The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.
Topics will include: filtration, step-by-step design procedure of hardware selection and hyraulics, drip/micro system design, SDI for trees and vines, plugging prevention. Features ITRC book Drip and Micro Irrigation for Trees, Vines, and Field Crops (4th Ed.) and software, Drip Hydraulics.
No registration required! Free Event.
10:00 – Margaret Smither–Kopperl, PMC Manager – Welcome
10:05 – Scott Park – A Producers Experience with Warm Season Cover Crops
10:25 – Valerie Bullard, PMC Agronomist – Warm Season Cover Crops
10:50 – Gill Costa, Sentek Technologies – Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Water Monitoring
11:10 – Michelle Leinefelder–Miles and Brenna Aegerter, UC Extension – Cover crops, Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Study
11:30 – Z. Kabir, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist – Timing of Warm Season Cover Crops
11:45 – Wendy Rash, District Conservationist – NRCS Programs and Cover Crops
11:55 – Margaret Smither–Kopperl – Conclusions and Questions
|7:30am||DOW – Corteva Agriscience Product UpdateChristopher Steppig|
|7:45am||Westbridge Agricultural Products – Label UpdateJon Martin, Regional Sales Manager|
|8:00am||Bee Regulations UpdateMel Graham, IPM Specialist, Ag Commissioners Office, Santa Barbara County|
|8:30am||Bayer Crop Science Label UpdateChris Bettiga, Customer Business Advisor|
|8:45am||Arysta LifeScience Product Update Nic Vanherweg, Technical Sales Manager|
|9:00am||Strawberry Studies – Nutrients, Biostimulants, and FungicidesDr. Surendra Dara, UC Cooperative Extension, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor|
|9:45am||Syngenta Label UpdateDakota Camino|
|10:15am||Nutrient Technologies, Tech Flow Line, Tech Spray Line – Foliar UpdateChris Rhoades|
|10:30am||BASF Label UpdateKate Walker|
|10:45am||Beneficial Insect UpdateChristina Davis, Koppert Biological Systems|
|11:15am||Nutrient, Pesticide and Sediment Impacts on Waterways on the Central CoastDanilu Ramirez, Water Management Specialist, DRAM Ag Consulting|
|11:45am||Product Updates by Bob Fowler|
|1:00pm||Strawberry Research UpdatesStrawberry Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo|
|1:30pm||Certis USA Label UpdateDave Silva|
|1:45pm||Amvac Chemical Label UpdateThor Krichevsky|
|2:00pm||Organic Disease ControlDr. Larry Parker, Westbridge Agricultural Products|
|2:30pm||FMC Label UpdateChris Giannini|
|3:00pm||Regulatory UpdateSanta Barbara and San Luis Obispo Ag Commissioners|
|3:30pm||Pesticide Regulations, Pesticide Labels and the Effects of Spray Applications Dale Rush Crop Investigator|
More info coming soon.
The purpose of the rice field day is to give growers and others an opportunity to observe and discuss research in progress at the RES. Following is a brief outline of the program, more details to follow.
7:30-8:30am : Registration : Posters and Demonstrations
8:30-9:15am : General Session : CCRRF Annual Membership Meeting, Rice Research Trust Report, California Rice industry Award,
9:15-12:00pm: Field Tours of Rice Research
12:00pm : Lunch
Save the date!
The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and the Gold Crown Macadamia Association will hold the Annual Field Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the home of Thomas & Bobbi Rastle’s, 1115 Valencia Drive, Escondido, California.
We will have classes germane to the macadamia industry, with plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions, both general in nature and about the specifics of your operations. We will also be serving a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch. Please plan to join us for a fun and information filled day.
Cost: $20.00 per person if you pre-pay by 10 September 2018, $25.00 per person after that
1:00 pm: CCA Defines Agronomy – Luther Smith, ICCA
1:15 pm: Enhanced Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers: How Do They Work And What Are The Benefits? – Eric Ellison, Koch Biological Solutions, LLC
2:00 pm: Optimizing Irrigation and Nitrogen Fertilization of Coastal Berry and Vegetable Crops – Andre Biscaro, UCCE Ventura County
2:45 pm: Fertilization Practices and Nitrogen Management Plans in Nursery Production – Loren Oki, UCCE Specialist
3:30 pm: Diagnostic Tools for N Management of Desert Vegetables – Charles Sanchez, University of Arizona
4:15 pm: Robert Gulack, JR Simplot Company
4:30 pm: Samuel Carruth, John Allen & JW Lemons – SQM
5:00 pm: Meeting Adjourns
1.5 Soil & Water
2.5 Nitrogen Mgmt
CURES Grower NM Credits:
2.5 Nitrogen Mgmt
0.5 Irrigation and Nitrogen Mgmt
Save the Date! More information coming soon
Save the Date! More information coming soon at https://latinofarmerconference.ncat.org/ingles.php