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The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is teaming up with the University of California, Davis to host a biochar field day to highlight current research and showcase resources available to interested stakeholders.
Participants will have a chance to explore the in-field opportunities that biochar has to offer, and hear innovative research on the characteristics and impacts of biochar in agriculture. In the afternoon, a panel discussion and poster session will provide participants with the opportunity to network and ask questions about biochar production, application and products.
Please join us Wednesday, June 6, from 8:00 am-1:30 pm
Event registration is $15 and includes a hay-ride tour of Russell Ranch, in-field presentations, a panel discussion, lunch and a poster session.
*Approved CCA CEUs: 1.5 Nutrient Management, 0.5 Soils and Water Management
For questions please contact Brooke Elliott at (916) 900-5022 or email FREP@cdfa.ca.gov
UC Cooperative Extension will host a Rice Production Workshop on August 7, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Lundberg Family Farms (5311 Midway, Richvale, CA 95974). The Rice Production Workshop is an in-depth workshop that covers the principles and practices of rice production. It is intended for those who are new to the rice industry or those who are looking to brush-up on their knowledge of the applied sciences of rice production. These workshops are generally hosted every two to three years. We ask for registration by August 1st, and the registration fee covers lunch, snacks, and a manual. Enrollment is limited to 75 people. We have applied for DPR and CCA continuing education credits. The agenda is below and in the attached flyer. Please contact your local farm advisor for more information.
8:30 Sign in, pick up class materials
9:00 Introduction and Workshop Overview
9:10 Rice Growth and Development
9:30 Land Formation, Water Management
9:50 Tillage, Planting and Stand Establishment
10:30 Variety Selection
No registration required! Free Event.
10:00 – Margaret Smither–Kopperl, PMC Manager – Welcome
10:05 – Scott Park – A Producers Experience with Warm Season Cover Crops
10:25 – Valerie Bullard, PMC Agronomist – Warm Season Cover Crops
10:50 – Gill Costa, Sentek Technologies – Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Water Monitoring
11:10 – Michelle Leinefelder–Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UC Extension – Cover crops, Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Study
11:30 – Z. Kabir, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist – Timing of Warm Season Cover Crops
11:45 – Wendy Rash, District Conservationist – NRCS Programs and Cover Crops
11:55 – Margaret Smither–Kopperl – Conclusions and Questions
The purpose of the rice field day is to give growers and others an opportunity to observe and discuss research in progress at the RES. Following is a brief outline of the program, more details to follow.
7:30-8:30am : Registration : Posters and Demonstrations
8:30-9:15am : General Session : CCRRF Annual Membership Meeting, Rice Research Trust Report, California Rice industry Award,
9:15-12:00pm: Field Tours of Rice Research
12:00pm : Lunch
- Richvale: Thursday, Jan. 17, 8:30am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale
- Glenn: Thursday, Jan. 17, 1:30pm, Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Hwy 45, south of Glenn
- Colusa: Friday, Jan. 18, 8:30am, Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 Hwy 45, Colusa
- Marysville: Friday, Jan 18, 1:30pm, Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th St. Marysville
- Woodland: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 8:30am, Cracchiolo’s Market, 1320 E. Main St. Woodland
- Doors open at 8:00 am and meetings start at 8:30 am at Richvale and Colusa.
- Doors open at 1:00 pm and meetings start at 1:30 pm at Woodland, Glenn and Yuba City.
- 8:00 a.m. (1:00 p.m.) Doors open, sign‐in, coffee
- 8:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m.) Call meeting to order
- California Rice Commission Referendum – Tim Johnson, CRC
- 8:50 a.m. (1:50 p.m.) Rice Research Board Nominations – Dana Dickey, Rice Research Board
- 9:00 a.m. (2:00 p.m.) Rice Pesticide and Regulatory Update – County Ag Commissioner
- 9:15 a.m. (2:15 p.m.) Weedy Rice and Emerging Weed Issues – Whitney Brim‐DeForest, UCCE
- 9:35 a.m. (2:35 p.m.) Arthropod and Disease Update – Luis Espino, UCCE
- 10:05 a.m. (3:05 p.m.) Season Review and Fertility Update – Bruce Linquist, UCCE
- 10:35 a.m. (3:35 p.m.) Weed Control Update – Kassim Al‐Khatib, UCCE
- 11:05 a.m. (4:05 p.m.) — ADJOURN —
****Applied for DPR and CCA CE credits****
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, email@example.com for a headcount. For more information, call 530-538-3500.
- 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
10:45 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
12:30 Lunch and adjourn
Spanish interpretation will be provided. Thanks to Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms for hosting the event.
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
Free for Members/$30 for Non-members
The program includes the annual CCRRF meeting and the California Rice Industry Award, followed by field tours of rice research. Lunch ends the program.
- 7:30–8:30 a.m. — Registration
- Posters and demonstrations
- Rice equipment vendor display is being planned
- 8:30–9:15 a.m. — General Session
- CCRRF annual membership meeting
- Rice Research Trust report
- California Rice Industry Award
- Posters and demonstrations
- 9:30–noon — Field Tours of Rice Research
- Rice variety improvement
- Disease resistance
- Insects and control
- Weeds and control
- Noon — Lunch
- Posters and demonstrations