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FREP blog offers recap of 2021 FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference

The 29th Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and Western Plant Health (WPH) Nutrient Management Conference was held in San Luis Obispo, CA, October 27-28, 2021. The conference had more than 100 attendees, including crop consultants, growers, industry representatives, researchers and … Continue reading

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CDFA Secretary Karen Ross welcomes Nutrient Management Conference attendees

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CDFA awards $4.14 million for research and education to improve nutrient management practices

SACRAMENTO, October 25, 2021 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing $4.14 million in grant funding to agricultural organizations and universities. The funding includes $3 million for the University of California, … Continue reading

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FREP blog highlights CDFA seeking trainers for Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Training Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is looking for qualified individuals to serve as trainers for the Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Training Program. This training program is designed for Central Valley growers … Continue reading

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Registration open along with call for poster abstracts for 29th annual FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference

Registration is now open for the 29th annual Nutrient Management Conference, hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and Western Plant Health (WPH). This year’s FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference will be … Continue reading

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Apply by July 14 to fill vacancies on Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing three vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB) Technical Advisory Subcommittee. This subcommittee serves as an expert scientific panel on matters concerning plant nutrition and nutrient management related to … Continue reading

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FREP ‘research update’ blog examines CDFA-funded project assessing drip irrigation and nitrogen management of onions in California low desert

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) posted a blog: Research Update: Drip Irrigation and Nitrogen Management of Onions. The post, which is part of a “Research Update” series that highlights projects funded … Continue reading

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Save the date! FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference will be October 27-28 in San Luis Obispo

The annual FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference will be hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) in collaboration with Western Plant Health (WPH) October 27-28, 2021, at the Embassy Suites hotel in … Continue reading

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FREP blog shows results of research project examining biochar as soil amendment to improve nitrogen and water management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) released a bog post: Research Update: Biochar as a soil amendment. The post, which is part of a “Research Update” series that highlights projects funded by … Continue reading

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New members appointed to committee that reviews proposals for annual fertilizer research and education grants

The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) welcomes Jan Hopmans, Daniel Rodrigues and Sebastian Saa to the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB) Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). FREP also welcomes Jerome Pier as the reappointed TASC chair. TASC is a group … Continue reading

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