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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
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
- 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
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.
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
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