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
Strawberry Field Day @ Manzanita Berry Farms
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day.

Topics of interest include:

Biological and synthetic nutrients and amendments to improve strawberry health and yield (Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor)

Opportunities and challenges in growing tabletop strawberries (Dave Akahoshi, Plan Berries)

Field production of strawberries: a grower’s perspective (Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms)

For more information on the event visit the registration page or see the full agenda.

Oct
10
Wed
Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Stakeholder Meeting @ Stanislaus County Farm Bureau
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Goal: Provide open forum for communication between Water Board staff, agricultural coalitions, environmental justice groups, and other interested parties in Central Valley Region

1. Introductions/Agenda Review

2. Updates: Objective: Receive concise updates (5 minutes) from following entities

a) Central Valley Water Board

b) State Water Board

c) California Department of Food and Agriculture

d) Central Valley Agricultural Coalitions

e) Environmental Justice Groups

3. No-host Lunch (10 minutes break to obtain reserved lunch, please RSVP in advance)

4. Lunch Discussion – Status Updates on Implementation of New Requirements from the Eastern San Joaquin Petition Order: Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan Template, INMP Summary Report Template, On-Farm Drinking Water Well Notification Template and outreach materials, ILRP General Order updates, etc.

5. Open Discussion

6. Next Meeting/Action Items

Oct
23
Tue
Healthy Soils Field Day and Compost Demonstration @ Ted Chamberlin Ranch
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Topics include:

Science of Soil Health

Compost Demonstration and Discussion

Benefits of Managed Grazing

Open Spaces & Vineyard IPM

Weed ID

Carbon Farm Planning

 

 

Please RSVP by Friday, Oct 12th by emailing Allegra Roth at aroth@cecmail.org

or calling 805-963-0583 ext. 104.

Feb
4
Mon
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.

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

Jun
12
Wed
Strawberry Nitrogen Management Field Day @ Crisalida Berry Farms
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Learn how different nitrogen fertilizer rates and sources affect strawberry yield, fruit quality and shelf-life

  • Visualize treatments effects on plots and discuss results
  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) applied for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA)
  • Simultaneous Spanish translation available

Registration is free; please register here: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=27652

Jul
18
Thu
Cal Poly Strawberry Field Day @ Cal Poly Strawberry Center
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day 2019


Thursday, July 18, 2019

7:00-8:30 AM – Registration (coffee & pastries will be served)

8:30-8:45 AM – Welcome and Introductions

8:55 AM – 12:30 PM – Rotating sessions and breaks

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch provided

Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided

This program was approved by CDPR for 3 hours of continuing education units


Presented by:

Andy Thulin, Dean, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Rick Tomlinson, President, California Strawberry Commission

Gerald Holmes, Director, Cal Poly Strawberry Center

Peter W. Shearer, Entomologist, Cal Poly Strawberry Center

John Lin, Manager of Production Automation, Cal Poly Strawberry Center

Shashika Hewavitharana, Plant Pathologist, Cal Poly Strawberry Center

California Strawberry Commission Staff, California Strawberry Commission


Discussion Topics: Coming Soon

Oct
11
Fri
Tailgate on Nitrogen Management for Strawberry Growers @ Ramos Farms
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on this educational and social event to exchange knowledge and experience about nitrogen management in strawberry production on the central coast, while sharing a tasty seafood platter with fellow strawberry growers!

When: Friday October 11th, 10:30am – 1:00pm Where: 880 Airport Blvd Watsonville (Ramos Farms)

Hosted by RCD of Santa Cruz County, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), and Ramos Farms
FREE admission, Please RSVP: (831) 224-0293

Nov
4
Mon
Nitrogen Management Reporting Workshop for Organic Production @ Norton Hall
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2019 11-2 pm, lunch included

Norton Hall | 70 Cottonwood Street | Woodland, CA 95695 3 hours of CURES credits requested

No charge but RSVP required by October 31st Rsvp Here

Organic nitrogen management is particularly challenging because nitrogen from organic sources, such as compost, soil organic matter, cover crops, crop residue and soil amendments, must first be converted by microbes to become plant-available forms. Matching plant-available nitrogen to crop demand is necessary in order to provide sufficient nitrogen for optimal yields while reducing the risk of environmental pollution. Furthermore, nitrogen reporting requirements require information in plant-available nitrogen as opposed to total nitrogen applied. As a group, we will complete a comprehensive nitrogen budget, through which you will be given guidelines and calculations for estimating plant-available N. This will be directly translatable for use with your own compost, soil report results, amendments, etc. The last segment of the workshop will include an opportunity to work on your personal nitrogen budget and receive feedback from Margaret and Patricia. Participants are encouraged to bring information from their farm in order to use this information.
Instructors

Nov
8
Fri
Irrigation and Nitrogen Management CEU Workshop @ Kern Ag Pavillion
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Continuing Education Workshop
Friday, November 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, CA 93307

This workshop fulfills 3.5 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) required to maintain the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Self-Certification. CEU certificates will be handed out to participants at the end of the workshop.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 4, 2019: Visit www.krwca.org and follow the link to the RSVP form or call (661) 616-6500 or email nbell@krwca.org.

Agenda:

  • 8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In
  • 8:30 – 9 a.m. Understand Your Soil to Improve Irrigation and Nitrogen Management
    • Presenter: D. Ryan Dodd, CPSS, CCA, TSP, Soil Scientist/Agronomist, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
  • 9 – 10 a.m. Efficient Nitrogen Management
    • Presenter: Dr. Tim Hartz, Agronomist, PlanTierra
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. The Importance of Distribution Uniformity in Irrigation Management
    • Presenter: Brian Hockett, District Manager, North West Kern Resource Conservation District
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Irrigation Management to Maximize Recovery of Applied Nitrogen into Crops
    • Presenter: Dr. John Dickey, Owner and Principal Soil Scientist and Agronomist, PlanTierra
  • 11:30 – 12 p.m. Current Status of Nitrogen Use Efficiency; Prospects for Improvement
    • Presenter: Dr. Tim Hartz, Agronomist, PlanTierra