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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.

Aug
13
Mon
ITRC Fertigation @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 13 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

The class will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers through irrigation systems and strategies to conform with the intent of the new nitrogen regulations in California. Other topics will include nitrogen fertilizers, challenges with phosphorus and potassium applications, growth enhancers, and organic-compliant ways to keep drip systems clean. Increasing yields per acre-foot of evapotranspiration (ET) through better fertility management, will also be discussed.

Aug
14
Tue
ITRC Row Crop Drip Irrigation @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 14 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This course covers design layouts, flushing, fittings, how design relates to management, hose installation and retrieval

Aug
15
Wed
ITRC Drip/Micro Irrigation Design @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 15 – Aug 17 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

Topics will include: filtration, step-by-step design procedure of hardware selection and hyraulics, drip/micro system design, SDI for trees and vines, plugging prevention. Features ITRC book Drip and Micro Irrigation for Trees, Vines, and Field Crops (4th Ed.) and software, Drip Hydraulics.

Oct
16
Tue
Storm water and Sediment Management in Raspberry Plasticulture Tunnels @ Prell Road Ranch
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Agenda

8:30 Registration

9:00 Update on Santa Barbara County Water Quality Challenges and Legislation

9:20 Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Raspberry Plasticulture Tunnel Post Rows

9:30 Effect of BMPs on Nitrogen

9:50 Effect of BMPS on Phosphorus, Runoff Turbidity, and Sediment Movement

10:10 Effect of BMPs on Weeds

10:20 BMP Costs

10:30 Polyacrylamide Demonstration, Questions, and Survey

11:00 End

Registration Link and MAP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoophouse-field-day-tickets-50613920599)

Project and Survey Link (http://www.vcrcd.org/specialty-crop-block-grant)

 

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

Mar
20
Wed
Ontario CAPCA ED & UC ANR @ Azure Hotel & Suites Ontario
Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 3:15 pm
7:00 Registration
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

9:00 Break
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

11:45 Lunch
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
Sep
14
Sat
Best Practices in Ag Water Management @ Alba Organics
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

, American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, announces an agricultural water management workshop -in collaboration with Alba Organics and the Farmer Veteran Coalition- that will provide the opportunity to learn how to adopt best practices  proven to be most efficient according to the region’s crop and water needs. This event is the first of a series of workshops under AFT’s Underserved Farmer Outreach Program to provide outreach and hands-on training to underserved farmers in California.

Best Practices in Ag Water Manager   

Demonstration: Windfighter Sprinkler System Technology 

When: Saturday, Sept. 14 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Please direct any further questions to ccarrasco@farmland.org

Workshop Registration: Call 831.758 1469 OR 530.756.1395

Oct
24
Thu
Kern County Ag Day @ Kern County Fairgrounds
Oct 24 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
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
12
Tue
CARCD Annual Conference @ Sheraton at the Sundial Bridge, Redding
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

“Increasing Pace and Scale: Local Action for Water, Soil, and Forest Resilience”

The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) will continue the tradition of bringing together the conservation community from around the state at the 74th Annual CARCD Conference.

This year’s theme is “Increasing Pace and Scale: Local Action for Water, Soil, and Forest Resilience” and the conference will be held from November 12-15, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel at the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California.

The Annual CARCD Conference is a highly anticipated event that brings together conservation practitioners, scientists, private landowners and land managers, legislators, non-profits—plus state, federal and regional agency representatives. Recent speakers have included the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Director of the California Department of Conservation, and renowned researchers and advisors from the University of California, among others.

Please direct any questions to Kiko Barr, conference coordinator, who can be reached at kiko-barr@carcd.org or (916) 836-4804. We look forward to seeing you in November!

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