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.

Jul
10
Tue
Walnut Tree Training & Pressure Chamber Workshop
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Early Walnut Tree Training: How to Handle Different Nursery Products & How to Use a Pressure Chamber for Irrigation Scheduling Hands-on Workshop

When:     Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:30-9:00: Sign-in and refreshments courtesy of Sierra Gold Nursery
9:00-10:30:  Early Walnut Tree Training
10:30-Noon:  Using a Pressure Chamber

Where:    4549 Railroad Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991
(Look for the yellow UCCE signs)

What:      Early Walnut Tree Training

  • Discuss early handling and training practices for different nursery products
  • Cover both conventional and novel nursery products and training practices

Hands-on Pressure Chamber Workshop

  • Discuss using the plant-based pressure chamber for irrigation timing
  • You can practice using the pressure chamber and learn how to interpret the results

Speakers include:
Janine Hasey, UCCE Farm Advisor Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Counties
Luke Milliron, UCCE Farm Advisor Butte/Tehama/Glenn Counties
Bruce Lampinen, Walnut Specialist, UC Davis
Ken Shackel, Plant Science Professor, UC Davis
Cliff Beumel, Vice President, Sierra Gold Nurseries

Questions:   UCCE Sutter-Yuba Office at (530) 822–7515.

This meeting is sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension in Sutter/Yuba and Butte Counties.

CCA CE credits requested

Oct
25
Thu
Types Use and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in a Nursery Operation @ University of California Center Fresno
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will focus on fertilizers and their use in nursery operations. The first half of this program will describe fertilizer types such as granular fertilizers, Controlled Release Fertilizers (CRFs) and liquid fertilizers. We will describe the pros and cons of each fertilizer type and how to optimize fertilizer performance. The second half of the program will be dedicated to monitoring and measuring the quality of irrigation water and media. We will identify and demonstrate methods of conducting on-site tests for measuring media quality and water quality. We will then review protocols for proper sampling for off-site sample analyses.

 

Bring a cup of water sample (from your irrigation water) OR a one gallon pot to test the quality of the water and measure pH.

To register visit http://ucnfa.ucanr.edu/ and follow the links in the right hand margin

Jan
4
Fri
Annual Walnut Trade Show @ Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
Jan 4 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Agenda coming soon! Check https://www.wcngg.com/walnut-trade-show/ for more information.

Jan
30
Wed
North Sacramento Valley Almond and Walnut Meeting @ Glenn County Fairgrounds
Jan 30 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

***Please note venue change this year, as a result of use of the normal venue as a FEMA/Red Cross evacuation site from the Camp Fire.***

Full agenda will be posted closer to the event. Complimentary tri-tip lunch is included.

Save the Date! Information coming soon: http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/?calitem=427706&g=93401

Feb
8
Fri
Tehama County Walnut Meeting @ Red Bluff Elks Lodge
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Times, agenda and lunch information will be posted closer to the event date.

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

Aug
21
Wed
Plant Nutrition and the Nursery Infrastructure @ Target Specialty Products
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Morning in English and afternoon in Spanish. FLYER 2019

The workshop key learnings will be:
• Identify and understand the role of plant nutrients in plant growth and their role in plant growth.
• Identify plant nutrient deficiency and toxicity symptoms.
• Understand the sources and movement of fertilizers in a nursery production system.
• Develop the groundwork for optimizing fertilizer use in a container nursery operation.

Sep
18
Wed
Fertilizer Type, Uses, and Methods of Monitoring Fertilizer Status in a Nursery Operation @ Target Specialty Products
Sep 18 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Workshop Flyer

The workshop key learnings include:
• Have a working knowledge of fertilizer types.
• Choose the proper fertilizer(s) to optimize plant growth and have a sustainable operation
• Use fertilizers properly to optimize nutrient uptake into plants
• Monitor media and water quality
• Develop a record keeping program to track production with fertilizer usage

Nov
13
Wed
National Grape Research Alliance Sensor Technology Workshop @ Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Nov 13 all-day

What?

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Grape Research Alliance (NGRA) are
partnering to produce the NGRA-ARS Sensor Technology Workshop to be held this fall in Sacramento, CA.
Join wine and grape industry principals to hear from scientists about the sensors
that support  grape-growing today (including the strengths and shortcomings of these offerings),
what’s in the research pipeline and what advances are on the horizon.
In this dynamic event, the scientists will gain valuable insight about sensor technologies, too,
from a panel of early-adopters, from industry attendees and from fellow researchers, as well.
Be a part of the exploration!

When and Where?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Embassy Suites, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
7:30 a.m. – Registration open, coffee service available
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Speaker program
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Reception

How Much?

$150 – NGRA Board members
$250 – Industry and academic guests
Ticketing fees apply
All tickets include lunch and reception.

Ticket sales end 24 hours in advance; no tickets will be sold onsite.
Tickets will be non-refundable

CEUs?
PCAs: 2 hours CEU credit (in “other” category) offered via the California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation

CCAs: 7.5 CEU credits offered in precision ag (3), soil & water management (2), crop management (1.5) and integrated pest management (1)
via Certified Crop Adviser