8:00 am to 12:00 noon, Wednesday, August 14, 2019
UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 S Riverbend Ave
Parlier, CA 93648
Attendance is Free
Registration and refreshments:
|8:00 am||Andreas Westphal, UC Riverside||Nematode problems in grape|
|8:30 am||Karl Lund, UCCE Madera||Grape rootstocks|
|9:00 am||George Zhuang, UCCE Fresno||Mechanical leafing and deficit irrigation for winegrapes|
|9:30||Gabriel Torres, UCCE Tulare||Fungicide resistance of powdery mildew|
|10:00||S. Kaan Kurtural: UC Davis||Ground-truthing proximally sensed water status of vineyards|
|10:450||Ashraf El Kereamy, UC Riverside||Astringency of Scarlet Royal table grapes|
|11:15||Daniele Zaccaria, UC Davis||Methods and tools for irrigation scheduling (ET-based, soil moisture-based, or plant-based scheduling)|
|11:45||Akif Eskalen, UC Davis||Managing trunk diseases in vineyards|
3 hours of VCAILG educational hours applied
Language: Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available
8:30-9:00 Full season nitrogen management of vegetables. Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
9:00-9:20 Assessment of the accuracy and precision of soil chemical analysis performed by eight commercial laboratories. Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
9:20-9:50 Mitigating pesticides and sediments in tail water using polyacrylamide (PAM): a new approach. Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
9:50-10:00 Conditional Waiver requirements and VCAILG program updates. Jodi Switzer, Water Program Director, Farm Bureau of Ventura County
10:20-10:30 Resources for soil health and efficient irrigation. Alli Rowe, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
10:30-11:00 Agricultural water issues update. John Krist, CEO, Farm Bureau of Ventura County
11:00-11:30 Assessing the impact of nitrogen fertilizer amounts and sources on strawberry yield, fruit quality and shelf life. Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
11:30-12:00 Nitrogen management in organic strawberries and vegetables. Organic Production Specialist, UC Santa Cruz-Cooperative Extension
12:00-12:05 Closing remarks and adjourn – lunch provided by sponsors
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!
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.
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.
17 companies will be on hand to answer questions and speak from experience on addressing challenges and reducing risk to drive whole-farm success.
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.
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!).
The program includes the annual CCRRF meeting and the California Rice Industry Award, followed by field tours of rice research. Lunch ends the program.
- 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
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!
- 10:00am Welcome, Introductions, and Project Overview Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE, San Joaquin County
- 10:20am “Lightning Talks” Brief presentations from organizations working on cover cropping and soil health
- Cool Season Cover Cropping: Sarah Light and Amber Vinchesi-Vahl, UCCE
- Cover Cropping Survey: Ben Weise, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
- Climate Smart Farming Program: Sara Tiffany, Community Alliance with Family Farmers Cover
- Cropping Incentive Programs: Sonya Miller, USDA-NRCS San Joaquin County
- Summer Cover Crop Options: Valerie Bullard and Margaret Smither-Kopperl, USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center
- 10:45am Caravan to field site
- 11:00am Warm Season Legume Cover Cropping in the Delta – Preliminary Results from Year 1 Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE
- 11:15am Viewing of plot
- 11:45am Wrap-up and Evaluations