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.

Oct
22
Mon
FREP & WPHA Nutrient Management Conference @ Embassy Suites
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day

This year’s conference agenda includes information on nitrogen and irrigation management, as well as micronutrients, drone technology, pest management, cannabis fertilization, grower decision making processes, and more.  A poster session will showcase ongoing research projects across California.

A pre-conference farm tour highlighting efficient management practices will be held on October 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. The tour will depart from Embassy Suites in Seaside, and attendees are scheduled to visit Huntington Farms and Tanimura & Antle. The tour will focus on the farms’ efforts to implement best management practices for nutrients and irrigation. The farm tour registration is an additional $25.

Registration fees are $220 for both days; students pay $130 for both days. Continuing education units (CEUs) for Certified Crop Advisers, Pest Control Advisers, and Central Valley growers will be posted.

To view the agenda, register online, and see the approved CEUs, please visit the conference website: www.cdfa.ca.gov/IS/ffldrs/frep/FREPConference.html.

Oct
23
Tue
Spanish Soil Health and Nutrient Management Workshop @ Stanislaus County Ag Center
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Full agenda and additional information can be seen HERE

7:45-8:30 Welcome and Registration

8:30-8:50 Labor Work Force Support -Jesse F. Duron, Execute Director CITA H-2A Services & Resources

8:50-9:25 Nutrient management – Laura Murphy, Soil Scientist, Monterey RCD

9:25-10:00 Maintenance for Irrigation Optimum Efficiency – Sergio Campos, Agricultural Engineer-USDA NRCS

10:00-10:10 Break

10:10-10:45 Soil Health and Cover Crops – Martin Guerena, Sustainable Ag Specialist with NCAT/ATTRA

10:45-10:55 Break

10:55-11:30 Cover Crop Experience – Jose Robles, “Robles Ranch”

11:30-12 Lunch

12:00-12:35 Work Safety – Teresa Andrews, MS, Education and Outreach Specialist

12:35-1:10 Upcoming opportunities though the NRCS – Graciela Gomez, Soil Conservation Technician.

Healthy Soils Field Day and Compost Demonstration @ Ted Chamberlin Ranch
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Topics include:

Science of Soil Health

Compost Demonstration and Discussion

Benefits of Managed Grazing

Open Spaces & Vineyard IPM

Weed ID

Carbon Farm Planning

 

 

Please RSVP by Friday, Oct 12th by emailing Allegra Roth at aroth@cecmail.org

or calling 805-963-0583 ext. 104.

Oct
25
Thu
Types Use and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in a Nursery Operation @ University of California Center Fresno
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will focus on fertilizers and their use in nursery operations. The first half of this program will describe fertilizer types such as granular fertilizers, Controlled Release Fertilizers (CRFs) and liquid fertilizers. We will describe the pros and cons of each fertilizer type and how to optimize fertilizer performance. The second half of the program will be dedicated to monitoring and measuring the quality of irrigation water and media. We will identify and demonstrate methods of conducting on-site tests for measuring media quality and water quality. We will then review protocols for proper sampling for off-site sample analyses.

 

Bring a cup of water sample (from your irrigation water) OR a one gallon pot to test the quality of the water and measure pH.

To register visit http://ucnfa.ucanr.edu/ and follow the links in the right hand margin

Sustainable Cotton Project 2018 Cotton Farm Tour @ Firebaugh
Oct 25 @ 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for a one-day Cotton Farm Tour through the San Joaquin Valley to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the many sides of cotton production. You’ll meet the farmers, see cotton being harvested and learn about Cleaner Cotton™. You’ll visit a perennial hedgerow, walk through a colored cotton field, tour a cotton gin, join us for lunch and take home samples of cotton fiber. You’ll also learn about our co-hosts, the Better Cotton Initiative, a global sustainability program with a growing number of participating California farms. Throughout the day, leading industry experts and professionals will present an inside perspective about the many facets of cotton cultivation and processing, addressing issues such as water use, cotton farming practices and the current state of the market for Cleaner Cotton™ fiber.

Tickets still available

Oct
26
Fri
South Valley Nut Conference @ Tulare County Fairgrounds
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

“Uncover new solutions and innovations for your orchards with our unique tradeshow.” The event includes equipment, exhibits, seminars and a free tri-tip lunch.

CCA Credits available: 2 Soil & Water Mgmt, 3 IPM, 1 Crop Mgmt, and 0.5 professional development

Oct
30
Tue
Almond and Stone Fruit Fertility Management @ California State University Fresno
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Replanting almonds and stone-fruit orchards: effective “soil health” and fertility management

9:10-9:45 Prunus replant biology and use of anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) and whole orchard recycling (WOR) as preplant soil   management options (Browne)

9:45-10:00 Monitoring WOR impacts on soil and air quality (Poret-Peterson)

10:00-10:10 Soil fertility management with orchard pre-plant mulching amendments (Culumber)

10:10-10:20 Potential of biochar amendment on water, and nutrient management (Gao)

10:20-10:30 Almond production systems research at Fresno State (Brar)

10:30-10:45 Move from classroom to CSU Fresno field trials

10:45-11:15 Replant disease management trial overview (Browne)

11:15-11:30 Soil organic amendments for mitigation of nematode infestations (Westphal)

11:30-11:40 Air quality monitoring equipment demonstration (Gao)

11:40-12:00 PM Almond production systems field trials (Brar)

*Pending 1.0 ‘other’ DPR CE and 2.0 CCA credits

For more info see attached agenda

Nov
8
Thu
Latino Farmers Conference @ Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
Nov 8 all-day

Save the Date! More information coming soon at https://latinofarmerconference.ncat.org/ingles.php

Nut and Grape Nutrient and Water Management
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:15 pm

AGENDA

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome, Introductions, and brief update on Irrigated Lands

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Nitrogen Management Tools (Eric Athorp, Program Manager, Kings River Water Quality Coalition)

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Irrigation and Nitrogen Management (George Zhuang, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Fresno County)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Nitrogen Efficiency BMPs in Grapes (Dr. Matthew Fidelibus, Associate Cooperative Specialist at U.C. Davis)

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 AM Nitrogen Efficiency BMPs in Nuts (Dr. May Culumber, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Fresno County)

*please register for event at http://kingsriverwqc.org/ContinuingEducation/

3 CEUs available for self-certified growers

Nov
13
Tue
Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Training @ Southern California Edison Energy Education Center
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

For Tulare County growers who are members of the Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association and Tule Basin Water Quality Coalition a NMP Self-Certification Training has been scheduled for November 13, 2018. If you wish to self-certify your NMP and have not previously obtained your certification, you must attend this training workshop and pass the test.Please complete this registration form by November 5, 2018 if you will be attending the training session. Registration is required.

Registration form can be found at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDSgWLVqCVv_ao7gJo3wiSHuRtEj3wmU6bkcLlPhOApChK5A/viewform