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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science of Soil Health
Compost Demonstration and Discussion
Benefits of Managed Grazing
Open Spaces & Vineyard IPM
Carbon Farm Planning
Please RSVP by Friday, Oct 12th by emailing Allegra Roth at email@example.com
or calling 805-963-0583 ext. 104.
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
One Day, Two Locations! For more information visit: http://www.vineyardteam.org/events/index.php?id=225
2.0 CCA CEUs Approved (1.0 Soil & Water, 1.0 Nutrient management)
Cal Poly Healthy Soils Project 9:00am
The focus of the workshop will be on compost application in vineyards, but growers of any vine or tree crop are invited to attend. Presenters will discuss compost use from a variety of perspectives, and showcase the types of soil monitoring taking place at J. Lohr Vineyard as part of the three-year project. Growers interested in applying for their own Healthy Soils Program grant will be provided information about the application process for the incentives program.
Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District Healthy Soils Project 12:00pm
The USLTRCD will be presenting on different cover cropping and management decisions as well as demonstrating how a soil sample is taken. The discussion will also focus on the benefit of soil sampling and how PLFA testing may allow for a clearer understanding of the microbial communities that are the life of the soils we all need.
About this Event
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.