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.

Mar
24
Sun
Early Season Irrigation Management @ Doubletree
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day

Spring brings with it a flurry of activity as we set up our crops for the best season possible. We will be discussing how water and fertilizer play into that success and how we can best manage it to ensure resources are used wisely and crops are kept in optimal health.

Join us for lunch and presentation from agronomist Ben Smith.

Mar
25
Mon
Early Season Irrigation Management @ Doubletree
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day

Spring brings with it a flurry of activity as we set up our crops for the best season possible. We will be discussing how water and fertilizer play into that success and how we can best manage it to ensure resources are used wisely and crops are kept in optimal health.

Join us for lunch and presentation from agronomist Ben Smith.

Mar
26
Tue
Early Season Irrigation Management @ Doubletree
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day

Spring brings with it a flurry of activity as we set up our crops for the best season possible. We will be discussing how water and fertilizer play into that success and how we can best manage it to ensure resources are used wisely and crops are kept in optimal health.

Join us for lunch and presentation from agronomist Ben Smith.

Citrus Water Use Workshop and Field Day @ Strathmore Veterans Memorial Building
Mar 26 @ 7:45 am – 3:15 pm

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.

Registration: $45 : https://ucanr.edu/sites/citrusfieldday/Registration/

Agenda: https://ucanr.edu/sites/citrusfieldday/Agenda/

Spring Almond Nutrient and Water Management Field Day @ Modesto (19th) & Chico (26th)
Mar 26 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Throughout the month of March three field days will be held to promote the adoption of improved nitrogen and irrigation management practices for almond growers in California. The field days will feature topics such as soil and water testing, tissue sampling, fertigation, orchard recycling, and management tools available to growers.

The links below will direct you to the field day website to find detailed information on session topics, speakers, how to register, and directions to the field sites for each event.

CCA CEU and Grower Nitrogen Management Self-certification CEUs will be available.

Please RSVP by visiting the sites above

Mar
27
Wed
Early Season Irrigation Management @ Doubletree
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

Spring brings with it a flurry of activity as we set up our crops for the best season possible. We will be discussing how water and fertilizer play into that success and how we can best manage it to ensure resources are used wisely and crops are kept in optimal health.

Join us for lunch and presentation from agronomist Ben Smith.

Mar
28
Thu
Early Season Irrigation Management @ Doubletree
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

Spring brings with it a flurry of activity as we set up our crops for the best season possible. We will be discussing how water and fertilizer play into that success and how we can best manage it to ensure resources are used wisely and crops are kept in optimal health.

Join us for lunch and presentation from agronomist Ben Smith.

Mar
29
Fri
Early Season Irrigation Management @ Doubletree
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

Spring brings with it a flurry of activity as we set up our crops for the best season possible. We will be discussing how water and fertilizer play into that success and how we can best manage it to ensure resources are used wisely and crops are kept in optimal health.

Join us for lunch and presentation from agronomist Ben Smith.

Apr
3
Wed
Conservation Burning and Biochar Production Workshop @ Lompoc (3rd), Paso Robles (4th), Soledad (5th)
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

3 one-day workshops on the practice of conservation burning and biochar production, using a cleaner, open agricultural burn technique.

Replanting of vineyards and burning of old vine material is a common practice by growers. By replacing conventional open burn methods with the conservation burn it is possible to reduce emissions from agricultural burns in your community while also conserving a portion of the carbon contained in the vines.

Attendees will learn how to save the carbon, also known as biochar, which can be used as a soil amendment and for many other applications including water filtration and pollution remediation. The workshop features both hands-on and classroom training. The morning classroom session will focus on the conservation burn technique, followed by a live burning demonstration in the field. This course will include the scientific theory behind the burning process, safety and permitting considerations, pile construction, burn management, maximizing production of biochar, along with other on-farm methods of biochar production.

Speakers: Raymond Baltar, Sonoma Biochar Initiative

Dates & Locations

  • April 3: Sea Smoke Vineyard: 50 Mail Rd. Lompoc, CA
  • April 4: J. Lohr Vineyard: 6169 Airport Rd. Paso Robles, CA
  • April 5: Ste. Phillipe Vineyard: 105 Los Coches Rd. Soledad, CA

 Free for Members / $30.00 for Non-Members

4.0 CCA CEU credits approved for (3.0 Soil & Water Management; 1.0 Crop Management).

Apr
4
Thu
Water Measurement and Reporting Course @ Shasta College Farm
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

California water rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension is offering training to receive certification at two locations on April 4.

At the workshop, participants will:

  • Clarify reporting requirements for ranches.
  • Understand which meters are appropriate for different situations.
  • Learn how to determine measurement equipment accuracy.
  • Develop an understanding of measurement weirs.
  • Learn how to calculate and report volume from flow data.

See details at https://ucanr.edu/News/?routeName=newsstory&postnum=29571