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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Day will include in-field demos, indoor workshops, and lunch.
Please see agenda for more information including topics and speakers
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Approved Continuing Education Units: CA DPR – 2.5 hrs., AZ Dept. of AG – 1.5 hrs. & CCA – 4.5 hrs.
Replanting almonds and stone-fruit orchards: effective “soil health” and fertility management
9:10-9:45 Prunus replant biology and use of anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) and whole orchard recycling (WOR) as preplant soil management options (Browne)
9:45-10:00 Monitoring WOR impacts on soil and air quality (Poret-Peterson)
10:00-10:10 Soil fertility management with orchard pre-plant mulching amendments (Culumber)
10:10-10:20 Potential of biochar amendment on water, and nutrient management (Gao)
10:20-10:30 Almond production systems research at Fresno State (Brar)
10:30-10:45 Move from classroom to CSU Fresno field trials
10:45-11:15 Replant disease management trial overview (Browne)
11:15-11:30 Soil organic amendments for mitigation of nematode infestations (Westphal)
11:30-11:40 Air quality monitoring equipment demonstration (Gao)
11:40-12:00 PM Almond production systems field trials (Brar)
*Pending 1.0 ‘other’ DPR CE and 2.0 CCA credits
For more info see attached agenda
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.
Fava bean is an ancient food crop that is extensively grown and consumed around the world. In California, fava bean is largely grown as winter cover crop to protect the soil and add to soil nitrogen. In this field day event, several speakers will talk about the benefits and selection of cover crops for different cropping systems. We will also demonstrate a field trial that aims to identify fava bean genotypes with enhanced nitrogen fixation.
9:45 – Refreshment & Registration
10:00 – Welcome & Organic Rice Production – Jessica Lundberg, LFF
10:15 – Cover Crops in Annual Rotations – Sarah Light, UCCE Agronomy Advisor
10:30 – Fava bean Cover Crop in Ricelands – Dr. Jinguo Hu, ARS Pullman, Genetic Resources
10:45 – Selection of Warm & Cool Season Cover Crops – Margaret Smither-Kopperl, PMC
11:00 – Cover Crops in Orchards- Rory Crowley, Nicolaus Nut Company, Inc.
11:15 – Walking to the Field Trial
11:30 – Students Research Spotlight, Fava bean Benefits Potentials – Aaron Alvarez, Amanda Cox, Chloe Dugger, Miriam Pacheco
11:45 – Fava bean Nitrogen Fixation, Dr. Zakeri, CSU, Chico
Noon – Adjourn and Questions
All are welcome. There is no registration, but they would appreciate an email to Hossein Zakeri, firstname.lastname@example.org for a headcount. For more information, call 530-538-3500.
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