Events Calendar

This calendar is composed of outreach events related to agricultural management practices that align with FREP’s mission. To add an outreach event, contact us at frep@cdfa.ca.gov.

Jun
18
Mon
ITRC Irrigation Systems Evaluations
Jun 18 – Jun 22 all-day

Class Schedule

Online Class: The online portion of ITRC’s new hybrid online/hands-on course presents the theories and procedures of drip/micro irrigation system evaluations through videos, tutorials, and quizzes in conjunction with textbook and online reading material.

  • Access begins upon registration (login information will be emailed to you).
  • Full course materials require about 10 hours to view.
  • Online exam is optional but required for 10 hours of Continuing Education credit.
  • Material is accessible for two months after on-site class

 

ISE Class I: Efficiency definitions and evaluation techniques are emphasized, ranging from how to take a pressure measurement to what specific measurements are needed for evaluation of six distinct irrigation methods.

  • Takes place at Cal Poly, SLO
  • 8:00 a.m. start time on Day 1 (Monday)
  • Ends 12:00 noon on Day 3 (Wednesday)

 

ISE Class II: This second class is a 2 1/2 day class where we will travel to sites in the San Joaquin Valley and perform the entire evaluations on two fields. The emphasis will be on performing the field evaluations for drip and microspray irrigation systems on trees/vines.

  • Takes place on-site at Central Coast locations
  • 1:00 p.m. start time on Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Ends 5:00 p.m. on Day 5 (Friday)
Jun
26
Tue
Citrus Growers Educational Seminar Series
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is proud to announce the return of the Citrus Grower Seminar Series, co-produced by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). Three different meeting dates and locations will give growers from different regions the opportunity to attend.

The FREE half-day seminars start at 8:30 AM and are expected to end at 12:00 PM. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM.

CLICK HERE to register for the seminars.

CLICK HERE to view event flyer (including guest speakers).

Continuing Education (CE) Units have been applied for and are pending approval through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for license categories PCA, QAL and QAC.  Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Units have also been applied for and are pending approval.

U.A.V Drone Field Meeting @ Bowles Farming
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Are you interested in unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)? UC ANR will be partnering with Bowles Farming to present the 2nd annual UAV field meeting at Bowles Farming (11609 Hereford Road) in Los Banos. This meeting is free. Participants will learn about how UAVs can be used in agricultural operations and how to become licensed to fly a drone. There will be free demo flights by CSU Fresno, UC Merced, and Bowles Farming. DPR, CCA, N-management CE units have been applied for. Call 209-385-7403 for more information.

2 grower continuing education units available

Jul
6
Fri
Sacramento Valley Olive Day @ Building #4
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda:

8:00am – Registration

8:30am – Laws and Regulations Update
Samantha Skelly, Glenn County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

9:00am – Weed Control in Olives
Dr. Mariano Galla, UCCE Weed Science Advisor, Glenn, Butte & Tehama Counties

9:30am – Emerging Olive Diseases and Neofabraea Control Options
Dr. Florent Trouillas, UCCE Plant Pathology Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center

10:00am – Thoughts on 2018 Bloom: Freeze Damage or Alternate Bearing?
Bill Krueger, UCCE Orchards Advisor Emeritus, Glenn County

10:15am – Break

10:45am – Current Status of Olive Trade Issues
Dr. Dan Sumner, Director, UC Agricultural Issues Center

11:15am – Olive Knot Research Update
Dr. Jim Adaskaveg, Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside

11:45am – Brief Olive Fly Research Update
Dr. Dani Lightle, UCCE Orchards Advisor, Glenn, Butte & Tehama Counties

Noon – Adjourn

2 hours of DPR CE Credits (0.5 Laws, 1.5 Other) requested.

Jul
10
Tue
Walnut Tree Training & Pressure Chamber Workshop
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Early Walnut Tree Training: How to Handle Different Nursery Products & How to Use a Pressure Chamber for Irrigation Scheduling Hands-on Workshop

When:     Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:30-9:00: Sign-in and refreshments courtesy of Sierra Gold Nursery
9:00-10:30:  Early Walnut Tree Training
10:30-Noon:  Using a Pressure Chamber

Where:    4549 Railroad Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991
(Look for the yellow UCCE signs)

What:      Early Walnut Tree Training

  • Discuss early handling and training practices for different nursery products
  • Cover both conventional and novel nursery products and training practices

Hands-on Pressure Chamber Workshop

  • Discuss using the plant-based pressure chamber for irrigation timing
  • You can practice using the pressure chamber and learn how to interpret the results

Speakers include:
Janine Hasey, UCCE Farm Advisor Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Counties
Luke Milliron, UCCE Farm Advisor Butte/Tehama/Glenn Counties
Bruce Lampinen, Walnut Specialist, UC Davis
Ken Shackel, Plant Science Professor, UC Davis
Cliff Beumel, Vice President, Sierra Gold Nurseries

Questions:   UCCE Sutter-Yuba Office at (530) 822–7515.

This meeting is sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension in Sutter/Yuba and Butte Counties.

CCA CE credits requested

Jul
31
Tue
ITRC Basic Soil, Plant & Water Relationships @ Irrigation Training & Research Center
Jul 31 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

The focus for this course is on soil texture and structure, water holding capacity, retention, intake rates, evaporation, transpiration, soil classification, measurement of soil moisture and tension.

Aug
1
Wed
ITRC Irrigation Scheduling, Salinity & Drainage @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This course focuses on ETo and crop coefficients, practical irrigation scheduling, how efficiency and uniformity influence scheduling, drainage concepts and layouts, salinity, leaching requirements and reclamation.

Aug
13
Mon
ITRC Fertigation @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 13 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

The class will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers through irrigation systems and strategies to conform with the intent of the new nitrogen regulations in California. Other topics will include nitrogen fertilizers, challenges with phosphorus and potassium applications, growth enhancers, and organic-compliant ways to keep drip systems clean. Increasing yields per acre-foot of evapotranspiration (ET) through better fertility management, will also be discussed.

Aug
14
Tue
ITRC Row Crop Drip Irrigation @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 14 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This course covers design layouts, flushing, fittings, how design relates to management, hose installation and retrieval

Aug
15
Wed
ITRC Drip/Micro Irrigation Design @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 15 – Aug 17 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

Topics will include: filtration, step-by-step design procedure of hardware selection and hyraulics, drip/micro system design, SDI for trees and vines, plugging prevention. Features ITRC book Drip and Micro Irrigation for Trees, Vines, and Field Crops (4th Ed.) and software, Drip Hydraulics.