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

Central Coast Pepper Production Workshop @ Old City Hall, 2nd Floor
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:45 pm


2018 Central Coast Pepper Production Workshop


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (8:00 am – 12:45 pm)

Old City Hall, 2nd Floor

7400 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020

 7:30-8:00 Registration

 8:00-8:15 Welcome & Introductions Aparna Gazula, Farm Advisor, UCCE Santa Clara County

 8:15-8:45 IPM: Weed Management Updates Richard Smith, Farm Advisor, UCCE Monterey County

 8:45-9:00 IPM: Overview of Pepper Weevil Infestation in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Aparna Gazula, Farm Advisor, UCCE Santa Clara County

 9:00-9:30 IPM: Pepper Weevil Management Research Updates John Trumble, Distinguished Professor of Entomology, UC Riverside

 9:30-10:00 IPM: Pepper Diseases: Updates on Concerns and Management Steven T. Koike, Director, TriCal Diagnostics Hollister, California

 10:00-10:30 IPM: Breeding for Pest Management

 10:30-10:45 Break and Refreshments

 10:45-11:15 Resource Management: Adapting the CropManage Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Decision Support Tool for Peppers Michael Cahn, Farm Advisor, UCCE Monterey County

 11:15-11:45 Resource Management: Management of Soil Amendments in Peppers Cole Smith, Research Associate, UCCE Santa Clara County

 11:45-12:45 Regulatory Update: Pesticide Handler Training, Record Keeping, Cal Ag Permits School Notification Kristian Barbeau, Agricultural Biologist, Santa Clara County Agricultural Department



Online registration link:

Registration call: Aparna Gazula 408-282-3127

Alfalfa and Small Grains Field Day @ UC Davis
May 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join friends and colleagues at the UC Davis Alfalfa/Small Grains Field Day. No pre-registration is required.

8:30-12:00 Small Grains

12:00-1:00 BBQ Lunch

1:00-4:30 Alfalfa/Forages

See full agenda

California Irrigation Institute Conference @ Hilton Sacramento
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day

The California Irrigation Institute hosts an annual conference on California water issues, water use efficiency, water quality, and surface and groundwater management. The conference features leading water industry experts, government agency heads, water district managers, innovative farmers, and vendors with leading water saving products. The sessions aim to discuss research results and practical field experience.

Wheat Field Day
Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Wheat Field Day: Colusa County, CA

9:00 Welcome and the Nitrogen Opportunity

9:15 In season N decision making and how to create a N calibration zone in the field

9:30 Demo of soil nitrate quick test

9:45 Real time plant sensing using hand-held tools and drone imagery

10:00 interpreting field measurements and on farm decision making

10:15 grower perspective on N rich strips

10:30 UC Small grain variety testing program tools and updates

10:45 variety trial observation

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

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


  • 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