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
21
Thu
Almond Orchard Cover Crop Field Day
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join UCCE Merced and UC Davis for an informative field day about growing cover crops while maximizing their benefits in almond orchards. Machinery and seed mixes will be on exhibit.

Topics:
Soil Health and Soil Food Web
NOW Management
Bee Health and Habitat
Orchard Water Dynamics
Nematode Suppression
Weed Suppression

Flyer can be found HERE: https://tinyurl.com/yalkbx5u

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3TSRggPDbAG1lx_gVyYJFyk8Xk-UlqnCNEiFXb8csnVc9Wg/viewform

Apr
10
Wed
In the Orchard Workshop @ Oakdale (April 10), Orland (April 11), Wasco (April 17), Chowchilla (April 18)
Apr 10 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERTS WILL COVER:

  • How to maximize yield potential
  • How to stay up to date with the ever-changing regulatory environment
  • Tips to increase water and energy efficiency

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Ann Friedrich (afriedrich@almondboard.com)

Agenda: http://www.almonds.com/sites/default/files/content/attachments/ALBRD-194925_Website-CASP-Updates-April.pdf

Available CCA Continuing Education Units:

Nutrient Management: 0.5

Soil & Water Management: 0.5

Apr
11
Thu
In the Orchard Workshop @ Oakdale (April 10), Orland (April 11), Wasco (April 17), Chowchilla (April 18)
Apr 11 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERTS WILL COVER:

  • How to maximize yield potential
  • How to stay up to date with the ever-changing regulatory environment
  • Tips to increase water and energy efficiency

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Ann Friedrich (afriedrich@almondboard.com)

Agenda: http://www.almonds.com/sites/default/files/content/attachments/ALBRD-194925_Website-CASP-Updates-April.pdf

Available CCA Continuing Education Units:

Nutrient Management: 0.5

Soil & Water Management: 0.5

Apr
17
Wed
In the Orchard Workshop @ Oakdale (April 10), Orland (April 11), Wasco (April 17), Chowchilla (April 18)
Apr 17 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERTS WILL COVER:

  • How to maximize yield potential
  • How to stay up to date with the ever-changing regulatory environment
  • Tips to increase water and energy efficiency

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Ann Friedrich (afriedrich@almondboard.com)

Agenda: http://www.almonds.com/sites/default/files/content/attachments/ALBRD-194925_Website-CASP-Updates-April.pdf

Available CCA Continuing Education Units:

Nutrient Management: 0.5

Soil & Water Management: 0.5

Apr
18
Thu
In the Orchard Workshop @ Oakdale (April 10), Orland (April 11), Wasco (April 17), Chowchilla (April 18)
Apr 18 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERTS WILL COVER:

  • How to maximize yield potential
  • How to stay up to date with the ever-changing regulatory environment
  • Tips to increase water and energy efficiency

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Ann Friedrich (afriedrich@almondboard.com)

Agenda: http://www.almonds.com/sites/default/files/content/attachments/ALBRD-194925_Website-CASP-Updates-April.pdf

Available CCA Continuing Education Units:

Nutrient Management: 0.5

Soil & Water Management: 0.5

Apr
24
Wed
Wheat and Barley Field Day
Apr 24 @ 8:45 am – 10:30 am
  • 8:45 a.m.     Registration, Coffee, and Donuts
  • 9:00 a.m.     Italian Ryegrass: Updates on Cultivation vs Herbicide Trials: resistance and methods for control
          • Konrad Mathesius, UCCE Agronomy Advisor, Yolo, Sacramento, and Solano
  • 9:15 a.m.     Herbicide Programs for Barley and Wheat: small grain herbicides and maximizing efficacy for control.
          • Lynn Sosnoskie, UCCE Agronomy Advisor, Merced County
  • 9:30 a.m.      Nitrogen Management in Malting Barley: yield and quality
          • Mark Lundy, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Davis
          • Taylor Nelsen, Assistant Specialist in Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
  • 9:45 a.m.      Nitrogen Rich Reference Zones and Tools for Nitrogen Management in Wheat
          • Mark Lundy, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Davis
  • 10:00 a.m.     Nitrate Test Strip Demonstration
          •  Konrad Mathesius, UCCE Agronomy Advisor, Yolo, Sacramento, and Solano
  •  10:15 a.m.    Statewide Wheat and Barley Variety Trial Updates 
          • Mark Lundy, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Davis
  •  10:30 a.m.     Adjourn

https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=29668 

CCA-01-Nutrient Management : 0.5
CCA-03-Integrated Pest Management : 0.5

May
7
Tue
Nickel’s Soil Lab Field Day @ Green Bay Road, Arbuckle
May 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

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.

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

 

Oct
15
Tue
Delta Corn and Small Grains Field Meeting @ Mello Farms
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, from 10:00-11:30am, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. In addition to providing information on the annual corn variety trial, this year’s agenda includes presentations on nitrogen management for the upcoming small grains season. The attached version of the agenda includes a map and directions to the field site. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is not required. Hope to see you in the field!

Agenda:

10:00am         Field corn variety evaluation – preliminary results: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE

10:15am         Variety traits for the Delta: Seed company representatives

10:30am         In-Season Nitrogen Management in Wheat: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles and Sarah Light, UCCE

10:45am         In-Season Nitrogen Management in Malting Barley: Taylor Nelson, UC Davis

11:00am         Viewing of field plots