Efficient Irrigation and Nitrogen Use Workshop
What: Hosted by the California Almond Sustainability Program, this workshop gives almond growers an opportunity to learn about tools and techniques to increase irrigation efficiency through Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) Irrigation Continuum, and to improve the accuracy of nitrogen applications through the use of an online budgeting tool. A complimentary lunch is included for those who RSVP.
When: March 2, 8am – 12pm
Where: Fresno State, CIT Building, 5370 N. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, CA
How: See details in the flyer.
Grower Nitrogen Management Training
What: Funded by the Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Central Valley Water Quality Coalitions are organizing training for growers who want to certify their own Nitrogen Management Plans (NMP) for irrigated lands located in High Vulnerability areas. Participants will take a test before they can sign off on their own NMPs.
When and where:
March 1, 7:30am -12:30pm, 9240 S Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648
March 8, 8am – 12pm, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358
March 9, 8am – 12pm, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced, CA 95354
March 30, 8am – 1pm, 2950 Pea Soup Anderson Blvd., Selma, CA 93622
How: See the latest schedule of grower trainings and RSVP info at www.curesworks.org/growerTrainings.asp
Sorghum Silage for California Dairies
What: Join the discussion on growing sorghum for silage in California, whether you’re new to sorghum management or looking to refine management.
When and where:
March 7, 10am -12pm, 1102 Pine St., Madera, CA 93637
March 9, 10am -12pm, 4437 S Laspina St., Tulare, CA
How: While free, pre-register to guarantee handouts and lunch. Call 209-525-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. http://cetulare.ucanr.edu/files/256027.pdf
CDFA-UC ANR Nitrogen Management Training for CCAs
What: To improve CCAs’ understanding of sound nitrogen management practices and increase their ability to make informed recommendations to growers, FREP/CDFA and the UC ANR are offering training for CCAs. This training will enable CCAs to certify grower’s nitrogen management plans in the Central Valley. CEUs are provided.
When: March 7-8, 1 ½ days
Where: Fresno Radisson, 1055 Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93721
How: See details at https://members.capca.com/event/26
What: California Ag Day is part of a National Ag Day campaign to recognize the significance of agriculture in our lives by showcasing a variety of resources for the public to learn about. Held on the same day as “Take Your Child to Work Day.” www.cdfa.ca.gov/agday/
When: March 22, 11:30am – 2pm
Where: West Steps of the Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA
New Fertigation Course
What: Cal Poly ITRC and the Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) of the CDFA are providing a 1-day short course on Fertigation. The course will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers through irrigation systems and strategies to conform with the new nitrogen regulations in California. Other topics include nitrogen fertilizers, challenges with phosphorus and potassium applications, growth enhancers, organic-compliant ways to keep drip systems clean, and increasing yields per acre-foot of evapotranspiration (ET) through better fertility management – a key topic for California growers.
When: March 23, 8am to 5pm
Where: Cal Poly Irrigation Training & Research Center (ITRC) 1 Grand Ave, Bldg 8A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
How: Register at www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1952707