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.

May
9
Wed
Advances in Pistachio Irrigation Workshop and Field Day @ Harris Ranch. Coalinga, CA
May 9 – May 10 all-day

Registration limited to the first 120 participants. Make sure to register early to guarantee your spot!

Event Description

Join UC Davis Irrigation Specialist Daniele Zaccaria and other University of California experts to learn about the latest research and advances in pistachio irrigation. Learn firsthand about the latest developments and tools to measure evapotranspiration and crop coefficients, tree water status, impact of soil-water salinity on pistachio water use, and salinity tolerance. A set of irrigation-related technologies and products to help schedule irrigation will also be presented during the Field Day and Workshop. You can view a current event agenda here.

Registration includes admission to two field sites, lunch, and workshop presentations.

Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Continuing Education Credits Awarded! Nutrient Management (1 hour), Soil and Water Management (2 hours), Crop Management (1.5 hours), Professional Development (1.5 hours)

Contacts for More Information

Logistics and Registration ANR Program Support, Kellie McFarland, 530-750-1259

Course Content, Daniele Zaccaria, UC ANR Cooperative Exension Specialist

Oct
10
Wed
Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Stakeholder Meeting @ Stanislaus County Farm Bureau
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Goal: Provide open forum for communication between Water Board staff, agricultural coalitions, environmental justice groups, and other interested parties in Central Valley Region

1. Introductions/Agenda Review

2. Updates: Objective: Receive concise updates (5 minutes) from following entities

a) Central Valley Water Board

b) State Water Board

c) California Department of Food and Agriculture

d) Central Valley Agricultural Coalitions

e) Environmental Justice Groups

3. No-host Lunch (10 minutes break to obtain reserved lunch, please RSVP in advance)

4. Lunch Discussion – Status Updates on Implementation of New Requirements from the Eastern San Joaquin Petition Order: Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan Template, INMP Summary Report Template, On-Farm Drinking Water Well Notification Template and outreach materials, ILRP General Order updates, etc.

5. Open Discussion

6. Next Meeting/Action Items

Jan
16
Wed
2019 Statewide Pistachio Day @ Visalia Convention Center
Jan 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2019 Statewide Pistachio Day will be held January 16, 2019 at the Visalia Convention Center.

Pistachio Day delivers the latest research-based production practices to prospective or current growers, production managers, and pest control consultants so they are better able to achieve their pistachio growing goals.
The diverse program will include an industry overview as well as sessions on various important topics within the areas of Food Safety and Regulations, Horticulture Science, and Integrated Pest Management.
Registration is now open!
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
CCA Nitrogen Management Training @ Wedgewood Wedding
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm

Registration closing March 4th

Agenda

Day 1: Nutrient Management
8:00 am Registration check-in begins (required)
9:00 am Module 1: Objectives
9:30 am Module 2: Nitrogen Cycle in Crop Production SystemsSat Darshan Khalsa, University of California, Davis
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Module 2 continued
11:15 am Module 3: Nitrogen SourcesDaniel Geisseler, University of California, Davis
12:00 pm Working Lunch
1:00 pm Module 4: Irrigation and Nitrogen ManagementDan Munk, University of California Cooperative Extension
2:00 pm Module 5: Nitrogen BudgetingDaniel Geisseler, University of California, Davis
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Module 6: Tools and ResourcesNatalie Jacuzzi, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fertilizer Research and Education Program
3:45 pm Regional Board UpdateEric Warren, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
4:30 pm Questions/summary/check-out
5:00 pm Adjourn

 

Day 2: Annual or Permanent Crops
7:00 am Sign-in begins (required)
  Annual Crops
(Lead/Liaison: Dan Munk, UC Cooperative Extension)
Permanent Crops
(
Lead/Liaison: Sat Darshan Khalsa, University of California, Davis)
8:00 am Agronomic crop management Current practices and BMPs
  Break Break
10:30 am Vegetable crop management Nitrogen management planning exercise
12:00 pm Evaluations/Sign-out/certificate of attendance
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

Oct
24
Thu
Kern County Ag Day @ Kern County Fairgrounds
Oct 24 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm