University of California

2018 Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Production Seminar

Date: August 24, 2018

Time: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Sponsor: UCCE San Diego

Location: San Diego County Farm Bureau

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2018 Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Production Seminar

San Diego County Farm Bureau
420 South Broadway, Suite 200 | Escondido, CA 92025
Friday - August 24, 2018
7:00am – 4:30pm
  • San Diego County Agriculture – Water, Policies and Regulatory Update
  • Pitahaya Research Update – Variety Evaluation and Performance, Genetic Characterization
  • Irrigation Water Management Strategies and Pitahaya Irrigation
  • Pitahaya Post Harvest Management & Sensory Evaluation
  • Pitahaya or Dragon Fruit Markets and Marketing - An Overview and Global Perspective
  • Pitahaya Orchard Establishment & Economics Considerations
  • Pitahaya Fertility Management & Soil Analytical Reports (Tentative)
  • Nematode Issues and their Impact for Pitahaya Production
  • Insect Pest Management & Pesticide Use Safety for Pitahayas and Other Specialty Crops
  • Weeds and Weed Management Strategies for Specialty Crops, including Pitahaya
  • Diseases – Diagnosis and Management Strategies for Pitahaya Production
  • Hydroponics – An Evaluation of Soilless Substrates for Pitahaya Production (Tentative)


2018 Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Festival/Field Day

UC South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Boulevard | Irvine, CA 92618
Saturday - August 25, 2018
6:30am – 3:30pm
  • Review of Pitahaya Varieties and Hand Pollination Demonstration
  • Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Specialty Crops Production
  • Pitahaya Irrigation Research and System Design Consideration
  • Pitahaya Trellis Systems Demonstration
  • Pitahaya Production for Home or Backyard Growers
  • Pitahaya or Dragon Fruit and Ice Cream Tasting 




REGISTER EARLY. This event has sold out in the past!! Attendance is limited to 60 participants for the seminar on August 24th and 100 for the festival/field day on August 25th. This would also help us plan for handouts and cuttings. No refunds will be issued, but substitutions are allowed.
PRICING includes continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch, (Catered by Phil's BBQ on 8/24),  pitahaya/dragon fruit ice cream, smoothie tasting, and an information packet:
  • Package Registration for Seminar & Festival/Field Day: $80.00, 
If paid online with a credit card or post-marked by Friday - August 17, 2018.
No package registrations after this date.
  • Seminar Registration ONLY: $60.00, 
If paid online with a credit card or post-marked by Friday - August 17, 2018
$70.00 after this date or at the door, if space allows*
  • Festival/Field Day Registration ONLY: $ 40.00,
If paid online with a credit card or post-marked by Friday - August 17, 2018
$50.00 after this date or at the door, if space allows*
*Walk-ins will be allowed if space is available, but you MUST have exact change or checks. Credit cards will NOT be accepted day of.
Please be aware that you WILL be turned away if space is not available! NO EXCEPTIONS.
TO REGISTER, please complete the online registration form at:
For registration questions, please contact
Erin Spaniel
Administrative Assistant II

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