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.

Jan
31
Wed
Concept Proposals Due
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm

Phase I: concept proposals due by 5pm

May
16
Wed
FREP Grant Program: Full Proposals Due
May 16 @ 5:00 pm
Jun
6
Wed
Biochar Field Day @ Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration now open!

The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is teaming up with the University of California, Davis to host a biochar field day to highlight current research and showcase resources available to interested stakeholders.

Participants will have a chance to explore the in-field opportunities that biochar has to offer, and hear innovative research on the characteristics and impacts of biochar in agriculture. In the afternoon, a panel discussion and poster session will provide participants with the opportunity to network and ask questions about biochar production, application and products.

Please join us Wednesday, June 6, from 8:00 am-1:30 pm

Event registration is $15 and includes a hay-ride tour of Russell Ranch, in-field presentations, a panel discussion, lunch and a poster session.

*Approved CCA CEUs: 1.5 Nutrient Management, 0.5 Soils and Water Management

 

For questions please contact Brooke Elliott at (916) 900-5022 or email FREP@cdfa.ca.gov

Biochar Field Day Agenda Expanded

Oct
13
Sat
CAPCA Nitrogen Management Update @ Disneyland Resort
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1:00 pm:    CCA Defines Agronomy – Luther Smith, ICCA
1:15 pm:     Enhanced Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers: How Do They Work And What Are The Benefits? – Eric Ellison, Koch Biological Solutions, LLC
2:00 pm:   Optimizing Irrigation and Nitrogen Fertilization of Coastal Berry and Vegetable Crops – Andre Biscaro, UCCE Ventura County
2:45 pm:    Fertilization Practices and Nitrogen Management Plans in Nursery Production – Loren Oki, UCCE Specialist
3:30 pm:    Diagnostic Tools for N Management of Desert Vegetables – Charles Sanchez, University of Arizona
4:15 pm:     Robert Gulack, JR Simplot Company
4:30 pm:    Samuel Carruth, John Allen & JW Lemons – SQM
5:00 pm:    Meeting Adjourns

CCA Accreditation:
1.5 Soil & Water
2.5 Nitrogen Mgmt

CURES Grower NM Credits:
2.5 Nitrogen Mgmt
0.5 Irrigation and Nitrogen Mgmt

Oct
22
Mon
FREP & WPHA Nutrient Management Conference @ Embassy Suites
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day

This year’s conference agenda includes information on nitrogen and irrigation management, as well as micronutrients, drone technology, pest management, cannabis fertilization, grower decision making processes, and more.  A poster session will showcase ongoing research projects across California.

A pre-conference farm tour highlighting efficient management practices will be held on October 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. The tour will depart from Embassy Suites in Seaside, and attendees are scheduled to visit Huntington Farms and Tanimura & Antle. The tour will focus on the farms’ efforts to implement best management practices for nutrients and irrigation. The farm tour registration is an additional $25.

Registration fees are $220 for both days; students pay $130 for both days. Continuing education units (CEUs) for Certified Crop Advisers, Pest Control Advisers, and Central Valley growers will be posted.

To view the agenda, register online, and see the approved CEUs, please visit the conference website: www.cdfa.ca.gov/IS/ffldrs/frep/FREPConference.html.

Dec
3
Mon
FREP Request for Proposals Release
Dec 3 all-day

The 2019 RFP will be released on Monday, December 3rd.

For more information please visit https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep/CompetitiveGrantProgram.html

Concept Proposals are due January 31, 2019

Jan
31
Thu
FREP Concept Proposals Due
Jan 31 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Concept Proposals are due by 5pm on January 31, 2019. No exceptions.

For more information on priority funding areas and timeline please visit: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep/CompetitiveGrantProgram.html