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.

Jul
6
Fri
Sacramento Valley Olive Day @ Building #4
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda:

8:00am – Registration

8:30am – Laws and Regulations Update
Samantha Skelly, Glenn County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

9:00am – Weed Control in Olives
Dr. Mariano Galla, UCCE Weed Science Advisor, Glenn, Butte & Tehama Counties

9:30am – Emerging Olive Diseases and Neofabraea Control Options
Dr. Florent Trouillas, UCCE Plant Pathology Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center

10:00am – Thoughts on 2018 Bloom: Freeze Damage or Alternate Bearing?
Bill Krueger, UCCE Orchards Advisor Emeritus, Glenn County

10:15am – Break

10:45am – Current Status of Olive Trade Issues
Dr. Dan Sumner, Director, UC Agricultural Issues Center

11:15am – Olive Knot Research Update
Dr. Jim Adaskaveg, Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside

11:45am – Brief Olive Fly Research Update
Dr. Dani Lightle, UCCE Orchards Advisor, Glenn, Butte & Tehama Counties

Noon – Adjourn

2 hours of DPR CE Credits (0.5 Laws, 1.5 Other) requested.

Oct
18
Thu
Celery Irrigation Field Trial @ USDA-ARS Spence Research Farm
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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 celery. This is an opportunity to see firsthand

the effect of water management on celery growth. 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. The project is funded

through the USDA-Specialty Crop Grant Program, administered through CDFA. Cooperators

include Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., and Wilbur Ellis.

 

Location: The trial is located in a field adjacent to Spence Rd. Enter the ranch from the west

side of Old Stage Rd. Turn right at the water reservoir and drive to the end of the road.

For more info. call: Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor: 831-759-7377

Delta Corn Field Meeting @ Mello Farms, Tyler Island
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 10:00am to noon, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. The attached version 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, SJC/Delta

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

10:30am         N stabilizer product trial in silage corn, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, SJC/Delta

10:45am         Measuring the interaction between N demand and water use in irrigated corn, Taylor Becker and Mark  Lundy, UC Davis

11:00am         Viewing of field plots

Oct
25
Thu
Sustainable Cotton Project 2018 Cotton Farm Tour @ Firebaugh
Oct 25 @ 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for a one-day Cotton Farm Tour through the San Joaquin Valley to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the many sides of cotton production. You’ll meet the farmers, see cotton being harvested and learn about Cleaner Cotton™. You’ll visit a perennial hedgerow, walk through a colored cotton field, tour a cotton gin, join us for lunch and take home samples of cotton fiber. You’ll also learn about our co-hosts, the Better Cotton Initiative, a global sustainability program with a growing number of participating California farms. Throughout the day, leading industry experts and professionals will present an inside perspective about the many facets of cotton cultivation and processing, addressing issues such as water use, cotton farming practices and the current state of the market for Cleaner Cotton™ fiber.

Tickets still available

Jan
4
Fri
Annual Walnut Trade Show @ Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
Jan 4 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Agenda coming soon! Check https://www.wcngg.com/walnut-trade-show/ for more information.

Jan
6
Sun
Soil Science Society of America International Soils Meeting @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Jan 6 – Jan 9 all-day

The International Soils Meeting is one of the few gatherings that brings together scientific leaders from industry, government agencies, and academic institutions in one unique environment.

It’s the premiere opportunity for professionals working in the soil and environmentally related sciences to hear about the latest research, meet and learn from their peers, expand their knowledge base, and take advantage of an abundance of networking opportunities to enhance their career.

This year’s International Soils Meeting will feature many technical presentations, along with a host of networking events and award ceremonies. The exhibition displays the latest scientific equipment, supplies, services, and reference materials available.

Jun
5
Wed
MidValley AGDAY @ Stanislaus Fairgrounds
Jun 5 all-day

Save the date!

Registration now available for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors. https://www.wcngg.com/events/ 

Jun
12
Wed
Central Valley Almond Day @ Fresno Fairgrounds
Jun 12 all-day

Save the date!

Registration now available for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors https://www.wcngg.com/events/

Jul
31
Wed
Prune Breeding Program and Research Tour @ Wolfskill Exsperimental Orchards
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
20
Wed
South Valley Nut and Citrus Conference @ Tulare Fairgrounds, Tulare
Nov 20 all-day