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.

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.

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
27
Tue
Madera County Irrigation Training Day @ Madera County FB
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Tuesday, August 27 from 8:00-10:00
Madera County Farm Bureau, 1102 S Pine St, Madera, CA 93637

 

Interested in learning more about how to use evapotranspiration, soil sensors, and the pressure chamber to improve your irrigation practices?  Want to learn how to irrigate better but don’t know where to start? Join us for an introductory irrigation training, where Phoebe Gordon (Orchard Crops) and Karl Lund (Vineyards) will teach you how to:

  • Convert hours irrigated into inches of water per acre
    Calculate your orchard or vineyard’s stored water
    Use ET to calculate the required water for your orchard or vineyard
    Use soil sensors to time irrigation sets
    Using the pressure bomb as a practice check or to manage reduced irrigation programs

Seats are limited, so registration is required (but free!).