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.

Sep
26
Thu
Crop Consultant Conference @ Visalia Convention Center
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day
1:00 PM
Registration



2:00 PM
Getting The Most  out of Your Soil
Richard Kreps, CCA


2:30 PM
How to Optimize IPM and Nutrient Management using Aerial Drone Technology

Mark Dufau, Director of Business Development for AeroVironment


3:00 PM
Managing Botrytis in a Challenging Year
Gabriel Torres, UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare County
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

3:30 PM
The Latest in HLB and Asian Citrus Psyllid Management

Greg Douhan, UCCE Area Citrus Advisor for Tulare, Fresno, and Madera Counties
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


4:00 PM
Navigating Fungal Diseases
Themis Michailides , Professor and Plant Pathologist UC Davis
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

4:30 PM
Paraquat Closed Transfer System (New EPA Guidelines for 2020)

Charlene Bedal, West Coast Regional Manager, HELM AGRO US
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; L & R


5:00 PM
Mixer/Trade Show
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other



6:00 PM
Gala Dinner

A Full Gala Dinner for all of our guests followed by Entertainment.

6:30 PM
NOW Monitoring and Management – Current and Future Trends
Brent Short, Regional Technical Representative, Trécé, Inc.
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


7:00 PM
Jason Bird –  Magician and Illusionist

One of the most innovative and prolific minds in the magic industry, Jason continuously advances the boundaries of magic, while powerfully connecting with his audiences.

Jason Bird will perform small group illusions during the trade show/mixer from 5-6PM


September 27th, 2019

7:00 AM to 1:00PM

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7:00 AM
Breakfast / Going above and Beyond for Your Grower – Keeping them Compliant

Patty Cardoso, Director of Grower Compliance for Gar Tootelian, Inc.


7:30 AM
Trade Show
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


8:00 AM
Label Update

Plant Food Systems, Trécé, Helm, EarthSol, Suterra
CE Credits: 50 Minutes; L & R



8:50 AM
Evaluation of Mating Disruption as Part of an IPM Program
Chuck Burks, Ph.D in Entomology, USDA
Dani Casado, Ph.D. in Applied Chemical Ecology, Suterra
Peter McGhee, Ph.D in Entomology, Pacific Bio Control
CE Credits: 40 Minutes; Other

9:30 AM
Update on the Sterile Insect Program for NOW

Houston Wilson, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Kearney Ag. Research and Extension Center, Dept. of Entemology, UC Riverside
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


10:00 AM
Trade Show Break
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other


11:00 AM
Panel-Top Insects Plaguing California Specialty Crops – BSB, Mealy Bugs / NOW / Spotted Wing Drosophilia
David Haviland (Mealy Bugs/NOW) UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County,
Kent Daane (SWD) Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley,
Jhalendra Rijal (BMSB) UCCE IPM Advisor for northern San Joaquin Valley
CE Credits: 60 Minutes; Other

12:00 PM
Lunch


12:15 PM
A New Approach to IPM
Surendra Dara, Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
CE Credits: 30 Minutes; Other

1:00 PM
Adjourn
Oct
28
Mon
FREP/WPHA Nutrient Management Conference @ DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm

Conference logoFor over 25 years, FREP has presented its pioneering fertilizer research at annual conferences. Since 2007, FREP has collaborated with the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) to create a conference that balances technical research with discussion on practical application. Presenters from academia, industry, and agricultural consulting provide general and technical information, current research and data, and practical applications addressing statewide and regional nutrient management issues.

October 28
1:00-4:00 PM – Central Valley Farm Tour

October 29
9:00 AM-4:45 PM – Presentations, including a panel discussion and breakout sessions
4:45-6:00 PM – Poster Session (We are currently accepting submissions. See the Poster_Guidelines.)

October 30
8:15 AM-12:00 PM – Presentations

See the full 2019 Conference Agenda.

Reserve conference-rate hotel rooms at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/F/FATCCDT-WPH-20191028/index.jhtml