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 email@example.com.
Topics will include; Ag order update, N dynamics in long season vegetable crops, high C:N amendments to immobilize soil N, fertilizer value in irrigation water, mitigating insecticide run off, microbial food safety, and seawater intrusion.
3.5 CCA CEUs requested
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Central Valley Water Board will accept comments regarding proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the Basin Plans. The Proposed Amendments will establish a Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Control Program. The Salt and Nitrate Control Program will provide a framework for the Board to regulate salt and nitrate throughout the Central Valley in a sustainable manner, while ensuring that groundwater users whose wells are impacted with nitrates are provided safe drinking water supplies.
UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual corn field meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 10:00am to noon, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. The attached version 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!
10:00am Field corn variety evaluation – preliminary results, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, SJC/Delta
10:15am Variety traits for the Delta, Seed company representatives
10:30am N stabilizer product trial in silage corn, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, SJC/Delta
10:45am Measuring the interaction between N demand and water use in irrigated corn, Taylor Becker and Mark Lundy, UC Davis
11:00am Viewing of field plots
Full agenda and additional information can be seen HERE
7:45-8:30 Welcome and Registration
8:30-8:50 Labor Work Force Support -Jesse F. Duron, Execute Director CITA H-2A Services & Resources
8:50-9:25 Nutrient management – Laura Murphy, Soil Scientist, Monterey RCD
9:25-10:00 Maintenance for Irrigation Optimum Efficiency – Sergio Campos, Agricultural Engineer-USDA NRCS
10:10-10:45 Soil Health and Cover Crops – Martin Guerena, Sustainable Ag Specialist with NCAT/ATTRA
10:55-11:30 Cover Crop Experience – Jose Robles, “Robles Ranch”
12:00-12:35 Work Safety – Teresa Andrews, MS, Education and Outreach Specialist
12:35-1:10 Upcoming opportunities though the NRCS – Graciela Gomez, Soil Conservation Technician.
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
Monday, November 4, 2019 11-2 pm, lunch included
Norton Hall | 70 Cottonwood Street | Woodland, CA 95695 3 hours of CURES credits requested
No charge but RSVP required by October 31st Rsvp Here
Organic nitrogen management is particularly challenging because nitrogen from organic sources, such as compost, soil organic matter, cover crops, crop residue and soil amendments, must first be converted by microbes to become plant-available forms. Matching plant-available nitrogen to crop demand is necessary in order to provide sufficient nitrogen for optimal yields while reducing the risk of environmental pollution. Furthermore, nitrogen reporting requirements require information in plant-available nitrogen as opposed to total nitrogen applied. As a group, we will complete a comprehensive nitrogen budget, through which you will be given guidelines and calculations for estimating plant-available N. This will be directly translatable for use with your own compost, soil report results, amendments, etc. The last segment of the workshop will include an opportunity to work on your personal nitrogen budget and receive feedback from Margaret and Patricia. Participants are encouraged to bring information from their farm in order to use this information.
If you want tips on how to complete Chapter 14 Water and Nitrogen Use for SIP Certified (due December 15, 2019) or if you want to take a deeper look at your resource use, join this webinar.
Calculating the amount of water and Nitrogen applied to a vineyard is important for tracking inputs and improving efficiency. This webinar covers:
- Soil and water analysis reports interpretation
How to calculate total water applied from irrigation, frost protection, and rainfall
How to calculate total nitrogen applied from fertilizer, compost, and water
Attendees are encouraged to have their water and nitrogen use records on hand.
Paul Crout Agronomist with Helena Agri-Enterprises
Free to Attend
Dial-in Number: 415-200-1362
Attendee Pin: 992 9979#
485 Business Park Way
Imperial, CA 92251
Registration begins at 7:00 am. You can also register via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and CEUs to come.
Friday – February 7, 2020
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Red Bluff Elks Lodge
355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff
Directions: Take Exit # 649 from I-5. Go West on Antelope Blvd towards Downtown Red Bluff. Turn Left (south) at the first stop light — Gilmore Road. The Elks Lodge will be located at the very end of Gilmore Road nestled between the Sacramento River and I-5.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Thursday- JANUARY 30, 2020
Lunch will be provided for Early registrations received by Jan 30th, due to sponsor support.