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.
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
Dr. Christine Jones, is a renowned and highly respected Soil Ecologist and Cover Crop Specialist. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate nutrient cycles, restore water balance, and improve crop productivity.
Dr. Jones joins us from Australia for a cover crops intensive focusing on carbon sequestration and regenerative soil practices. She has played a crucial role in the carbon credits program and regenerative agriculture efforts in Australia, and we are honored to have her featured in this intensive.
Additionally, we have gathered a panel of local innovative farmers to discuss practical application of cover crops for soil health. This will be followed by an open Q&A session to facilitate farmer-to-farmer learning.
Dr. David Johnson joins us on Day 2 for a hands-on workshop focusing on the construction, use, and testing of the Johnson-Su BEAM Compost Bioreactor. Attendees will get their hands dirty, so come dressed for field work.
June 24th – Monday
8:00–8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45am: Welcome – Dr. Tim LaSalle, Co-Founder Center for Regenerative Agriculture, CSU Chico
8:45–10:15am: Part 1: A Fresh Look at Microbes with Dr. Christine Jones: Soil Ecologist; Soil Scientist; Cover Crop Specialist; Founder Amazing Carbon(opens in new window)
10:30–12:00pm: Part 2: The Extraordinary Power of Diversity – Dr. Christine Jones
1:00–2:30pm: Farmer Cover Crop Panel – Economic evaluations: Moderated by Dr. Cindy Daley
- Rory Crowley – Covers in Orchard Systems – Chico, CA
- Clayton Handy – Covers in Orchard Systems – Corning, CA
- Daniel Unruh – Covers in Orchard Systems – Colusa, CA
- Mark Biaggi – Use of cover crops in rangeland – Pescadero, CA
3:30–5:00pm: Part 3: The Nitrogen Dilemma – Dr. Christine Jones
5:00-7:00pm: Social Hour and Networking: Sierra Nevada Beer and Bertagna Wine; Sierra Nevada Cheese
June 25th – Tuesday – Bioreactor Workshop – Dr. David Johnson
8:30–9:30am: Overview of the process of constructing the BEAM Bioreactor
- With an explanation of each step – critical steps – essentials for a good result
- Where to test your BEAM – what the bioassay results should look like
9:30-11:30am: BEAM Bioreactor Workshop with David and Hui-chun Su Johnson
- Come watch David and Hui-chun build a bio-reactor from scratch
- Interactive hands-on workshop with the end result – a fully functioning BEAM bioreactor
To register via phone and pay at the door, text or call:
Priya Tuvell, MAgr., Program Manager
The Center for Regenerative Agriculture
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*
- “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
This class will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers through irrigation systems and strategies to conform with the intent of the new nitrogen regulations in California. Other topics include nitrogen fertilizers, challenges with phosphorus and potassium applications, growth enhancers, and organic-compliant ways to keep drip systems clean. Increasing yields per acre-foot of evapotranspiration (ET) through better fertility management will also be discussed.
A half-day of forage research demonstrations and educational presentations in the field and in the classroom. The meeting will begin early morning through lunch, and lunch will be provided.
For over 25 years, FREP has presented its pioneering fertilizer research at annual conferences. Since 2007, FREP has collaborated with the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) to create a conference that balances technical research with discussion on practical application. Presenters from academia, industry, and agricultural consulting provide general and technical information, current research and data, and practical applications addressing statewide and regional nutrient management issues.
1:00-4:00 PM – Central Valley Farm Tour
9:00 AM-4:45 PM – Presentations, including a panel discussion and breakout sessions
4:45-6:00 PM – Poster Session (We are currently accepting submissions. See the Poster_Guidelines.)
8:15 AM-12:00 PM – Presentations
See the full 2019 Conference Agenda.
Reserve conference-rate hotel rooms at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/F/FATCCDT-WPH-20191028/index.jhtml
Nitrogen Management Update
November 3, 2019 8:30 – 11:45 AM
$100 registration for meeting only, $75 registration fee when combined with CAPCA Conference Registration
Register now at capca.com/conference
- nutrient management strategies for sorghum
- nitrogen forms and formulations in sustainable nutrient management
- building soil health on-farm: a case study of warm-season legume cover cropping
- research advances in nitrogen management of California fruit and nut crops
The Center for Irrigation Technology will host its annual, Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase on November 15, 2019! This event brings together the latest in irrigation and water management technologies, highlighted by exhibitor displays in the WET Center as well as a tour of the University Farm Laboratory. Exhibitors will have the chance to showcase their innovative irrigation products and speak directly to the attendees. Exhibits, presentations, and exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available to interested companies!
Lunch Sponsorship – Exclusive
Water Bottle Sponsorship – Exclusive
Contact Courtney Meinhold at 559.278.5855 for information regarding the exclusive sponsorships or if you have any questions!
What is the Alfalfa Symposium?
The Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is a comprehensive program on the many issues facing alfalfa and forage crops. Forages represent a major component of western farming and impact many other enterprises such as dairy farming, beef production, sheep, goats, as well as honey, agricultural industries and environmental issues. This symposium covers topics ranging from economics and markets, regulatory trends, industry issues, pest management, forage quality, irrigation, genetics to impacts and the environment. The symposium is a “must” for anyone interested in these important crops.
The 2019 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is organized by University Cooperative Extension Services of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, in cooperation with grower members of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association. The symposium is currently in its 49th year, and is hosted by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association, representing thousands of California forage growers.
Who Should Attend?
Farmers, Pest Control Advisors, Certified Crop Advisors, industry members, agency representatives, Cooperative Extension personnel, and anyone who wishes to be informed about important issues related to alfalfa and forages.