Inspection Services Blog

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
18
Tue
Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting @ Monterey County Agricultural Center
Feb 18 @ 7:45 am – 12:30 pm
  • 7:45         Registration (free)
  • 8:00          Best management practices for mitigating pesticides in run-off (Bryn Phillips, Toxicologist, UCD Granite Canyon Laboratory)
  • 8:30          Does evapotranspiration (ET) work? (Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
  • 9:00         Effect of drip germination on topical N fertilizer applications  (Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
  • 9:30         Using weather-based irrigation scheduling for optimizing cauliflower production (Lee Johnson, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center-CSUMB)
  • 10:00       Break
  • 10:30        A minus R: Implications and challenges for Central Coast farming. (Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)
  • 11:00        Treatment of reservoir and tail water for protecting food safety (Channah Rock, Associate Professor, University of Arizona)
  • 11:30        Organic fertilization of vegetables (Joji Muramoto, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Santa Cruz)  
  • 12:00       Update on Salinas Valley ground water management
  • 12:30       Pizza Lunch

CCA & DPR CEUs will be available

More information: https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=39097

Feb
19
Wed
Healthy Soils and Field Crops Meeting @ Yuba City
Feb 19 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ~ 8:45am – Noon

8:45 am     Coffee and Registration

8:55 am     Welcome

Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties

9:00 am     CDFA Healthy Soils Program Overview, 2020 Funding, and UC Technical Assistance

Emily Lovell and Dana Brady, UCCE Climate Smart Agriculture Program Specialists

Update on UCCE Healthy Soils Projects in the Region

Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties

Nitrogen Availability from Soil Organic Matter and Organic Amendments

Daniel Geisseler, UCCE Nutrient Management Specialist 

Soil Health Benefits of Alfalfa in Crop Rotations

Nicole Tautges, Chief Scientist, Russell Ranch Sustainable Ag Facility 

10:20 am   Break

10:30 am   Agronomic strategies to improve pest management in field crops

Rachael Long, UCCE Farm Advisor, Yolo, Sacramento, Solano Counties

11:00 am   Regulatory Update: Top 10 Violations

Scott Bowden, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County

11:30 am   Sutter County Hemp Update

Nicolas Oliver, Assistant Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County 

UC Hemp Research Update

Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties

12:00 am   Evaluation and Adjourn

 

Meeting Sponsored by: University of California Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Co-Sponsored by: Sutter County Agricultural Department

 

PCA and Private Applicator Credit—1.25 hours pending

CCA Credit—3 hours pending

Irrigated Lands Program Nitrogen Management Credit—1 hour pending

Mar
4
Wed
Golden State Dairy Management Conference @ Stanislaus County Ag Center, Modesto
Mar 4 all-day

March 4, 2020
UCCE Stanislaus County Ag Center    

Harvest Hall
3800 Cornucopia Way
Modesto, California

California research to address California dairy needs.
Our speaker line-up includes University of California Farm Advisors, Specialists, and Dairy Faculty on topics relevant to California dairying.

California topics for California dairies.

Who Should Attend:
Dairy producers, employees, nutritionists, veterinarians, companies and other members of allied industry who are interested in topics related to dairy production in California.

Continuing Education:
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists: CEUs requested.
California Certified Crop Advisor: CEUs requested.

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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