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.

Feb
28
Wed
Desert Agriculture and Natural Resources Symposium @ UCR Palm Desert Center Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

CAPCA Ed & UC ANR Event

Breakout sessions:

Irrigation and crop production (3.5 DPR Hours, 5.0 CCA CEUs)

Landscape (5.0 DPR hrs, 5.0 CCA CEUs)

Livestock production

Register online at capca.com/events , by Feb 23rd

 

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.

Mar
6
Tue
CAPCA ED @ Wedgewood San Ramon Golf Club
Mar 6 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAPCA Ed- San Ramon

Topics of interest:

Surface Water Protection Program (Aniela Burant, CDPR)

New and Revised Water Quality Grower Regulation and How they Relate to Pest and Crop Professionals (Terry Bechtel, CVRWQCB)

Mar
22
Thu
Crop Manage Workshop @ UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also Available in Spanish!

Please RSVP by March 19th

Apr
4
Wed
CAPCA Ed- Exeter @ Exeter Veterans Memorial Building
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:45 pm

CAPCA Ed meeting with large nutrient management focus. 4.5 CCA CEUs

Topics include:

Improving soil vitality and its importance in crop nutrition (Christopher Underwood, AgroLiquid)

Irrigation, sunblock spray, and canopy management on wine grapes (George Zhuang, UCCE)

The direct role of plant minerals in crop pest control (JW Lemons, AgroLiquid)

Manure nutrient management for SJV forage crops (Nicholas Clark, UCCE)

multiple almond field comparisons of NMP calculated N fertilizer rate and grower N schedule (Blake Sanden, UCCE)

 

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.

Feb
12
Tue
Organic Soil Fertility for Vegetables and Strawberries Short Course @ University of California Agricultural Center
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This short course will focus on the practical aspects of organic soil fertility management for fast-maturing leafy green vegetables and long-season strawberry production.

Topics will focus on the contribution of various sources of nitrogen for crop production, including mineralization from soil organic matter, release of inorganic nitrogen from organic fertilizers and composts, and the contribution of prior crop residues, cover crops, and irrigation water.

Growers, consultants, and those involved in organic soil fertility management will find this course valuable.

Flyer and registration form: http://cemonterey.ucanr.edu/files/293316.pdf

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

Jun
25
Tue
Addressing Almond Production Challenges @ Tulare International Agri-Center Heritage Room
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tulare International Agri-Center Heritage Room

4500 South Laspina Street, Tulare

11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Lunch will be Served

*PCA & CCA hours available*

 

Agenda

  • “Epidemiology and Management of Almond Hull Rot”
    • Dr. James Adaskaveg, Professor and Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside
  • “Plant Stress & Fertility Needs at Hull Split & Postharvest”
    • Jared Sannar, PCA, CCA Redox Agronomist
  • “Update on Ganoderma Butt Rot”
    • Bob Johnson, UC Davis Plant Pathology PhD Candidate
  • “Mitigating Disease Pressure with Nutrition”
    • Jim White, PCA, CCA Soil Basics Agronomist

 

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.