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8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Introductions: Charlotte Gallock WWQC Coordinator
8:45 – 9:45 Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Planning for Cotton Productions Systems: Dan Monk, UCANR Irrigation, Soils, and Cotton Advisor, Fresno County
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:00 Orchard Systems Nitrogen Management Planning: Mae Culumber UC ANR, Nut Crops Advisor, Fresno County
11:00 – 12:00 Vegetable Crops Irrigation and Nitrogen Management: Tom Turini UCANR Vegetable Crops Advisor, Fresno County
12:00 Sign out / Certificate of Completion
9:00 – 9:10 Introduction– Kelly Huff, Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition
9:10 – 10:10 Nitrogen & Irrigation Calculators for Almonds –
Spencer Cooper, Senior Manager of Irrigation and Water Efficiency with the Almond Board of California
Nitrogen & Irrigation Calculators offered to Almond growers as well as
Distribution uniformity of irrigation systems, impacts on water and nutrient applications.
10:10 – 11:10 Table Group Exercise – Local Certified Crop Advisers & Growers as Table
Group Discussion Topics
Walk through real world examples of nitrogen plans
Calculating pounds of N applied for various fertilizer products
Calculating pounds of N from Irrigation water
Reporting Yield –
11:10 – 11:30 (LARGE GROUP TALK) Review of most helpful information from Table
Fava bean is an ancient food crop that is extensively grown and consumed around the world. In California, fava bean is largely grown as winter cover crop to protect the soil and add to soil nitrogen. In this field day event, several speakers will talk about the benefits and selection of cover crops for different cropping systems. We will also demonstrate a field trial that aims to identify fava bean genotypes with enhanced nitrogen fixation.
9:45 – Refreshment & Registration
10:00 – Welcome & Organic Rice Production – Jessica Lundberg, LFF
10:15 – Cover Crops in Annual Rotations – Sarah Light, UCCE Agronomy Advisor
10:30 – Fava bean Cover Crop in Ricelands – Dr. Jinguo Hu, ARS Pullman, Genetic Resources
10:45 – Selection of Warm & Cool Season Cover Crops – Margaret Smither-Kopperl, PMC
11:00 – Cover Crops in Orchards- Rory Crowley, Nicolaus Nut Company, Inc.
11:15 – Walking to the Field Trial
11:30 – Students Research Spotlight, Fava bean Benefits Potentials – Aaron Alvarez, Amanda Cox, Chloe Dugger, Miriam Pacheco
11:45 – Fava bean Nitrogen Fixation, Dr. Zakeri, CSU, Chico
Noon – Adjourn and Questions
All are welcome. There is no registration, but they would appreciate an email to Hossein Zakeri, firstname.lastname@example.org for a headcount. For more information, call 530-538-3500.
Estimating yield is both important and difficult. Accurate projections of crop size are necessary for both logistical and financial planning. Growers will share their experience and wisdom when it comes to estimating a crop including their methods, tips and techniques. Different methods will be compared and discussed. We will also dip into the theory behind making estimates.
Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager, Jackson Family Wines- Los Alamos
Craig Macmillan, Ph.D., Technical Program Manager, Vineyard Team
SIP Certified Standards:
The content of this workshop applies to SIP Certified® Standard 10.1.4
3.0 CCA CEUs applied for
Free for Members/$30 for Non-members
Tuesday, August 27 from 8:00-10:00
Madera County Farm Bureau, 1102 S Pine St, Madera, CA 93637
Interested in learning more about how to use evapotranspiration, soil sensors, and the pressure chamber to improve your irrigation practices? Want to learn how to irrigate better but don’t know where to start? Join us for an introductory irrigation training, where Phoebe Gordon (Orchard Crops) and Karl Lund (Vineyards) will teach you how to:
- Convert hours irrigated into inches of water per acre
Calculate your orchard or vineyard’s stored water
Use ET to calculate the required water for your orchard or vineyard
Use soil sensors to time irrigation sets
Using the pressure bomb as a practice check or to manage reduced irrigation programs
Seats are limited, so registration is required (but free!).
Come learn about cover crops from experienced growers and technical advisers at Davis Ranches in Colusa, with a focus on integrating cover crops into the management calendar and seed selection.
Topics covered and speakers will include:
• Benefits and tradeoffs of growing cover crops from experienced growers with Nick Edsall and Daniel Unruh
• Overview of CAFF’s cover crop in nuts project with Sara Tiffany (CAFF)
• How to integrate cover crops into the management calendar & annual reseeding cover crops with Janine Hasey (UC Cooperative Extension)
• Planning a cover crop – seed selection, lining up equipment, and deciding when to plant with Tom Johnson (Kamprath Seed)
Lunch and refreshments provided
Please come prepared with sunscreen and hats as we’ll be out in the field!