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
Project Leaders: Judy Culbertson (Executive Director) and Austin Miller (Communications Program Coordinator), California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Project Status: Completed Project Location: Statewide Overview: As children grow, they begin to form opinions about food production and agriculture, and providing them with the right knowledge can aid their discovery. It is crucial that we […]
Research Project: Nitrogen Fertilizer Loading to Groundwater in the Central Valley. Thomas Harter et al. Status: Completed Issue: Nitrogen, in the form of nitrate, is the most common pollutant found in Central Valley groundwater. Nitrate has a maximum contaminant level (MCL) in drinking water of 45mg/L (NO3). Under natural conditions, groundwater nitrate may occur in […]