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 email@example.com.
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.
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
Learn more about the work the West Hills College Coalinga Farm of the Future is doing to educate the next generation of agriculturalists. Topics include: Healthy soils, product application by drone, irrigation efficiency, hyperspectral soil sampling, and industrial. All agricultural industry leaders invited! Register at http://tiny.cc/openfarm
At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage which has been updated to be more compatible for in-field use by farm staff.
CropManage is now available in Spanish. Spanish interpretation will be available at the workshop.
Central Coast Crops currently supported by CropManage include strawberry, head, romaine, leaf, and baby lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, cilantro, mizuna, bell peppers, raspberry, spinach, and tomato.
What to bring: This is a participatory workshop. Please bring a tablet or laptop computer so that you can follow along and participate in the exercises. If you do not have an account for using CropManage, please set up a free account before the workshop at the website: cropmanage.ucanr.edu.
AGENDA (subject to change)
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and computer set-up
8:30 – 10:15 Getting started and updates on CropManage
10:30 – 11:15 Strategies for using CropManage for decision support and record-keeping
11:15- 11:45 Advanced features and interfacing sensors with CropManage
11:45-12:00 Discussion of new features or changes needed
RSVP at: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=28685 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to Farmers and Private Landowners who are actively engaged in crop or livestock production.
Join us for a Field Day and Farm Tour at River Garden Farms! Improving soil health can increase crop yield, attract beneficial insects, and lower your bottom line. Cover crops do all this and contribute to greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Come, learn the ins and outs of cover cropping!
- COVER CROPS are an amazing alternative to leaving your field fallow after harvest. Often applied as a mix of different plant seeds, cover crops help return N to the soil and reduce the amount of synthetic fertilizer needed
- NITROGEN MANAGEMENT changes when you install a cover crop. Learn how to estimate how much nitrogen is returning to the soil from the cover crop and incorporate that into your nitrogen budget.
- PEST CONTROL including using non-chemical methods in annual cropping systems with an emphasis on rice systems
- Dominic Bruno, River Garden Farms
- Scott Park, Park Farm Organics
- Tom Johnson, Kamprath Seed Company
- Wendy Rash, Solano NRCS
- Whitney Brim-DeForest, UCCE Sutter/Yuba
The 2017 Healthy Soils Demonstration Project is funded by Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds and is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment.