Apr
24
Tue
CropManage 3.0 Workshop @ Monterey County Agriculture Conference Room
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops.  Based on in-depth research and field studies conducted by the University of California, CropManage provides real-time recommendations for efficient irrigation and fertilization applications— while maintaining or improving overall yield.

At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage (3.0) which has been updated to be more compatible for in-field use by farm staff. CropManage is now available in Spanish.

Crops currently supported by CropManage include strawberry, raspberry, head, romaine, and leaf lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, bell pepper, spinach, baby lettuce, cilantro, and mizuna.

Please RSVP by April 20th to larriaga@ucanr.edu

Apr
26
Thu
Vineyard Irrigation System Maintenance Tailgate and EGVM @ Pleasant Ridge Vineyard
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This meeting will bring  together experts, boots-in-the-field irrigators, and vineyard managers to share their knowledge and experience with drip irrigation system maintenance and repair. Intended for those who depend on, operate or repair drip irrigation systems in vineyards. In addition, the intention is to raise awareness of invasive pests. This special meeting will be in Spanish and English.

Confirmed Speakers
  • Laura Ramage, Agricultural Inspector/Biologist, San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
  • Samuel Bettien, Agricultural Inspector/Biologist, San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
  • Jacob Hernandez, owner/operator, JH Ag Consulting
  • Ben Burgoa, Program Engineer, RCD of Monterey County
Continuing Education
1.0 DPR CEU (Other) and 1.0 CCA CEUs (Pest Management) and 2.0 CCA CEUs (Soil & Water) applied for
May
9
Wed
Strawberry Field Day @ Manzanita Berry Farms
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day.

Topics of interest include:

Biological and synthetic nutrients and amendments to improve strawberry health and yield (Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor)

Opportunities and challenges in growing tabletop strawberries (Dave Akahoshi, Plan Berries)

Field production of strawberries: a grower’s perspective (Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms)

For more information on the event visit the registration page or see the full agenda.

May
24
Thu
Vineyard Irrigation System Troubleshooting @ Scheid Vineyards Winery
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Check back for additional information soon

3 CCA CEUs available in Soil & Water Management

Jun
18
Mon
ITRC Irrigation Systems Evaluations
Jun 18 – Jun 22 all-day

Class Schedule

Online Class: The online portion of ITRC’s new hybrid online/hands-on course presents the theories and procedures of drip/micro irrigation system evaluations through videos, tutorials, and quizzes in conjunction with textbook and online reading material.

  • Access begins upon registration (login information will be emailed to you).
  • Full course materials require about 10 hours to view.
  • Online exam is optional but required for 10 hours of Continuing Education credit.
  • Material is accessible for two months after on-site class

 

ISE Class I:Efficiency definitions and evaluation techniques are emphasized, ranging from how to take a pressure measurement to what specific measurements are needed for evaluation of six distinct irrigation methods

  • Takes place at Cal Poly, SLO
  • 8:00 a.m. start time on Day 1 (Monday)
  • Ends 12:00 noon on Day 3 (Wednesday)

 

ISE Class II: This second class is a 2 1/2 day class where we will travel to sites in the San Joaquin Valleyt and perform the entire evaluations on 2 fields. The emphasis will be on performing the field evaluations for drip and microspray irrigation systems on trees/vines

  • Takes place on-site at Central Coast locations
  • 1:00 p.m. start time on Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Ends 5:00 p.m. on Day 5 (Friday)
Jun
20
Wed
Central Valley Almond Day @ Fresno Fairgrounds Commerce Building
Jun 20 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

Check back for agenda and additional information

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