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
17
Tue
Considerations for Post Harvest Plant Health & Nutrition Inputs @ Sept 10- Spike & Rail in Selma, Sept 17- Hyatt Place in Delano
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us Tuesday, September 10 (Spike & Rail Restaurant in Selma) or Tuesday, September 17 (Hyatt Place in Delano) as we review the nutritional needs of your trees and vines post harvest.  Each session will offer 1.5 CEU hours and 1 CE hour (L, laws and regulations).

– Presenters –

Julie Sannar
Owner/General Manager, Soil Basics
Introduction

Jim White
PCA, CCA Soil Basics Agronomist
“Considerations for Post Harvest Plant Health and Nutrition Inputs”

for Selma location:
John Susoeff
Fresno County Dept of Agriculture
“Top 10 Pesticide Use Violations of 2018”

Beth Boss
Fresno County Dept of Agriculture
“Drift Prevention”

for Delano location:
Monica Weinberg
Kern County Dept of Agriculture
“BeeWhere”

11 am until 1 pm, lunch will be served.

This is a free event, but RSVP is required below to attend.  Please indicate Selma or Delano location.

Sep
18
Wed
Fertilizer Type, Uses, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in a Nursery Operation @ Target Specialty Products
Sep 18 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Workshop Flyer

The workshop key learnings include:
• Have a working knowledge of fertilizer types.
• Choose the proper fertilizer(s) to optimize plant growth and have a sustainable operation
• Use fertilizers properly to optimize nutrient uptake into plants
• Monitor media and water quality
• Develop a record keeping program to track production with fertilizer usage

Sep
19
Thu
Alfalfa and Forage Field Day @ UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

A half-day of forage research demonstrations and educational presentations in the field and in the classroom. The meeting will begin early morning through lunch, and lunch will be provided.

Feeding Beets on California Dairy Farms @ Kearney Ag Center
Sep 19 @ 12:15 pm – 3:45 pm

What this meeting will cover: The use of sugar beets as a winter forage crop on dairies in the San Joaquin Valley. Sugar beets were planted in late October in 2018 on the Legacy Dairy near Pixley, California. They were harvested in late June and co-ensiled with almond hulls. Root yields approached 60 tons per acre fresh weight. Beets are used commonly as feed in Arizona, where winter production is the most efficient way to produce large amounts of highly digestible, high energy forage with minimal amounts of water. They have similar potential for dairy farmers in the San Joaquin Valley.

What we will talk about: This meeting will present results from the feed beet project at the Legacy Dairy including growing the crop and yields, general sugar beet production guidelines for dairy farms, forage yields and quality, making silage, and how to feed sugar beet forage to high producing dairy cows.

Who should come? Dairymen, dairy nutritionists, and crop advisors working with dairy producers.

Agenda
12:15 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:15 Welcome and Introduction – Nick Clark, UCCE Tulare County
  • 1:30 Growing Sugar Beets on Dairy Farms: The Basics – Steve Kaffka, Extension Specialist; Plant Sciences – UC Davis
  • 2:00 Silage Making and Silage Quality – Peter Robinson (tentative) – Animal Sciences, UC Davis
  • 2:30 Results from the Legacy Dairy: Yields, Growing and Harvesting Methods, Making silage – Frank Fernandes, Gene Aksland, Steve Kaffka, Legacy Dairy, Consulting Agronomist, & UC Davis
  • 3:00 Experiences with Growing and Feeding Beets in Arizona – Niles Jennet, Consulting Nutritionist, Arizona
  • 3:30 Seed Sources and Other Useful Information – Steve Kaffka, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences – UC Davis
  • 3:45 Adjourn
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
9
Wed
Spinach Field Day @ Seminis Research Station
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Spinach Field Day Sponsored by University of Arkansas,  California Leafy Greens Research Board, and Seminis Seed

For more information contact Jcorrell@uark.edu

Oct
10
Thu
Using Compost in Tomato Systems @ Muller Ranch
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop on choosing and applying compost correctly for your operation, to optimize benefits and yields.

About this Event

**CEUs offered**

Workshop will cover:

1) how to choose the right kind of compost for your operation,

2) how to set up a compost spreader,

3) how to calibrate a compost spreader to ensure you are applying the rate you intend,

4) tomato yield and soil health outcomes of compost incorporation.

Oct
11
Fri
Tailgate on Nitrogen Management for Strawberry Growers @ Ramos Farms
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on this educational and social event to exchange knowledge and experience about nitrogen management in strawberry production on the central coast, while sharing a tasty seafood platter with fellow strawberry growers!

When: Friday October 11th, 10:30am – 1:00pm Where: 880 Airport Blvd Watsonville (Ramos Farms)

Hosted by RCD of Santa Cruz County, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), and Ramos Farms
FREE admission, Please RSVP: (831) 224-0293

Oct
15
Tue
Delta Corn and Small Grains Field Meeting @ Mello Farms
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, from 10:00-11:30am, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. In addition to providing information on the annual corn variety trial, this year’s agenda includes presentations on nitrogen management for the upcoming small grains season. The attached version of the agenda includes a map and directions to the field site. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!

Agenda:

10:00am         Field corn variety evaluation – preliminary results: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE

10:15am         Variety traits for the Delta: Seed company representatives

10:30am         In-Season Nitrogen Management in Wheat: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Sarah Light, UCCE

10:45am         In-Season Nitrogen Management in Malting Barley: Taylor Nelson, UC Davis

11:00am         Viewing of field plots

Oct
17
Thu
Water Use Efficiency and Nitrogen Management Plans @ Center for Irrigation Technology
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This event will assist attendees in understanding Distribution Uniformity (DU) and how it affects water use efficiency. Additionally, attendees will get a basic understanding of how water moves in the soil, how nitrogen (nitrates) move with that water, and how to keep nutrients and water in the root zone. This will assist growers with compliance for NMPs. Different examples will be sited. The event will provide CURES credits and for CCAs.

Register: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/0de5d964-51ad-470b-a47b-5d6cfdb06674