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2017 Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Production Tour

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2017 Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Production Tour

Time: August 25, 2017 from 7am to 4pm
Location: San Diego County Farm Bureau
Street: 1670 East Valley Parkway
City/Town: Escondido, CA 92027
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Event Type: tour
Organized By: UCCE
Latest Activity: Aug 23

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Event Description

 Self Driven Tour - Volunteer Drivers Needed for Carpooling

Tour Itinerary & Tentative Agenda:

   7:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Welcome and Introductions

- Ramiro Lobo and Gary Tanizaki, UCCE San Diego

   7:30 am Depart for Heritage Ranch in Escondido, CA

- Tour hosted by Burnet Wohlford and Adrian Olguin

   9:30 am Depart for Elk Creek Pitahaya Farm in Fallbrook, CA - Tour hosted by Linda Nickerson and Khash Sahebjamei

  11:30 am  Depart for Wallace Ranch in Bonsall, CA - Tour hosted by Julio Robles, Farm Manager with Guest Speaker Presentation by Gray Martin, Grower/Breeder

12:00 pm LUNCH & Pitahaya Fruit and Ice Cream Tasting 

 12:30 pm All Things Dragon Fruit - Gray Martin, Dragon Fruit Grower and Breeder

  1:30 pm Tour Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Planting at Wallace Ranch

   3:30 pm Depart Wallace Ranch for San Diego County Farm Bureau

   4:00 pm Adjourn

      Topics to be Discussed/Highlighted During the Tour:

 Overview of farming operations visited

 Variety selection, planting, trellis and growing systems (pots vs. soils, shade vs. full sun, etc.)

 Pitahaya or Dragon Fruit Irrigation and Water Quality Issues

 Pitahaya Orchard Establishment & Economics Considerations

 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Pitahayas and other Specialty Crops

 Pitahaya Fertility Management & fertilizer practices

 Nematode Issues for Pitahaya Production

 Vertebrate Pest Management in Pitahaya Production

 Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Tasting - You are welcome to bring/donate fruit for the tasting to get feedback about quality/taste from other growers 

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