Event: Walnut Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Field Day

This field day will demonstrate the results of a FREP-funded study on evaluating the benefits of nitrogen management practices in walnuts. The objective of the study was to understand how split fertilizer applications affect nitrate movement below the root zone. This study also sought to quantify the benefits of efficient nitrogen management practices, including potential […]

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2017 FREP/WPHA Conference: Save the Date and Call for Posters

Every fall, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) host a two-day nutrient management conference. The agenda focuses on the latest FREP-funded research results and practical applications of fertilizing materials for agricultural production in the state of California. On November 1-2, 2017, […]

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Vacancies on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing four vacancies on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee. The subcommittee reviews and recommends research and education proposals for funding and implementation to the department’s Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) sponsors and facilitates research to improve agronomic and […]

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Fertilizer Research Conference Will be Held in Modesto, October 26-27, 2016

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) are hosting their 24th annual fertilizer research conference on October 26-27, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Modesto, California. This event brings together industry professionals and academic researchers to learn about the latest research and […]

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Openings in the California Fertilizer Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing four vacancies on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s (FREP) Technical Advisory Subcommittee. This subcommittee reviews and recommends fertilizer research and education proposals for funding to CDFA’s Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. FREP funds and facilitates research to improve the agronomic and environmental use of fertilizing materials […]

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Save the Date for the FREP/WPHA Conference

Every fall, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) host a two-day nutrient management conference. The agenda focuses on the latest FREP-funded research results and practical applications of fertilizing materials for agricultural production in the state of California. On October 26 and […]

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California Fertilization Guidelines and Brochures

The California Fertilization Guidelines on the FREP website have been expanded to include recommendations for 18 crops, representing more than half of the irrigated agriculture in California. The recent additional recommendations are for plums, peaches and nectarines. Potato recommendations are coming soon. Additionally, FREP is pleased to announce that tomato, strawberry, and almond fertilization guidelines […]

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CDFA Accepting Concept Proposals for 2016 Fertilizer Research and Education Grants

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is currently accepting concept proposals for the 2016 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances the agronomic and environmental performance of fertilizing materials. The 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) includes several initiatives put forth by the department to help […]

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Welcome to the FREP Blog

The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has created this blog to give you the latest nutrient management news and information for California growers, advisors, researchers and agencies. Bringing Research into Practice To bridge the gap between research conclusions and farming practices in the field, FREP is engaged in several outreach and educational activities: The […]

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