Events Calendar

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 frep@cdfa.ca.gov.

May
9
Wed
Advances in Pistachio Irrigation Workshop and Field Day @ Harris Ranch. Coalinga, CA
May 9 – May 10 all-day

Registration limited to the first 120 participants. Make sure to register early to guarantee your spot!

Event Description

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

Oct
18
Thu
Celery Irrigation Field Trial @ USDA-ARS Spence Research Farm
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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

Nov
27
Tue
2018 Alfalfa and Forage Symposium @ Grand Sierra Hotel
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

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/

Jan
16
Wed
2019 Statewide Pistachio Day @ Visalia Convention Center
Jan 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2019 Statewide Pistachio Day will be held January 16, 2019 at the Visalia Convention Center.

Pistachio Day delivers the latest research-based production practices to prospective or current growers, production managers, and pest control consultants so they are better able to achieve their pistachio growing goals.
The diverse program will include an industry overview as well as sessions on various important topics within the areas of Food Safety and Regulations, Horticulture Science, and Integrated Pest Management.
Registration is now open!
Jun
6
Thu
Crop Estimation Tailgate
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Confirmed Speakers:

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

Oct
24
Thu
Kern County Ag Day @ Kern County Fairgrounds
Oct 24 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm