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.

Mar
27
Tue
Spring Almond & Walnut Nutrient and Water Field Day @ California Almond Packers and Exporters
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

RSVP and Register at: http://cetehama.ucanr.edu

Agenda:

Group Talks:
8:30-9:00am – Welcome! Grower/management conversation about goals and practices, Matt Esteve
9:00-9:30am – ABC Overview and Almond Sustainability Program, Almond Board of California

Rotating Stations (9:30-12:30pm):
– Nitrogen Management BMP’s in walnut, Katherine Jarvis-Shean
Soil and water testing for planning and feedback, Luke Milliron
Forward tissue sampling and overview of BMP trials to manage N and waterPatrick Brown and Miguel Guillen
– 
Tools: Irrigation efficiency and timing, Allan Fulton
CASP online tools, Spencer Cooper

Lunch hosted by the Almond Board of California

Jul
10
Tue
Walnut Tree Training & Pressure Chamber Workshop
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Early Walnut Tree Training: How to Handle Different Nursery Products & How to Use a Pressure Chamber for Irrigation Scheduling Hands-on Workshop

When:     Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:30-9:00: Sign-in and refreshments courtesy of Sierra Gold Nursery
9:00-10:30:  Early Walnut Tree Training
10:30-Noon:  Using a Pressure Chamber

Where:    4549 Railroad Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991
(Look for the yellow UCCE signs)

What:      Early Walnut Tree Training

  • Discuss early handling and training practices for different nursery products
  • Cover both conventional and novel nursery products and training practices

Hands-on Pressure Chamber Workshop

  • Discuss using the plant-based pressure chamber for irrigation timing
  • You can practice using the pressure chamber and learn how to interpret the results

Speakers include:
Janine Hasey, UCCE Farm Advisor Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Counties
Luke Milliron, UCCE Farm Advisor Butte/Tehama/Glenn Counties
Bruce Lampinen, Walnut Specialist, UC Davis
Ken Shackel, Plant Science Professor, UC Davis
Cliff Beumel, Vice President, Sierra Gold Nurseries

Questions:   UCCE Sutter-Yuba Office at (530) 822–7515.

This meeting is sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension in Sutter/Yuba and Butte Counties.

CCA CE credits requested

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
4
Fri
Annual Walnut Trade Show @ Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
Jan 4 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Agenda coming soon! Check https://www.wcngg.com/walnut-trade-show/ for more information.

Jan
30
Wed
North Sacramento Valley Almond and Walnut Meeting @ Glenn County Fairgrounds
Jan 30 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

***Please note venue change this year, as a result of use of the normal venue as a FEMA/Red Cross evacuation site from the Camp Fire.***

Full agenda will be posted closer to the event. Complimentary tri-tip lunch is included.

Save the Date! Information coming soon: http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/?calitem=427706&g=93401

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.

Feb
8
Fri
Tehama County Walnut Meeting @ Red Bluff Elks Lodge
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Times, agenda and lunch information will be posted closer to the event date.

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
May
7
Tue
Nickel’s Soil Lab Field Day @ Green Bay Road, Arbuckle
May 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Nickels Soil Lab’s 2019 field day is set for May 7, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at facility on Green Bay Road in Arbuckle.

Topics on the program include:

  • Walnut hedging for bot management.
  • Erosion management options.
  • Nematodes in walnuts/rootstock trial.
  • Nitrogen in Walnuts: What, When, Where & How Much?
  • Honey bee hive strength.
  • Evaluation of Independent Irrigation Management of Different Varieties within the Same Almond Orchard during Pre-Harvest and Post-Harvest Periods.
  • NOW management in almonds.
  • Postharvest nitrogen fertilization of almonds in the Sacramento Valley.

One hour of PCA CE credits has been requested and 2.5 hours of CCA CE credits have been approved.

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