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Science of Soil Health
Compost Demonstration and Discussion
Benefits of Managed Grazing
Open Spaces & Vineyard IPM
Carbon Farm Planning
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UC Cooperative Extension will host a field day at the USDA-ARS Spence research farm to show a field trial evaluating water use in drip irrigated cauliflower. This is an opportunity to see first-hand the effect of water management on cauliflower production under drip.
We will discuss using weather data for scheduling irrigations using the CropManage online tool, water application monitoring using flowmeters, soil moisture monitoring using tensiometers, and the feasibility of improving irrigation scheduling using satellite-based tools. This is a joint project among UC Cooperative Extension, CSU Monterey Bay, NASA-Ames, and the USDA-ARS. Cooperators include Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. and Wilbur Ellis.
Location: The trial site is indicated on the map below. Enter the ranch from the west side of Old Stage Rd. Drive past the reservoir and follow the signs. Turn right after the strawberry field. For more information call: Michael Cahn 831-759-7377
- 7:45 Registration (free)
- 8:00 Best management practices for mitigating pesticides in run-off (Bryn Phillips, Toxicologist, UCD Granite Canyon Laboratory)
- 8:30 Does evapotranspiration (ET) work? (Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
- 9:00 Effect of drip germination on topical N fertilizer applications (Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
- 9:30 Using weather-based irrigation scheduling for optimizing cauliflower production (Lee Johnson, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center-CSUMB)
- 10:00 Break
- 10:30 A minus R: Implications and challenges for Central Coast farming. (Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
- 11:00 Treatment of reservoir and tail water for protecting food safety (Channah Rock, Associate Professor, University of Arizona)
- 11:30 Organic fertilization of vegetables (Joji Muramoto, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Santa Cruz)
- 12:00 Update on Salinas Valley ground water management
- 12:30 Pizza Lunch
CCA & DPR CEUs will be available
More information: https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=39097