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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.

Oct
10
Wed
Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Stakeholder Meeting @ Stanislaus County Farm Bureau
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Goal: Provide open forum for communication between Water Board staff, agricultural coalitions, environmental justice groups, and other interested parties in Central Valley Region

1. Introductions/Agenda Review

2. Updates: Objective: Receive concise updates (5 minutes) from following entities

a) Central Valley Water Board

b) State Water Board

c) California Department of Food and Agriculture

d) Central Valley Agricultural Coalitions

e) Environmental Justice Groups

3. No-host Lunch (10 minutes break to obtain reserved lunch, please RSVP in advance)

4. Lunch Discussion – Status Updates on Implementation of New Requirements from the Eastern San Joaquin Petition Order: Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan Template, INMP Summary Report Template, On-Farm Drinking Water Well Notification Template and outreach materials, ILRP General Order updates, etc.

5. Open Discussion

6. Next Meeting/Action Items

Nov
29
Thu
Measurement & Management of Water and Nitrate @ American Legions Hall
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

9:00 – 9:10 INTRODUCTION – Kelly Huff, Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition

9:10 – 9:55 MEASURING WATER USE – Paul Lum, Solano Ag Water Conservation Committee

  •  How to measure and how to estimate inches of irrigation water applied to fields and to crops.

9:55 – 11:10 YOUR IRRIGATION & SOIL HEALTH PRACTICES – How they relate to management of nitrates and water quality – Liz Colby, USDA NRCS Field Office Engineer & Wendy Rash, USDA NRCS District Conservationist

  •  Multiple benefits of irrigation water management and soil health practices
  •  Instructions for including nitrates from irrigation water in nutrient management plans.
  •  Review irrigation practices, installation and common challenges.

11:10 – 11:30 TESTING FOR NITRATES / FINANCIAL & TECHNICAL SUPPORT – Amy King, Solano Resource Conservation District

  •  Testing irrigation and drinking water wells for nitrate levels
  •  Financial and technical support

*2 Grower CEUs available

 

 

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

Dec
4
Tue
Almond Conference @ Sacramento Convention Center
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day

The 46th annual Almond Conference: There is an action-packed schedule, including top-notch speakers and symposiums, educational and entertaining meals, dedicated trade show time, along with a few other highlights.

Online registration has closed. Register onsite beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, December 4th on the 3rd Floor (East Lobby) of the Sacramento Convention Center.

Registration for The Almond Conference is complimentary and open to all almond industry professionals. Please check with on-site registration staff for meal availability.

FREP will have an information table by the posters in the Exhibition Hall.

 

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

Aug
14
Wed
Kearney Grape Day @ Kearney Ag Research and Extension Center
Aug 14 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

rape Day

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:

7:30-8:00 am

Program:

Time Speaker Topic
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
10:15 Break  
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
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

Nov
4
Mon
Nitrogen Management Reporting Workshop for Organic Production @ Norton Hall
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2019 11-2 pm, lunch included

Norton Hall | 70 Cottonwood Street | Woodland, CA 95695 3 hours of CURES credits requested

No charge but RSVP required by October 31st Rsvp Here

Organic nitrogen management is particularly challenging because nitrogen from organic sources, such as compost, soil organic matter, cover crops, crop residue and soil amendments, must first be converted by microbes to become plant-available forms. Matching plant-available nitrogen to crop demand is necessary in order to provide sufficient nitrogen for optimal yields while reducing the risk of environmental pollution. Furthermore, nitrogen reporting requirements require information in plant-available nitrogen as opposed to total nitrogen applied. As a group, we will complete a comprehensive nitrogen budget, through which you will be given guidelines and calculations for estimating plant-available N. This will be directly translatable for use with your own compost, soil report results, amendments, etc. The last segment of the workshop will include an opportunity to work on your personal nitrogen budget and receive feedback from Margaret and Patricia. Participants are encouraged to bring information from their farm in order to use this information.
Instructors

Nov
8
Fri
Irrigation and Nitrogen Management CEU Workshop @ Kern Ag Pavillion
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Continuing Education Workshop
Friday, November 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, CA 93307

This workshop fulfills 3.5 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) required to maintain the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Self-Certification. CEU certificates will be handed out to participants at the end of the workshop.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 4, 2019: Visit www.krwca.org and follow the link to the RSVP form or call (661) 616-6500 or email nbell@krwca.org.

Agenda:

  • 8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In
  • 8:30 – 9 a.m. Understand Your Soil to Improve Irrigation and Nitrogen Management
    • Presenter: D. Ryan Dodd, CPSS, CCA, TSP, Soil Scientist/Agronomist, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
  • 9 – 10 a.m. Efficient Nitrogen Management
    • Presenter: Dr. Tim Hartz, Agronomist, PlanTierra
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. The Importance of Distribution Uniformity in Irrigation Management
    • Presenter: Brian Hockett, District Manager, North West Kern Resource Conservation District
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Irrigation Management to Maximize Recovery of Applied Nitrogen into Crops
    • Presenter: Dr. John Dickey, Owner and Principal Soil Scientist and Agronomist, PlanTierra
  • 11:30 – 12 p.m. Current Status of Nitrogen Use Efficiency; Prospects for Improvement
    • Presenter: Dr. Tim Hartz, Agronomist, PlanTierra
Nov
12
Tue
Tree, Vine, and Irrigation Workshop @ Madera County Farm Bureau
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

TREE,VINE & IRRIGATION WORKSHOP

November 12, 2019 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Please RSVP : www.maderafb.com Or by phone 559-674-8871 Refunds will not be issued for non-attendance or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

3.25 hours of CCA and Grower Nitrogen Management Continuing Education Units

Cost: $10 MCFB Members $25 Non-MCFB Members

AGENDA:

  • 8:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M. XERCES/NRCS: COVER CROPPING FOR SOIL HEALTH
  • 8:35 a.m. -9:20 a.m. UCCE: ORCHARD NITROGEN TALK
  • 9:25 A.M.– 9:40A.M. UCCE: SALINITY MANAGEMENT
  • 9:45 A.M.-10:30 A.M. CENTER FOR IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY, CSUF: IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT TO CONTROL THE LEACHING OF NITROGEN
  • 10:35 A.M. – 11:20 A.M. UCCE: TECHNOLOGIES AND BASICS FOR VINEYARDS
  • 11:25 A.M. – 11:55 A.M. JAIN IRRIGATION: USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE NUTRIENT AND WATER MANAGEMENT

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