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.

Jun
6
Wed
Biochar Field Day @ Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration now open!

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

Biochar Field Day Agenda Expanded

Aug
22
Wed
Warm Season Cover Crops Field Day @ Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No registration required! Free Event.

10:00 Margaret SmitherKopperl, 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 LeinefelderMiles 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 SmitherKopperl Conclusions and Questions

 

Oct
17
Wed
Whole Almond Orchard Recycling Demonstration @ Cal Almond Lake Srings Farm Facility
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Whole almond orchard recycling and the effect on second generation tree growth, yield, and fertility.
  • Long-term impacts of whole orchard recycling on soil properties and tree resilience to water stress.
  • Soil health and carbon sequestration potential of orchard recycling.
  • California Orchard Removal and Grinding demonstration

See flyer for full agenda and directions to the farm

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.

Mar
12
Tue
Wheat Field Day
Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Wheat Field Day: Colusa County, CA

9:00 Welcome and the Nitrogen Opportunity

9:15 In season N decision making and how to create a N calibration zone in the field

9:30 Demo of soil nitrate quick test

9:45 Real time plant sensing using hand-held tools and drone imagery

10:00 interpreting field measurements and on farm decision making

10:15 grower perspective on N rich strips

10:30 UC Small grain variety testing program tools and updates

10:45 variety trial observation

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