U. C. DANR Landscape Workgroup Meeting

Tuesday March 18, 2003, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

University of CaliforniaDavis

University Club Lounge



1:00     Welcome; Announcements; Introductions — Dennis Pittenger


1:10     Establishment of Workgroup’s Research Project:  Refinement of urban landscape water requirements

·         Perspective from the California Landscape Contractors’ Association

Jeffery Sheehan, Confidence Landscaping, Campbell

·         Progress reports from site leaders

·         Review protocol and steps for site establishment

            Dave Shaw and Dennis Pittenger


2:30     Business Meeting

·         Annual report preparation

·         New Co-chair for 2003-04

·         Next year's Workgroup proposal to DANR; linking with industry and other non-U.C. groups

·         Future meetings


3:15     Presentations (15 min. each)*

·         Update on DANR Landscape Publications

            Mike Henry

·         Proposed State Legislation Related to Landscape Water Management

Dennis Pittenger

·         Advanced Irrigation Controller Technology: ET-based Controllers

Dennis Pittenger

·         Xyllela fastidiosa in Assorted Landscape Plants

Heather Costa and Frank Wong

·         Pathogen Survival in Hot and Cold Composts

            Jim Downer


4:30     Roundtable Updates on Program Activities of Members


5:00     Adjourn




*Speakers: slide, overhead, and LCD projectors will be available, but bring your own laptop computer.


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