinconvitova.com/bulletins_product_htm/Insect%20food%20BUL.htm
Gregg Young
05:50:10
Maybe mixing wheast with soap; leaving food behind
Jim Davis
05:51:00
The soap would make the wheast unattractive, so you should spray them seperately
Gregg Young
05:51:35
1 way is citric acid; organically approved; and a C source. Looking forward to the speaker's answer
jessica thompson
05:52:04
Adding compost to the soil and foliar spraying/drenching with compost tea helps strengthen the plants immunity and lowers the attractant of pests. Soap/hort. Oil spray is ideal for seasonal pests. Then application of CT will feed and add your IMP through biology and repopulate the lost population from soap/hort oil application
Gregg Young
05:52:52
Second that
Helen Shi
05:55:19
we use bamboo vinegar with smoky flavor almost like bacon that insects dislike
Gregg Young
05:58:11
What do you use to lower pH of compost tea?
Helen Shi
05:58:40
how do you make sure the innocolants stay in the soil and build the carbon?
jessica thompson
05:59:39
As long as there is some cabon source then they will stay. Mulching is a great carbon source
Gregg Young
06:00:33
What do you use to lower pH of the non-CT? Citric acid? Lactic acid?
Helen Shi
06:00:34
how do I make the not "compost tea" tea? do you sell a mother culture of the fermentation thing?
jessica thompson
06:01:51
The microbes will bring that carbon into the soil substrate as their work creates better soil structure bringing in the food source, water and oxygen deeper into the soil through irrigation
Helen Shi
06:02:30
Thanks Jessica
Helen Shi
06:09:42
Thanks Michael
jessica thompson
06:10:54
Are there any books you recommend on fermentation?
Ty Teissere
06:11:36
Michael, are the fermentation processes you're discussing similar to KNF (Korean Natural Farming)