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 frep@cdfa.ca.gov.

Aug
20
Tue
Nitrogen Managment Self-Certification Workshop @ Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Growers are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) workshop, to aquire the credentials needed to develop self-certified plans for their farms.  To learn more about the requirements and the areas in which they apply, please refer to VCAILG’s February 2019 Newsletter. 
**4 Hours of VCAILG CEUs pending Regional Board approval.

Registration Required. Spanish Translation offered for September 12th workshop!

Aug
21
Wed
Healthy Soil Summit @ UC Davis Conference Center
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day

The program will consist of an optional half-day farm tour (SOLD OUT) and one and a half days of sessions on successful farm management strategies as well as time to engage with speakers and fellow attendees to build business relationships and peer networks.

Between 8 and 10 CEU’s will be offered at the Summit. 

SPEAKERS
Expert speakers with expert advise on proven methods for creating healthy, productive soil will include John Kempf, Pam Marrone, Glen Rabenberg and Gary Zimmer to name a few.

TRADE SHOW
17 companies will be on hand to answer questions and speak from experience on addressing challenges and reducing risk to drive whole-farm success.

Plant Nutrition and the Nursery Infrastructure @ Target Specialty Products
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Morning in English and afternoon in Spanish. FLYER 2019

The workshop key learnings will be:
• Identify and understand the role of plant nutrients in plant growth and their role in plant growth.
• Identify plant nutrient deficiency and toxicity symptoms.
• Understand the sources and movement of fertilizers in a nursery production system.
• Develop the groundwork for optimizing fertilizer use in a container nursery operation.

Aug
27
Tue
Madera County Irrigation Training Day @ Madera County FB
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Tuesday, August 27 from 8:00-10:00
Madera County Farm Bureau, 1102 S Pine St, Madera, CA 93637

 

Interested in learning more about how to use evapotranspiration, soil sensors, and the pressure chamber to improve your irrigation practices?  Want to learn how to irrigate better but don’t know where to start? Join us for an introductory irrigation training, where Phoebe Gordon (Orchard Crops) and Karl Lund (Vineyards) will teach you how to:

  • Convert hours irrigated into inches of water per acre
    Calculate your orchard or vineyard’s stored water
    Use ET to calculate the required water for your orchard or vineyard
    Use soil sensors to time irrigation sets
    Using the pressure bomb as a practice check or to manage reduced irrigation programs

Seats are limited, so registration is required (but free!).

Aug
28
Wed
Rice Field Day @ Rice Experiment Station
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

The program includes the annual CCRRF meeting and the California Rice Industry Award, followed by field tours of rice research. Lunch ends the program.

Program Schedule

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. — Registration
    • Posters and demonstrations
    • Rice equipment vendor display is being planned
  • 8:30–9:15 a.m. — General Session
    • CCRRF annual membership meeting
    • Rice Research Trust report
    • California Rice Industry Award
    • Posters and demonstrations
  • 9:30–noon — Field Tours of Rice Research
    • Rice variety improvement
    • Disease resistance
    • Insects and control
    • Weeds and control
  • Noon — Lunch
    • Posters and demonstrations
Cover Cropping in Nut Orchards @ Davis Ranches
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come learn about cover crops from experienced growers and technical advisers at Davis Ranches in Colusa, with a focus on integrating cover crops into the management calendar and seed selection.

Topics covered and speakers will include:

• Benefits and tradeoffs of growing cover crops from experienced growers with Nick Edsall and Daniel Unruh
• Overview of CAFF’s cover crop in nuts project with Sara Tiffany (CAFF)
• How to integrate cover crops into the management calendar & annual reseeding cover crops with Janine Hasey (UC Cooperative Extension)
• Planning a cover crop – seed selection, lining up equipment, and deciding when to plant with Tom Johnson (Kamprath Seed)

Lunch and refreshments provided

Please come prepared with sunscreen and hats as we’ll be out in the field!

RSVP Required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cover-cropping-in-nut-orchards-field-day-tickets-66966216757 

Sep
10
Tue
California Agricultural Irrigation Association Fall Meeting @ SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day

Save the date! More information coming soon http://calagirrigation.com/events.shtml

Sep
12
Thu
Turfgrass and Landscape Research Field Day @ UC Riverside Turfgrass Research Facility
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
7:30 Registration and Trade Show
8:30 Welcome and Introductions – Tribute to Steve Cockerham
Peggy Mauk and Jim Baird
8:50 Group Field Tour

Stop #1: Improvement of Bermudagrass, Kikuyugrass, and Zoysiagrass for Winter Color Retention and Drought Tolerance – Adam Lukaszewski, Marta Pudzianowska, and Christian Bowman

Stop #2: PRE and POST Oxalis and Crabgrass Control in Bermudagrass Turf – Jim Baird and Pewel Petelewicz

Stop #3: USGA/NTEP Cool-Season Water Use Trial – Marco Schiavon and Mingying Xiang

Stop #4: Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Anthracnose Disease on Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens and Plant Health Under Deficit Irrigation on Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens – Pawel Petelewicz and Jim Baird

10:10 Break and Trade Show
10:40 Field Tour Rotation (20 minutes per stop; choose 4 stops)

Stop #5 (Gold Tent): Management of Salinity and Rapid Blight Disease on Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens – Jim Baird

Stop #6 (Red Tent): USGA/NTEP Warm-Season Water Use Trial – Mingying Xiang

Stop #7 (Green Tent): How to Properly Irrigate Kurapia Groundcover – Pawel Orlinski

Stop #8 (Blue Tent): Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Fairy Ring on Putting Greens – Pawel Petelewicz

Stop #9 (Black Tent): Nitrogen Timing and Verticutting Effects on ‘De Anza’ Zoysiagrass – Steve Ries

Stop #10 (White Tent): Wetting Agents for Water Conservation on Bermudagrass Turf – Marco Schiavon

12:00 PM Barbecue Lunch and Trade Show
Nitrogen Managment Self-Certification Workshop @ Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Growers are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) workshop, to aquire the credentials needed to develop self-certified plans for their farms.  To learn more about the requirements and the areas in which they apply, please refer to VCAILG’s February 2019 Newsletter. 
**4 Hours of VCAILG CEUs pending Regional Board approval.

Registration Required. Spanish Translation offered for September 12th workshop!

Sep
18
Wed
Fertilizer Type, Uses, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in a Nursery Operation @ Target Specialty Products
Sep 18 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Workshop Flyer

The workshop key learnings include:
• Have a working knowledge of fertilizer types.
• Choose the proper fertilizer(s) to optimize plant growth and have a sustainable operation
• Use fertilizers properly to optimize nutrient uptake into plants
• Monitor media and water quality
• Develop a record keeping program to track production with fertilizer usage