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
5
Mon
Fertigation Short Course @ Irrigation Training & Research Center (ITRC)
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This ​class ​will ​cover ​new ​techniques ​in ​the ​control ​and ​application ​of ​fertilizers ​through ​irrigation ​systems ​and ​strategies ​to ​conform ​with ​the ​intent ​of ​the ​new ​nitrogen ​regulations ​in ​California. ​Other ​topics ​will ​include ​nitrogen ​fertilizers, ​challenges ​with ​phosphorus ​and ​potassium ​applications, ​growth ​enhancers, ​and ​organic-compliant ​ways ​to ​keep ​drip ​systems ​clean. ​Increasing ​yields ​per ​acre-foot ​of ​evapotranspiration ​(ET) ​through ​better ​fertility ​management, ​will ​also ​be ​discussed ​– ​a ​key ​topic ​for ​California ​growers.

May
9
Wed
Irrigation & Nutrient Management Workshop @ Stanislaus Farm Bureau
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

AGENDA:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Distribution uniformity (DU) & Productivity Daniele Zaccaria, UCCE
  • Maintenance for Optimum Efficiency Steve Amador, MJC Irrigation Technology
  • Flow meters & Calculations Raul Raya, USDA NRCS
  • Value of Data Management Spencer Copper, Almond Board of California
  • Irrigation Scheduling Dr. Khaled Bali, UCANR•Nitrogen Management & Soil Health Rex DuFour, ATTRA/NCAT
  • Fertigation Zheng Wang, UCCE

Irrigation Evaluations Available

Have an Irrigation Specialist evaluate your existing irrigation system for FREE. They will:

  • Conduct an in-field system & site evaluation
  • Identify any system inefficiencies
  • Develop report and full conservation plan

LIMITED SEATS please RSVP

3.5 grower CEU available

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
21
Thu
Irrigation Efficiency Workshop @ American Legion Hall
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 9:10 – 9:20 Introduction & Irrigation Services Update –Paul Lum, Irrigation Specialist, Solano Ag Water Conservation Committee
  • 9:20 – 9:30 Irrigated Lands Program & SWEEP Grant Update – Kelly Huff
  • 9:30 – 9:50 New Weather Information Website – Paul Lum
  • 9:50 -10:20 Remote Soil Moisture Monitoring Services – Anne Burkholder
  • 10:20 -10:40 NRCS Irrigation Water Management
  • 10:40– 10:55 Break
  • 10:55 -11:15 PG&E Energy Efficiency Programs & Rates for 2019 -Scott Bond & Jaime Collard
  • 11:15-11:45 Efficient Irrigation Scheduling – Paul Lum
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Pump Efficiency Testing Services – Paul Lum
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch served

RSVP: REGISTER ONLINE AT https://www.dixonrcd.org/irrigated-lands

OR contact Martha (707) 678-1655 X103 martha-mckeen@dixonrcd.org

 

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

Aug
12
Mon
Fertigation Short Course @ Irrigation and Training Research Center
Aug 12 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

This class will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers through irrigation systems and strategies to conform with the intent of the new nitrogen regulations in California. Other topics include nitrogen fertilizers, challenges with phosphorus and potassium applications, growth enhancers, and organic-compliant ways to keep drip systems clean. Increasing yields per acre-foot of evapotranspiration (ET) through better fertility management will also be discussed.

Aug
21
Wed
Healthy Soil Summit @ UC Davis Conference Center
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day

The program will consist of an optional half-day farm tour (SOLD OUT) and one and a half days of sessions on successful farm management strategies as well as time to engage with speakers and fellow attendees to build business relationships and peer networks.

Between 8 and 10 CEU’s will be offered at the Summit. 

SPEAKERS
Expert speakers with expert advise on proven methods for creating healthy, productive soil will include John Kempf, Pam Marrone, Glen Rabenberg and Gary Zimmer to name a few.

TRADE SHOW
17 companies will be on hand to answer questions and speak from experience on addressing challenges and reducing risk to drive whole-farm success.

Nov
8
Fri
Irrigation and Nitrogen Management CEU Workshop @ Kern Ag Pavillion
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Continuing Education Workshop
Friday, November 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, CA 93307

This workshop fulfills 3.5 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) required to maintain the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Self-Certification. CEU certificates will be handed out to participants at the end of the workshop.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 4, 2019: Visit www.krwca.org and follow the link to the RSVP form or call (661) 616-6500 or email nbell@krwca.org.

Agenda:

  • 8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In
  • 8:30 – 9 a.m. Understand Your Soil to Improve Irrigation and Nitrogen Management
    • Presenter: D. Ryan Dodd, CPSS, CCA, TSP, Soil Scientist/Agronomist, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
  • 9 – 10 a.m. Efficient Nitrogen Management
    • Presenter: Dr. Tim Hartz, Agronomist, PlanTierra
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. The Importance of Distribution Uniformity in Irrigation Management
    • Presenter: Brian Hockett, District Manager, North West Kern Resource Conservation District
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Irrigation Management to Maximize Recovery of Applied Nitrogen into Crops
    • Presenter: Dr. John Dickey, Owner and Principal Soil Scientist and Agronomist, PlanTierra
  • 11:30 – 12 p.m. Current Status of Nitrogen Use Efficiency; Prospects for Improvement
    • Presenter: Dr. Tim Hartz, Agronomist, PlanTierra