Water use in the Central Valley continues to be a prominent and complex issue impacting your business. To help you make informed decisions, this event will feature leading experts on critical issues facing California agriculture, including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), groundwater recharge and other issues affecting storage and management of surface water.
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Organized by the California Alfalfa Workgroup and California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium
Hosted by California Alfalfa & Forage Association (CAFA)
Nov. 27 – Full Day: Nutrient Management Workshop (Alfalfa/Corn/Grasses)
Nov 28-29 1.5 Day California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium (Economics, Irrigation, Pest Management)
Exhibits and Sponsorships Welcome
For conference registration, agenda and additional info visit http://calhay.org/symposium/
UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
The agenda is attached at the bottom of this post, and is as follows:
8:00am Doors Open and Sign In
8:15am Nitrogen Stabilizers in Silage Corn, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE San Joaquin/Delta Counties
8:45am Measuring the Interaction between N Demand and Water Use in Irrigated Corn, Mark Lundy, UC Davis
9:15am Regulatory Update, Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner
9:30am Fish Friendly Farming Program for the Delta, Laurel Marcus, California Land Stewardship Institute
10:00am Agronomic Strategies to Improve Alfalfa Pest Management, Dan Putnam, UC Davis
10:30am Opportunities for Automation and Optimization of Surface Irrigation Systems, Khaled Bali, UCCE, Kearney Research and Extension Center
11:00am Italian Ryegrass Management in California Wheat Cropping Systems, Mariano Galla, UCCE, Glenn/Butte/Tehama Counties
11:30am Managing for Soil Health and Soil Salinity, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
12:00pm Evaluations and Adjourn
We have submitted applications for continuing education for pesticide licensing and certified crop advisors. We have also submitted an application for nitrogen management continuing education, which would help to satisfy growers’ continuing education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program. Applications are pending.
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.
Registration closing March 4th
|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|
|10:30 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|
|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|
|Day 2: Annual or Permanent Crops|
|7:00 am||Sign-in begins (required)|
(Lead/Liaison: Dan Munk, UC Cooperative Extension)
(Lead/Liaison: Sat Darshan Khalsa, University of California, Davis)
|8:00 am||Agronomic crop management||Current practices and BMPs|
|10:30 am||Vegetable crop management||Nitrogen management planning exercise|
|12:00 pm||Evaluations/Sign-out/certificate of attendance|
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
Free for Members/$30 for Non-members
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.
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.
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.