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 Valley and perform the entire evaluations on two 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)
California Nursery Conference & Grower Tour @ Elks Lodge
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

Early registration is strongly encouraged early because seating is limited on both days and registration fees increase on June 1st

A) Attend the Conference on day 1 only-Includes morning and afternoon breaks and buffet lunch- $115; On June 1st and later and at the door $130

B) Attend Grower Tour on day 2 only-Includes bus fees, box lunch, and snacks- $115; On June 1st and later and at the door $130

C) Attend both the Conference and Grower Tour- $215; On June 1st and later $260

Sponsorships and Vendor Opportunities Available

For more information contact:




Central Valley Almond Day @ Fresno Fairgrounds Commerce Building
Jun 20 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Agenda and Registration Available now at http://wcngg.com/events/central-valley-almond-day

Citrus Growers Educational Seminar Series
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is proud to announce the return of the Citrus Grower Seminar Series, co-produced by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). Three different meeting dates and locations will give growers from different regions the opportunity to attend.

The FREE half-day seminars start at 8:30 AM and are expected to end at 12:00 PM. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM.

CLICK HERE to register for the seminars.

CLICK HERE to view event flyer (including guest speakers).

Continuing Education (CE) Units have been applied for and are pending approval through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for license categories PCA, QAL and QAC.  Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Units have also been applied for and are pending approval.

Walnut Tree Training & Pressure Chamber Workshop
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Early Walnut Tree Training: How to Handle Different Nursery Products & How to Use a Pressure Chamber for Irrigation Scheduling Hands-on Workshop

When:     Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:30-9:00: Sign-in and refreshments courtesy of Sierra Gold Nursery
9:00-10:30:  Early Walnut Tree Training
10:30-Noon:  Using a Pressure Chamber

Where:    4549 Railroad Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991
(Look for the yellow UCCE signs)

What:      Early Walnut Tree Training

  • Discuss early handling and training practices for different nursery products
  • Cover both conventional and novel nursery products and training practices

Hands-on Pressure Chamber Workshop

  • Discuss using the plant-based pressure chamber for irrigation timing
  • You can practice using the pressure chamber and learn how to interpret the results

Speakers include:
Janine Hasey, UCCE Farm Advisor Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Counties
Luke Milliron, UCCE Farm Advisor Butte/Tehama/Glenn Counties
Bruce Lampinen, Walnut Specialist, UC Davis
Ken Shackel, Plant Science Professor, UC Davis
Cliff Beumel, Vice President, Sierra Gold Nurseries

Questions:   UCCE Sutter-Yuba Office at (530) 822–7515.

This meeting is sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension in Sutter/Yuba and Butte Counties.

CCA CE credits requested

Central Coast CAPCA Summer Update
Aug 23 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
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
10:00am Coffee Break
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
12:00pm LUNCH
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
2:45pm BREAK
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
4:00pm Meeting Adjourns
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