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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
7
Tue
Organic Fertilizer Seminar @ Salinas Sports Complex
May 7 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Monterey County Ag Commissioner Update -Henry Gonzales, Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner
  • 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Pest Management in Cannabis Production -Dr. Thomas Quick, Growmore
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Weed Control Practices in Organic Vegetable Production -Richard Smith, UCCE Monterey County
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK
  • 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations
  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Soil Health in Organic Production -Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Humics in Organic Production -Peter Aleman, BioGro
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Foliar Application Methods -Andrew Pederson, Brandt
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Sulfur Use in Organic Agriculture -Wesley Haun, Tiger-Sul
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel

Save by purchasing your tickets in advance! Prices increase to $50 at the door.

DPR Credits:

1 hour laws and regs
3 hours other

CCA Approved CEUs:
Nutrient Management: 1.5
Soil & Water Management: 0.5
Integrated Pest Management: 0.5
Crop Management: 1.5
Professional Development: 0.5
Manure Management: 0
Sustainability: 1.5
Precision Ag: 0

Nickel’s Soil Lab Field Day @ Green Bay Road, Arbuckle
May 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Nickels Soil Lab’s 2019 field day is set for May 7, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at facility on Green Bay Road in Arbuckle.

Topics on the program include:

  • Walnut hedging for bot management.
  • Erosion management options.
  • Nematodes in walnuts/rootstock trial.
  • Nitrogen in Walnuts: What, When, Where & How Much?
  • Honey bee hive strength.
  • Evaluation of Independent Irrigation Management of Different Varieties within the Same Almond Orchard during Pre-Harvest and Post-Harvest Periods.
  • NOW management in almonds.
  • Postharvest nitrogen fertilization of almonds in the Sacramento Valley.

One hour of PCA CE credits has been requested and 2.5 hours of CCA CE credits have been approved.

May
14
Tue
Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day @ Manzanita Berry Farms
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • 08:00 Registration – No fee

    08:30 Regulatory update on pesticides and fumigation Lottie Martin, Deputy Ag Commissioner

    08:50 An overview of soil and water management for growing healthy strawberries Mark Battany, Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

    09:10 Nitrate leaching reduction in rainy winters by autumn application of high C:N ratio amendments Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz

    09:30 Use of a summer cover crop as a partial carbon source for anaerobic soil disinfestation Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz

    09:50 Effect of mulch film permeability on strawberry tolerance to herbicides Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, Salinas

    10:10 Precision fumigation for managing weeds and soilborne pathogens in strawberry Oleg Daugovish, CE Advisor, UCCE, Ventura County

    10:30 Break

    10:45 Management of strawberry fruit and foliar diseases and aerial imagery for monitoring crop health Chris Greer, IPM Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties

    11:05 Spider mite management in organic and conventional strawberries Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms, Santa Maria

    11:25 Growing strawberries sustainably using the new IPM model Surendra Dara, Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

    11:45 Sprayer Calibration Program Jason Sharrett & Kevin Tate, California Strawberry Commission

    12:05 Botrytis management strategies for 2019 Gerald Holmes, Director, Cal Poly Strawberry Center, San Luis Obispo

    12:25 Survey

    12:30 Lunch and adjourn

    Spanish interpretation will be provided. Thanks to Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms for hosting the event.

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

Aug
6
Tue
California Avocado Society Fertilizer and Irrigation Seminar @ Aug 6 (San Luis) Aug 7 (Ventura) Aug 8 (Fallbrook)
Aug 6 all-day
August Seminar Topic
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor
Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura, CA 93003
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028
Registration Required! 
Aug
7
Wed
California Avocado Society Fertilizer and Irrigation Seminar @ Aug 6 (San Luis) Aug 7 (Ventura) Aug 8 (Fallbrook)
Aug 7 all-day
August Seminar Topic
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor
Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura, CA 93003
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028
Registration Required! 
Aug
8
Thu
California Avocado Society Fertilizer and Irrigation Seminar @ Aug 6 (San Luis) Aug 7 (Ventura) Aug 8 (Fallbrook)
Aug 8 all-day
August Seminar Topic
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor
Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura, CA 93003
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028
Registration Required! 
Aug
14
Wed
Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting for Berry and Vegetable Crops @ Courtyard by Marriott
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

3 hours of VCAILG educational hours applied

Language: Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available

AGENDA

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-9:00 Full season nitrogen management of vegetables. Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
9:00-9:20 Assessment of the accuracy and precision of soil chemical analysis performed by eight commercial laboratories. Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
9:20-9:50 Mitigating pesticides and sediments in tail water using polyacrylamide (PAM): a new approach. Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
9:50-10:00 Conditional Waiver requirements and VCAILG program updates. Jodi Switzer, Water Program Director, Farm Bureau of Ventura County

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-10:30 Resources for soil health and efficient irrigation. Alli Rowe, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
10:30-11:00 Agricultural water issues update. John Krist, CEO, Farm Bureau of Ventura County
11:00-11:30 Assessing the impact of nitrogen fertilizer amounts and sources on strawberry yield, fruit quality and shelf life. Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
11:30-12:00 Nitrogen management in organic strawberries and vegetables. Organic Production Specialist, UC Santa Cruz-Cooperative Extension
12:00-12:05 Closing remarks and adjourn – lunch provided by sponsors

Sep
4
Wed
Soil Health and Cover Cropping Field Meeting @ Staten Island Grain Silos
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda

  • 10:00am Welcome, Introductions, and Project Overview Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE, San Joaquin County
  • 10:20am “Lightning Talks” Brief presentations from organizations working on cover cropping and soil health
    • Cool Season Cover Cropping: Sarah Light and Amber Vinchesi-Vahl, UCCE
    • Cover Cropping Survey: Ben Weise, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
    • Climate Smart Farming Program: Sara Tiffany, Community Alliance with Family Farmers Cover
    • Cropping Incentive Programs: Sonya Miller, USDA-NRCS San Joaquin County
    • Summer Cover Crop Options: Valerie Bullard and Margaret Smither-Kopperl, USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center
  • 10:45am Caravan to field site
  • 11:00am Warm Season Legume Cover Cropping in the Delta – Preliminary Results from Year 1 Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UCCE
  • 11:15am Viewing of plot
  • 11:45am Wrap-up and Evaluations
Dec
12
Thu
Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop @ Imperial, CA
Dec 12 @ 7:00 am – 12:15 pm
Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop
Farm Credit Services Southwest Ag Center Room
485 Business Park Way
Imperial, CA 92251
Contact: Ali Montazar or Oli Bachie – (442) 265-7700
Sponsor: UCCE – Imperial County
Details:

Registration begins at 7:00 am.  You can also register via email at aiestrada@ucanr.edu.

More information and CEUs to come.

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