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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.

Feb
27
Thu
Small Farm Conference @ Cuesta College North County Campus
Feb 27 – Feb 29 all-day

Local food, innovation, community roots and healthy soilsjust a few of the things you’ll find growing on small farms all across California. Join us in February 2020 for the 32nd annual California Small Farm Conference where farmers, ranchers and local food advocates gather each year to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up.

Mar
9
Mon
Quad-County Walnut Institute @ Robert J Cabral Center, Stockton
Mar 9 all-day

Monday, March 9, 2020
Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, San Joaquin County Extension Office, Evelyn Costa Room
2101 E Earhart Ave. Stockton, CA 95206

  • 7:15 Registration Opens
  • 8:00 Welcome
    • Dr. Kari Arnold, UCCE Orchard and Vineyard Systems Advisor, Stanislaus County
  • 8:05 Commissioner’s Update, Laws and Regulations
    • Tim Pelican, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures
  • 8:40 Navel Orangeworm Pest Management Survey
    • Dr. Phoebe Gordon, UCCE Orchard Crops Farm Advisor, Madera and Merced County Dr. Houston Wilson, UCCE Tree Crops IPM Specialist
  • 9:05 California Walnut Industry Update
    • California Walnut Commission:
      • Claire Lee, Assistant Director, International Marketing
      • Jennifer Olmstead, Marketing Director, Domestic Public Relations
      • Carl Eidsath, Director, Regulatory and Industry Affairs
  • 9:35 Updates on Flatheaded Borer, Scale and Worm Pests
    • Dr. Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE Area IPM Advisor, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties
  • 10:05 Break
  • 10:25 Walnut Rootstock Improvement Survey Brief Introduction
    • Dr. Jason Liang, Dept. of Ag. Business, Fresno State
  • 10:30 Research and Field Updates
    • Dr. Kari Arnold, UCCE Orchard and Vineyard Systems Advisor, Stanislaus County
  • 10:45 Walnut Orchard Management Research Updates
    • Dr. Bruce Lampinen, UCCE Pomology Extension Specialist, UC Davis
  • 11:10 Walnut Mold Differs from Botryosphaeria and Phomopsis Blights
    • Dr. Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist, UC Davis
  • 11:35 Walnut Improvement Program Updates
    • Dr. Pat J. Brown, Associate Professor and Nut Crops Breeder, UC Davis
  • 12:00 Adjourn

2.0 hours of DPR CEU pending

3.0 hours of CCA CEU pending

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