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Join UC Davis Irrigation Specialist Daniele Zaccaria and other University of California experts to learn about the latest research and advances in pistachio irrigation. Learn firsthand about the latest developments and tools to measure evapotranspiration and crop coefficients, tree water status, impact of soil-water salinity on pistachio water use, and salinity tolerance. A set of irrigation-related technologies and products to help schedule irrigation will also be presented during the Field Day and Workshop. You can view a current event agenda here.
Registration includes admission to two field sites, lunch, and workshop presentations.
Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Continuing Education Credits Awarded! Nutrient Management (1 hour), Soil and Water Management (2 hours), Crop Management (1.5 hours), Professional Development (1.5 hours)
Contacts for More Information
Logistics and Registration ANR Program Support, Kellie McFarland, 530-750-1259
Course Content, Daniele Zaccaria, UC ANR Cooperative Exension Specialist
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/
The 2019 Statewide Pistachio Day will be held January 16, 2019 at the Visalia Convention Center.
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