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 email@example.com.
- Richvale: Thursday, Jan. 17, 8:30am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale
- Glenn: Thursday, Jan. 17, 1:30pm, Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Hwy 45, south of Glenn
- Colusa: Friday, Jan. 18, 8:30am, Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 Hwy 45, Colusa
- Marysville: Friday, Jan 18, 1:30pm, Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th St. Marysville
- Woodland: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 8:30am, Cracchiolo’s Market, 1320 E. Main St. Woodland
- Doors open at 8:00 am and meetings start at 8:30 am at Richvale and Colusa.
- Doors open at 1:00 pm and meetings start at 1:30 pm at Woodland, Glenn and Yuba City.
- 8:00 a.m. (1:00 p.m.) Doors open, sign‐in, coffee
- 8:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m.) Call meeting to order
- California Rice Commission Referendum – Tim Johnson, CRC
- 8:50 a.m. (1:50 p.m.) Rice Research Board Nominations – Dana Dickey, Rice Research Board
- 9:00 a.m. (2:00 p.m.) Rice Pesticide and Regulatory Update – County Ag Commissioner
- 9:15 a.m. (2:15 p.m.) Weedy Rice and Emerging Weed Issues – Whitney Brim‐DeForest, UCCE
- 9:35 a.m. (2:35 p.m.) Arthropod and Disease Update – Luis Espino, UCCE
- 10:05 a.m. (3:05 p.m.) Season Review and Fertility Update – Bruce Linquist, UCCE
- 10:35 a.m. (3:35 p.m.) Weed Control Update – Kassim Al‐Khatib, UCCE
- 11:05 a.m. (4:05 p.m.) — ADJOURN —
****Applied for DPR and CCA CE credits****
9:00 – 9:10 Introduction– Kelly Huff, Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition
9:10 – 10:10 Nitrogen & Irrigation Calculators for Almonds –
Spencer Cooper, Senior Manager of Irrigation and Water Efficiency with the Almond Board of California
Nitrogen & Irrigation Calculators offered to Almond growers as well as
Distribution uniformity of irrigation systems, impacts on water and nutrient applications.
10:10 – 11:10 Table Group Exercise – Local Certified Crop Advisers & Growers as Table
Group Discussion Topics
Walk through real world examples of nitrogen plans
Calculating pounds of N applied for various fertilizer products
Calculating pounds of N from Irrigation water
Reporting Yield –
11:10 – 11:30 (LARGE GROUP TALK) Review of most helpful information from Table
Come to EcoFarm 2019 to connect with the many farmers and ranchers who leave their operations for nearly one week to attend the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West.
***Please note venue change this year, as a result of use of the normal venue as a FEMA/Red Cross evacuation site from the Camp Fire.***
Full agenda will be posted closer to the event. Complimentary tri-tip lunch is included.
Save the Date! Information coming soon: http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/?calitem=427706&g=93401
Concept Proposals are due by 5pm on January 31, 2019. No exceptions.
For more information on priority funding areas and timeline please visit: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep/CompetitiveGrantProgram.html
Join UC Davis Irrigation Specialist Daniele Zaccaria, as well as other water experts and specialists from the University of California Cooperative Extension, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Citrus Research Board to learn about research and advances in water use and irrigation for citrus production. Gain firsthand practical knowledge of the latest developments in the citrus industry and become familiar with methods and tools to measure evapotranspiration (ET) and crop coefficients (Kc), tree water status, and monitor soil moisture to inform irrigation planning and scheduling decisions for citrus.
Save the Date! More information coming soon: http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/?mapd=&calnum=427707
Central Valley Water Quality Coalitions are offering training sessions for growers who want to certify their own Nitrogen Management Plans (NMP) for properties located in High Vulnerability areas. The training sessions are put on by Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) who have completed a curriculum training approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and University of California.
These courses are specifically for growers who want to receive training and certification for self-certifying (sign-off on) their own Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP). However, if you already passed the course and want CE units for attending the course again, you can attend the 4 hour training and receive 1 hour of continuing education credits toward maintaining your certification. You must be present for all 4 hours to receive one hour/unit (however, no need to re-take the test). These and other courses to accumulate hours are listed on the continuing education page along with an email sign-up form to be notified when new courses are added to the list.
The grower trainings are 4-hour classes and participants will need to take a test before they can sign off on their own NMP.
The California Irrigation Institute hosts an annual conference on California water issues, water use efficiency, water quality, and surface and groundwater management. The conference features leading water industry experts, government agency heads, water district managers, innovative farmers, and vendors with leading water saving products. The sessions aim to discuss research results and practical field experience.
Early registration and hotel reservations are available now. More details on the conference can be found at http://calasa.ucdavis.edu/
Day 1 Main Session:
– California Water Resources: Agricultural Impact
Day 1 Breakout Sessions:
– Climate Smart Agriculture
– Water and Salinity Management
– Technology for Ag Production and Research
– Irrigation Water Use Efficiency
Day 1 Evening Reception and Poster Session
– Posters are invited (see “Poster Call” link on website for submitting a poster)
– Awards given for best student posters
Day 2 Breakout Sessions (morning only):
– IPM: Insect Pests and Diseases
– Managing Nitrogen Fertilizer Inputs for Efficiency
– IPM: Weeds
– Nutrient Management