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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
“Uncover new solutions and innovations for your orchards with our unique tradeshow.” The event includes equipment, exhibits, seminars and a free tri-tip lunch.
CCA Credits available: 2 Soil & Water Mgmt, 3 IPM, 1 Crop Mgmt, and 0.5 professional development
Replanting almonds and stone-fruit orchards: effective “soil health” and fertility management
9:10-9:45 Prunus replant biology and use of anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) and whole orchard recycling (WOR) as preplant soil management options (Browne)
9:45-10:00 Monitoring WOR impacts on soil and air quality (Poret-Peterson)
10:00-10:10 Soil fertility management with orchard pre-plant mulching amendments (Culumber)
10:10-10:20 Potential of biochar amendment on water, and nutrient management (Gao)
10:20-10:30 Almond production systems research at Fresno State (Brar)
10:30-10:45 Move from classroom to CSU Fresno field trials
10:45-11:15 Replant disease management trial overview (Browne)
11:15-11:30 Soil organic amendments for mitigation of nematode infestations (Westphal)
11:30-11:40 Air quality monitoring equipment demonstration (Gao)
11:40-12:00 PM Almond production systems field trials (Brar)
*Pending 1.0 ‘other’ DPR CE and 2.0 CCA credits
For more info see attached agenda
|7:30||Continuing Education Requirements and License Renewal
CAPCA Staff, CAPCA Ed
|7:45||Results of Weed Steaming and Non-Synthetic Herbicide Trials
Cheryl Wilen, UC State IPM Program & UCCE
|8:30||Mosquitoes in our Community
Marbella Camargo, San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health
|9:15||Too Much Water: Turf Drainage and Runoff
Bill Baker, William Bakers & Associates
|10:00||Surface Water Regulations Update
Jahan Motakef, Department of Pesticide Regulations
|10:45||Rust Diseases, their Identification and Control
Jerry Turney, Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Commissioner
|12:30||Use of Mulch and Soil Amendments for Disease Suppression
Janet Hartin, UC Cooperative Extension, San Bernardino, Riverside & Los Angeles Counties
|1:15||Biology and Management of Urban Coyotes
Jim Hartman, Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Commissioner
|2:00||Common Turf Diseases in Southern California and Their Control
Jim Baird, UC Riverside
|2:45||Goldspotted Oak Borer Update
Kim Corella, Cal Fire
|3:30||Meeting Ends – Thank you for attending|