The California Association of California Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) and the Organic Fertilizer Association of California (OFAC) will present a seminar on fertilizer materials acceptable for certified organic production on Dec. 10, 2008 in Salinas, Calif.

The all day seminar will be held at the Monterey County University of California Cooperative Extension office and feature speakers on soil management and the role of fertilizer products in certified organic production.

The program is aimed at crop consultants, organic fertilizer retailers and producers, and organic growers. CEU hours will be offered for PCAs and CCAs. Subjects to be covered include: Certified Organic Farming and Fertilizer; Soil Fertility Management for Organic Farming; Use of Compost in Organic Systems; The Role of Humic Acid; plus several other relevant presentations.

“The goal of this seminar is to present practical information that will allow organic producers to understand the role of soil fertility or acceptable fertilizer materials in organic production”, said Doug Graham, chairman of OFAC.

Tabletop exhibit space will be available to companies offering products and services to organic growers.

Sponsors of the conference include: California Organic Fertilizers, Grow More, Monterey AgResources, New Era Farm Service, Port Organic Products, and Westbridge Agricultural Products, Western Farm Service.