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.

Jan
11
Fri
Grower Appreciation Workshop @ Fruit Growers Laboratory, Inc
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Talks include:

  • Nutrient Management for Avocado and Citrus
  • IPM for Avocado and Citrus
  • SGMA Compliance and the Impact on Growers

CCA CEUs Available

  • CCA-01-Nutrient Management : 0.5
  • CCA-03-Integrated Pest Management : 0.5
  • CCA-10-Sustainability : 1

For more info contact Denis Barry at denisb@fglinc.com

Jan
17
Thu
Annual Rice Growers Meeting
Jan 17 – Jan 22 all-day

Locations:

  • 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

 

TIME:

  • 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.

 

Program

  • 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****

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
20
Wed
Ontario CAPCA ED & UC ANR @ Azure Hotel & Suites Ontario
Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 3:15 pm
7:00 Registration
7:30 Continuing Education Requirements and License Renewal
CAPCA Staff, CAPCA Ed
7:45 Results of Weed Steaming and Non-Synthetic Herbicide Trials

Cheryl Wilen, UC State IPM Program & UCCE

8:30 Mosquitoes in our Community

Marbella Camargo, San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health

9:00 Break
9:15 Too Much Water: Turf Drainage and Runoff

Bill Baker, William Bakers & Associates

10:00 Surface Water Regulations Update

Jahan Motakef, Department of Pesticide Regulations

10:45 Rust Diseases, their Identification and Control

Jerry Turney, Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Commissioner

11:45 Lunch
12:30 Use of Mulch and Soil Amendments for Disease Suppression

Janet Hartin, UC Cooperative Extension, San Bernardino, Riverside & Los Angeles Counties

1:15 Biology and Management of Urban Coyotes

Jim Hartman, Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Commissioner

2:00 Common Turf Diseases in Southern California and Their Control

Jim Baird, UC Riverside

2:45 Goldspotted Oak Borer Update

Kim Corella, Cal Fire

3:30 Meeting Ends – Thank you for attending
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

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.

Feeding Beets on California Dairy Farms @ Kearney Ag Center
Sep 19 @ 12:15 pm – 3:45 pm

What this meeting will cover: The use of sugar beets as a winter forage crop on dairies in the San Joaquin Valley. Sugar beets were planted in late October in 2018 on the Legacy Dairy near Pixley, California. They were harvested in late June and co-ensiled with almond hulls. Root yields approached 60 tons per acre fresh weight. Beets are used commonly as feed in Arizona, where winter production is the most efficient way to produce large amounts of highly digestible, high energy forage with minimal amounts of water. They have similar potential for dairy farmers in the San Joaquin Valley.

What we will talk about: This meeting will present results from the feed beet project at the Legacy Dairy including growing the crop and yields, general sugar beet production guidelines for dairy farms, forage yields and quality, making silage, and how to feed sugar beet forage to high producing dairy cows.

Who should come? Dairymen, dairy nutritionists, and crop advisors working with dairy producers.

Agenda
12:15 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:15 Welcome and Introduction – Nick Clark, UCCE Tulare County
  • 1:30 Growing Sugar Beets on Dairy Farms: The Basics – Steve Kaffka, Extension Specialist; Plant Sciences – UC Davis
  • 2:00 Silage Making and Silage Quality – Peter Robinson (tentative) – Animal Sciences, UC Davis
  • 2:30 Results from the Legacy Dairy: Yields, Growing and Harvesting Methods, Making silage – Frank Fernandes, Gene Aksland, Steve Kaffka, Legacy Dairy, Consulting Agronomist, & UC Davis
  • 3:00 Experiences with Growing and Feeding Beets in Arizona – Niles Jennet, Consulting Nutritionist, Arizona
  • 3:30 Seed Sources and Other Useful Information – Steve Kaffka, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences – UC Davis
  • 3:45 Adjourn
Oct
15
Tue
Delta Corn and Small Grains Field Meeting @ Mello Farms
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, from 10:00-11:30am, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. In addition to providing information on the annual corn variety trial, this year’s agenda includes presentations on nitrogen management for the upcoming small grains season. The attached version of the agenda includes a map and directions to the field site. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!

Agenda:

10:00am         Field corn variety evaluation – preliminary results: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE

10:15am         Variety traits for the Delta: Seed company representatives

10:30am         In-Season Nitrogen Management in Wheat: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Sarah Light, UCCE

10:45am         In-Season Nitrogen Management in Malting Barley: Taylor Nelson, UC Davis

11:00am         Viewing of field plots

Nov
4
Mon
Nitrogen Management Reporting Workshop for Organic Production @ Norton Hall
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2019 11-2 pm, lunch included

Norton Hall | 70 Cottonwood Street | Woodland, CA 95695 3 hours of CURES credits requested

No charge but RSVP required by October 31st Rsvp Here

Organic nitrogen management is particularly challenging because nitrogen from organic sources, such as compost, soil organic matter, cover crops, crop residue and soil amendments, must first be converted by microbes to become plant-available forms. Matching plant-available nitrogen to crop demand is necessary in order to provide sufficient nitrogen for optimal yields while reducing the risk of environmental pollution. Furthermore, nitrogen reporting requirements require information in plant-available nitrogen as opposed to total nitrogen applied. As a group, we will complete a comprehensive nitrogen budget, through which you will be given guidelines and calculations for estimating plant-available N. This will be directly translatable for use with your own compost, soil report results, amendments, etc. The last segment of the workshop will include an opportunity to work on your personal nitrogen budget and receive feedback from Margaret and Patricia. Participants are encouraged to bring information from their farm in order to use this information.
Instructors

Nov
19
Tue
Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium @ Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

What is the Alfalfa Symposium?
The Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is a comprehensive program on the many issues facing alfalfa and forage crops.  Forages represent a major component of western farming and impact many other enterprises such as dairy farming, beef production, sheep, goats, as well as honey, agricultural industries and environmental issues.  This symposium covers topics ranging from economics and markets, regulatory trends, industry issues, pest management, forage quality, irrigation, genetics to impacts and the environment.  The symposium is a “must” for anyone interested in these important crops.

Organizational Process
The 2019 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is organized by University Cooperative Extension Services of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, in cooperation with grower members of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association.  The symposium is currently in its 49th year, and is hosted by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association, representing thousands of California forage growers.

Who Should Attend?
Farmers, Pest Control Advisors, Certified Crop Advisors, industry members, agency representatives, Cooperative Extension personnel, and anyone who wishes to be informed about important issues related to alfalfa and forages.