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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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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 now 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 secretary on CDFA’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP), which ensures fertilizing materials are safe, effective and meet quality guarantees. … 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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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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2020 Nutrient Management Conference presentations and proceedings now accessible online

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces that all session recordings of the 2020 Nutrient Management Conference are now available on CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) website. Also available is access to the 2020 conference Proceedings … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $2 million for nutrient management projects through FREP Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) announces $2.18 million in grant funds are being awarded to agricultural organizations and universities as a result of the 2020 cycle of the competitive FREP Grant … 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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