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Community Alliance with Family Farmers (GAFF)/ Farmers Guild, Solano RCD, and the Dixon RCD invite you a Cover Crop Field Day.
Focus: Information sharing among grower and technical advisers regarding cover crops in the eastern Solano County, with particular attention to soil health and water.
RSVP to Martha Mckeen for address and additional information
1 NM Grower CEU available
Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day.
Topics of interest include:
Biological and synthetic nutrients and amendments to improve strawberry health and yield (Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor)
Opportunities and challenges in growing tabletop strawberries (Dave Akahoshi, Plan Berries)
Field production of strawberries: a grower’s perspective (Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms)
“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
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.”
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
Learn how different nitrogen fertilizer rates and sources affect strawberry yield, fruit quality and shelf-life
- Visualize treatments effects on plots and discuss results
- 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) applied for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA)
- Simultaneous Spanish translation available
Registration is free; please register here: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=27652
Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:00-8:30 AM – Registration (coffee & pastries will be served)
8:30-8:45 AM – Welcome and Introductions
8:55 AM – 12:30 PM – Rotating sessions and breaks
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch provided
Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided
This program was approved by CDPR for 3 hours of continuing education units
Andy Thulin, Dean, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
Rick Tomlinson, President, California Strawberry Commission
Gerald Holmes, Director, Cal Poly Strawberry Center
Peter W. Shearer, Entomologist, Cal Poly Strawberry Center
John Lin, Manager of Production Automation, Cal Poly Strawberry Center
Shashika Hewavitharana, Plant Pathologist, Cal Poly Strawberry Center
California Strawberry Commission Staff, California Strawberry Commission
Discussion Topics: Coming Soon
Save the date! More information coming soon http://www.sacvalleyorchards.com/event/prune-breeding-program-research-tour/
Spinach Field Day Sponsored by University of Arkansas, California Leafy Greens Research Board, and Seminis Seed
For more information contact Jcorrell@uark.edu
Join us on this educational and social event to exchange knowledge and experience about nitrogen management in strawberry production on the central coast, while sharing a tasty seafood platter with fellow strawberry growers!
When: Friday October 11th, 10:30am – 1:00pm Where: 880 Airport Blvd Watsonville (Ramos Farms)
Hosted by RCD of Santa Cruz County, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), and Ramos Farms
FREE admission, Please RSVP: (831) 224-0293