The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has teamed up with the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) and the Western Region Certified Crop Adviser Board (WRCCA) to host a nitrogen management update meeting on October 13, 2018, open to all agricultural professionals. The meeting will be […]
In this year’s competitive grant process, twelve project leaders were invited to submit full proposals. The proposals, listed below, are now under review by experts in the field and the Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). Proposals are evaluated based on scientific merit, applicability to California agriculture, and the potential for impact […]
On June 6, 2018, FREP teamed up with the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources and the Agricultural Sustainability Institute of the University of California, Davis, to host a Biochar Field Day. The event brought together over 100 stakeholders from industry, academia and government to discuss and learn about past and ongoing research with […]
This field day will demonstrate the results of a FREP-funded study on evaluating the benefits of nitrogen management practices in walnuts. The objective of the study was to understand how split fertilizer applications affect nitrate movement below the root zone. This study also sought to quantify the benefits of efficient nitrogen management practices, including potential […]
What: The use of biochar in agriculture is a topic that has been generating interest across California. New products are being developed for agricultural applications, and new research on the effects of biochar in cropping systems is underway at many universities. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) […]
Project Title: “Understanding Influences on Grower Decision-Making and Adoption of Improved Nitrogen Management Practices” Project Leaders: Mark Lubell, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and Patrick Brown, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis. Location: Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys
Project Title: “Improving nitrate and salinity management strategies for almonds grown under micro-irrigation” Project Leaders: Patrick Brown (Professor) and Daniela Reineke (PhD student), Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis Location: Statewide Overview: The primary goal of this project is to develop best management practices that allow California almond growers with micro-irrigation, to effectively […]
FREP created this guide to underscore the importance of outreach in research and education projects. Outreach is an essential complement to research, and varying your methods of dissemination can increase general understanding, impact, and response. View the FREP Field Day Guide.
What is CropManage? CropManage is a free online decision support tool for irrigation and nutrient management in a variety of crops. Designed by the University of California (UC), this tool helps growers, irrigators and ranch managers make confident production decisions based on research and real-time data.
Research Project: Online Fertilization Guidelines for Agricultural Crops in California Project Leaders: Daniel Geisseler (CE Nutrient Management Specialist) and William Horwath (Professor), Department of Land Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis. Project Status: Completed Project Location: Statewide