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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water use in the Central Valley continues to be a prominent and complex issue impacting your business. To help you make informed decisions, this event will feature leading experts on critical issues facing California agriculture, including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), groundwater recharge and other issues affecting storage and management of surface water.
Please RSVP to Rebecca Bailey at email@example.com or (209) 343-3245
A roll up your sleeves, partner with others, sweat the details workshop. We will provide participants a series of applied, table top exercises designed to tackle some of the most compelling technical and policy challenges SGMA throws at us. The day will start with a set of brief, critically important presentations to frame the subsequent workshop activities. After a mid-morning break, participants will group together and with guidance from colleagues currently writing GSPs throughout the State, and with input from DWR SGMA technical staff, we will work through a set of exercises designed to mirror technical and planning challenges you will face in your basins.
8:30 – 9:00 PRESENTATIONS
The State’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: What it means for us
Patrick Lowe, Napa County, firstname.lastname@example.org
CODE’s BMPs for water management and other tools
Lisa Francioni-Hai, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance,
Energy efficiency rebates for irrigation projects
Ashley Roberts, PG&E, email@example.com
9:00 – 11:00 DEMONSTRATIONS
Mobile Irrigation Lab evaluates performance of irrigations systems
Charles Schembre, Napa County RCD, Charles@naparcd.org
Surface renewal and vine-stress monitoring for irrigation scheduling
Tom Shapland, Tule Technologies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Soil moisture and vine water status measurements for precise and efficient water management Mark Greenspan, Advanced Viticulture, email@example.com
Sap flow monitoring within an holistic solution to optimize vineyard and resource management Virginie Scoarnec, Fruition Sciences, Virginie@fruitionsciences.com
“Uncover new solutions and innovations for your orchards with our unique tradeshow.” The event includes equipment, exhibits, seminars and a free tri-tip lunch.
CCA Credits available: 2 Soil & Water Mgmt, 3 IPM, 1 Crop Mgmt, and 0.5 professional development
- Nutrient Management for Avocado and Citrus
- IPM for Avocado and Citrus
- SGMA Compliance and the Impact on Growers
CCA CEUs Available
- CCA-01-Nutrient Management : 0.5
- CCA-03-Integrated Pest Management : 0.5
- CCA-10-Sustainability : 1
For more info contact Denis Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the 2018 UC Davis Extension Course: Principles of Fruit and Nut Tree Growth, Cropping and Management is now open.
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and University of California, Davis (UCD) Plant Sciences department are offering the annual two-week course from February 25th through March 7st, 2019 at UC Davis, CA.
Understanding the fundamentals of tree biology is essential to making sound orchard management and business decisions in the tree fruit and nut industry. However, access to educational courses on basic fruit and nut tree biology, and how it relates to horticultural practices, is limited. This course incorporates lecture, lab exercises, and field demonstrations to provide information on all aspects of basic plant biology and the relationship between plant biology and orchard management.
During the first week of the course (February 25 – March 1), leaders in tree crop research from the University of California will provide lectures on tree growth, development and pruning, dormancy and chilling, flowering, pollination and fruit set as well as many other topics critical to a solid understanding of fruit and nut orchard management. There will also be field excursions for hands-on field exercises and demonstrations.
The optional second week (March 4 – March 7) is a four day field tour throughout tree fruit and nut growing regions in Northern and Central California. The field tour includes visits to current UC experiments, processing facilities, and orchards in a wide range of tree fruit and nut crops.
This course is designed specifically for current tree fruit and nut growers and professionals and also for those with small acreage farms or new to the fruit and nut business. Attendees will receive a certificate after completing the course.
The fee is $2,850 for the entire course (plus the lodging cost for the field trips), or $1,850 for the first week only.
Please visit the course website for more information on the program and our instructors, and to register. Please contact the Fruit and Nut Research Center at fruitsandnuts AT ucdavis.edu or 530-752-4279 or if you have any questions.”
SGMA Survival Toolkit!
Mark your calendars!
For more information please contact Don Wright email@example.com
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
Save the date! More information coming soon http://www.sacvalleyorchards.com/event/prune-breeding-program-research-tour/