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

Central Coast Caneberry Meeting
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


8:30 Nutrient Management Issues in Caneberry Mark Bolda, UCCE Monterey

8:50 Primocane Blackberry and Raspberry Evaluations at Santa Paula and Oceano CA Mark Gaskell, UCCE SLO and Oleg Daugovish, UCCE Ventura

9:20 Runoff from Raspberry Tunnels: Evaluation of Management Practices Oleg Daugovish, UCCE Ventura

9:40 Miticide Effects on Spider Mites and Predatory Mites Anna Howell, UCCE Ventura

10:00 BREAK

10:10 Spotted-wing Drosophila (SWD) Management in Organic Blackberries Anna Howell, UCCE Ventura

10:30 SWD: Bait and Kill Strategy Mark Bolda, UCCE Monterey

10:50 Substrate/hydroponic Production Dwight Rowe, SunGro

11:20 Current Trends in Caneberry Production 

12:00 Adjournement

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Central Coast Irrigation and Nutrient Management Mtg @ Monterey County Ag Center Conference Room
Feb 26 @ 7:45 am – 12:30 pm

7:45 Registration (free)

8:00 Production of organic baby spinach using buried drip irrigation

Ali Montazar, Irrigation Advisor UCCE, Imperial and Riverside Counties

8:30 Mitigating pesticides and sediments in tail water using polyacrylamide (PAM): a new approach

Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties

9:00 Full season nitrogen management of vegetables

Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties

9:30 Optimizing water management in celery using ET weather-based scheduling

Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties

10:00 Break

10:30 Region 5 water quality coalitions – demonstrating achievements in water quality

Parry Klassen, Executive Director, Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES)

11:00 Evaluation of salinity effects on strawberry production

Andre Biscaro, Irrigation Water Resources Advisor, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

11:30 Water and nitrogen management of Asian vegetables/SWEEP and Healthy soils programs

Aparna Gazula, Small Farms Advisor, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties

12:00 Grower Panel: Nitrogen Management in Practice

Saul Lopez, D’Arrigo Brothers; Mark Mason, Huntington Farms; and Sal Montes, Christiansen and Giannini

12:30 Pizza Lunch

CCA & DPR continuing education credits have been requested