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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
Growers in the Ventura River Watershed are invited to participate in a Nitrogen Management Plan self-certification workshop. This workshop will provide growers the credentials required to develop a certified Nitrogen Management Plan for their farms by the end of January 2019, as required by the the Ventura River Watershed Algae TMDL (a regulation adopted to reduce excessive algae growth in the river by reducing the influx of nutrients in runoff).
The workshop itself will include a training presentation, developed in collaboration with CDFA FREP and UCCE, and will be followed by a 30-minute exam requiring a passing score of 70 percent.
Registration is required and is open now with priority for Ventura River Watershed growers.
9:00 Update on Santa Barbara County Water Quality Challenges and Legislation
9:20 Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Raspberry Plasticulture Tunnel Post Rows
9:30 Effect of BMPs on Nitrogen
9:50 Effect of BMPS on Phosphorus, Runoff Turbidity, and Sediment Movement
10:10 Effect of BMPs on Weeds
10:20 BMP Costs
10:30 Polyacrylamide Demonstration, Questions, and Survey
Registration Link and MAP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoophouse-field-day-tickets-50613920599)
Project and Survey Link (http://www.vcrcd.org/specialty-crop-block-grant)
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.
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