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.

Feb
23
Fri
Northern Sacramento Valley Prune Day @ Red Bluff Elk's Lodge
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 AM — Registration
PCA and Private Applicator sign-ups, Coffee and Doughnuts

 8:25 AM — Welcome and Meeting Overview
Hosts- Dani Lightle (UCCE Glenn County) and Luke Milliron (UCCE Butte County)

8:30 AM — Tehama County Ag Commissioner Laws & Regulations Update
Doni Rulofson — Tehama County Assistant Ag Commissioner

9:00 AM — Cytospora Canker of Dried Plum
Dr. Themis Michailides — UCCE Plant Pathology Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

9:30 AM — California Dried Plum Board Activities and FSMA Update
Debbie Mitchell—California Dried Plum Board

10:00 — 10:20 AM Break

10:20 AM — Wood Decay 101
Bob Johnson — UC Davis Plant Pathology PhD Student

10:50 AM — Update for the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program
Emmy Westlake and Rob Rianda
Mobile Irrigation Lab Program
Kevin Greer, Tehama County Resource Conservation District

11:25 AM — Prune Production Research Updates
Luke Milliron — UCCE Farm Advisor, Butte, Tehama & Glenn Counties

11:40 AM — Orchard of the Future Discussion
Franz Niederholzer — UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba & Colusa Counties

Buffet Lunch – Only by Prepaid Reservation–$15.00 per person
RSVP online or by calling 530-527-3101

Mar
22
Thu
Central Valley Salt and Nitrate Control Program Public Hearing @ Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Central Valley Water Board will accept comments regarding proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the Basin Plans. The Proposed Amendments will establish a Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Control Program. The Salt and Nitrate Control Program will provide a framework for the Board to regulate salt and nitrate throughout the Central Valley in a sustainable manner, while ensuring that groundwater users whose wells are impacted with nitrates are provided safe drinking water supplies.

Apr
18
Wed
Agronomic Crops and Irrigation Water Management Field Day @ UC Desert Research and Extension Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 am – 12:15 pm

Field Day will include in-field demos, indoor workshops, and lunch.

Please see agenda for more information including topics and speakers

To RSVP contact aiestrada@ucanr.edu with name of attendees

Approved Continuing Education Units: CA DPR – 2.5 hrs., AZ Dept. of AG – 1.5 hrs. & CCA – 4.5 hrs.

 

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.

May
22
Wed
CropManage Workshop @ UCCE Ventura County
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

What? 

CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops.  Based on in-depth research and field studies conducted by the University of California, CropManage provides real-time recommendations for efficient irrigation and fertilization applications— while maintaining or improving overall yield.

  • Learn how to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping
  • Learn about the latest updates to CropManage – also available in Spanish

At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage which has been updated to be more compatible for in-field use by farm staff. CropManage is now available in Spanish.

Crops currently supported by CropManage in Ventura County include strawberry and celery. CropManage also includes raspberry, head, romaine, and leaf lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bell pepper, processing tomato, spinach, baby lettuce, cilantro and mizuna.  The software is currently being adapted for tree crops and alfalfa.

Who should participate? Vegetable and berry growers, ranch managers, other farm staff, and technical service providers are welcome. The workshop is for both new and current CropManage users.

What to bring? This is a participatory workshop. Please bring a tablet or laptop computer so that you can follow along and participate in the exercises.  Each participant will need a user account for CropManage. Please set up a free user account at cropmanage.ucanr.edu before the workshop.

Registration is free: Please register by May 17 by replying to this email.

Questions: Andre Biscaro at asbiscaro@ucanr.edu or 805-645-1465.

AGENDA
1:00 – 1:30 Registration and computer set-up
1:30 – 3:00 Getting started with CropManage
3:00 BREAK
3:15 – 4:00 Strategies for using CropManage for decision support and record-keeping
4:00 – 4:20 Advanced features and interfacing sensors with CropManage
4:20 – 4:30 Discussion of new features or changes needed

2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) applied for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA)

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
Russell Ranch Field Day @ Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

2019 Russell Ranch Field Day: More than yield: exploring the full potential of our agroecosystems

Join University of Davis researchers and students as they share results from field research being conducted at Russell Ranch. Learn more about tomato disease diagnosis, deficit irrigation, soil health management, mycorrhizal fungi, alternative small grain crops, and much much more. Network with others in the agricultural industry.

3 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) offered for attendance.

Snacks, refreshments, and lunch will be provided.

Sep
19
Thu
Alfalfa and Forage Field Day @ UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

A half-day of forage research demonstrations and educational presentations in the field and in the classroom. The meeting will begin early morning through lunch, and lunch will be provided.

Oct
28
Mon
FREP/WPHA Nutrient Management Conference @ DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm

Conference logoFor over 25 years, FREP has presented its pioneering fertilizer research at annual conferences. Since 2007, FREP has collaborated with the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) to create a conference that balances technical research with discussion on practical application. Presenters from academia, industry, and agricultural consulting provide general and technical information, current research and data, and practical applications addressing statewide and regional nutrient management issues.

October 28
1:00-4:00 PM – Central Valley Farm Tour

October 29
9:00 AM-4:45 PM – Presentations, including a panel discussion and breakout sessions
4:45-6:00 PM – Poster Session (We are currently accepting submissions. See the Poster_Guidelines.)

October 30
8:15 AM-12:00 PM – Presentations

See the full 2019 Conference Agenda.

Reserve conference-rate hotel rooms at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/F/FATCCDT-WPH-20191028/index.jhtml

Nov
20
Wed
CropManage Workshop @ UCCE Auditorium Watsonville
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage which has been updated to be more compatible for in-field use by farm staff.

CropManage is now available in Spanish. Spanish interpretation will be available at the workshop.

Central Coast Crops currently supported by CropManage include strawberry, head, romaine, leaf, and baby lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, cilantro, mizuna, bell peppers, raspberry, spinach, and tomato.

What to bring: This is a participatory workshop. Please bring a tablet or laptop computer so that you can follow along and participate in the exercises. If you do not have an account for using CropManage, please set up a free account before the workshop at the website: cropmanage.ucanr.edu.

AGENDA (subject to change)

8:00 – 8:30             Registration and computer set-up

8:30 – 10:15           Getting started and updates on CropManage

10:15                       BREAK

10:30 – 11:15        Strategies for using CropManage for decision support and record-keeping

11:15- 11:45          Advanced features and interfacing sensors with CropManage

11:45-12:00           Discussion of new features or changes needed

RSVP at: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=28685 or valperez@ucanr.edu