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Registration and call for posters underway for 30th annual FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference

Registration is now open for the 30th annual Nutrient Management Conference, hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and Western Plant Health (WPH). This year’s conference will be held at the Wyndham … Continue reading

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CDFA receives $2 million from USDA for project aimed at improving fertilization and irrigation practices

CDFA has received $2 million from the USDA for a research consortium to implement a demonstration and outreach approach to help farmers improve nitrogen fertilization and irrigation practices. These funds are being awarded through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation … Continue reading

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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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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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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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CDFA accepting proposals for 2021 Fertilizer Research and Education Program grants

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) Grant Program is now accepting proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. Applicants are invited to submit two-page concept proposals to FREP by Friday, January 29, 2021. … Continue reading

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FREP Blog examines nitrogen-rich reference zones in small grain crops

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) released a blog post: Research Update: N management case studies: Utilizing N-rich reference zones in California small grain crops. The post, which originally ran on the … Continue reading

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