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

Healthy Soil Summit @ UC Davis Conference Center
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day

The program will consist of an optional half-day farm tour (SOLD OUT) and one and a half days of sessions on successful farm management strategies as well as time to engage with speakers and fellow attendees to build business relationships and peer networks.

Between 8 and 10 CEU’s will be offered at the Summit. 

Expert speakers with expert advise on proven methods for creating healthy, productive soil will include John Kempf, Pam Marrone, Glen Rabenberg and Gary Zimmer to name a few.

17 companies will be on hand to answer questions and speak from experience on addressing challenges and reducing risk to drive whole-farm success.

Turfgrass and Landscape Research Field Day @ UC Riverside Turfgrass Research Facility
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
7:30 Registration and Trade Show
8:30 Welcome and Introductions – Tribute to Steve Cockerham
Peggy Mauk and Jim Baird
8:50 Group Field Tour

Stop #1: Improvement of Bermudagrass, Kikuyugrass, and Zoysiagrass for Winter Color Retention and Drought Tolerance – Adam Lukaszewski, Marta Pudzianowska, and Christian Bowman

Stop #2: PRE and POST Oxalis and Crabgrass Control in Bermudagrass Turf – Jim Baird and Pewel Petelewicz

Stop #3: USGA/NTEP Cool-Season Water Use Trial – Marco Schiavon and Mingying Xiang

Stop #4: Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Anthracnose Disease on Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens and Plant Health Under Deficit Irrigation on Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens – Pawel Petelewicz and Jim Baird

10:10 Break and Trade Show
10:40 Field Tour Rotation (20 minutes per stop; choose 4 stops)

Stop #5 (Gold Tent): Management of Salinity and Rapid Blight Disease on Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens – Jim Baird

Stop #6 (Red Tent): USGA/NTEP Warm-Season Water Use Trial – Mingying Xiang

Stop #7 (Green Tent): How to Properly Irrigate Kurapia Groundcover – Pawel Orlinski

Stop #8 (Blue Tent): Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Fairy Ring on Putting Greens – Pawel Petelewicz

Stop #9 (Black Tent): Nitrogen Timing and Verticutting Effects on ‘De Anza’ Zoysiagrass – Steve Ries

Stop #10 (White Tent): Wetting Agents for Water Conservation on Bermudagrass Turf – Marco Schiavon

12:00 PM Barbecue Lunch and Trade Show
Alfalfa and Forage Field Day @ UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

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.

FREP/WPHA Nutrient Management Conference @ DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm

Conference logoFor 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.

October 28
1:00-4:00 PM – Central Valley Farm Tour

October 29
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.)

October 30
8:15 AM-12:00 PM – Presentations

See the full 2019 Conference Agenda.