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

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.

Warm Season Cover Crops Field Day @ Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No registration required! Free Event.

10:00 Margaret SmitherKopperl, PMC Manager Welcome

10:05 Scott Park A Producers Experience with Warm Season Cover Crops

10:25 Valerie Bullard, PMC Agronomist Warm Season Cover Crops

10:50 Gill Costa, Sentek Technologies Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Water Monitoring

11:10 Michelle LeinefelderMiles and Brenna Aegerter, UC Extension Cover crops, Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Study

11:30 Z. Kabir, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist Timing of Warm Season Cover Crops

11:45 Wendy Rash, District Conservationist NRCS Programs and Cover Crops

11:55 Margaret SmitherKopperl Conclusions and Questions


Central Coast CAPCA Summer Update
Aug 23 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
7:30am DOW – Corteva Agriscience Product UpdateChristopher Steppig
7:45am Westbridge Agricultural Products – Label UpdateJon Martin, Regional Sales Manager
8:00am Bee Regulations UpdateMel Graham, IPM Specialist, Ag Commissioners Office, Santa Barbara County
8:30am Bayer Crop Science Label UpdateChris Bettiga, Customer Business Advisor
8:45am Arysta LifeScience Product Update Nic Vanherweg, Technical Sales Manager
9:00am Strawberry Studies – Nutrients, Biostimulants, and FungicidesDr. Surendra Dara, UC Cooperative Extension, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor
9:45am Syngenta Label UpdateDakota Camino
10:00am Coffee Break
10:15am Nutrient Technologies, Tech Flow Line, Tech Spray Line – Foliar UpdateChris Rhoades
10:30am BASF Label UpdateKate Walker
10:45am Beneficial Insect UpdateChristina Davis, Koppert Biological Systems
11:15am Nutrient, Pesticide and Sediment Impacts on Waterways on the Central CoastDanilu Ramirez, Water Management Specialist, DRAM Ag Consulting
11:45am Product Updates by Bob Fowler
12:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm Strawberry Research UpdatesStrawberry Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
1:30pm Certis USA Label UpdateDave Silva
1:45pm Amvac Chemical Label UpdateThor Krichevsky
2:00pm Organic Disease ControlDr. Larry Parker, Westbridge Agricultural Products
2:30pm FMC Label UpdateChris Giannini
2:45pm BREAK
3:00pm Regulatory UpdateSanta Barbara and San Luis Obispo Ag Commissioners
3:30pm Pesticide Regulations, Pesticide Labels and the Effects of Spray Applications  Dale Rush Crop Investigator
4:00pm Meeting Adjourns
UC Davis Dry Bean Field Day @ UCD Agronomy Farm
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More info coming soon.

Rice Experiment Station Annual Field Day @ Rice Experiment Station
Aug 29 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

The purpose of the rice field day is to give growers and others an opportunity to observe and discuss research in progress at the RES. Following is a brief outline of the program, more details to follow.

7:30-8:30am : Registration : Posters and Demonstrations

8:30-9:15am : General Session : CCRRF Annual Membership Meeting, Rice Research Trust Report, California Rice industry Award,

9:15-12:00pm: Field  Tours of Rice Research

12:00pm : Lunch

Alfalfa and Forage Field Day @ Kearney Agriuclture Research and Extension Center
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Save the date!

Macadamia Field Day @ Rastle Farm
Sep 22 @ 8:45 am – 1:30 pm

The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and the Gold Crown Macadamia Association will hold the Annual Field Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the home of Thomas & Bobbi Rastle’s, 1115 Valencia Drive, Escondido, California.

We will have classes germane to the macadamia industry, with plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions, both general in nature and about the specifics of your operations. We will also be serving a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch. Please plan to join us for a fun and information filled day.

Cost: $20.00 per person if you pre-pay by 10 September 2018, $25.00 per person after that

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Course @ Riverdale Memorial Hall
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

For those members interested in self-certifying your Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP), you can attend a CDFA Nitrogen Management Plan Training course hosted by the Coalition. After successful completion of the test, you will have the ability to certify your Nitrogen Management Plan. Only those members or employees who have the nutrient management responsibility on the member’s farm shall attend the training. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

For registration please visit:

CAPCA Nitrogen Management Update @ Disneyland Resort
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1:00 pm:    CCA Defines Agronomy – Luther Smith, ICCA
1:15 pm:     Enhanced Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers: How Do They Work And What Are The Benefits? – Eric Ellison, Koch Biological Solutions, LLC
2:00 pm:   Optimizing Irrigation and Nitrogen Fertilization of Coastal Berry and Vegetable Crops – Andre Biscaro, UCCE Ventura County
2:45 pm:    Fertilization Practices and Nitrogen Management Plans in Nursery Production – Loren Oki, UCCE Specialist
3:30 pm:    Diagnostic Tools for N Management of Desert Vegetables – Charles Sanchez, University of Arizona
4:15 pm:     Robert Gulack, JR Simplot Company
4:30 pm:    Samuel Carruth, John Allen & JW Lemons – SQM
5:00 pm:    Meeting Adjourns

CCA Accreditation:
1.5 Soil & Water
2.5 Nitrogen Mgmt

CURES Grower NM Credits:
2.5 Nitrogen Mgmt
0.5 Irrigation and Nitrogen Mgmt

FREP & WPHA Nutrient Management Conference @ Seaside, California
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day

Save the Date! More information coming soon