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CDFA-funded research project examines water and nitrogen management for vegetables in low desert

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has released another installment of its Research Update series that highlights projects funded by the FREP annual Grant Program. Project Title: Efficient Water and Nitrogen Management Practices … Continue reading

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Apply by March 13 to fill vacancies on Feed Inspection Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing three vacancies on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB). This board makes regulatory and enforcement recommendations to CDFA to help ensure that commercial feed inspections contribute to a clean and … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $650,000 for research and education projects to improve irrigation and nutrient management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing $653,067 in grant funding for three projects to advance California growers’ understanding and implementation of improved nitrogen and irrigation management practices. This funding is … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Kimber Collins-Florian enjoys ensuring fertilizing materials are suitable for organic crop and food production

NAME: Kimber Collins-Florian YEARS AT CDFA: Almost 9 years PROGRAM: Fertilizing Materials Inspection Organic Input Material Program TITLE: Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB? Our program registers Organic Input Material (OIM) labels. OIMs are fertilizing materials … Continue reading

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FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference reviewed on FREP Blog

The 30th Annual Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and Western Plant Health (WPH) Nutrient Management Conference was held in Visalia, CA, October 26-27, 2022. The conference had more than 160 attendees, including crop consultants, growers, industry representatives, researchers and government … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting pre-proposals for 2023 Fertilizer Research and Education Program grant cycle

CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting pre-proposals for the 2023 cycle of the FREP Grant Program. If a pre-proposal is selected to advance in the evaluation process, a full proposal will be requested later. FREP’s annual … Continue reading

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Commercial Feed Regulatory Program newsletter covers biosecurity guidelines, registration due dates, regulations updates and more

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program fall issue of the Quarterly Feed Update is available by clicking here. Topics include: Field Biosecurity Guidelines for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) HPAI Detection in Wild Birds … Continue reading

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Join CDFA in making a difference on International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) joins the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in recognizing today as the third annual International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. In a world where the … Continue reading

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Apply by Aug. 26 to fill vacancies on Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces three vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board advises the CDFA secretary on CDFA’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP), which ensures fertilizing materials are safe, effective and meet quality … Continue reading

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Commercial Feed Regulatory Program releases summer 2022 Quarterly Feed Update newsletter

Click here to view the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program Summer 2022 Quarterly Feed Update. View this and previous newsletters on the Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) Quarterly Feed Update Newsletter webpage. CFRP is part of the Feed, Fertilizer … Continue reading

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