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.
Do you have questions on timing and methods for incorporating cover crop residue back into your soil? Or how to manage a cover crop through the spring and summer months?
Join the UC Cooperative Extension, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and Pajaro Valley growers at a cover crop field workshop. There you will share ideas with other growers and cover crop researchers on the benefits, challenges, and management strategies for including cover crop in many different production scenarios, including:
• Covered fallow rotations
• Management of cover crop in the spring and summer
• Cover cropping in the furrows in strawberry and vegetable systems
No-Host Social and Registration- 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Announcements & Dinner – 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Paul Gosselin: Butte County Director of Water and Resource Conservation
Questions & Answers – 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Water use in the Central Valley continues to be a prominent and complex issue impacting your business. To help you make informed decisions, this event will feature leading experts on critical issues facing California agriculture, including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), groundwater recharge and other issues affecting storage and management of surface water.
Please RSVP to Rebecca Bailey at email@example.com or (209) 343-3245
A roll up your sleeves, partner with others, sweat the details workshop. We will provide participants a series of applied, table top exercises designed to tackle some of the most compelling technical and policy challenges SGMA throws at us. The day will start with a set of brief, critically important presentations to frame the subsequent workshop activities. After a mid-morning break, participants will group together and with guidance from colleagues currently writing GSPs throughout the State, and with input from DWR SGMA technical staff, we will work through a set of exercises designed to mirror technical and planning challenges you will face in your basins.
8:30 – 9:00 PRESENTATIONS
The State’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: What it means for us
Patrick Lowe, Napa County, firstname.lastname@example.org
CODE’s BMPs for water management and other tools
Lisa Francioni-Hai, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance,
Energy efficiency rebates for irrigation projects
Ashley Roberts, PG&E, email@example.com
9:00 – 11:00 DEMONSTRATIONS
Mobile Irrigation Lab evaluates performance of irrigations systems
Charles Schembre, Napa County RCD, Charles@naparcd.org
Surface renewal and vine-stress monitoring for irrigation scheduling
Tom Shapland, Tule Technologies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Soil moisture and vine water status measurements for precise and efficient water management Mark Greenspan, Advanced Viticulture, email@example.com
Sap flow monitoring within an holistic solution to optimize vineyard and resource management Virginie Scoarnec, Fruition Sciences, Virginie@fruitionsciences.com
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
Organized by the California Alfalfa Workgroup and California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium
Hosted by California Alfalfa & Forage Association (CAFA)
Nov. 27 – Full Day: Nutrient Management Workshop (Alfalfa/Corn/Grasses)
Nov 28-29 1.5 Day California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium (Economics, Irrigation, Pest Management)
Exhibits and Sponsorships Welcome
For conference registration, agenda and additional info visit http://calhay.org/symposium/
- Nutrient Management for Avocado and Citrus
- IPM for Avocado and Citrus
- SGMA Compliance and the Impact on Growers
CCA CEUs Available
- CCA-01-Nutrient Management : 0.5
- CCA-03-Integrated Pest Management : 0.5
- CCA-10-Sustainability : 1
For more info contact Denis Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org
SGMA Survival Toolkit!
Mark your calendars!
For more information please contact Don Wright email@example.com
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