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.
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.
- 08:00 Registration – No fee
08:30 Regulatory update on pesticides and fumigation Lottie Martin, Deputy Ag Commissioner
08:50 An overview of soil and water management for growing healthy strawberries Mark Battany, Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
09:10 Nitrate leaching reduction in rainy winters by autumn application of high C:N ratio amendments Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz
09:30 Use of a summer cover crop as a partial carbon source for anaerobic soil disinfestation Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz
09:50 Effect of mulch film permeability on strawberry tolerance to herbicides Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, Salinas
10:10 Precision fumigation for managing weeds and soilborne pathogens in strawberry Oleg Daugovish, CE Advisor, UCCE, Ventura County
10:45 Management of strawberry fruit and foliar diseases and aerial imagery for monitoring crop health Chris Greer, IPM Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties
11:05 Spider mite management in organic and conventional strawberries Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms, Santa Maria
11:25 Growing strawberries sustainably using the new IPM model Surendra Dara, Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
11:45 Sprayer Calibration Program Jason Sharrett & Kevin Tate, California Strawberry Commission
12:05 Botrytis management strategies for 2019 Gerald Holmes, Director, Cal Poly Strawberry Center, San Luis Obispo
12:30 Lunch and adjourn
Spanish interpretation will be provided. Thanks to Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms for hosting the event.
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
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Fertilizer and Irrigation
Fertilizer and Irrigation
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 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.
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
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.
UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Friday, January 10, 2020 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 refreshments will be provided.
- 8:15am Delta Rice Update: Armyworms, Herbicide Trial, Weedy Rice, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE San Joaquin/Delta Counties
- 8:45am Regulatory Update, Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner
- 9:00am Alfalfa Weevil Insecticide Resistance, Madison Hendrick, UC Davis
- 9:15am Benefits of Alfalfa in Crop Rotations, Nicole Tautges, UC Davis
- 9:45am IPM in Organic Field and Vegetable Crop Production, Rachael Long, UCCE Yolo/Sacramento/Solano Counties
- 10:15am Break
- 10:30am Observations and Pest Issues with CBD Hemp Experiments in California, Dan Putnam, UC Davis
- 11:00am Fertilizing Corn and Wheat with Manure: Research Results, Nick Clark, UCCE Fresno/Tulare/Kings Counties
- 11:30am Warm-Season Legume Cover Cropping in the Delta, 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.
Our programs are open to all potential participants. If you require special accommodations, please contact UCCE San Joaquin County at 209-953-6100. I wish you a happy holiday season, and I hope to see you at the meeting in the new year.