UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
The agenda is attached at the bottom of this post, and is as follows:
8:00am Doors Open and Sign In
8:15am Nitrogen Stabilizers in Silage Corn, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE San Joaquin/Delta Counties
8:45am Measuring the Interaction between N Demand and Water Use in Irrigated Corn, Mark Lundy, UC Davis
9:15am Regulatory Update, Tim Pelican, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner
9:30am Fish Friendly Farming Program for the Delta, Laurel Marcus, California Land Stewardship Institute
10:00am Agronomic Strategies to Improve Alfalfa Pest Management, Dan Putnam, UC Davis
10:30am Opportunities for Automation and Optimization of Surface Irrigation Systems, Khaled Bali, UCCE, Kearney Research and Extension Center
11:00am Italian Ryegrass Management in California Wheat Cropping Systems, Mariano Galla, UCCE, Glenn/Butte/Tehama Counties
11:30am Managing for Soil Health and Soil Salinity, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, San Joaquin/Delta Counties
12:00pm Evaluations and Adjourn
We have submitted applications for continuing education for pesticide licensing and certified crop advisors. We have also submitted an application for nitrogen management continuing education, which would help to satisfy growers’ continuing education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program. Applications are pending.
9:00 – 9:10 Introduction– Kelly Huff, Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition
9:10 – 10:10 Nitrogen & Irrigation Calculators for Almonds –
Spencer Cooper, Senior Manager of Irrigation and Water Efficiency with the Almond Board of California
Nitrogen & Irrigation Calculators offered to Almond growers as well as
Distribution uniformity of irrigation systems, impacts on water and nutrient applications.
10:10 – 11:10 Table Group Exercise – Local Certified Crop Advisers & Growers as Table
Group Discussion Topics
Walk through real world examples of nitrogen plans
Calculating pounds of N applied for various fertilizer products
Calculating pounds of N from Irrigation water
Reporting Yield –
11:10 – 11:30 (LARGE GROUP TALK) Review of most helpful information from Table
Save the Date! More information coming soon: http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/?mapd=&calnum=427707
Central Valley Water Quality Coalitions are offering training sessions for growers who want to certify their own Nitrogen Management Plans (NMP) for properties located in High Vulnerability areas. The training sessions are put on by Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) who have completed a curriculum training approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and University of California.
These courses are specifically for growers who want to receive training and certification for self-certifying (sign-off on) their own Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP). However, if you already passed the course and want CE units for attending the course again, you can attend the 4 hour training and receive 1 hour of continuing education credits toward maintaining your certification. You must be present for all 4 hours to receive one hour/unit (however, no need to re-take the test). These and other courses to accumulate hours are listed on the continuing education page along with an email sign-up form to be notified when new courses are added to the list.
The grower trainings are 4-hour classes and participants will need to take a test before they can sign off on their own NMP.
Registration is Full… please check calendar for other opportunities to complete the NMP self-certification course.
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