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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 hours of VCAILG educational hours applied
Language: Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available
8:30-9:00 Full season nitrogen management of vegetables. Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
9:00-9:20 Assessment of the accuracy and precision of soil chemical analysis performed by eight commercial laboratories. Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
9:20-9:50 Mitigating pesticides and sediments in tail water using polyacrylamide (PAM): a new approach. Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
9:50-10:00 Conditional Waiver requirements and VCAILG program updates. Jodi Switzer, Water Program Director, Farm Bureau of Ventura County
10:20-10:30 Resources for soil health and efficient irrigation. Alli Rowe, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
10:30-11:00 Agricultural water issues update. John Krist, CEO, Farm Bureau of Ventura County
11:00-11:30 Assessing the impact of nitrogen fertilizer amounts and sources on strawberry yield, fruit quality and shelf life. Andre Biscaro, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
11:30-12:00 Nitrogen management in organic strawberries and vegetables. Organic Production Specialist, UC Santa Cruz-Cooperative Extension
12:00-12:05 Closing remarks and adjourn – lunch provided by sponsors
TREE,VINE & IRRIGATION WORKSHOP
November 12, 2019 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Please RSVP : www.maderafb.com Or by phone 559-674-8871 Refunds will not be issued for non-attendance or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.
3.25 hours of CCA and Grower Nitrogen Management Continuing Education Units
Cost: $10 MCFB Members $25 Non-MCFB Members
- 8:00 A.M.- 8:30 A.M. XERCES/NRCS: COVER CROPPING FOR SOIL HEALTH
- 8:35 a.m. -9:20 a.m. UCCE: ORCHARD NITROGEN TALK
- 9:25 A.M.– 9:40A.M. UCCE: SALINITY MANAGEMENT
- 9:45 A.M.-10:30 A.M. CENTER FOR IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY, CSUF: IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT TO CONTROL THE LEACHING OF NITROGEN
- 10:35 A.M. – 11:20 A.M. UCCE: TECHNOLOGIES AND BASICS FOR VINEYARDS
- 11:25 A.M. – 11:55 A.M. JAIN IRRIGATION: USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE NUTRIENT AND WATER MANAGEMENT
At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage which has been updated to be more compatible for in-field use by farm staff.
CropManage is now available in Spanish. Spanish interpretation will be available at the workshop.
Central Coast Crops currently supported by CropManage include strawberry, head, romaine, leaf, and baby lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, cilantro, mizuna, bell peppers, raspberry, spinach, and tomato.
What to bring: This is a participatory workshop. Please bring a tablet or laptop computer so that you can follow along and participate in the exercises. If you do not have an account for using CropManage, please set up a free account before the workshop at the website: cropmanage.ucanr.edu.
AGENDA (subject to change)
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and computer set-up
8:30 – 10:15 Getting started and updates on CropManage
10:30 – 11:15 Strategies for using CropManage for decision support and record-keeping
11:15- 11:45 Advanced features and interfacing sensors with CropManage
11:45-12:00 Discussion of new features or changes needed
RSVP at: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=28685 or email@example.com
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:00-12:00PM
Class size is limited to 65 participants. Cost: No Charge 3.5 Grower CEUs
RSVP Deadline: November 13, 2019
- Nitrogen Decision Making
- Daniel Geisseler, Assistant Specialist in CE, University of California,
- Irrigation At Season’s End
- Tom Devol, Sr. Manager, Field Outreach and Education, Almond Board of California
- Basic Principles of Nitrogen Appliction in Orchards
- Katherine Jarvis-Shean, Orchard Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
- Nitrogen Management in Key Yolo County Crops
- Konrad Peter Mathesius, Agronomy Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
485 Business Park Way
Imperial, CA 92251
Registration begins at 7:00 am. You can also register via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and CEUs to come.
January 10, 2020, 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
442 Franklin Ave
Yuba City, CA 95991 United States + Google Map
- 7:45 Registration (free)
- 8:00 Best management practices for mitigating pesticides in run-off (Bryn Phillips, Toxicologist, UCD Granite Canyon Laboratory)
- 8:30 Does evapotranspiration (ET) work? (Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
- 9:00 Effect of drip germination on topical N fertilizer applications (Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
- 9:30 Using weather-based irrigation scheduling for optimizing cauliflower production (Lee Johnson, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center-CSUMB)
- 10:00 Break
- 10:30 A minus R: Implications and challenges for Central Coast farming. (Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
- 11:00 Treatment of reservoir and tail water for protecting food safety (Channah Rock, Associate Professor, University of Arizona)
- 11:30 Organic fertilization of vegetables (Joji Muramoto, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Santa Cruz)
- 12:00 Update on Salinas Valley ground water management
- 12:30 Pizza Lunch
CCA & DPR CEUs will be available
More information: https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=39097
Local food, innovation, community roots and healthy soils—just a few of the things you’ll find growing on small farms all across California. Join us in February 2020 for the 32nd annual California Small Farm Conference where farmers, ranchers and local food advocates gather each year to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up.
After six years of providing in-person Nitrogen Management Certification training, stakeholders have been in discussions to find an avenue to help new CCAs qualify to sign off on the Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plans (INMP). Limitations on the number of training opportunities and attendees has led the group to approach online learning and testing options to issue Nitrogen Management Certification after the March 2020 training. The March 2020 Nitrogen Management Certification in Fresno will be the final training available before the new Certification program goes into effect.