2011 Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference - Presentations



Potato Management Seminar (Tuesday – February 8)



Management and performance of new Colorado potato cultivars for sustainable tuber yield and quality

Samuel Essah, Extension Specialist and Physiologist, SLVRC, Center, CO.



Specialty potatoes: how they can fit into your operation - David Holm, Professor, SLVRC, Center, CO



Top 10 things to know about phosphorus acid - Jeff Miller, Miller Research LLC, Rupert, ID



Understanding the Colorado Seed Potato Act - Rob Davidson, Professor, SLVRC, Center, CO



 Potato Postharvest Program - Sastry Jayanty, Extension Specialist and Post Harvest Physiologist, Venu Perla

& Henry Castleberry, SLVRC, Center, CO



U.S. Potato Board update - Tim O’Connor, CEO, USPB, Denver, CO and Monty Smith, 3 S Farms, Blanca, CO



Understanding Zebra Chip and subsequent control of psyllids - Joe Munyaneza, ARS, USDA, Yakima, WA



Potato Production -United Potato Growers, Monte Vista, CO



Small Grains/Alfalfa/Soil Health Seminar (Wednesday - February 9, 2011)


Practical weed control in small grains - Charlie Hicks, Technical Rep., Bayer Corp. 



Chemical Labeling and record keeping requirements - Don Henderson, DP Ag Services, Monte Vista, CO



Alfalfa management; soil health, irrigation, and winter kill - Richard Sparks, NRCS Regional

Irrigation Agronomist, Monte Vista, CO 



.Improving soil health through the use of green manures and compost - Brendon Rockey,

Rockey Farms, Center, CO



Biological buffering; how soil life can enhance cropping system resistance and resilience -

Larry Phelan, Professor, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH



How to comply with the worker protection standard for agricultural pesticides; what

employers need to know - Claudia Arrieta,  CSU Research Assoc., Fort Collins, CO. and Audrey

Cooper, Colorado Dept. of Ag., Denver, CO



Energy/Water Seminar (Thursday - February 10, 2011)



The results are in!  2011 survey of SLV agriculture energy practices and interests - Jeanna Paluzzi,

CSU Extension Community Energy Coordinator, SLV, CO



 Introduction to agriculture energy audits: saving energy (money) on the farm - Rich Mullaney,

CSU Extension Community Energy Coordinator, Northeast, CO



The clean energy collective - Lauren Martindale, SLV REC, Monte Vista, CO



Water usage and Colorado’s water future -Perry Cabot, CSU Extension Water Specialist, Pueblo, CO



Rio Grande decision support system - Jim Slatterly, Rio Grande Subdistrict Engineer, CO



Managing tough times: how can your family be more resilient? - Marvin Reynolds, Extension Livestock

Specialist and Director, Pueblo, CO and Robert Fetsch, Professor and Extension Specialist, CSU, Fort Collins, CO