Upcoming Events http://westernfarmpress.com/events en Wine grape seminar Nov. 16, San Miguel http://westernfarmpress.com/wine-grape-seminar-nov-16-san-miguel <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The public is invited to join the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) for a seminar on Bunch Rot, Putting Your Vineyard to Bed, Pruning this Winter and an Electronic Notice of Intent Q &amp; A with the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The seminar will be held from 1 p.m. - 3:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Silver Horse Vineyard and Winery’s event center, located at 2995 Pleasant Rd. San Miguel, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Silver Horse Vineyard and Winery’s event center</span> <div class="street-address"> 2995 Pleasant Rd. </div> <span class="locality">San Miguel</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.726886">35° 43' 36.7896" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.626048">120° 37' 33.7728" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.726886+-120.626048+%282995+Pleasant+Rd.+%2C+San+Miguel%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The public is invited to join the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) for a seminar on Bunch Rot, Putting Your Vineyard to Bed, Pruning this Winter and an Electronic Notice of Intent Q &amp; A with the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The seminar will be held from 1 p.m. - 3:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Silver Horse Vineyard and Winery&rsquo;s event center, located at 2995 Pleasant Rd. San Miguel, Calif.</p> <p> Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Pest Control Advisors Eric Browning of Buttonwillow Warehouse Company and Dale Evenson of Farm Supply, Geoff Hale of Nutrient Technologies, Tom Johnson of Kamprath Seed Cover Crops, Monica Barricarte of Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, IGGPRA President Richard Sauret, and Owner of Precision Ag Consulting Lowell Zelinski.</p> <p> The seminar will be FREE for IGGPRA members and $20 for non-members. 1.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit has been applied for.&nbsp;</p> <p> Please RSVP to Precision Ag Consulting at 805-434-3331 or <a href="mailto:terri@precisionagconsulting.com">terri@precisionagconsulting.com</a>.</p> <p> For more information about IGGPRA, go online to <a href="http://www.pasorobleswinegrapes.com/" target="_blank">www.pasorobleswinegrapes.com</a> or <a href="http://www.iggpra.com/" target="_blank">www.iggpra.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/wine-grape-seminar-nov-16-san-miguel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/wine-grape-seminar-nov-16-san-miguel#comments 35.726886 -120.626048 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:31:00 +0000 72411 at http://westernfarmpress.com Desert Crops Workshop set for Nov. 29 in El Centro http://westernfarmpress.com/desert-crops-workshop-set-nov-29-el-centro <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Southern California and southwestern Arizona farmers, pest control advisers (PCAs), and industry members are inivited to attend the 22nd annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop Nov. 29, 2011 in El Centro, Calif., at the On Broadway Events Center.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">On Broadway Events Center</span> <span class="locality">El Centro</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.792000">32° 47' 31.2" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.563051">115° 33' 46.9836" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.792000+-115.563051+%28%2C+El+Centro%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Southern California and southwestern Arizona farmers, pest control advisers (PCAs), and industry members are inivted to attend the 22nd<sup> </sup>annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop Nov. 29, 2011 in El Centro, Calif., at the On Broadway Events Center.</p> <p> Speakers at the free workshop will cover topics ranging from insect management in winter vegetables and melons, weed management, alfalfa leafhopper management, new developments in nematode management, adjuvants, powdery mildew, and water retention and conservation.</p> <p> The University of California (UC) and University of Arizona (UA) are the conference organizers. Eric Natwick, entomologist, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Imperial County, is the conference chair.</p> <p> <a href="http://westernfarmpress.com" target="_blank"><em>Western Farm Press</em></a> is the official workshop sponsor.</p> <p> Agenda</p> <p> 7:15 - Registration</p> <p> 7:25 - Welcome from <em>Western Farm Press</em> &ndash; Cary Blake, Associate Editor, <em>Western Farm Press</em>, Gilbert, Ariz.;</p> <p> 7:30 - Thrips Control on Onions - Eric Natwick, Entomology Farm Advisor, UC Desert and Extension Center, Holtville, Calif.;</p> <p> 7:45 - Invasive Insects - Rachel Nilson, Entomologist, Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner&rsquo;s Office, El Centro, Calif.;</p> <p> 8:05 - Weed Management Area - Carlos Ortiz, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner&rsquo;s Office, El Centro;</p> <p> 8:25 - Management Tips for Insects in Leafy Vegetables and Melons &ndash; John Palumbo, UA Entomologist, UA Yuma Agricultural Center, Yuma, Ariz.;</p> <p> 8:45 - Spinach and Lettuce Diseases &ndash; Jose Aguiar, Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor, UCCE Riverside County, Indio, Calif.;</p> <p> 9:05 - Alfalfa Leafhopper Management - Vonny Barlow, Entomology-Agronomy Farm Advisor, UCCE Riverside County, Blythe, Calif.;</p> <p> 9:25 - Herbicides: New Uses and Formulations for Old Products - Barry Tickes, UA Weed Science Extension Agent, UA Yuma Ag Center;</p> <p> 9:45 - Break</p> <p> 10:00 - New Developments in Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes &ndash; Ole Becker, UCCE Specialist and Nematologist, UC Riverside, Riverside, Calif.;</p> <p> 10:20 - Impact of Hydrogels on Soil Water Retention and Water Conservation &ndash; Khaled Bali, Irrigation/Water Management Advisor and County Director, University of California Desert and Extension Center, Holtville;</p> <p> 10:40 - Adjuvants and Their Use in Pest Management - Kai Umeda, UA Area Extension Agent, Phoenix, Ariz.;</p> <p> 11:25 - All Melon Powdery Mildew is Local: Breeding for Pest-Resistance &ndash; James McCreight, Plant Breeder and Research Leader, USDA-ARS, Salinas, Calif.;</p> <p> 11: 45 - Industry Updates &ndash; Commercial suppliers</p> <p> 12:05 - Lunch: rib-eye steak meal provided at no charge for those who RSVP &ndash; courtesy of <em>Western Farm Press</em> and commercial suppliers.</p> <p> CEU credits applied for include: California 4.0 CEUs, Arizona 4.0 CEUs, and CCA 4.0 CEUs.</p> <p> All times listed are California Standard Time. Arizona Mountain Standard Time is one hour later.</p> <p> Attendees can register at the door.</p> <p> The On Broadway Events Center is located in The House of Steaks Restaurant building, 201 N. Imperial Ave., El Centro, Calif. 92243.</p> <p> For more information and to pre-register, contact UCCE&rsquo;s Annette Tietz at (760) 325-9474 or <a href="mailto:atietz@ucdavis.edu"><u>atietz@ucdavis.edu</u></a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/desert-crops-workshop-set-nov-29-el-centro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/desert-crops-workshop-set-nov-29-el-centro#comments 32.792000 -115.563051 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:11:00 +0000 71471 at http://westernfarmpress.com Western alfalfa conference and biofuels workshop Dec. 11-13 http://westernfarmpress.com/western-alfalfa-conference-and-biofuels-workshop-dec-11-13 <div class="node-body event-body">This is an interesting year for forages to say the least. Prices are at record high levels in many states, but dairies have found it difficult going as a result, and costs have gone up considerably for hay producers and dairy producers alike.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Las Vegas Hilton</span> <span class="locality">Las Vegas</span>, <span class="region">NV</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.114646">36° 6' 52.7256" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.172816">115° 10' 22.1376" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.114646+-115.172816+%28%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <ul> <li> 2011 Western Alfalfa &amp; Forage Conference &amp; Biofuels Workshop</li> <li> Las Vegas, Nev., 11-13 Dec. 2011</li> </ul> <p> This is an interesting year for forages to say the least. Prices are at record high levels in many states, but dairies have found it difficult going as a result, and costs have gone up considerably for hay producers and dairy producers alike.</p> <p> There are many challenges in the farming community, and there is strong interest in alfalfa, corn silage, and alternative forage crops. &nbsp;Growers and industry members are very interested in new products and ideas for saving money. &nbsp;This conference features about 35 speakers from many states who will present some of the latest information on economics, pest management, irrigation &amp; soils, quality, utilization and genetics.</p> <p> We have a special session on corn silage/alternative forages, forage quality, and on Roundup Ready and genetically-engineered crops. &nbsp;&nbsp;A pre-conference agricultural tour, demonstrating field production will take place on Dec. 11, the Forage conference on Dec 12-13. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A Biofuels Workshop to explore biofuel possibilities in Western States will take place on Dec. 13. &nbsp;We expect to have 50-60 exhibitors focused on alfalfa &amp; forage crops (alfalfa, corn silage, miscellaneous hays and biofuels).</p> <p> Please take advantage of the EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION by clicking on: <a href="http://%20http//ucanr.org/sites/Alfalfa_Forages/" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a><a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/Alfalfa_Forages/">http://ucanr.org/sites/Alfalfa_Forages/</a></p> <p> This conference is organized by the Cooperative Extension services of 11 Western states.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/western-alfalfa-conference-and-biofuels-workshop-dec-11-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/western-alfalfa-conference-and-biofuels-workshop-dec-11-13#comments 36.114646 -115.172816 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:30:00 +0000 72051 at http://westernfarmpress.com SJV Grape Symposium Jan. 4 http://westernfarmpress.com/sjv-grape-symposium-jan-4 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">C.P.D.E.S. Hall</span> <span class="locality">Easton</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.650227">36° 39' 0.8172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.790698">119° 47' 26.5128" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.650227+-119.790698+%28%2C+Easton%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The SJV Grape Symposium will be held on Jan. 4, 2012, from 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the Fresno County Cooperative Extension.</p> <p> Cost is $10 for pre-registration (Late registration&nbsp;and at the door $20). Registration must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.</p> <p> The symposium will take place at C.P.D.E.S. Hall, Easton, Calif. It is presented by: University of California Cooperative Extension and California Raisin Marketing Board.</p> <p> Agenda: <a href="http://cefresno.ucdavis.edu//files/131855.pdf" target="_blank">2012-SJV Grape Symposium Agenda</a></p> <p> Online Registration: (pay with a credit card) <a href="http://ucanr.org/sjvgrapesymposium" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/sjvgrapesymposium</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/sjv-grape-symposium-jan-4#comments 36.650227 -119.790698 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:48:00 +0000 74721 at http://westernfarmpress.com ASFMRA farm management seminar set for Jan. 11 http://westernfarmpress.com/asfmra-farm-management-seminar-set-jan-11 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The California Chapter, ASFMRA (American Society of Farm Manages &amp; Rural Appraisers) presents a new Continuing Education Curriculum for Farm Managers &amp; Agricultural Consultants in California. The first of what is planned to become a series of modular seminars will be held Jan. 11, 2012 at the Ramada University Hotel in Fresno.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ramada University Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.747727">36° 44' 51.8172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772366">119° 46' 20.5176" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.747727+-119.772366+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Chapter, ASFMRA (American Society of Farm Manages &amp; Rural Appraisers) presents a new Continuing Education Curriculum for Farm Managers &amp; Agricultural Consultants in California. The first of what is planned to become a series of modular seminars will be held Jan. 11, 2012 at the Ramada University Hotel in Fresno. Topics will include Professionalism, Business Writing, Project Management, Effective Negotiating, Budgeting and Financial Statements, and Business Contracts. Registration is required. $199 Fee includes all course materials and light breakfast and lunch. On-line registration is available at <a href="http://www.calasfmra.com" target="_blank">www.calasfmra.com</a>. For more information call (209) 368-3672 or email <a href="mailto:info@calasfmra.com">info@calasfmra.com</a>.</p> <p> Direct Link to <a href="http://calasfmra.com/meetings_register.php?id=56" target="_blank">Registration Page</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/asfmra-farm-management-seminar-set-jan-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/asfmra-farm-management-seminar-set-jan-11#comments 36.747727 -119.772366 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:40:00 +0000 74491 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Weed Science Society 64th annual conference Jan. 23-25 http://westernfarmpress.com/california-weed-science-society-64th-annual-conference-jan-23-25 <div class="node-body event-body">The CWSS 64th annual conference, “The Value of Weed Control: What’s it All Worth?” will be held Jan. 23-25, 2012, at Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fess Parker&#039;s DoubleTree Resort</span> <div class="street-address"> 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd </div> <span class="locality">Santa Barbara</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.415867">34° 24' 57.1212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.677291">119° 40' 38.2476" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.415867+-119.677291+%28633+E.+Cabrillo+Blvd%2C+Santa+Barbara%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Weed Science Society 64th annual conference, &ldquo;The Value of Weed Control: What&rsquo;s it All Worth?&rdquo; will be held Jan. 23-25, 2012, at Fess Parker&#39;s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, Calif.</p> <p> Featured sessions:</p> <ul> <li> Weed School: Environmental Fate of Herbicides</li> <li> Student Oral Paper and Poster contests</li> <li> New research and updates on weed biology and management in CA agricultural crops and orchards, turf &amp; ornamentals, roadside &amp; industrial sites, forestry, range &amp; natural areas, and aquatic sites.</li> <li> Laws and Regulations Session</li> </ul> <p> <strong>New this year:</strong> CWSS Social Event &ndash; Sunday, Jan 22 - The NFL Playoff Game</p> <p> <strong>For conference registration:</strong> Visit our website <a href="http://www.cwss.org" target="_blank">www.cwss.org</a> or call CWSS at (831) 442-0883 to obtain a program agenda and registration form. Payments by check or VISA/MasterCard are accepted.</p> <p> <strong>Hotel reservations:</strong> Special rates available online at: <a href="http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/S/SBAMCDT-CWS-20120121/index.jhtml" target="_blank">http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/S/SBAMCDT-CWS-20120121/index.jhtml</a></p> <p> DPR hours have been requested.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-weed-science-society-64th-annual-conference-jan-23-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-weed-science-society-64th-annual-conference-jan-23-25#comments 34.415867 -119.677291 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:22:00 +0000 72041 at http://westernfarmpress.com Conservation easements seminar Jan. 23-25, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-easements-seminar-jan-23-25-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Four Points by Sheraton</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">95834</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.641802">38° 38' 30.4872" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.525582">121° 31' 32.0952" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.641802+-121.525582+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+95834%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> This hands-on, how-to three-day seminar addresses the generally accepted principles and procedures to value partial interests (not fractional ownership interests, but something less than the fee bundle of rights). The seminar provides an overview of the differences between conservation easements prepared under USPAP, UASFLA/Yellow Book and IRS requirements and their application to partial estate valuations. Other partial interest examples and case studies encompass highway right-of-ways, power lines, pipelines and navigation easements that demonstrate how to solve complex valuation problems and report their results.</p> <p> Effective this year, the A315 Valuation of Conservation Easements Course is a requirement for the ARA Designation. Registration fee of $650 members/$700 non-members includes course materials, refreshment breaks and lunch all three days. Instructors: John Widdoss, ARA, FRICS and Paul Bierschwale, ARA, FRICS. <a href="http://calasfmra.com/meetings.php" target="_blank">Register on-line today</a>.</p> <p> Conservation Easements will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton/Sacramento International Airport. A group discount rate of $119 will apply for all course attendees. Reservations may be made by calling (916) 263-9000.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-easements-seminar-jan-23-25-sacramento#comments 38.641802 -121.525582 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:31:00 +0000 75061 at http://westernfarmpress.com USPAP update course Jan. 26, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/uspap-update-course-jan-26-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body">This 7-hour update course, developed by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Four Points by Sheraton</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">95834</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.641802">38° 38' 30.4872" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.525582">121° 31' 32.0952" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.641802+-121.525582+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+95834%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> This 7-hour update course, developed by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP and will aid appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice. The course is instructed by an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, recertified to instruct the 2012-2013 National USPAP Courses. It is intended to satisfy the requirements for license renewal, as well as fulfilling the continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups and employers. Registration fee of $200 member/$250 non-members includes course materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. Instructor: Brian Mathews. <a href="http://calasfmra.com/meetings.php" target="_blank">Register on-line today</a>.</p> <p> USPAP will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton/Sacramento International Airport. A group discount rate of $119 will apply for all course attendees. Reservations may be made by calling (916) 263-9000.</p> <p> <a href="http://calasfmra.com/db_meetings/2012%20Ed%20Week%20Registration%20Brochure.pdf" target="_blank">Registration/Information</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/uspap-update-course-jan-26-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/uspap-update-course-jan-26-sacramento#comments 38.641802 -121.525582 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:37:00 +0000 75071 at http://westernfarmpress.com 44th Tri-County Walnut Day Feb. 6, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/44th-tri-county-walnut-day-feb-6-visalia <div class="node-body event-body"><p>44th Tri-County Walnut Day - Visalia Holiday Inn - Feb. 6, 2013</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Visalia Holiday Inn</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.330228">36° 19' 48.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.292059">119° 17' 31.4124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.330228+-119.292059+%28%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 44th Tri-County Walnut Day - Visalia Holiday Inn - Feb. 6, 2013</p> <p> Please Help Us Plan for Lunch. <em>Register On-line using your credit card at <a href="http://ucanr.org/tcwd2013" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/tcwd2013</a>. </em>Registration must be received by Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.</p> <p> <strong>7 a.m.:</strong> REGISTRATION</p> <p> Moderator: Bob Beede, <em>UCCE Farm Advisor, Kings County </em></p> <p> <strong>8:</strong> <em>Dennis Balint, CEO, California Walnut Commission </em></p> <p> <strong>8:30:</strong> Walnut Weeds Have Changed; Have You Updated Your Control Methods?</p> <p> <em>Kurt Hembree, UCCE Vegetation Management Farm Advisor, Fresno County </em></p> <p> <strong>9:</strong> Optimum Walnut Canopies: Spacing Trees for Both Early and Mature Production</p> <p> <em>Dr. Bruce Lampinen, Walnut and Almond Extension Specialist, UC Davis </em></p> <p> <strong>9:30:</strong> Irrigation Management Tools for Developing Orchards</p> <p> <em>Allan Fulton, UCCE Soils and Water Farm Advisor, Tehama County </em></p> <p> <strong>10:</strong> Break</p> <p> Moderator: Elizabeth Fichtner, <em>UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare County </em></p> <p> <strong>10:30: </strong>Codling Moth and Husk Fly Management Update</p> <p> <em>Dr. Robert VanSteenwyk, Extension Entomologist, UC Berkeley </em></p> <p> <strong>11:15:</strong> Identification and Management of Canker Diseases of Walnut</p> <p> <em>Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare County </em></p> <p> <strong>11:45:</strong> How Do I Develop a Balanced Walnut Nutrient Management Program? <em>Bob Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Kings County </em></p> <p> <strong>12:15 p.m.:</strong> Lunch Sponsored by Our Gracious Supporters</p> <p> Continuing Education Credit Requested</p> <p> 1.5 hours of PCA (Other)</p> <p> 3.5 hours of CCA</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/44th-tri-county-walnut-day-feb-6-visalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/44th-tri-county-walnut-day-feb-6-visalia#comments 36.330228 -119.292059 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:54:00 +0000 115231 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sonoma County Grape Day Feb. 15 http://westernfarmpress.com/sonoma-county-grape-day-feb-15 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 Sonoma County Grape Day will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15. It is presented by the UC Cooperative Extension. The Grape Day begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon, at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, Calif. Pre-registration is required.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Wells Fargo Center for the Arts</span> <span class="locality">Santa Rosa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.440467">38° 26' 25.6812" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.714431">122° 42' 51.9516" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.440467+-122.714431+%28%2C+Santa+Rosa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2012 Sonoma County Grape Day will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15. It is presented by the UC Cooperative Extension. The Grape Day begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon, at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, Calif. <a href="https://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=7783" target="_blank">Pre-registration is required</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sonoma-county-grape-day-feb-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sonoma-county-grape-day-feb-15#comments 38.440467 -122.714431 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:58:00 +0000 76661 at http://westernfarmpress.com South Sacramento Valley Prune Day March 1, Yuba City http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-prune-day-march-1-yuba-city <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The South Sacramento Valley Prune Day March 1, is co-sponsored by Univ. of Calif. and Sutter and Yuba County Ag Commissioner's Offices. Veterans Memorial Community Building. 1425 Veterans Circle Dr.. Yuba City.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Veterans Community Memorial Building</span> <span class="locality">Yuba City</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.140448">39° 8' 25.6128" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.616911">121° 37' 0.8796" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.140448+-121.616911+%28%2C+Yuba+City%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Co-sponsored by Univ. of Calif. and Sutter and Yuba County Ag Commissioner&#39;s Offices. Veterans Memorial Community Building. 1425 Veterans Circle Dr.. Yuba City</p> <p> <em>1.5 hours CA DPR CE credits approved (0.5 hour of Laws and Regs, 1.0 hour of&quot; other </em>&#39;&#39;)</p> <p> <em>CCA CE hours requested</em></p> <p> Refreshments courtesy of Helena Chemical Company.</p> <p> <strong>8 a.m.</strong> Sign-in and refreshments</p> <p> <strong>8:15</strong> Managing a prune crop</p> <p> <em>Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</em></p> <p> <strong>8:45</strong> Grower update on permit conditions</p> <p> <em>Jan Kendal, Sutter Co. Ag Commissioners Office</em></p> <p> <em>Todd Quist, Yuba Co. Ag Commissioners Office</em></p> <p> <strong>9:15</strong> Long range research project review: Genetics, breeding, and rootstocks</p> <p> <em>Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo Counties</em></p> <p> <strong>9:45</strong> Protecting glyphosate</p> <p> <em>Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</em></p> <p> <strong>10:15</strong> Break</p> <p> <strong>10:30</strong> Prune disease management</p> <p> <em>Jim Adaskaveg, Professor, UCCE Riverside</em></p> <p> <strong>11:00&nbsp;</strong> Prune Nutrition Review</p> <p> <em>Franz Niederholzer, UCFarm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</em></p> <p> <strong>11:30</strong> International Prune Marketing Situation</p> <p> <em>Donn Zea, Executive Director, California Dried Plum Board</em></p> <p> <strong>Noon</strong> Adjourn</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-prune-day-march-1-yuba-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-prune-day-march-1-yuba-city#comments 39.140448 -121.616911 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:40:00 +0000 83281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Introduction to Beekeeping http://westernfarmpress.com/introduction-beekeeping <div class="node-body event-body"><p>A day-long seminar on beekeeping from start to finish. It will include a live hive demonstrationj in the afternoon.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fresno County Farm Bureau</span> <div class="street-address"> 1274 W. Hedges </div> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">93728</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.758837">36° 45' 31.8132" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.826313">119° 49' 34.7268" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.758837+-119.826313+%281274+W.+Hedges%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+93728%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p> $40 pre-registration; $50 at the door.</p> <p> Call: 559/480-2822 for more information; email: <a href="mailto:johnthebeeman@ymail.com">johnthebeeman@ymail.com</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/introduction-beekeeping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/introduction-beekeeping#comments 36.758837 -119.826313 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:30:00 +0000 82871 at http://westernfarmpress.com Walnut Pruning Field Meeting March 6, Arbuckle http://westernfarmpress.com/walnut-pruning-field-meeting-march-6-arbuckle <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Walnut Pruning Field Meeting will be held March 6 at Nickels Soil Lab in Arbuckle, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nickels Soil Lab</span> <span class="locality">Arbuckle </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.342374">37° 20' 32.5464" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.847116">121° 50' 49.6176" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.342374+-121.847116+%28%2C+Arbuckle+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Demonstration of pruning four-year-old hedgerows and conventional planted walnut with a discussion on the pruning trials for hedgerow Chandler. We will also look at different pruning treatments on Forde and Gillet.</p> <p> The workshop will be conducted by UC Farm Advisors: Janine Hasey, Sutter &amp; Yuba Counties; Carolyn DeBuse, Yolo &amp; Solano Counties; Bruce Lampinen, Pomology Specialist, UC Davis; John Edstrom, Colusa County.</p> <p> IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 13, 9:30 a.m. - Noon.</p> <p> <strong>Questions:</strong> Yolo UCCE OFFICE AT 530‐666&ndash;8143 or look at the websites for updated information at <a href="http://ceyolo.ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">ceyolo.ucdavis.edu</a> or <a href="http://cesolano.ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">cesolano.ucdavis.edu.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/walnut-pruning-field-meeting-march-6-arbuckle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/walnut-pruning-field-meeting-march-6-arbuckle#comments 37.342374 -121.847116 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:56:00 +0000 83291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Beet energy bioenergy crop meetings March 6-8 http://westernfarmpress.com/beet-energy-bioenergy-crop-meetings-march-6-8 <div class="node-body event-body">Growers interested in adding an alternative crop to their rotation can find out about the flexibility, cash flow and exclusive contract opportunities available to them by growing energy beets. Crop meetings on March 6-8 will update growers on the status of future biorefinery and opportunities for farming energy beets.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Andrew Firebaugh Community Center</span> <span class="locality">Firebaugh</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.858838">36° 51' 31.8168" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.456007">120° 27' 21.6252" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.858838+-120.456007+%28%2C+Firebaugh%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Meeting to update growers on status of future biorefinery and opportunities for farming energy beets.</p> <p> Growers interested in adding an alternative crop to their rotation can find out about the flexibility, cash flow and exclusive contract opportunities available to them by growing energy beets. &nbsp;The Mendota Advanced Bioenergy Beet Cooperative is a group of established growers working to create a new bioenergy facility fueled by energy beets, a non-food crop similar to sugar beets, orchard waste and field culls.</p> <p> When built, the biorefinery will create local jobs, buy energy beets and other raw material within a 60-mile radius of the plant, create renewable electricity and support the local economy. &nbsp;The Cooperative views grower and community relations as a key component of the overall development effort. &nbsp;Meetings to discuss this project will be held March 6, 7 and 8 in the following communities:</p> <p> <strong>March 6:</strong><br /> 10 a.m. &ndash; 11 a.m: &nbsp;Andrew Firebaugh Community Center, Firebaugh<br /> 2 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.: &nbsp;Tranquillity Irrigation District, Tranquillity</p> <p> <strong>March 7:</strong><br /> 10 a.m. &ndash; 11 a.m.: &nbsp;San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority, Los Banos<br /> 2 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.: &nbsp;Merced County Farm Bureau, Merced</p> <p> <strong>March 8:</strong><br /> 10 a.m. &ndash; 11 a.m.: &nbsp;Maddox Dairy, 12840 W. Kamm, Riverdale<br /> 2 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.: &nbsp;UC Westside Field Station, Five Points</p> <p> &ldquo;Energy beets&rdquo; can be turned into advanced biofuel and cellulosic biofuel ethanol (AB-CB ethanol) through a proprietary bioenergy conversion process. &nbsp;Energy beets are an excellent rotation crop in the San Joaquin Valley &mdash; they are able to be grown in many types of soil conditions and can have an excellent financial return-rate for the grower. &nbsp;Valley yield history shows energy beets grown here can produce more ethanol per acre than any other crop anywhere in the United States &mdash; up to 1,200 gallons per acre vs. approximately 450 gallons per acre for corn-based ethanol. &nbsp;&nbsp;Biorefineries in Germany and France have been producing ethanol from energy beets for over 10 years. &nbsp;Alternative energy products such as ethanol produced from locally grown energy beets are important for US energy independence and to help sustain local economies.</p> <p> The Mendota Advanced Bioenergy Beet Cooperative would like to invite any growers who are interested in learning more about the project and the opportunity for adding a bioenergy product into their rotation at the grower meetings. &nbsp;For additional information contact Jim Tischer at (559) 260-6148 or <a href="mailto:jtischer@csufresno.edu">jtischer@csufresno.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/beet-energy-bioenergy-crop-meetings-march-6-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/beet-energy-bioenergy-crop-meetings-march-6-8#comments 36.858838 -120.456007 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:11:00 +0000 84261 at http://westernfarmpress.com Central Coast Vine Syposium March 6-7, Paso Robles http://westernfarmpress.com/central-coast-vine-syposium-march-6-7-paso-robles <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Register for the Central Coast Vine Symposium, March 6-7 at the Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles, Calif. <a href="http://www.vinesymposium.com/registration.htm" title="http://www.vinesymposium.com/registration.htm">http://www.vinesymposium.com/registration.htm</a></p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Paso Robles Event Center</span> <span class="locality">Paso Robles, Calif.</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.632279">35° 37' 56.2044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.664187">120° 39' 51.0732" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.632279+-120.664187+%28%2C+Paso+Robles%2C+Calif.%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/central-coast-vine-syposium-march-6-7-paso-robles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/central-coast-vine-syposium-march-6-7-paso-robles#comments 35.632279 -120.664187 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:48:00 +0000 82721 at http://westernfarmpress.com Central Coast Vine Symposium http://westernfarmpress.com/central-coast-vine-symposium <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Paso Robles Event Center</span> <span class="locality">Paso Robles, Calif.</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.632279">35° 37' 56.2044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.664187">120° 39' 51.0732" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.632279+-120.664187+%28%2C+Paso+Robles%2C+Calif.%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Central Coast VINE Syposium is a two-day wine grape production conference and trade show. The theme uis Learning from Adversity; How to turn yesterday&#39;s challenges into tomorrow&#39;s opportunities.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/central-coast-vine-symposium#comments 35.632279 -120.664187 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:54:00 +0000 82731 at http://westernfarmpress.com Southwest Ag Summit March 7-8 in Yuma, Ariz. http://westernfarmpress.com/southwest-ag-summit-march-7-8-yuma-ariz <div class="node-body event-body">From just a single day in 2007, the Southwest Ag Summit has grown into two packed days of educational experiences targeting agricultural professionals, industry representatives, and educators. The 2012 event will be held March 7-8 at the Yuma Agricultural Center, Pivot Point Conference Center, and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, located in the heart of the Yuma Crossing National Historic Landmark, in Yuma, Ariz.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Yuma Agricultural Center, Pivot Point Conference Center, and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park</span> <span class="locality">Yuma</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.692651">32° 41' 33.5436" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-114.627692">114° 37' 39.6912" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.692651+-114.627692+%28%2C+Yuma%2C+AZ%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> From just a single day in 2007, the Southwest Ag Summit has grown into two packed days of educational experiences targeting agricultural professionals, industry representatives, and educators.&nbsp;</p> <p> The 2012 event will be held March&nbsp;7-8 at the Yuma Agricultural Center, Pivot Point Conference Center, and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, located in the heart of the Yuma Crossing National Historic Landmark, in Yuma, Ariz.</p> <p> The growth is perhaps not surprising considering that the venue is at the center of some of the most diverse and productive agricultural land in the world with&nbsp;1.2 million&nbsp;acres of irrigated fields located within 120 miles of Yuma.</p> <p> Agriculture in Yuma County is a $3.2 billion industry; more than a third of the total annual production for the state.</p> <p> The location also puts the Southwest Ag Summit - hosted by the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association (YFVA) and supported by the University of Arizona and the Yuma County Farm Bureau - square in the middle of its target audience in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, and northern Mexico.</p> <p> &quot;Our vision has been to create an event that will bring knowledge and innovation of agriculture to the desert regions as well as offer a venue that is conducive to relationship building and networking within our industry,&quot; said Mark Ellsworth, &nbsp;YFVA President.</p> <p> Pest and disease management, desert alfalfa production, fresh produce safety, immigration-regulation, cotton production, and agricultural business management are just a few of the scheduled session topics.</p> <p> A complete schedule of events and description of breakout sessions&nbsp;will be&nbsp;available online at <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=iyye66cab&amp;et=1107840950607&amp;s=5022&amp;e=001Z-tT0cs1zmZBKetGZR3FO2WGOa9sulgZG863rfV6HHHIoamRMZxc06fx_9YFKfTgPFRoMDPdmVGP8uz7aIEfOkvQDEsBL8nx9aj1VfTyyR5T-BechC4f-w==" shape="rect" target="_blank"><u>www.swagsummit.com</u></a>.</p> <p> Ellsworth said, &quot;We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for 2012 will be&nbsp;Mike&nbsp;McCarty, Helena Chemical president and chief executive officer.&rdquo;</p> <p> McCarty has been&nbsp;Helena&rsquo;s president and CEO&nbsp;since 1996 and serves as Vice Chairman of CropLife America, Inc.</p> <p> The summit also includes a hands-on field demonstration, a trade show featuring a wide variety of suppliers and equipment makers, a golf tournament, and an outdoor &lsquo;Harvest Dinner&rsquo; to showcase locally grown products in the historic setting of the Quartermaster Depot.</p> <p> The &lsquo;Harvest Dinner&rsquo; will be a celebration of local agriculture and the essential partnerships with other agricultural communities.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VaoOnRHhI1I" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> For more information on the Summit, contact Brenda Letendre at (928) 783-9355 or <a href="mailto:yumafresh@swagsummit.com" target="_blank">yumafresh@swagsummit.com</a>.</p> <p> For information on the Harvest Dinner, contact Kristan Sheppeard at (928) 376-0100 or <a href="mailto:kristan@visityuma.com" target="_blank"><u>kristan@visityuma.com</u></a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/southwest-ag-summit-march-7-8-yuma-ariz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/southwest-ag-summit-march-7-8-yuma-ariz#comments 32.692651 -114.627692 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:17:00 +0000 71481 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Cotton Growers Association meeting March 8, Coalinga http://westernfarmpress.com/california-cotton-growers-association-meeting-march-8-coalinga <div class="node-body event-body">The 22nd annual meeting of the California Cotton Growers Association will be March 8 at the Harris Ranch, Coalinga, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Harris Ranch</span> <span class="locality">Coalinga</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.139678">36° 8' 22.8408" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.360150">120° 21' 36.54" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.139678+-120.360150+%28%2C+Coalinga%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 22nd annual meeting of the California Cotton Growers Association will be March 8 at the Harris Ranch, Coalinga, Calif.</p> <p> Registration and coffee begin at 9 a.m.</p> <p> Program starts at 9:30 a.m.</p> <p> Please plan to attend!</p> <p> There will be Association reports together with important industry issue discussions and updates.</p> <p> A sponsored luncheon for all guests will follow the program.</p> <p> See you at Harris Ranch on March 8.</p> <p> Cotton-Up!</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-cotton-growers-association-meeting-march-8-coalinga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-cotton-growers-association-meeting-march-8-coalinga#comments 36.139678 -120.360150 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:18:00 +0000 84151 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2012 Carrot Research Symposium http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-carrot-research-symposium <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kern County Ag Pavilion</span> <div class="street-address"> 3300 East Belle Terrace </div> <span class="locality">Bakersfield</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">93307</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.346940">35° 20' 48.984" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.969207">118° 58' 9.1452" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.346940+-118.969207+%283300+East+Belle+Terrace%2C+Bakersfield%2C+CA%2C+93307%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 8 a.m. 1 p.m.</p> <p> Sponsored by the California Fresh Carrot Advisory Board and UC Cooperative Extension</p> <p> 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (0.5&nbsp;laws and regs/2.5 Other)</p> <p> Contact UCCE Farm Advisor JOe Nunez for more information</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-carrot-research-symposium#comments 35.346940 -118.969207 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:16:00 +0000 82991 at http://westernfarmpress.com Speed of Change agriculture Web conference March 14 http://westernfarmpress.com/speed-change-agriculture-web-conference-march-14 <div class="node-body event-body">The University of California ANR is pleased to be a participating sponsor for The Speed of Change: A Web Conference, March 14.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Internet</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of California ANR is pleased to be a participating sponsor for The Speed of Change: A Web Conference, March 14.</p> <p> <strong>Agenda (All Times Pacific Standard Time):&nbsp; &nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <strong>7 a.m. &nbsp;&ndash;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Session A: US and Domestic Trade Issues and the Near Term Implications for US Agriculture</p> <ul> <li> Current Financial and Economic Conditions - Dr. Gregory Gilpin, Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.</li> <li> Policy Issues and Government Programs - Dr. Vince Smith, Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>9 &ndash;</strong> Session B: Current Conditions and Issues Facing US Crop and Forage/Hay Producers</p> <ul> <li> Corn &amp; Soybeans - Edward Usset, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minn.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Wheat - Dr. Randy Fortenbery, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Hay &amp; Forage Industry - Dr. Shannon Neibergs, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>11 &ndash;</strong> Session C: Current Conditions and Issues Facing US Livestock and Dairy Producers</p> <ul> <li> Livestock Markets and Policy issues - Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Dairy industry Issues and Programs - Katelyn McCullock, Livestock Market Information Center (LMIC), Denver, Colo.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>1 p.m. &ndash;</strong> Session D: Current Conditions and Issues Facing US Specialty or Niche Crop Producers &amp;&nbsp;Trade Implications</p> <ul> <li> Food Safety Regulations and Produce Marketing - Dr. Trevor Suslow, University of California, Davis&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Economics of Food Safety and Disease Outbreaks - Dr. Marco A. Palma, Texas A&amp;M University</li> </ul> <p> <strong>To Join: &nbsp;</strong></p> <p> Go to <a href="http://AgInUncertainTimes.FarmManagement.org/" target="_blank">http://AgInUncertainTimes.FarmManagement.org/</a> and select the &quot;English&quot; option for additional details and instructions how to log in or click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109477278893&amp;s=811&amp;e=001lNdNvWrhG_GUJfjZYjuoiwPpqzVz13Zd3lLVx8mH4UuMmhe-DOjPua1-grLFLc0saN5WuXKykSIVf3bFP0TBqLJ1-3J1jl3u-bn65rffIQSU4OeBDF7fLL1mof0FxZzKnauYFp5E7zs=" target="_blank">here</a>. &nbsp;Conference sessions will begin promptly at the hour as listed, Pacific Standard Time. Participants are welcome to join any or all sessions as schedules allow. &nbsp;We strongly encourage participants to run a computer connectivity test prior to joining the first webinar to help assure a good experience. Access the Adobe Connectivity test at:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msuextensionconnect.org/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm" target="_blank">http://www.msuextensionconnect.org/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/speed-change-agriculture-web-conference-march-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/speed-change-agriculture-web-conference-march-14#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:53:00 +0000 85251 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pepper production meeting March 14, Gilroy http://westernfarmpress.com/pepper-production-meeting-march-14-gilroy <div class="node-body event-body"><p>A UC pepper production meeting will be held Wednesday, March 14, in Gilroy, Calif., from 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., at Gilroy Grange Hall (8191 Swanston Lane).</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gilroy Grange Hall</span> <span class="locality">Gilroy</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.005782">37° 0' 20.8152" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.568275">121° 34' 5.79" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.005782+-121.568275+%28%2C+Gilroy%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> A UC pepper production meeting will be held Wednesday, March 14, in Gilroy, Calif., from 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., at Gilroy Grange Hall (8191 Swanston Lane).</p> <p> <strong>7:45 a.m.</strong> Registration</p> <p> <strong>8:15</strong> Welcome &amp; Introductions &ndash; Kevin O&rsquo;Day, Santa Clara County Ag Commissioner</p> <p> <strong>8:25</strong> Recycling Plastic and Drip Tape&mdash;a Growers View-Update</p> <p> Aziz Baameur, Small Farms/Specialty Crops Advisor, Santa Clara County</p> <p> <strong>9:45</strong> Thrips as Virus Vectors- Update</p> <p> Steve Koike, Entomology Farm Advisor, Monterey County</p> <p> <strong>9:15</strong> Fertility Projects in Pepper Crops- Update</p> <p> Aziz Baameur, Small Farms/Specialty Crops Advisor, Santa Clara County</p> <p> <strong>9:40</strong> New Layby Weed Control Strategies</p> <p> Richard Smith, Vegetable Crop and Weed Science Farm Advisor, Monterey County</p> <p> <strong>10:10</strong> Break</p> <p> <strong>10:30</strong> Powdery Mildew Biology- Update</p> <p> Steve Koike, Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, Monterey County</p> <p> <strong>11</strong> Irrigation Evaluations of Santa Clara County Pepper Production.</p> <p> Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Farm Advisor, Monterey County</p> <p> <strong>11:25</strong> Metam Label Regulation update</p> <p> Kristian Barbau- Santa Clara County Ag. Commissioner&rsquo;s Office</p> <p> <strong>11:55</strong> General Discussion</p> <p> <strong>12:20</strong> Adjourn.</p> <p> 2 continuing education credits have been requested - more information at the door.</p> <p> To register please call Gretchen at 408-282-3111. Please call ahead for special accommodations. For more information call Aziz Baameur 408-282-3127 or Richard Smith 831-759-7357. For Spanish translation, call Maria de la Fuente, Farm Advisor San Benito County 831-637-5346.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/pepper-production-meeting-march-14-gilroy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/pepper-production-meeting-march-14-gilroy#comments 37.005782 -121.568275 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:15:00 +0000 83491 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farmworker Field Day March 16, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-march-16-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Our first field day will be a trip to the Foundation Plant Services facility at UC Davis, on March 16, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Transportation will be provided, and bus will depart promptly at 8, from the offices of UC Cooperative Extension (1710 Soscol Ave).</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Foundation Plant Services facility, UC Davis</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Register <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8066" target="_blank">now</a> for Farmworker Field Days, a joint program between the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and UC Cooperative Extension, supported by the NVG Farmworker Education Fund: <a href="http://ucanr.org/FarmworkerFieldDays">http:ucanr.org/FarmworkerFieldDays</a><a href="http://http:ucanr.org/FarmworkerFieldDays " target="_blank"> </a></p> <p> Field days are free for all Napa County vineyard workers (limit 2 per company). Content will be delivered in Spanish.</p> <p> Our first field day will be a trip to the <strong>Foundation Plant Services facility at UC Davis, on March 16, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m</strong>. Transportation will be provided, and bus will depart promptly at 8, from the offices of UC Cooperative Extension (1710 Soscol Ave). We will tour the facility, and learn about their mission as well as laboratory, greenhouse, and field practices to promote clean and certified plant material for nursery distribution.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-march-16-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-march-16-uc-davis#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:25:00 +0000 83251 at http://westernfarmpress.com Walnut Irrigation Workshop March 20, Stockton http://westernfarmpress.com/walnut-irrigation-workshop-march-20-stockton <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The goals of this intensive workshop are to give participants practical information on using standard and new irrigation technologies to improve walnut orchard production and quality while maintaining orchard longevity. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. SJC Robert J. Cabral Ag Center</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">SJC Robert J. Cabral Ag Center</span> <span class="locality">Stockton</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.957702">37° 57' 27.7272" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.290780">121° 17' 26.808" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.957702+-121.290780+%28%2C+Stockton%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The goals of this intensive workshop is to give participants practical information on using standard and new irrigation technologies to improve walnut orchard production and quality while maintaining orchard longevity.</p> <p> Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.<br /> SJC Robert J. Cabral Ag Center<br /> <br /> For more information, see: <a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/CE_San_Joaquin/?newsitem=42283" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/sites/CE_San_Joaquin/?newsitem=42283</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/walnut-irrigation-workshop-march-20-stockton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/walnut-irrigation-workshop-march-20-stockton#comments 37.957702 -121.290780 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:14:00 +0000 83371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Solano/Yolo Walnut Growers Meeting March 21, Woodland http://westernfarmpress.com/solanoyolo-walnut-growers-meeting-march-21-woodland <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Cooperative Extension Office</span> <span class="locality">Woodland</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.678516">38° 40' 42.6576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.773297">121° 46' 23.8692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.678516+-121.773297+%28%2C+Woodland%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Solano/Yolo Walnut Growers Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the UC Cooperative Extension Office, Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood Street, Woodland, Calif.</p> <p> 1.5 Hrs. CE Credits requested</p> <ul> <li> Program:</li> </ul> <p> <strong>8 a.m.</strong> Registration and Refreshments</p> <p> <strong>8:15</strong> Introduction</p> <p> Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo Counties</p> <p> <strong>8:30</strong> Laws and Regulations Update</p> <p> Jenni King, Yolo County Agriculture Commissioners Office</p> <p> <strong>9:00</strong> Training and Pruning Young Walnut Trees</p> <p> Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo Counties</p> <p> <strong>9:30</strong> Walnut Quality Issues: Causes and Prevention</p> <p> Bruce Lampinen, Pomology Extension Specialist, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>10:00</strong> Break</p> <p> <strong>10:15</strong> Walnut Husk Fly Monitoring and Control</p> <p> Bob Van Steenwck, Entomology Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley</p> <p> <strong>10:45</strong> Phytophthora and Other Crown Rots: Diagnosis and Prevention</p> <p> Greg Browne, Plant Pathologist, USDA, Davis</p> <p> <strong>11:15</strong> Walnut Board Update on the Industry</p> <p> Dennis Balint, Executive Director/CEO, Michelle McNeil, Senior Marketing Director, &amp; Jennifer Getz, Marketing Director</p> <p> <strong>11:45</strong> Adjourn</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/solanoyolo-walnut-growers-meeting-march-21-woodland#comments 38.678516 -121.773297 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:02:00 +0000 83301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Eye gnat symposium March 22, Escondido http://westernfarmpress.com/eye-gnat-symposium-march-22-escondido <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Unfortunately, eye gnats have become a serious agriculture/urban interface problem in San Diego County in recent years due to excessive numbers migrating from organic vegetable production. Organic farming creates an excellent environment in which eye gnats can reproduce. However, eye gnats do not cause any damage to the marketable plant.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">California Center for the Arts</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> San Diego County Eye Gnat Research and Education Symposium 2012</p> <p> <strong>Thursday, March 22, 2012: </strong>7:20 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p> <p> Conference Center, California Center for the Arts, Escondido</p> <p> &bull; 6.5 hours of Continuing Education approved through DPR</p> <p> &bull; No registration fee</p> <p> Eye gnats are small flies that are exceptionally bothersome to humans and domesticated animals. &nbsp;They are endemic in California, but go unnoticed because they are in small numbers in the natural environment.</p> <p> Unfortunately, they have become a serious agriculture/urban interface problem in San Diego County in recent years due to excessive numbers migrating from organic vegetable production. Organic farming creates an excellent environment in which eye gnats can reproduce. &nbsp;However, eye gnats do not cause any damage to the marketable plant.&nbsp;</p> <p> County residents have revolted, and farmers are now under pressure from the County Department of Environmental Health to solve the problem. Onerous cultural and chemical methods are now being employed to solve the problem by farmers, but impacted residents are not satisfied with the results. &nbsp;Therefore, we are bringing some of the worlds experts together to discuss the issue and inform the public and private sectors about past, present and future solutions.</p> <p> For online registration, click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109418147240&amp;s=811&amp;e=001R93SmRG5uaQGzWhLHDHnPV5WOjYVJA_8Z-UnhOJuu0lytBXBVYiAwFeoJikKaPML8coZU3WXkKd12niD6UXYm6keXF4GGET_0xYimPSAlJ9oAV7L1P5JTSAz1kqsUjn0-U3axZ-1J9ZFxCzJyC2BXGWPGRwTzR6OixAnxXwvG1E=" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/eye-gnat-symposium-march-22-escondido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/eye-gnat-symposium-march-22-escondido#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:18:00 +0000 84131 at http://westernfarmpress.com Kern Almond Workshop March 28, Bakersfield http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-almond-workshop-march-28-bakersfield <div class="node-body event-body">The Kern Almond Meeting & Irrigation Workshop will be held March 28, at the UCCE conference room, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Bakersfield, Calif., 93301 (south of the ag commissioner’s office). The event is co-sponsored by North-West Kern RCD Mobile Irrigation Lab.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE Conference Room</span> <span class="locality">Bakersfield</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.373292">35° 22' 23.8512" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.018713">119° 1' 7.3668" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.373292+-119.018713+%28%2C+Bakersfield%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Kern Almond Meeting &amp; Irrigation Workshop will be held March 28, at the UCCE conference room, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Bakersfield, Calif., 93301 (south of the ag commissioner&rsquo;s office). The event is co-sponsored by North-West Kern RCD Mobile Irrigation Lab.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Agenda</strong></li> </ul> <p> 8:30 a.m. &ndash; 9 a.m. &mdash; SIGN-IN/WELCOME</p> <p> <strong>ALMOND PRODUCTION UPDATE &ndash; MORNING SESSION </strong></p> <p> 9 - 9:20 FERTILITY &mdash; What does it take to make 4,000 + lb/ac? New tissue sampling guidelines and fertilizer rates &ndash; Sebastian Saa Silva (or Patrick Brown), UC Davis Pomology</p> <p> 9:20 - 9:50 &mdash; WATER DEMAND &amp; FERTIGATION OPTIONS &ndash; Blake Sanden, Kern UCCE</p> <p> 9:50 - 10:10 &mdash; ALMOND VARIETY UPDATE &ndash; Mario Viveros, Kern UCCE</p> <p> 10:10-10:30 &mdash;&nbsp;INTERACTION OF DISEASE, CANOPY SIZE &amp; YIELD &ndash; Bruce Lampenin, Statewide UCCE Almond Specialist</p> <p> 10:30 - 11 &mdash; BREAK (refreshments / talk with exhibitors)</p> <p> 11-11:20 &mdash; DISEASE/FUNGICIDE MANAGEMENT &ndash; Bruce Lampenin or Mario Viveros</p> <p> 11:20 - 11:55 &mdash; PLANT STRESS &amp; DROUGHT MANAGEMENT &ndash; Ken Shackel, Pomology UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>LUNCH</strong>&ndash; sponsored by service providers listed below</p> <p> IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT AND ASSISTANCE &ndash; ALL CROPS</p> <p> 12:45 p.m. &ndash; 1 p.m. &mdash; BALANCING EFFICIENCY &amp; SALINITY CONTROL in the FIELD &ndash; Blake Sanden</p> <p> 1 - 1:15 &mdash; OPTIMAL IRRIGATION of CRIMSON TABLE GRAPES USING PLASTIC &ndash; Dale Handley, Irrigation Consultant</p> <p> 1:15 - 1:30 &mdash; IRRIGATION SYSTEM UNIFORMITY &ndash; Brian Hockett (North-West Kern Mobile Irrigation Lab)</p> <p> 1:30 - 1:50 &mdash; NRCS EQIP COST SHARE FOR MICRO SYSTEMS &ndash; James Booth, Kern NRCS</p> <p> 1:50 - 2:10 &mdash; PUMP IMPROVEMENT REBATE PROGRAM &ndash; CIT CSU Fresno, Pete Canessa</p> <p> 2:10 - 3:30 &mdash; WHAT&rsquo;S IN THE TOOLBOX? 5-10 minute presentations by sponsoring service providers: SIMPLOT: aerial imagery, HARMON: sulfur burner/water treatment, SOIL MOISTURE SENSORS/MONITORING &ndash; IRROMETER: tensiometers &amp; Watermark, PURESENSE: capacitance probes/web-based data, GRUNDFOS PUMPS: precision injection &amp; energy saving pumps, DELLAVALLE: weekly neutron probe, DALE HANDLEY IRRIGATION CONSULTANTS: Grape ET under plastic, HELENA CHEMICAL &amp; PERRY BRUCE, field mapping with VERIS, TORO IRRIGATION, micro-irrigation of trees, vines and row crops.</p> <p> Service providers will be on-site to answer questions about their technology as it relates to your operation.</p> <p> (RSVP to <a href="mailto:cekern@ucdavis.edu">cekern@ucdavis.edu</a> by March 26 for a lunch head count)</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-almond-workshop-march-28-bakersfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-almond-workshop-march-28-bakersfield#comments 35.373292 -119.018713 Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:35:00 +0000 86541 at http://westernfarmpress.com Automation of Surface Irrigation workshop March 30, Holtville http://westernfarmpress.com/automation-surface-irrigation-workshop-march-30-holtville <div class="node-body event-body">The Automation of Surface Irrigation workshop will take place March 30, in Holtville, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of California Desert Research &amp; Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Holtville</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.811161">32° 48' 40.1796" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.380264">115° 22' 48.9504" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.811161+-115.380264+%28%2C+Holtville%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>When: </strong>Friday, March 30, 2012 (8:30 a.m. to noon)</p> <p> <strong>Where: </strong>University of California Desert Research &amp; Extension Center</p> <p> 1004 E. Holton Rd., Holtville, Calif.</p> <p> Tentative Agenda</p> <p> 8:30 a.m. &ndash; Introductory remarks</p> <p> 8:40 &ndash; Irrigation Practices in California and the Imperial Valley</p> <p> 9 &ndash; Imperial Irrigation District Water Distribution System</p> <p> 9:20 &ndash; Water Conservation Practices in the Yuma Service Area</p> <p> 9:40 &ndash; Automation of Irrigation Canals</p> <p> 10 &ndash; Automation of Surface Irrigation Systems in Australia</p> <p> 10:45 &ndash; Demonstration of on-farm automation prototypes at UCDREC</p> <p> Noon &ndash; Adjourn</p> <p> For additional information, contact Khaled Bali, <a href="mailto:kmbali@ucdavius.edu">kmbali@ucdavius.edu</a> or 760-352-9474.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/automation-surface-irrigation-workshop-march-30-holtville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/automation-surface-irrigation-workshop-march-30-holtville#comments 32.811161 -115.380264 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:49:00 +0000 85021 at http://westernfarmpress.com SWD Information and Pest Management Meeting April 3 http://westernfarmpress.com/swd-information-and-pest-management-meeting-april-3 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Cherry and berry growers have an opportunity to attend the Spotted Wing Drosophila Information and Pest Management Meeting April 3, Fairfield, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Solano Cooperative Extension Office</span> <span class="locality">Fairfield</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.249358">38° 14' 57.6888" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.039966">122° 2' 23.8776" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.249358+-122.039966+%28%2C+Fairfield%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Cherry and berry growers have an opportunity to attend the Spotted Wing Drosophila Information and Pest Management Meeting April 3, Fairfield, Calif.</p> <p> The meeting will be held from 1 - 2:30 p.m., at the Solano Cooperative Extension Office, 501 Texas Street, Fairfield.</p> <p> Speakers will include UCCE farm advisors Janet Caprile and Carolyn DeBuse.</p> <p> Topics will include: Biology, Monitoring and Control of the Spotted Winged Drosophila.</p> <p> Requested: 1 hour of CE credit.</p> <p> For more information please contact the Solano UCCE office at 707-784-1321.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/swd-information-and-pest-management-meeting-april-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/swd-information-and-pest-management-meeting-april-3#comments 38.249358 -122.039966 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:55:00 +0000 87751 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tools for Increasing Avocado Production seminar April 12 http://westernfarmpress.com/tools-increasing-avocado-production-seminar-april-12 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>At the Tools for Increasing Avocado Production seminar April 12, PCA's will guide growers to look for thrips, Persea mites, and natural enemies in an avocado grove in Temecula. Please arrive at Calavo parking lot just before 9 am and you will be supplied a map to the grove.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Calavo Packing House</span> <span class="locality">Temecula</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.493639">33° 29' 37.1004" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.148365">117° 8' 54.114" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.493639+-117.148365+%28%2C+Temecula%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Presented by:</strong></p> <ul> <li> University of California Cooperative Extension</li> <li> California Avocado Commission</li> <li> California Avocado Society, Inc.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> <strong>April Outdoor Seminar: </strong></p> <ul> <li> Avocado Pest Identification and Control</li> <li> Thursday - April 12, 2012</li> <li> 9 a.m to 11 a.m.</li> <li> Calavo Packing House</li> <li> 28410 Vincent Moraga Drive</li> <li> Temecula</li> </ul> <p> At the Tools for Increasing Avocado Production seminar April 12, PCA&#39;s will guide growers to look for thrips, Persea mites, and natural enemies in an avocado grove in Temecula.&nbsp; Please arrive at Calavo parking lot just before 9 am and you will be supplied a map to the grove.</p> <p> No cost to attend and no RSVP required.</p> <p> Continuing Education hours have been applied for.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tools-increasing-avocado-production-seminar-april-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tools-increasing-avocado-production-seminar-april-12#comments 33.493639 -117.148365 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:11:00 +0000 89721 at http://westernfarmpress.com Produce Marketing Workshop & Tour April 16, Escondido http://westernfarmpress.com/produce-marketing-workshop-tour-april-16-escondido <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Tell Your Story, Sell Your Produce Marketing Workshop &amp; Marketing Tour will take place April 16 and April 30, in Escondido, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Diego County Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Tell Your Story, Sell Your Produce Marketing Workshop &amp; Marketing Tour</p> <p> <strong>Marketing Workshop:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> Monday - April 16, 2012, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm</p> <p> San Diego County Farm Bureau</p> <p> 1670 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027</p> <p> <strong>Marketing Tour:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> Monday - April 30, 2012</p> <p> Details about tour will be provided during the workshop.</p> <p> <strong>Registration/Cost:</strong>&nbsp; $20 Registration Fee covers both workshop and tour. Detach, complete and mail the registration form and payment to the address below. You may also register online by clicking <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0012m2QGNtJ2FbSsf8bGm8b7Yfrl96tmgqpXRxHHwHQtrNbgLUS1sBPV0HWIMXYuhsaPo5iLlyhNMcqYvKH5m7z1K0ZA1oJrHQ9dmKS4OCwy4cwoFC_ISCcWRhyAcKJRLafqsNxnRYoefW0LyPdV8OfjOcJcLQcQ4I5P2IjFjkNKaw=" target="_blank">here</a> or visiting: <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber+8274" target="_blank">ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber+8274</a></p> <p> <strong>Language: </strong>The workshop will be conducted in English. However, Spanish&nbsp;translation will be available if requested on the registration form.</p> <p> <strong>The Workshop:</strong> Will give you an opportunity to learn about what produce buyers want from you and the steps you need to take to be ready and sell wholesale to them. We will help you write your marketing story and describe who you are, what you grow, how buyers can find you and why consumers should buy your produce.</p> <p> <strong>The Tour:</strong> The Marketing Tour will provide you with an opportunity to visit and meet distributors in the Los Angeles area who buy directly from small-scale farmers and sell to consumers that care about small family farms like yours. Your marketing story developed at the workshop will be your pass and introductory card to use during the tour.</p> <p> Need more information or special accommodations? For more information about the workshop, the tour or how to register, please contact Ramiro Lobo and/or Barbara Henderson at 760.752.4724</p> <p> For a printable flyer, click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0012m2QGNtJ2FawTTJXC1iYZjh_I-Ty1JeXCPRJQ0gtPZ6PtRCMi-nls5ub9hKiX9RBaIEzhvmJ1Dr4nGzINYaFzDaJlmEDL0cK29NvgMSArlCcC0nRFi_YfZDPuaI5G-TBzKg3qtKOgrYI9tdb-1eLuw==" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/produce-marketing-workshop-tour-april-16-escondido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/produce-marketing-workshop-tour-april-16-escondido#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:33:00 +0000 89161 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meeting April 18, Ripon http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-april-18-ripon <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UC Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month through June at Barnwood Restaurant, 338 E. Main Street, Ripon, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Barnwood Restaurant</span> <span class="locality">ripon</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.741595">37° 44' 29.742" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.124383">121° 7' 27.7788" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.741595+-121.124383+%28%2C+ripon%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UC Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month through June at Barnwood Restaurant, 338 E. Main Street, Ripon, Calif.</p> <p> Stanislaus &amp; San Joaquin Counties UCCE Farm Advisors participating:</p> <ul> <li> Roger Duncan, Kathy Kelley Anderson, Brent Holtz, Joe Grant, Paul Verdegaal</li> </ul> <p> 7 a.m.-8 a.m.</p> <p> 1 hour of PCA &amp; Grower credit available at each meeting</p> <p> <strong>Guest Speakers List:</strong></p> <ul> <li> April 18 Bob Van Steenwyk / Spotted Wing Drosophila</li> <li> May 2 Walt Bentley / Peach Twig Borer and Mites</li> <li> May 16 Kendra Baumgartner / Armillaria Disease</li> <li> June 6 Brad Hanson / Weed Management</li> <li> June 20 Bob Van Steenwyk / Walnut Husk Fly</li> </ul> <p> There will be time for questions and answers with the speakers.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-april-18-ripon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-april-18-ripon#comments 37.741595 -121.124383 Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:51:00 +0000 90271 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sacramento Valley Olive Day April 18, Corning http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-valley-olive-day-april-18-corning <div class="node-body event-body">The UCCE Sacramento Valley Olive Day will be held Wednesday, April 18, in Corning, California. Continuing education credit has been applied for and will be granted if approved.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Veterans Memorial Hall</span> <span class="locality">Corning</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.927657">39° 55' 39.5652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.179156">122° 10' 44.9616" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.927657+-122.179156+%28%2C+Corning%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Wednesday April 18, 2012</p> <p> Veterans Memorial Hall</p> <p> 1620 Solano Street, Corning</p> <p> <em>Co-sponsored by Musco Family Olives, Bell Carter Olives, California Olive Ranch, West Coast Olive Products and the Glenn County Ag. Commissioner</em>.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> <strong>7:30</strong> a.m. &ndash; Registration</p> <p> <strong>8</strong> &ndash; Ag Commissioner Update &ndash; <em>Doug Compton, Tehama County Ag. Commissioner&rsquo;s Office</em></p> <p> <strong>8:20</strong> &ndash; Review of Olive Fly Situation at the Canners 2011 - <em>Canner Representatives</em></p> <p> <strong>9:35</strong> &ndash; Olive Pest Management District Updates- <em>Speakers to be determined</em></p> <p> <strong>8:55</strong> &ndash; Olive Fly Control Update - <em>Bill Krueger, UCCE Farm Advisor, Glenn County</em></p> <p> <strong>9:25</strong> &ndash; Mechanical Harvest Update<em>- Louise Ferguson, UCCE Olive Specialist</em></p> <p> <strong>9:55</strong> &ndash; Coffee Break - <em>Courtesy of West Coast Olive Products</em></p> <p> <strong>10:15</strong> &ndash; Overview of Olive Diseases Including Olive Knot<em>- Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare County</em></p> <p> <strong>10:45</strong> &ndash; Olive Root Physiology and Root Functions - <em>Joe Connell, UCCE Farm Advisor, Butte County</em></p> <p> <strong>11:15</strong> &ndash; Research Updates: Stem Water Potential, A Tool for Irrigation Scheduling and Monitoring and Mechanical Hedging of Oil Olives - <em>Bill Krueger, UCCE Farm Advisor, Glenn County</em></p> <p> <strong>11:45</strong> &ndash; California Olive Committee Activities &ndash;<em>Alexander Ott, Executive Director</em>, <em>California Olive Committee</em></p> <p> <strong>12:15 p.m.</strong> &ndash; Lunch - <em>Courtesy of Musco Family Olives, Bell Carter Olives and California Olive Ranch</em></p> <p> Continuing education credit has been applied for and will be granted if approved.</p> <p> Please phone (530-865-1155) or email in (<a href="mailto:jesamons@ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">jesamons@ucdavis.edu</a>) your reservation for the complimentary lunch by April 12 so that we may accommodate all guests.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-valley-olive-day-april-18-corning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-valley-olive-day-april-18-corning#comments 39.927657 -122.179156 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:28:00 +0000 89841 at http://westernfarmpress.com Central Valley Almond Field Day April 19, Los Banos http://westernfarmpress.com/central-valley-almond-field-day-april-19-los-banos <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Corner of Mercy Springs and Cotton Gin roads</span> <span class="locality">Los Banos</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.058279">37° 3' 29.8044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.849915">120° 50' 59.694" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.058279+-120.849915+%28%2C+Los+Banos%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> To help almond growers get off to a good start, a University of California farm advisor and a UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management specialist will outline valuable pest management and fertilizer tips for the fruit development period on Thursday, April 19 in Los Banos.</p> <p> The free event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at corner of Mercy Springs and Cotton Gin roads in Los Banos. UC IPM entomologist Walt Bentley will discuss in-season monitoring pest pressures and preserving beneficial populations. David Doll, the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension pomology farm advisor specializing in almonds, will cover horticultural and fertilization practices for preventing diseases in the state&rsquo;s leading export crop, worth $2.7 billion a year.</p> <p> Sponsored by San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project (SJSFP), the field day has applied for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. For more information and <a href="http://www.sustainablecotton.org/html/events.html" target="_blank">directions</a> contact Project Director Marcia Gibbs at (530) 370-5325 or at <a href="mailto:marcia@sustainablecotton.org">marcia@sustainablecotton.org</a>.</p> <p> The sustainable farming project is a state- and federally funded program under the direction of the Sustainable Cotton Project (<a href="http://www.sustainablecotton.org" title="www.sustainablecotton.org">www.sustainablecotton.org</a>), a nonprofit which has worked with San Joaquin Valley growers in the past decade to bring Cleaner Cotton to the multi-billion-dollar green consumer market.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/central-valley-almond-field-day-april-19-los-banos#comments 37.058279 -120.849915 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:27:00 +0000 89151 at http://westernfarmpress.com Kern Spring Citrus Meeting April 19, Bakersfield http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-spring-citrus-meeting-april-19-bakersfield <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Kern Spring Citrus Meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the University of California Cooperative Extension Conference Room, Bakersfield, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE Conference Room</span> <span class="locality">Bakersfield</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.373292">35° 22' 23.8512" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.018713">119° 1' 7.3668" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.373292+-119.018713+%28%2C+Bakersfield%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Kern Spring Citrus Meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the University of California Cooperative Extension Conference Room, Bakersfield, Calif., 93307.</p> <p> <strong>Moderator/Organizer:</strong> Craig Kallsen, Citrus and Pistachio Farm Advisor, UCCE Kern County. More information available at 661-868-6221.</p> <p> <strong>Agenda</strong></p> <ul> <li> 1 p.m. Registration</li> <li> 1:15 &ndash; 1:45 Alternate Bearing in Mandarins - Potential for Mitigation with PGRs. Dr. Carol Lovatt, Professor, Plant Physiologist, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside</li> <li> 1:45 &ndash; 2:20 Asian Citrus Psyllid Update, Earwig Pest Management and Using Movento Pesticide in Citrus. Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Director of Lindcove Research and Extension Center and Extension Specialist &amp; Research Entomologist, UC Riverside</li> <li> 2:20 &ndash; 2:50 Changes in Employee Regulations. Jim Lopes, State of California, Dept. of Industrial Relations, CAL/OSHA Consultation Service</li> <li> 2:50 - 3:00 Break</li> <li> 3:00 &ndash; 3:30 Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) Quarantine Response and Eradication/Pesticides. Eddy Greynolds, Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector</li> <li> 3:30 &ndash; 4:00 Status of Area-wide Suppression of the GWSS in Kern and Tulare Counties. Beth Stone-Smith, GWSS Program Director, USDA APHIS PPQ</li> <li> 4:00 &ndash; 4:30 Tree Spacing Considerations Related to Citrus Yield, Fruit Quality and Crop Management. Craig Kallsen, UCCE Citrus Farm Advisor/Kern County</li> </ul> <p> <em>2.0 hours of Private Applicator and PCA Credit. (0.5 Laws and Regs; 1.5 Other)</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-spring-citrus-meeting-april-19-bakersfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-spring-citrus-meeting-april-19-bakersfield#comments 35.373292 -119.018713 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:06:00 +0000 89271 at http://westernfarmpress.com 20th California Antique Farm Equipment Show April 20-22, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/20th-california-antique-farm-equipment-show-april-20-22-tulare <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 20th Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show will showcase the agriculture industry's heritage at the International Agri-Center in Tulare on April 20-22. This year's show will feature hundreds of antique farm equipment exhibits and entertainment the whole family will enjoy.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">International Agri-Center </span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 20th Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show will showcase the agriculture industry&#39;s heritage at the International Agri-Center in Tulare on April 20-22. This year&#39;s show will feature hundreds of antique farm equipment exhibits and entertainment the whole family will enjoy.</p> <p> Although the show&#39;s main attraction is antique equipment, the event offers something for the whole family. Children can play in the kid&#39;s area with a pedal tractor pull contest, bounce house and arts and crafts.&nbsp; Shoppers won&#39;t want to miss shopping at trendy boutiques featuring clothing, home goods, jewelry and more at Antiques &amp; Boutiques in the Farm Credit Dairy Center all three days of the show.&nbsp;</p> <p> Everyone will enjoy watching the antique equipment parade on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.&nbsp; Be sure to get a seat and watch as hundreds of antique trucks and tractors drive down Median Street for a show you won&#39;t soon forget!</p> <p> For serious antique equipment enthusiasts, hundreds of antique tractors, engines and farm equipment will be on display during the three-day show. See antique earth movers in action as they dig in the tractor exposition area and&nbsp;visit more than 150 swap meet booths for iron works, antiques and wood crafts.&nbsp;</p> <p> Opening day of the show, Friday, April 20, starts off with the opening of Antiques &amp; Boutiques; entertainment in the kid&#39;s area; tractor pulls at 4:00 p.m. and dinner with music and dancing by Johnny Popper &amp; the Implements.</p> <p> Saturday is a great time to get the family together for a whole day of fun with a horseshoe tournament in the morning; entertainment by local performers and cooking demonstrations; an antique tractor pull contest in the afternoon; a barbecued steak dinner featuring entertainment by the Sons of the San Joaquin and an opportunity to bid on delicious baked goods at the bake sale.</p> <p> Sunday starts off with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by a non-denominational worship service;&nbsp;an antique auction; rib cook-off where contestants vie for top honors and cash prizes in beef and pork divisions; entertainment by local performers; cooking demonstrations and a hay boom contest.</p> <p> Students are also encouraged to get involved in the California Antique Farm Equipment Show by entering the Cowboy Poetry Contest. The contest will give students an opportunity to share their original poems, practice their public speaking skills and learn about the agriculture industry&#39;s heritage. Entries are due by April 16. Contact the International Agri-Center at 688-1030, or download the entry form under the &quot;Family Fun&quot; section of <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001mWUqQ9xul_uHlF1zsQbGMEZCfYi9TMWYKjgwNYWCJVkNhzCYoGZeoim3OhPBPHe5IIy2Rf_3REKrI6QOK2e0326uBpuEVTHkhyRs_r5vETF1Tt96d2Lc6g==" target="_blank">www.AntiqueFarmShow.org</a>.</p> <p> Admission to the California Antique Farm Equipment Show is $8; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Admission and dinner tickets may be purchased online at <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001mWUqQ9xul_tATERZJcC97VklxucRff15YOmgLfqUTXfAoIGY4ZxAxPD51tq9IhwhyeV-lv75PzCJQI1ynq08HpDV1jbVCYOmR5ohqxvRCTmvViV6HkgYgNycI6MxDG_7" target="_blank">www.AntiqueFarmShow.org</a>&nbsp;or by calling 800-999-9186.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/20th-california-antique-farm-equipment-show-april-20-22-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/20th-california-antique-farm-equipment-show-april-20-22-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:58:00 +0000 90281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Spring Citrus Meeting set for April 20, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/spring-citrus-meeting-set-april-20-tulare <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The UC Spring Citrus Meeting will be held Friday, April 20, at the Tulare County Agricultural Building.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tulare County Agricultural Building</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The UC Spring Citrus Meeting will be held Friday, April 20, at the Tulare County Agricultural Building.</p> <ul> <li> Friday, April 20, 2012</li> <li> 9 a.m. &ndash; Noon</li> <li> Tulare County Agricultural Building</li> <li> 4437 South Laspina Street, Tulare</li> </ul> <p> 8:30 a.m. &ndash; Registration</p> <p> 9 &ndash; Nitrogen Management Research Revisited</p> <p> <em>Dr. Mary Lu Arpaia, UC Kearney Research and Extension Center</em></p> <p> 9:45 &ndash; Screening for HLB: Current and Possible New Approaches</p> <p> <em>Dr. MaryLou Polek, Citrus Research Board</em></p> <p> 10:15 &ndash; Break</p> <p> 10:30 &ndash; Comparison of Conventional LV Irrigation vs. Partial Root Zone Drying</p> <p> <em>Dr. Carol Lovatt, UC Riverside</em></p> <p> 11:15 &ndash; Progress Report on the Biology and Management of Earwigs</p> <p> <em>Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Lindcove Research and Extension Center</em></p> <p> <strong>Continuing education credit has been requested.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/spring-citrus-meeting-set-april-20-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/spring-citrus-meeting-set-april-20-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:17:00 +0000 87911 at http://westernfarmpress.com Invasive Species Seminar April 24, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/invasive-species-seminar-april-24-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>An all-day conference on Tuesday, April 24 at the University of California, Davis will answer invasive species questions. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UC Davis Conference Center, located at 550 Alumni Lane, across from the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Themed “Educating the Public about New Invasive Species Threatening California’s Plant Ecosystems,” the conference will include such topics as “New Pests Threatening California,” “Case Histories” and “Other Perspectives on Communication,” said coordinator Kris Godfrey, associate project scientist with the Contained Research Facility at UC Davis.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Davis Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> An all-day conference on Tuesday, April 24 at the University of California, Davis will answer invasive species questions. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UC Davis Conference Center, located at 550 Alumni Lane, across from the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.</p> <p> Themed &ldquo;Educating the Public about New Invasive Species Threatening California&rsquo;s Plant Ecosystems,&rdquo; the conference will include such topics as &ldquo;New Pests Threatening California,&rdquo; &ldquo;Case Histories&rdquo; and &ldquo;Other Perspectives on Communication,&rdquo; said coordinator Kris Godfrey, associate project scientist with the Contained Research Facility at UC Davis.</p> <p> More information, including the full agenda and updates on the conference, is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://crf.ucdavis.edu/" target="_blank">http://crf.ucdavis.edu</a>. Conference registration is online at&nbsp;<a href="https://registration.ucdavis.edu/" target="_blank">https://registration.ucdavis.edu</a>. For additional information, contact Kris Godfrey at <a href="kegodfrey@ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">kegodfrey@ucdavis.edu.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/invasive-species-seminar-april-24-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/invasive-species-seminar-april-24-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:48:00 +0000 83401 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farm Labor Contractor Class April 25, Oxnard http://westernfarmpress.com/farm-labor-contractor-class-april-25-oxnard <div class="node-body event-body"><p>There will be a Farm Labor Contractor Class April 25, in Oxnard, Calif. ( La proxima clase de FLC sera en Oxnard 25 de abril de 2012
Hay Espacio Todavía)</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Courtyard Marriott</span> <span class="locality">Oxnard</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.197505">34° 11' 51.018" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.177052">119° 10' 37.3872" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.197505+-119.177052+%28%2C+Oxnard%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> There will be a Farm Labor Contractor Class April 25, in Oxnard, Calif.</p> <p> (&nbsp;La proxima clase&nbsp;de FLC&nbsp;sera en Oxnard 25 de abril de 2012
Hay Espacio Todav&iacute;a)</p> <ul> <li> Courtyard Marriott &nbsp; &nbsp;</li> <li> 600 E. Esplanade Drive &nbsp;</li> <li> Oxnard, CA 93036&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <ul> <li> 

May 2, 2012 - Indio</li> <li> 
May 23, 2012 - Fresno
</li> <li> June 20, 2012 - Modesto&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> Registration information is available <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109651351312&amp;s=1948&amp;e=001rlp5yH6pJ_pA_0KFZJlOzSqUwCOztgDQcuQmyZqzbmSe_fFoPEEq-KCYAcVfFT_RcHmQi4AgXbD_bMRlPZk-8T68TaF2q982G5tYHDwhZy2p5N_Tkyrplc_FrFIeG3vlAl95LOCu0kAz6b-nZxPBxUn6-LBpAdxpFpo-XuqvKzeddpeCDwidmw87P2sp3iZCK5wMCPCUMLgvE8mhT2m1HQ==" target="_blank">online.</a></p> <p> Informaci&oacute;n de registro est&aacute; disponible <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109651351312&amp;s=1948&amp;e=001rlp5yH6pJ_pA_0KFZJlOzSqUwCOztgDQcuQmyZqzbmSe_fFoPEEq-KCYAcVfFT_RcHmQi4AgXbD_bMRlPZk-8T68TaF2q982G5tYHDwhZy2p5N_Tkyrplc_FrFIeG3vlAl95LOCu0kAz6b-nZxPBxUn6-LBpAdxpFpo-XuqvKzeddpeCDwidmw87P2sp3iZCK5wMCPCUMLgvE8mhT2m1HQ==" target="_blank">por internet.</a></p> <p> For more information call (209) 526-4400&nbsp;</p> <p> Para m&aacute;s informaci&oacute;n llame al (209) 526-4400&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> With support from: DLL Insurance Agency, Walter Clark Insurance</p> <p> <strong>AgSafe</strong></p> <ul> <li> P.O. Box 1011&nbsp;</li> <li> Modesto, California 95353</li> <li> Phone&nbsp;&nbsp; 209-526-4400</li> <li> Fax&nbsp;&nbsp; 209-526-4404</li> </ul> <p> <a href="mailto:safeinfo@agsafe.org">safeinfo@agsafe.org</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.agsafe.org" target="_blank">www.agsafe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/farm-labor-contractor-class-april-25-oxnard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/farm-labor-contractor-class-april-25-oxnard#comments 34.197505 -119.177052 Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:30:00 +0000 88451 at http://westernfarmpress.com Quality Control for the Winery Laboratory April 26, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/quality-control-winery-laboratory-april-26-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body">Wine Flavor 101C: Issues in Quality Control for the Winery Lab will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Freeborn Hall, UC Davis</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <em>Wine Flavor 101C: Issues in Quality Control for the Winery Lab </em>will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Freeborn Hall on the UC&nbsp;Davis campus.&nbsp; Your registration fee of $150.00 will include: an electronic copy of all the PowerPoint presentations sent to you in advance of the course; continental breakfast, catered lunch and afternoon snacks.&nbsp; As always, in accordance with UC&nbsp;Davis policy, our Wine Flavor 101 courses meet GREEN standards, so we appreciate your consideration of this.</p> <p> <strong>Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.</strong></p> <p> <strong>More information: </strong></p> <p> Kay Bogart (530) 754-9876</p> <p> <strong>To register: </strong></p> <p> <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8182" target="_blank">http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8182</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/quality-control-winery-laboratory-april-26-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/quality-control-winery-laboratory-april-26-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:08:00 +0000 90211 at http://westernfarmpress.com Ag Survivor Risk Management Workshop April 27, Escondido http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-survivor-risk-management-workshop-april-27-escondido <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UCANR and the USDA's Risk Management Agency present Ag Survivor: A Risk Management Workshop, Friday, April 27, at the San Diego County Farm Bureau, 1670 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Diego County Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UCANR and the USDA&#39;s Risk Management Agency present Ag Survivor: A Risk Management Workshop, Friday, April 27, at the San Diego County Farm Bureau, 1670 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>Program #1:</strong> &nbsp;(9 a.m. - noon)</p> <ul> <li> Ag Risk-5 risk controls and tools available for managing risk on farms and ranches in California: Jay Parsons, Agricultural Economist, Colorado State University</li> <li> Strategic Risk Management and the risk Navigator tool box, calculate your personal tolerance for risk and risk influence: John Hewlett, Ranch/Farm Management Specialist, University of Wyoming</li> <li> Ag Survivor (A Right Risk Simulation) - Risk Management Decisions for the Big Horn Basin Farms: John Hewlett and Jay Parsons</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Program #2:</strong> &nbsp;(1 p.m. &ndash; 3 pm)</p> <ul> <li> Practice using risk management tools using actual farms records/case study information (computers provided) to see how your operation compares to others, learn to analyze your own records, evaluate risk exposure and more!</li> </ul> <p> Questions? &nbsp;Contact Ramiro Lobo or Barbara Henderson at (760) 752-4724 or <u><a href="mailto:relobo@ucdavis.edu">relobo@ucdavis.edu.</a></u></p> <p> Registration is $20.00 per person or per farm/ranch couple.</p> <p> To register online, see <a href="http://ucanr.org/riskmgt-2012" target="_blank">https://ucanr.org/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8273</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-survivor-risk-management-workshop-april-27-escondido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-survivor-risk-management-workshop-april-27-escondido#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:37:00 +0000 91041 at http://westernfarmpress.com Peach selection field day April 27, Marysville http://westernfarmpress.com/peach-selection-field-day-april-27-marysville <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Peach Selections for Reducing Grower Costs field day will be held Friday, April 27, 9:30 a.m., at Sarb Johl Ranch, 9244 Highway 70, D-10 Station, Marysville, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sarb Johl Ranch</span> <span class="locality">Marysville</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.145725">39° 8' 44.61" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.591355">121° 35' 28.878" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.145725+-121.591355+%28%2C+Marysville%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Peach Selections for Reducing Grower Costs field day will be held Friday, April 27, 9:30 a.m., at Sarb Johl Ranch, 9244 Highway 70, D-10 Station, Marysville, Calif.</p> <p> You&rsquo;ll have the opportunity to see a few of the new peach selections developed by UC Davis Pomologist Tom Gradziel, who will discuss their attributes that could help lower grower costs. <em>In the event of rain, please call our office at 530-822-7515 for further instructions. </em></p> <p> Sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba counties.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/peach-selection-field-day-april-27-marysville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/peach-selection-field-day-april-27-marysville#comments 39.145725 -121.591355 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:09:00 +0000 90501 at http://westernfarmpress.com L.A. Wholesale Market Tour April 30 http://westernfarmpress.com/la-wholesale-market-tour-april-30 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The L.A. Marketing Tour will provide you with an opportunity to visit and meet distributors in the Los Angeles area who buy directly from small-scale farmers and sell to consumers that care about small family farms like yours.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Diego County Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Monday - April 30, 2012, from 4:00 am to 4:30 pm</p> <p> Departing from and returning to: San Diego County Farm Bureau, 1670 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, Calif., 92027</p> <p> <strong>The Tour:</strong></p> <p> The Marketing Tour will provide you with an opportunity to visit and meet distributors in the Los Angeles area who buy directly from small-scale farmers and sell to consumers that care about small family farms like yours.&nbsp;</p> <p> The chartered bus will depart promptly at 4 a.m.</p> <p> <strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p> 4 a.m.: Bus departs for Los Angeles&nbsp;</p> <p> 6-8: Harvest Sensations with Gwen Gulliksen and a targeted tour of the market</p> <p> 8:10 - 8:50: Breakfast at Farm Boys</p> <p> 9-10: David Weinstein at Heath and Le Jeune</p> <p> 10:45-11:45: Bristol Farms warehouse&nbsp;</p> <p> 11:45 - 1:45 p.m.: Lunch</p> <p> 1:45 - 3: Family Tree&nbsp;</p> <p> 4:30: Bus arrives at Farm Bureau, Escondido</p> <p> <strong>Registration/Cost: &nbsp;</strong></p> <p> $20 Registration Fee. To register online, click&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Ce5ZLJ9LLGarRMQTc73HKfc5Meb-y97JAFsODgtThgQAGnpEHFiEeul5v291YMBKQxwQv3QUbUbW-BjJC_zyDg0SdbFRwBCjJZQUej7NTbRP37PlfCR4Lx5fe66GZ9AjVAHN87p5tCdWffpNQUESfq-kzG0Zyy6Ia9KXQH6HxSI=" target="_blank">here</a> or detach, complete registration form and payment at the bottom.</p> <p> Need more information or special accommodations?&nbsp;</p> <p> For more information about the workshop, the tour or how to register, please contact Ramiro Lobo and/or Barbara Henderson at 760.752.4724.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/la-wholesale-market-tour-april-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/la-wholesale-market-tour-april-30#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:22:00 +0000 91971 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC Small Grain Field Day May 1, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-small-grain-field-day-may-1-visalia <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Milky Way Dairy</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.330228">36° 19' 48.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.292059">119° 17' 31.4124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.330228+-119.292059+%28%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of California Small Grain Field Day will be held Tuesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</p> <p> Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Tour from 9 a.m. to noon. Trial will be demonstrated at Milky Way Dairy. Breakfast burritos and coffee will be provided.</p> <ul> <li> Stop One: <strong>Large Scale Wheat and Triticale Silage Trials - </strong>Wheat, triticale trials will be observed for disease resistance, yield and quality evaluation of varieties. <em>Steve Wright, Gerardo Banuelos, Phil Mayo, UCCE and UC Davis, Industry Speakers. </em></li> <li> Stop Two: <strong>Grass Herbicide Study in Irrigated Wheat - </strong>Several herbicides were evaluated including new products and tank mix in combination with broadleaved herbicides.</li> <li> Stop Three: <strong>Broadleaf Weed Control with Express herbicide and other broadleaf and grass herbicide combinations will be demonstrated and discussed. </strong></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Directions: </strong>East or West on Hwy 198 to Road 80 (Plaza Drive). Go north on Road 80 past Avenue 328, the Tulare County Landfill and St. Johns River. Then turn right about a quarter mile past the river onto a paved road with green gates and follow the paved road to Milky Way Dairy just past the gates.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-small-grain-field-day-may-1-visalia#comments 36.330228 -119.292059 Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:17:00 +0000 88321 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meeting May 2, Ripon http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-may-2-ripon <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The UC Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meeting will be held May 2, at the Barnwood Restaurant, 338 E. Main Street, Ripon, Calif., beginning at 7 a.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Barnwood Restaurant</span> <span class="locality">Ripon</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.741595">37° 44' 29.742" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.124383">121° 7' 27.7788" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.741595+-121.124383+%28%2C+Ripon%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UC Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month through June at Barnwood Restaurant, 338 E. Main Street, Ripon, Calif.</p> <p> Stanislaus &amp; San Joaquin Counties UCCE Farm Advisors participating:</p> <ul> <li> Roger Duncan, Kathy Kelley Anderson, Brent Holtz, Joe Grant, Paul Verdegaal</li> </ul> <p> 7 a.m.-8 a.m.</p> <p> 1 hour of PCA &amp; Grower credit available at each meeting</p> <p> <strong>Guest Speakers List:</strong></p> <ul> <li> May 2 Walt Bentley / Peach Twig Borer and Mites</li> <li> May 16 Kendra Baumgartner / Armillaria Disease</li> <li> June 6 Brad Hanson / Weed Management</li> <li> June 20 Bob Van Steenwyk / Walnut Husk Fly</li> </ul> <p> There will be time for questions and answers with the speakers.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-may-2-ripon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-may-2-ripon#comments 37.741595 -121.124383 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:05:00 +0000 91081 at http://westernfarmpress.com Desert Agricultural Conference set for May 2-3, Casa Grande http://westernfarmpress.com/desert-agricultural-conference-set-may-2-3-casa-grande <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 Desert Agricultural Conference is coming soon. This year’s conference will again be held at the Francisco Grande on May 2-3 in Casa Grande, Ariz.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Francisco Grande</span> <span class="locality">Casa Grande</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.879502">32° 52' 46.2072" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-111.757352">111° 45' 26.4672" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.879502+-111.757352+%28%2C+Casa+Grande%2C+AZ%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2012 Desert Agricultural Conference is coming soon. This year&rsquo;s conference will again be held at the Francisco Grande on May 2-3 in Casa Grande, Ariz. We have applied for 12 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Arizona and California. In addition, there is an opportunity to receive 4 CCA Hours as well. Enclosed you will find a tentative agenda that outlines the various speakers and topics that will be covered at the Conference.&nbsp;</p> <p> There will be many opportunities for networking with others in the industry. On the afternoon of May 2, there will be a Golf Tournament as well as a Sporting Clays Tournament. Also, that night, there will be a Welcome Reception/Trade Show in the Promenade area of theFrancisco Grande Hotel &amp; Golf Resort<em>. </em>Sunland Chemical Company is sponsoring a raffle for a $250 Gift Certificate to Sprague&rsquo;s Sports in Yuma.&nbsp; The raffle is free for all who attend.</p> <p> Accommodations for DAC have been reserved at the Francisco Grande Hotel &amp; Golf Resort. Rooms range from $62 for the courtyard rooms to $104-$114 per night for the tower rooms. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-237-4238, please mention AZ Crop Protection Assn. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis and the meeting rates and availability cannot be guaranteed after March 21.</p> <p> Companies wishing to have a booth at the conference can sign up for a sponsorship by visiting our website at <a href="http://www.azcropprotection.com/" target="_blank">www.azcropprotection.com</a> or by calling the AZCPA office.&nbsp;</p> <p> If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Shari Broek at the AZCPA Office - 602-265-0768 ext. 7450 or email <a href="mailto:azcpa@wga.com">azcpa@wga.com</a>.</p> <p> <strong>2012 AZCPA Desert Ag Conference Agenda</strong></p> <ul> <li> Wednesday May 2nd, 2012</li> </ul> <p> 7 a.m. &ndash; 8 a.m. &ndash; Breakfast/Registration Table Open</p> <p> General Session: (4 AZ CEUs/4 CA CEU&rsquo;s Applied)</p> <p> 8 &ndash; The Future of Plant Genetics &amp; It&rsquo;s Role in Crop Protection Practices TBD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 8:50 &ndash; Update on Arizona &amp; Federal Pesticide Regulations; Jack Peterson, Associate Director - Environmental Services Division, ADA</p> <p> 9:45 &ndash; Break</p> <p> 10 &ndash;Effective Management of Common Disease Vectors &amp; Pathogen Persistence; Dr. John Palumbo, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension</p> <p> 11 &ndash; Integrating Food Safety &amp; Crop Protection for Success; Jonathan Field, Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement</p> <p> 12:30 p.m. &ndash; Golf Tournament (Box Lunch) Francisco Grande, 26000 W Gila Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, Ariz., 85222</p> <p> 1:30 &ndash; Sporting Clays Tournament Begins</p> <p> 5:30 &ndash; Welcome reception</p> <ul> <li> Thursday May 3rd, 2012</li> </ul> <p> 7 a.m. &ndash; 8 a.m. &ndash; Breakfast/Registration Table Open</p> <p> General Session: (4 AZ CEUs/4 CA CEUs Applied)</p> <p> 8 &ndash; AZCPA Membership Meeting: 2012 Board of Directors</p> <p> 8:15 &ndash; Current Status of Fungicide Resistance; Steven Koike, Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, UCCE Monterey County</p> <p> 9:05 &ndash; AZCPA Legislative Update &ndash; Current Status of Laws &amp; Regulations Affecting the Crop Protection Industry; Robert Shuler, AZCPA Lobbyist</p> <p> 10 &ndash; Break</p> <p> 10:15 &ndash; Industry Updates:&nbsp; Innovations and Important Updates in Pest and Crop Management</p> <p> 11:30 &ndash; Lunch &ndash; AZCPA Scholarship Presentation</p> <p> Keynote Address: Dean Shane Burgess, U of A College of Ag &amp; Life Sciences (invited); Jeff Silvertooth, UofA Associate Dean of Economic Development &amp; Director of Cooperative Extension</p> <p> 12:30 p.m. &ndash; 2012 DAC Raffle Drawing</p> <p> 1 &ndash; 5 Breakout Sessions &ndash; 4 AZ &amp; CA CEUs/4 CCA Hours</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/desert-agricultural-conference-set-may-2-3-casa-grande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/desert-agricultural-conference-set-may-2-3-casa-grande#comments 32.879502 -111.757352 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:32:00 +0000 85551 at http://westernfarmpress.com 35th Annual Nickels Field Day May 3, Arbuckle http://westernfarmpress.com/35th-annual-nickels-field-day-may-3-arbuckle <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 35th Annual Nickels Field Day will be held Thursday, May 3, at the Nickels Soil Lab, Greenbay Avenue, Arbuckle, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nickels Soil Lab</span> <span class="locality">Arbuckle</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.017396">39° 1' 2.6256" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.057748">122° 3' 27.8928" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.017396+-122.057748+%28%2C+Arbuckle%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 35th Annual Nickels Field Day will be held Thursday, May 3, at the Nickels Soil Lab, Greenbay Avenue, Arbuckle, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 8:30 a.m. &mdash; Registration</p> <p> Coffee and Danish provided by Farm Credit Services of Colusa-Glenn, ACA</p> <p> 9 &mdash; Field Topics:</p> <p> <strong>Hedgerow Chandler walnut pruning trial</strong></p> <p> Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo Counties</p> <p> Janine Hasey, UC Farm Advisor, Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> <strong>Howard walnut hedging trial results</strong></p> <p> Bruce Lampinen, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>Does increasing Nonpareil percentage improve per acre returns?</strong></p> <p> Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor and County Director, UCCE Butte Co.</p> <p> <strong>Spraying herbicide in orchard middles</strong></p> <p> Brad Hanson, Extension specialist, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>Self-fertile almond varieties</strong></p> <p> Tom Gradziel, Professor, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>New almond leaf sampling practices</strong></p> <p> Sebastian Saa, PhD candidate, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>Nonpareil on peach and plum rootstocks</strong></p> <p> Bill Krueger, UC Farm Advisor, UCCE Glenn Co.</p> <p> <strong>Introduction to foliar nitrogen sprays in almond</strong></p> <p> Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> 12:15 p.m. &mdash; Lunch by reservation, proceeds to benefit the Pierce FFA Program</p> <p> Luncheon Speaker - Jeff Sutton, General Manager, Tehama Colusa Canal Authority.</p> <p> <em>PCA and CCA credits pending</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/35th-annual-nickels-field-day-may-3-arbuckle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/35th-annual-nickels-field-day-may-3-arbuckle#comments 39.017396 -122.057748 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:08:00 +0000 90121 at http://westernfarmpress.com Food Safety for Small-scale Farms workshop May 3, Stockton http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-small-scale-farms-workshop-may-3-stockton <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Food Safety for Small-scale Farms workshop will be held Thursday, May 3, in Stockton, Calif., at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Stockton</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.957702">37° 57' 27.7272" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.290780">121° 17' 26.808" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.957702+-121.290780+%28%2C+Stockton%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Food Safety for Small-scale Farms workshop will be held Thursday, May 3, in Stockton, Calif., at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center.</p> <ul> <li> Thursday, May 3, 2012</li> <li> 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm</li> <li> Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center</li> <li> UC Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County</li> <li> 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206</li> </ul> <p> This workshop is intended for small-scale growers who are selling or would like to sell produce to a wholesale market, restaurant, grocery store, school, or other institution. Increasingly, buyers are expecting their suppliers to have a documented food safety program on their farms.</p> <p> <strong>Topics to be covered include:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Federal Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 - exemptions for small farms and direct-marketed produce</li> <li> Avenues via which produce can become contaminated during production and harvest</li> <li> Ways to reduce the risk of contamination</li> <li> How to conduct a self-audit and develop a food safety plan for your farm</li> </ul> <p> The workshop will be presented by Brenna Aegerter, UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please register online at: <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8294" target="_blank">http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8294</a> or call (209) 953-6100.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-small-scale-farms-workshop-may-3-stockton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-small-scale-farms-workshop-may-3-stockton#comments 37.957702 -121.290780 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:07:00 +0000 89711 at http://westernfarmpress.com Nitrate in groundwater workshop May 3, Parlier http://westernfarmpress.com/nitrate-groundwater-workshop-may-3-parlier <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UC Davis released its independent study of nitrate in groundwater for the Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley in March 2012, as required underSBX2 1. A public workshop will be held in Parlier, Calif., to present the study results to local stakeholders in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kearney Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Parlier</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.611617">36° 36' 41.8212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.527073">119° 31' 37.4628" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.611617+-119.527073+%28%2C+Parlier%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Informative Workshop on UC Davis SBX2 1 Nitrate in Groundwater Study Findings</p> <p> University of California&ndash;Davis/University of California Cooperative Extension&ndash;Tulare Lake Basin</p> <p> UC Davis released its independent study of nitrate in groundwater for the Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley in March 2012, as required underSBX2 1. A public workshop will be held in Parlier, Calif., to present the study results to local stakeholders in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties.</p> <ul> <li> May 3, 2012: 2 p.m. to 4:30 PM</li> <li> University of California</li> <li> Kearney Agricultural Center</li> <li> 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648</li> </ul> <p> Free Event/No Registration Required/Free Parking</p> <p> This recently released study may have very significant impacts on future fertilizer practice and regulations in the San Joaquin Valley.</p> <p> <strong>Background and Workshop Goals</strong></p> <p> UC Davis, under contract with the State Water Board, conducted an independent investigation and reported on the findings and potential solutions for nitrate in groundwater and drinking water in the Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley.</p> <p> The UC Davis Report examines sources of nitrate contamination, impacts and costs, as well as promising funding and policy options. This workshop will provide an overview of the study&rsquo;s findings. A panel will reflect on the problem of groundwater nitrate, safe drinking water, promising solutions, and how this report might contribute to constructive policy discussions in defining the issues and promising directions. This workshop, hosted by the University of California, provides an opportunity to hear about the study and its findings and to also hear local perspectives on the study results.</p> <p> <strong>Workshop Agenda</strong></p> <ul> <li> UC Davis SBX2 1 Study and Findings</li> <li> Panel Discussion</li> <li> Question and Answer Session</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Purpose of Workshop</strong></p> <ul> <li> Find out about the UC Davis SBX2 1 study</li> <li> Discuss findings and implications</li> <li> Engage with study authors</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Additional Information</strong></p> <ul> <li> A State Water Board workshop on May 23 in Sacramento will receive official public comment on the study and SBX2 1.</li> <li> Information about the UC Davis Study can be found at <a href="http://groundwaternitrate.ucdavis.edu/ " target="_blank">http://groundwaternitrate.ucdavis.edu/ </a></li> <li> Information on the BX2 1 Salinas Valley/Tulare Lake Basin Nitrate Pilot Studies can be found at <a href="http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/nitrate_project/index.shtml" target="_blank">www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/nitrate_project/index.shtml</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/nitrate-groundwater-workshop-may-3-parlier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/nitrate-groundwater-workshop-may-3-parlier#comments 36.611617 -119.527073 Tue, 01 May 2012 20:12:00 +0000 91961 at http://westernfarmpress.com Intro to Sensory Evaluation of Wine May 5-6, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/intro-sensory-evaluation-wine-may-5-6-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body">Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine May 5-6, 2012 9 a.m.— 4 p.m. 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Da Vinci Building Davis, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Da Vinci Building</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine May 5-6, 2012 9 a.m.&mdash; 4 p.m. 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Da Vinci Building Davis, Calif., Section: 114VIT200.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/intro-sensory-evaluation-wine-may-5-6-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/intro-sensory-evaluation-wine-may-5-6-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:20:00 +0000 90231 at http://westernfarmpress.com COTMAN cotton plant mapping workshop, May 8, Maricopa http://westernfarmpress.com/cotman-cotton-plant-mapping-workshop-may-8-maricopa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC) and the USDA Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center will host a workshop May 8 at the MAC on the use of COTMAN.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Maricopa Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Maricopa</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.058106">33° 3' 29.1816" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-112.047642">112° 2' 51.5112" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.058106+-112.047642+%28%2C+Maricopa%2C+AZ%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC) and the USDA Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center will host a workshop May 8 at the MAC on the use of COTMAN.</p> <p> COTMAN is a plant mapping software developed by Cotton Incorporated that runs on mobile devices, <a href="http://www.cotman.org/" target="_blank">www.cotman.org</a>.</p> <p> The instructors will be Tina Teague from Arkansas State University and Derrick Oosterhuis from the University of Arkansas.</p> <p> This workshop is open to anyone interested in this topic. Hours are to be announced.</p> <p> There is no cost to attend.</p> <p> The MAC is located at 37860 West Smith-Enke Road, Maricopa, Ariz., 85239.</p> <p> For more information contact Pedro Andrade at <a href="mailto:pandrade@ag.arizona.edu">pandrade@ag.arizona.edu</a> or (520) 381-2278.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotman-cotton-plant-mapping-workshop-may-8-maricopa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotman-cotton-plant-mapping-workshop-may-8-maricopa#comments 33.058106 -112.047642 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:46:00 +0000 90991 at http://westernfarmpress.com Western Ginner School May 8-10, Las Cruces http://westernfarmpress.com/western-ginner-school-may-8-10-las-cruces <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 Western Ginner School is set for May 8-10, Las Cruces, N.M.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Las Cruces</span> <span class="locality">Las Cruces</span>, <span class="region">NM</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.319940">32° 19' 11.784" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-106.763654">106° 45' 49.1544" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.319940+-106.763654+%28%2C+Las+Cruces%2C+NM%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2012 Western Ginner School is set for May 8-10, Las Cruces, N.M.</p> <p> National Cotton Ginners&#39; Assoc. (NCGA) Executive Vice President Harrison Ashley said the Level I, II and III courses run concurrently from 8 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. each day. Each level of the coursework is built on the previous level of instruction, with Level I serving as the foundation. It is recommended that all new students, regardless of gin experience, start with Level I.</p> <p> For registration: <a href="http://www.cotton.org/ncga/ginschool/index.cfm" target="_blank">www.cotton.org/ncga/ginschool/index.cfm</a>.</p> <p> For more information, contact NCGA at (901) 274-9030 or <a href="http://www.cotton.org/ncga/ginschool/index.cfm" target="_blank">www.cotton.org/ncga/ginschool/index.cfm</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/western-ginner-school-may-8-10-las-cruces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/western-ginner-school-may-8-10-las-cruces#comments 32.319940 -106.763654 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 20:30:00 +0000 89451 at http://westernfarmpress.com California water supply outlook webcast May 9 http://westernfarmpress.com/california-water-supply-outlook-webcast-may-9 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The California Department of Water Resources will hold a webcast on Wednesday, May 9 to review this winter’s weather conditions and water supply implications. The one-hour workshop will begin at 10 a.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">California</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Department of Water Resources will hold a webcast on Wednesday, May 9 to review this winter&rsquo;s weather conditions and water supply implications. The one-hour workshop will begin at 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> <p> To view the webcast, go to: <a href="http://cawater.rmxpres.com/webcast/data/dwr05092012/main.htm" target="_blank">http://cawater.rmxpres.com/webcast/data/dwr05092012/main.htm</a></p> <p> With the winter rainy season over, it is clear that California is experiencing dry conditions.&nbsp; The Colorado River Basin, an important source of imported supplies for Southern California, is also dry.&nbsp; Impacts of the dry water year will be minimized for most water users who have access to water supplied from reservoirs and groundwater basins, thanks to good carry-over storage from a wet 2011.&nbsp; Impacts of a single dry year are most pronounced for those who rely on unmanaged water supplies (such as dryland grazing or non-irrigated agriculture), and small water systems using unreliable fractured rock groundwater sources.&nbsp; However, this year&rsquo;s dry conditions emphasize the need to prepare for the possibility that 2013 might also be dry.&nbsp;</p> <p> Winter 2011-12 was an unusual year.&nbsp; Near-record dry conditions during the normally most productive winter precipitation months were followed by an unseasonably wet late spring.&nbsp; The road over Tioga Pass was open until Mid-January, allowing travelers to visit Yosemite Valley at Christmas without their snow gear.&nbsp; Some growers in the San Joaquin Valley were irrigating in January.&nbsp; DWR&rsquo;s forecasts of snowmelt runoff for the state&rsquo;s major Sierra/Cascade river basins presently show that none of the basins are expected, at a 50 percent probability of exceedance, to reach average runoff levels; many in the central and southern Sierra are only expected to reach half to two-thirds of average values.</p> <p> The webcast presentations will illustrate the vagaries California experienced in its weather this winter, and provide tips for conserving water in urban landscaping.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-water-supply-outlook-webcast-may-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-water-supply-outlook-webcast-may-9#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 18:21:00 +0000 93291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alfalfa and Biofuels Field Day May 9, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-and-biofuels-field-day-may-9-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The UC Alfalfa and Biofuels Field Day will be held May 9, at UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters, Hutchison Road, Davis, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The UC Alfalfa and Biofuels Field Day will be held May 9, at UC Davis Agronomy Field Headquarters, Hutchison Road, Davis, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>Pest Management, Drip Irrigation in Alfalfa, Varieties, Economics</strong></p> <p> (PCA &amp; CCA Units Offered &ndash; Register on-site)</p> <p> <strong>Directions:</strong> take 113 near Davis &nbsp;to Hutchison Rd. Go west. Right at first rotary, left at second rotary, about 1/3 mile down on the left.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <ul> <li> Noon &ndash; Barbeque Lunch (Many thanks to our Sponsor&mdash;California Crop Improvement Association)</li> <li> 12:45 p.m. &ndash; 3:45 p.m. Alfalfa &amp; Forage Field Day</li> <li> 12:45 &ndash; Water Quality Issues Related To Pesticides In Alfalfa/Grains In The Sacramento Valley &ndash; Yolo County Ag Commissioner&rsquo;s Office</li> <li> 1 &ndash; Growing Camelina And Canola, For Biofuels &ndash; Pest Management And Economics&ndash;Steve Kaffka, UC Davis</li> <li> 1:25 &ndash; Establishing Alfalfa Stands For Weed Management And Stand Longevity&ndash; Luck Or Skill? What Are The Key Practices?&mdash;Dan Putnam, UC Forage Specialist, UC Davis</li> <li> 1:45 &ndash;&nbsp;Using Buried Drip In Alfalfa&mdash;What Is The Research Evidence To Date? &ndash;Bob Hutmacher, CE Specialist, UC Davis, And West Side Field Station, Five Points, CA</li> <li> 2:15 &ndash;&nbsp;Using Buried Drip In Alfalfa&mdash;What Is The Grower Experience To Date? &nbsp;What Is The Impact On Pest Management?&mdash;Seth Rossow, Grower, Chowchilla, CA</li> <li> 2:40 &ndash;&nbsp;An Integrated Pest Management Strategy For Controlling Rodents In Alfalfa Fields&mdash;Roger Baldwin, UC IPM Vertebrate Pest Advisor , Kearney Research And Extension Center, Parlier, CA</li> <li> 3 &ndash;&nbsp;The Dirty Dozen &ndash; Identify that Weed!&mdash;Brad Hanson, UC Davis</li> <li> 3:20 &ndash;&nbsp;Choosing Alfalfa Varieties For Yield And Pest Resistance&mdash;What Are The Key Differences? Are They Important? &mdash;Dan Putnam, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Davis</li> <li> 3:45 Return to Headquarters.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-and-biofuels-field-day-may-9-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-and-biofuels-field-day-may-9-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:37:00 +0000 90981 at http://westernfarmpress.com AB 2774 Cal/OSHA webinar May 10 http://westernfarmpress.com/ab-2774-calosha-webinar-may-10 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Whether you're an employer concerned about defending against Cal/OSHA citations and fines, a lawyer who handles Cal/OSHA-related issues, a safety consultant, insurance agent or Cal/OSHA employee-anyone interested in the impact of AB 2774-this is one webinar you won't want to miss.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">1300 10th Street</span> <div class="street-address"> 1300 10th Street </div> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.643764">37° 38' 37.5504" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.003671">121° 0' 13.2156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.643764+-121.003671+%281300+10th+Street%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> May 10, 2012 - 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> <p> Understanding the Cal/OSHA law and how to minimize its impact. Here is some important information about a great webcast.</p> <p> <strong>Distinguished Panel of Experts:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Amy Martin, Chief Counsel, Cal/OSHA
</li> <li> Kevin D. Bland, Esq., Partner, Hines Smith Carder Dincel Bland</li> <li> Bruce Wick, Director of Risk Management, CALPASC
</li> <li> Kevin Thompson, Cal-OSHA Reporter Editor with an Update</li> </ul> <p> Cost: $139 (Discount for AgSafe members)</p> <p> <strong>So What Do You Get In This Webcast?
</strong></p> <p> 1.&nbsp;Understanding of your rights and responsibilities (and provide the best safety environment possible).</p> <p> 2.&nbsp;Learn exactly what the new law proposes and how it could impact your business.</p> <p> 3.&nbsp;Learn as our panel of experts provides you (and your clients) with the rest of the important steps you&#39;ll need to take to prepare for this new law.</p> <p> 4.&nbsp;You&#39;ll also learn how to use AB 2774 as another tool that will help you defend again serious citations.</p> <p> Whether you&#39;re an employer concerned about defending against Cal/OSHA citations and fines, a lawyer who handles Cal/OSHA-related issues, a safety consultant, insurance agent or Cal/OSHA employee-anyone interested in the impact of AB 2774-this is one webinar you won&#39;t want to miss.&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001F1u83uXDfOYRdaJ-Nt47fAkvSMRadcbA1PS7-_g9Y8sUQwMZkiJk5Thg-9_ck8K88uFesHlT0514SAaCLxaBM85trx0gBcmtDW487e9hqFbc19HqXh7gOeoD7RwcnBs-cXahScOVb75ju4k4KL4gFQ==" target="_blank">Register online</a> and enter &quot;AgSafe&quot; as the Partner Code to receive discounted registration.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ab-2774-calosha-webinar-may-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ab-2774-calosha-webinar-may-10#comments 37.643764 -121.003671 Tue, 01 May 2012 19:10:00 +0000 92501 at http://westernfarmpress.com Strawberry Field Day May 11, Santa Maria http://westernfarmpress.com/strawberry-field-day-may-11-santa-maria <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The UCCE Strawberry Irrigation, Nutrition, and Disease Management Field Day will be held May 11 in Santa Maria, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Manzanita Berry Farms</span> <span class="locality">Santa Maria</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.953034">34° 57' 10.9224" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.435719">120° 26' 8.5884" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.953034+-120.435719+%28%2C+Santa+Maria%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The UCCE Strawberry Irrigation, Nutrition, and Disease Management Field Day will be held May 11 in Santa Maria, Calif.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>When:</strong> Friday, May 11, 2012, 8:30 a.m. &ndash; 12:30 p.m.</li> <li> <strong>Where:</strong> Manzanita Berry Farms, 1891 West Main St., Santa Maria, Calif. 93458</li> <li> <strong>Topics:</strong> Updates on regulatory, irrigation, nutrient management, and fumigation alternatives</li> <li> <strong>Cost:</strong> Free</li> <li> <strong>Lunch:</strong> Provided</li> </ul> <p> <em>CE Credits: 3.5 hours CCA and 2.0 hours of DPR credits have been approved</em></p> <p> <strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p> 8:30 a.m. &ndash; Registration - No fee</p> <p> 9 &ndash; Update on regulatory and fumigation issues</p> <p> Debbie Trupe, Supervising Ag Biologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office</p> <p> 9:15 &ndash; Pesticide usage and water quality</p> <p> Peter Meertens, Environmental Scientist, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board</p> <p> 9:30 &ndash; Update on reduced sprinkler irrigation and salinity management in strawberries</p> <p> Stuart Styles, Professor of BioResource and Ag Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo</p> <p> 10 &ndash; Soil moisture monitoring and irrigation scheduling in strawberries</p> <p> Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UCCE, Salinas</p> <p> 10:30 &ndash; Nutrient management in strawberries for high productivity and efficiency</p> <p> Tim Hartz, Vegetable Crops Specialist, University of California, Davis</p> <p> 11 &ndash; Update on strawberry Raised Bed Trough (RaBeT) system</p> <p> Hillary Thomas, Research Manager, California Strawberry Commission, Watsonville</p> <p> 11:30 &ndash; Fumigation alternatives for strawberry disease and weed management</p> <p> Carol Shennan, Professor of AgroEcology, Joji Muramoto, Associate Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz</p> <p> Noon &ndash; Field tour</p> <p> 12:30 &ndash; Lunch</p> <p> <em>Spanish interpretation will be provided</em></p> <p> Please pre-register by May 4, 2012 online at <a href="http://ucanr.org/strawberryfieldday" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/strawberryfieldday</a> or call Ingrid Schumann at 805-781-5940 for additional information. Early registration helps with arrangements.</p> <ul> <li> Thanks to our meeting sponsors: California Strawberry Commission and Skyplastic USA</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/strawberry-field-day-may-11-santa-maria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/strawberry-field-day-may-11-santa-maria#comments 34.953034 -120.435719 Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:40:00 +0000 88481 at http://westernfarmpress.com Managing the Small Vineyard II May 12, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-small-vineyard-ii-may-12-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body">Managing the Small Vineyard II May 12, 2012 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. Medical Science Building, Rm. 180 E. Health Science Drive Davis, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Medical Science Building</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Managing the Small Vineyard II May 12, 2012 9 a.m. &mdash; 4 p.m. Medical Science Building, Rm. 180 E. Health Science Drive Davis, Calif., Section: 114VIT204.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-small-vineyard-ii-may-12-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-small-vineyard-ii-may-12-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:23:00 +0000 90241 at http://westernfarmpress.com Introduction to Wine Analysis May 12, Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/introduction-wine-analysis-may-12-davis <div class="node-body event-body">Introduction to Wine Analysis May 12, 2012 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. 1127 North, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food, Old Davis Rd. Davis, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Introduction to Wine Analysis May 12, 2012 9 a.m. &mdash; 6 p.m. 1127 North, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food, Old Davis Rd. Davis, Calif., Section: 114VIT202</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/introduction-wine-analysis-may-12-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/introduction-wine-analysis-may-12-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:27:00 +0000 90251 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sweet cherry rootstock and training system trial May 16, Courtland http://westernfarmpress.com/sweet-cherry-rootstock-and-training-system-trial-may-16-courtland <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Come and learn about the early stages of the sweet cherry rootstock and training system trial, which is part of a National Cooperator rootstock project led by Dr. Greg Lang of Michigan State University.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Robert Arceo’s home ranch</span> <span class="locality">Courtland</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.329499">38° 19' 46.1964" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.570715">121° 34' 14.574" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.329499+-121.570715+%28%2C+Courtland%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Wednesday, May 16, 2012; 9 - 10:30 a.m. 12845 River Road, Courtland, Calif., 95615</strong></p> <p> Come and learn about the early stages of this trial, which is part of a National Cooperator rootstock project led by Dr. Greg Lang of Michigan State University. The local trial is being conducted by UC Farm Advisors Joe Grant and Chuck Ingels and grower Robert Arceo.</p> <p> The trial was established in 2010 to compare four dwarfing rootstocks using three training systems: Rootstock Training System 1. Gisela 3 1. Upright fruiting offshoots (UFO) 2. Gisela 5 2. Tall spindle axe (TSA) 3. Gisela 6 3. Kym Green bush (KGB) 4. Gisela 12 (UFO only) The scion variety in the trial is Benton.</p> <p> This is the first year of fruit production and the training systems vary greatly in their establishment inputs and early bearing habit. The trial has exposed both challenges and unique opportunities that can be expected but the jury is definitely still out on which rootstocks and training systems are most profitable.</p> <p> This meeting will focus on discussing rootstocks and demonstrating early training methods. The meeting is free of charge. The trial location is Robert Arceo&rsquo;s home ranch on River Road about halfway between Courtland and Walnut Grove. Trees were planted in March 2010 using the variety Benton. Spacing between trees is 5 ft. and row spacing is 16 ft. (consistent with the rest of the orchard). A trellis was installed, with 4 wires spaced 2 ft. apart and the top wire at 10 ft. above ground.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sweet-cherry-rootstock-and-training-system-trial-may-16-courtland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sweet-cherry-rootstock-and-training-system-trial-may-16-courtland#comments 38.329499 -121.570715 Mon, 07 May 2012 19:11:00 +0000 93121 at http://westernfarmpress.com UCCE land lease webinar May 16 http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-land-lease-webinar-may-16 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The UCCE, in collaboration with AIUT, invite you to a webinar May 16 sponsored by the AAEA Section: "Land Leases: Share, Cash, and Flexible Arrangements in Changing Times".</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The UCCE, in collaboration with AIUT, invite you to a webinar sponsored by the AAEA Section: &quot;Land Leases: Share, Cash, and&nbsp;Flexible Arrangements in Changing Times&quot;.</p> <p> <strong>Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 11 a.m. (Pacific Time)</strong></p> <p> Presenters will cover land leases in changing times for agriculture.</p> <ul> <li> William Edwards - Iowa State University</li> <li> Ray Massey - University of Missouri</li> <li> Kevin Dhuyvetter - Kansas State University</li> </ul> <p> Pre-registration is not required, however the seminar is limited to 500 users. Sign-in is first come, first served.</p> <p> Participants will need a computer with speakers/headphones and a high-speed internet connection.</p> <p> For more details and login information please click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Xf_uHI7dwN8brvRKyqkUbRlGoH7Ujo56yUfH6zU205wJSmS41z-M0vvcrZyFK8dVM_YX_pKi_WrHwo8zPRK8N7P3xg8QK3feixpnhsg0fEjiQ2XcACd-MZBaChlx4tEn1daqkP04JfANPM9_dLziIA==" target="_blank">here</a> for the flyer.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-land-lease-webinar-may-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-land-lease-webinar-may-16#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 17:46:00 +0000 93251 at http://westernfarmpress.com Free ag pump efficiency seminar May 17, Fresno State http://westernfarmpress.com/free-ag-pump-efficiency-seminar-may-17-fresno-state <div class="node-body event-body">At a free seminar at Fresno State on May 17, growers can find out about proper procedures to prepare their pumping systems for the long, hot summer season ahead. Field demonstrations of pump testing and proper maintenance will be demonstrated in a hands-on approach on the Fresno State Farm.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fresno State Farm</span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.747727">36° 44' 51.8172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772366">119° 46' 20.5176" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.747727+-119.772366+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> With this year&#39;s surface water delivery estimates, chances are farmers will be relying heavily on pumps and wells this season. At a free seminar at Fresno State on May 17, growers can find out about proper procedures to prepare their pumping systems for the long, hot summer season ahead. Field demonstrations of pump testing and proper maintenance will be demonstrated in a hands-on approach on the Fresno State Farm.</p> <p> The program will also include a real-time pump efficiency demonstration, information about pump efficiency tests and how to make sure they are working efficiently. Anyone interested in attending this free event can register online by visiting <a href="http://www.californiawater.org/IrrigationTech" target="_blank">www.californiawater.org/IrrigationTech</a> or by calling (800) 845-6038; space is limited. &nbsp;The program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and includes a continental breakfast.</p> <p> This seminar is part of a series of irrigation efficiency programs presented by the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State. &nbsp;The Irrigation Tech Seminar series is working to provide growers information on a variety of techniques and technologies to help with irrigation efficiency.</p> <p> Working for over 25 years to improve irrigation efficiency, the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State is internationally recognized as an independent testing laboratory, applied research facility and educational resource for water and irrigation technology.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/free-ag-pump-efficiency-seminar-may-17-fresno-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/free-ag-pump-efficiency-seminar-may-17-fresno-state#comments 36.747727 -119.772366 Thu, 10 May 2012 15:44:00 +0000 93751 at http://westernfarmpress.com Gopher Control Field Day May 18, Santa Rosa http://westernfarmpress.com/gopher-control-field-day-may-18-santa-rosa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Dr. Roger Baldwin, UC IPM Wildlife Pest Management Advisor has conducted pocket gopher control research the last three years in Sonoma County. In a two-hour field day on May 18, he will discuss all control practices targeting gophers used in an IPM program.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gallo’s Laguna North Ranch</span> <span class="locality">Santa Rosa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.440467">38° 26' 25.6812" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.714431">122° 42' 51.9516" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.440467+-122.714431+%28%2C+Santa+Rosa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Dr. Roger Baldwin, UC IPM Wildlife Pest Management Advisor has conducted pocket gopher control research the last three years in Sonoma County. In a two-hour field day on May 18, he will discuss all control practices targeting gophers used in an IPM program.</p> <p> Topics to be addressed: monitoring, exclusion, trapping, biocontrol (raptors, owls, snakes), baiting with strychnine, fumigation with aluminum phosphide, and use of mechanical devices.</p> <p> A gopher trapping protocol will be demonstrated and various trap types designed for gophers will be shown and discussed. &nbsp;</p> <p> Dr. Baldwin will discuss the procedures for using bait and fumigation products as well as the current laws and regulations regarding the safe use and handling of those pesticides.</p> <p> He will present information on a new, unregistered device he is currently evaluating in which pressurized carbon monoxide is introduced into the burrow system of a vole or gopher. That system is likely to provide reduced risk to non-targets.</p> <p> <strong>Location: </strong>2043 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa. (Gallo&rsquo;s Laguna North Ranch). Follow signs to meeting location (same site as IPM Appellation Meetings held by the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission).</p> <p> <strong>Time:</strong> Sign-in 12:30 pm</p> <p> <strong>Program:</strong> 1 pm to 3 pm. Two hours of Continuing Education has been approved.</p> <p> <strong>Fee: </strong>No charge</p> <p> <strong>Note:</strong> Park along the edge of the vineyard rows. Bring a chair.</p> <p> <strong>Pre-registration is required.</strong></p> <p> Click on the link below to complete the online registration form. <strong><em>Limited space is available in order to hear and see the demonstration</em></strong><em>. </em>When the workshop is full, registration is closed. Add your name to the Wait List and you will be notified of cancellations.</p> <p> <a href="http://ucanr.org/gopherfieldday" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/gopherfieldday</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/gopher-control-field-day-may-18-santa-rosa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/gopher-control-field-day-may-18-santa-rosa#comments 38.440467 -122.714431 Wed, 09 May 2012 20:32:00 +0000 93431 at http://westernfarmpress.com Live Confined Space Webcast May 22 http://westernfarmpress.com/live-confined-space-webcast-may-22 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Learn How Not To Turn A Routine Job Into a Rescue or Recovery — May 22, 2012 - 10 a.m., Live Confined Space Webcast.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cal/OSHA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Learn How Not To Turn A Routine Job Into a Rescue or Recovery &mdash; May 22, 2012 - 10 a.m.</p> <p> Cal/OSHA has placed special emphasis on confined space.&nbsp; Inspectors are looking at companies who may have confined spaces closely and fines are rising.</p> <p> <strong>Learn directly from Cal/OSHA personnel:</strong></p> <ul> <li> What agency enforcement staff are looking for</li> <li> What the agency&#39;s goals are&nbsp;</li> <li> How to comply and avoid fines</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Learn from qualified experts:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM, is the subject matter expert on confined space for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)</li> <li> 
Kent Freeman, authored the California State Fire Training Divisions&#39; Confined Space Rescue &quot;Awareness&quot; program</li> <li> 
Eric Berg, MPH, is a Senior Safety Engineer with Cal/OSHA, investigates confined space accidents and fatalities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> <strong>
Cost: $169
 Discount for AgSafe members</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001J--9TZ3nJgl-OmP_sBwUadD7P7hNlJHgdN0bMQ5jghpgpZc_-dYYBR5wNS5cfnL8F7wWtkjwK8rJ1A8_AbS9HF1R_nn7_Mv8EchR2B0VXa86f0Y3A1l1Yn4glwKmOSBDF5om3-OIz8ytIe16UbAKkg==" target="_blank">Register online</a> and enter &quot;AgSafe&quot; as the Partner Code to receive discounted registration</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/live-confined-space-webcast-may-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/live-confined-space-webcast-may-22#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 18:18:00 +0000 93281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Blueberry open house and tasting May 23, Parlier http://westernfarmpress.com/blueberry-open-house-and-tasting-may-23-parlier <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Blueberry Open House and Tasting will take place May 23, at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 9240 South Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Parlier</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.611617">36° 36' 41.8212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.527073">119° 31' 37.4628" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.611617+-119.527073+%28%2C+Parlier%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Blueberry Open House and Tasting will take place May 23, at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 9240 South Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.</p> <ul> <li> Wednesday, May 23, 2012</li> <li> 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM</li> </ul> <p> Online registration at <a href="http://ucanr.org/bbopenhouse2012" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/bbopenhouse2012</a> is preferred at a cost of $10 per person. Cash or check will be accepted at the door, beginning at 8 a.m.</p> <p> Participants will be encouraged to taste nearly fifty blueberry varieties.&nbsp; All presentations will be conducted in the field; no classroom presentations will be offered.&nbsp; Transportation to the field will be provided by tram.</p> <p> Please call Karen at the Tulare County UC Cooperative Extension office for more information. (559) 684-3300</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blueberry-open-house-and-tasting-may-23-parlier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blueberry-open-house-and-tasting-may-23-parlier#comments 36.611617 -119.527073 Wed, 16 May 2012 15:34:00 +0000 94271 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC Davis Garbanzo Field Meeting May 24 http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-garbanzo-field-meeting-may-24 <div class="node-body event-body">UC Davis Garbanzo Field Meeting to view breeding/variety trials, Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the UC Davis Agronomy Farm. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Davis Agronomy Farm</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UC Davis Garbanzo Field Meeting to view breeding/variety trials, Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the UC Davis Agronomy Farm.</p> <p> <strong>10:30 a.m. &ndash; noon </strong>This trial includes a fall‐planted garbanzo yield trial with 26 advanced lines and four commercial checks. There is also an early March planting of the USDA Core collection of garbanzos-chickpeas (504 entries). Dr. Paul Gepts from UC Davis Plant Sciences (filling in for Steve Temple since his retirement) is looking forward to feedback from growers and industry on the garbs in this trial and on how commercial fields are looking this year. For more information contact Rachael Long at the UCCE office in Woodland (530) 666‐8734 or <a href="http://avis.edu.rflong@ucd" target="_blank">avis.edu.rflong@ucd</a>.</p> <p> Directions From Highway 113, go west on Hutchison Drive about 1.5 miles (turning north at the first round‐a‐bout and west at the second). Turn south on Hopkins Rd off Hutchison Drive. Turn east just past the Agriculture nd Natural Resources building and park along the fence under the olive trees across from Bee Biology.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-garbanzo-field-meeting-may-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-garbanzo-field-meeting-may-24#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Mon, 21 May 2012 14:55:00 +0000 95131 at http://westernfarmpress.com AB 2774 Cal/OSHA webinar May 24 http://westernfarmpress.com/ab-2774-calosha-webinar-may-24 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Understanding the Cal/OSHA law and how to minimize its impact will be the focus of a May 24 webinar.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">1300 10th Street</span> <div class="street-address"> 1300 10th Street </div> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.643764">37° 38' 37.5504" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.003671">121° 0' 13.2156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.643764+-121.003671+%281300+10th+Street%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> May 10, 2012 - 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> <p> Understanding the Cal/OSHA law and how to minimize its impact. Here is some important information about a great webcast.</p> <p> <strong>Distinguished Panel of Experts:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Amy Martin, Chief Counsel, Cal/OSHA
</li> <li> Kevin D. Bland, Esq., Partner, Hines Smith Carder Dincel Bland</li> <li> Bruce Wick, Director of Risk Management, CALPASC
</li> <li> Kevin Thompson, Cal-OSHA Reporter Editor with an Update</li> </ul> <p> Cost: $139 (Discount for AgSafe members)</p> <p> <strong>So What Do You Get In This Webcast?
</strong></p> <p> 1.&nbsp;Understanding of your rights and responsibilities (and provide the best safety environment possible).</p> <p> 2.&nbsp;Learn exactly what the new law proposes and how it could impact your business.</p> <p> 3.&nbsp;Learn as our panel of experts provides you (and your clients) with the rest of the important steps you&#39;ll need to take to prepare for this new law.</p> <p> 4.&nbsp;You&#39;ll also learn how to use AB 2774 as another tool that will help you defend again serious citations.</p> <p> Whether you&#39;re an employer concerned about defending against Cal/OSHA citations and fines, a lawyer who handles Cal/OSHA-related issues, a safety consultant, insurance agent or Cal/OSHA employee-anyone interested in the impact of AB 2774-this is one webinar you won&#39;t want to miss.&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001F1u83uXDfOYRdaJ-Nt47fAkvSMRadcbA1PS7-_g9Y8sUQwMZkiJk5Thg-9_ck8K88uFesHlT0514SAaCLxaBM85trx0gBcmtDW487e9hqFbc19HqXh7gOeoD7RwcnBs-cXahScOVb75ju4k4KL4gFQ==" target="_blank">Register online</a> and enter &quot;AgSafe&quot; as the Partner Code to receive discounted registration.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ab-2774-calosha-webinar-may-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ab-2774-calosha-webinar-may-24#comments 37.643764 -121.003671 Mon, 07 May 2012 19:14:00 +0000 92511 at http://westernfarmpress.com UCCE Summer Almond Field Day June 1, Ballico http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-summer-almond-field-day-june-1-ballico <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UCCE Summer Almond Field Day will be June 1 at 12727 El Capitan, Ballico, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ballico</span> <span class="locality">Ballico</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.452262">37° 27' 8.1432" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.701835">120° 42' 6.606" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.452262+-120.701835+%28%2C+Ballico%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Summer Almond Field Day</p> <p> Sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension</p> <ul> <li> Friday, June 1, 2012, 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.</li> <li> 12727 El Capitan, Ballico, Calif.</li> </ul> <p> For more information, please call the Merced UCCE Office - 209-385-7403</p> <p> <strong>8 a.m. </strong>- Registration, PCA and continuing education credits sign-up</p> <p> <strong>8:30 </strong>- 20-minute talks followed with a 5-minute Q&amp;A</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Summer Insect Pest Management in Almond Orchards</strong></li> </ul> <p> <em>Walter Bentley, Area wide UCIPM advisor, Kearney Ag Center</em></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Tree Spacing Considerations for Efficient Almond Production</strong></li> </ul> <p> <em>Roger Duncan, Farm Advisor, UCCE Stanislaus County</em></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Managing Vertebrate Pests Within Orchard Systems</strong></li> </ul> <p> <em>Roger Baldwin, Area wide UCIPM Vertebrate Pest Advisor, KAC</em></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Pre-Plant Fumigant Selection for Nematode and Replant Disease Management</strong></li> </ul> <p> <em>Greg Browne, USDA-ARS, Davis, CA</em></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Herbicide Selection for Orchard Weed Control and Resistance Management</strong></li> </ul> <p> <em>Brad Hanson, UC Weed Specialist, UC Davis</em></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Overview of Almond Field Trials Conducted Within Merced County</strong></li> </ul> <p> <em>David Doll, Farm Advisor, UCCE Merced County</em></p> <p> 2.0 hours of PCA, CCA and Private Applicators Credit have been requested.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-summer-almond-field-day-june-1-ballico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-summer-almond-field-day-june-1-ballico#comments 37.452262 -120.701835 Fri, 25 May 2012 19:49:00 +0000 95701 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tomato spotted wilt virus field meeting June 1, Woodland http://westernfarmpress.com/tomato-spotted-wilt-virus-field-meeting-june-1-woodland <div class="node-body event-body"><p>In our tomato production area, Tomato spotted wilt virus is showing up. In the past few years, we have seen widespread disease, but generally at low levels (on average, 1 percent or so). The concern is regarding how extensive the incidence will become in 2012.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">NW intersection of CR 25A x State Highway 113</span> <span class="locality">Woodland</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.678516">38° 40' 42.6576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.773297">121° 46' 23.8692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.678516+-121.773297+%28%2C+Woodland%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> In our tomato production area, Tomato spotted wilt virus is showing up. In the past few years, we have seen widespread disease, but generally at low levels (on average, 1 percent or so).&nbsp; The concern is regarding how extensive the incidence will become in 2012. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Event:</strong> &nbsp;Tomato spotted wilt virus field meeting<br /> <br /> <strong>Date:</strong> &nbsp;June 1, Friday at 10:30 a.m. for about one hour<br /> <br /> <strong>Who:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Gene Miyao, Farm Advisor, Yolo, Solano and Sac counties</li> <li> Bob Gilbertson, Plant Pathologist. UC Davis</li> <li> Ozgur Batuman, post doctoral researcher, UCD</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Location:</strong> 40150 County Road 25A between Woodland and Davis; NW intersection of CR 25A x State Highway 113.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Topics:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Disease identification and detection (field diagnostic kits)</li> <li> thrips vector- &nbsp;monitoring</li> <li> hosts</li> <li> control programs</li> <li> resistant varieties</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tomato-spotted-wilt-virus-field-meeting-june-1-woodland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tomato-spotted-wilt-virus-field-meeting-june-1-woodland#comments 38.678516 -121.773297 Tue, 29 May 2012 18:16:00 +0000 95931 at http://westernfarmpress.com Maximum Residue Level workshop June 5-6, San Francisco http://westernfarmpress.com/maximum-residue-level-workshop-june-5-6-san-francisco <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The California Specialty Crops Council will host the 2012 MRL (Maximum Residue Level) workshop June 5-6 in San Francisco. The workshop will feature ag trade experts, regulators and registrants and address MRL developments in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, EU, Mexico Central America and other destinations.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Francisco</span> <span class="locality">San Francisco</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.774930">37° 46' 29.748" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.419416">122° 25' 9.8976" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.774930+-122.419416+%28%2C+San+Francisco%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Specialty Crops Council will host the 2012 MRL (Maximum Residue Level) workshop June 5-6 in San Francisco. The workshop will feature ag trade experts, regulators and registrants and address MRL developments in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, EU, Mexico Central America and other destinations.</p> <p> Grower/PCA needs and MRL strategies will be highlighted in a panel discussion.</p> <p> The workshop is designed for growers, PCAs, commodity groups, packer-shipper organizations, registrants and regulators. 7 CEUs applied for.</p> <p> For more, see: <strong><a href="http://specialtycrops.org/mrlworkshop.html" target="_blank">http://specialtycrops.org/mrlworkshop.html</a></strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/maximum-residue-level-workshop-june-5-6-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/maximum-residue-level-workshop-june-5-6-san-francisco#comments 37.774930 -122.419416 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:21:00 +0000 85761 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tools for Increasing Avocado Production seminar June 5, Nipomo http://westernfarmpress.com/tools-increasing-avocado-production-seminar-june-5-nipomo <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Tools for increasing avocado production seminar June 5, Nipomo, will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nipomo </span> <span class="locality">Nipomo </span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.042755">35° 2' 33.918" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.475999">120° 28' 33.5964" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.042755+-120.475999+%28%2C+Nipomo+%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Outdoor Seminar - Tuesday June 5, 2012 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. </strong></p> <p> <strong>Located at 530 Mehlschau Road, Nipomo </strong></p> <p> <strong>Speakers:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Jane Moore-Puresense Environmental Inc.,</li> <li> Jeremy Otto-Hortau Simplified Irrigation</li> <li> Lanny Sowell-The Irrometer Company</li> <li> Ken Wahlen-Adcon Telemetry will present information on the different tools commercially available for efficient irrigation in your groves.</li> </ul> <p> California Avocado Growers&rsquo; Seminar Series is presented jointly by: University of California Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County California Avocado Commission &amp; California Avocado Society.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tools-increasing-avocado-production-seminar-june-5-nipomo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tools-increasing-avocado-production-seminar-june-5-nipomo#comments 35.042755 -120.475999 Wed, 30 May 2012 18:28:00 +0000 95951 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meeting June 6, Ripon http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-june-6-ripon <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The UC Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meeting will be held June 6, at the Barnwood Restaurant, 338 E. Main Street, Ripon, Calif., beginning at 7 a.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Barnwood Restaurant</span> <span class="locality">Ripon</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.741595">37° 44' 29.742" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.124383">121° 7' 27.7788" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.741595+-121.124383+%28%2C+Ripon%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UC Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month through June at Barnwood Restaurant, 338 E. Main Street, Ripon, Calif.</p> <p> Stanislaus &amp; San Joaquin Counties UCCE Farm Advisors participating:</p> <ul> <li> Roger Duncan, Kathy Kelley Anderson, Brent Holtz, Joe Grant, Paul Verdegaal</li> </ul> <p> 7 a.m.-8 a.m.</p> <p> 1 hour of PCA &amp; Grower credit available at each meeting</p> <p> <strong>Guest Speakers List:</strong></p> <ul> <li> June 6 Brad Hanson / Weed Management</li> <li> June 20 Bob Van Steenwyk / Walnut Husk Fly</li> </ul> <p> There will be time for questions and answers with the speakers.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-june-6-ripon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-june-6-ripon#comments 37.741595 -121.124383 Mon, 21 May 2012 20:27:00 +0000 95051 at http://westernfarmpress.com Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting June 7 http://westernfarmpress.com/santa-maria-vegetable-meeting-june-7 <div class="node-body event-body">Annual Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting June 7; Thursday, June 7, 2012; Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93456; 2.5 hours of DPR and 3.0 hours of CCA CE Credits have been approved.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bonipak Conference Room</span> <span class="locality">Santa Maria</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.953034">34° 57' 10.9224" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.435719">120° 26' 8.5884" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.953034+-120.435719+%28%2C+Santa+Maria%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Annual Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting June 7</p> <ul> <li> Thursday, June 7, 2012</li> <li> Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93456</li> <li> 2.5 hours of DPR and 3.0 hours of CCA CE Credits have been approved</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 8:30 - Registration - No fee</p> <p> 9 - Update on laws and regulations; Lottie Martin, Ag Biologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office</p> <p> 9:15 - Update on thrips management in lettuce and an overview of the invasive European pepper moth; Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor/Affiliated IPM Advisor, San Luis Obispo</p> <p> 9:45 - Important information about diseases of vegetables in Santa Barbara County; Heather Scheck, Ag Commissioner Plant Pathologist, Santa Barbara County</p> <p> 10:15 - Break</p> <p> 10:30 - Update on irrigation management in vegetables; Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UCCE, Salinas</p> <p> 11 - Nitrogen management in spinach and update on herbicide studies; Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, UCCE, Salinas</p> <p> 11:30 - Update on Verticillium wilt, new species and their disease potential; Krishna Subbarao, CE Plant Pathology Specialist, Salinas</p> <p> Noon - Lunch</p> <ul> <li> Please pre-register by May 31, 2012 online at <a href="http://ucanr.org/vegmeetingjune2012" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/vegmeetingjune2012</a> or call Ingrid Schumann at 805-781-5940 for additional information. Early registration helps to make appropriate arrangements.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/santa-maria-vegetable-meeting-june-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/santa-maria-vegetable-meeting-june-7#comments 34.953034 -120.435719 Thu, 31 May 2012 13:03:00 +0000 96341 at http://westernfarmpress.com Annual Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting set for June 7 http://westernfarmpress.com/annual-santa-maria-vegetable-meeting-set-june-7 <div class="node-body event-body">The Annual Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting will be held Thursday, June 7, at the Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, Calif., 8:30 a.m. – noon.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bonipak Conference Room</span> <span class="locality">Santa Maria</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.953034">34° 57' 10.9224" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.435719">120° 26' 8.5884" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.953034+-120.435719+%28%2C+Santa+Maria%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Annual Santa Maria Vegetable Meeting will be held Thursday, June 7, at the Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, Calif., 8:30 a.m. &ndash; noon.</p> <p> <strong>When: </strong>Thursday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. &ndash; Noon</p> <p> <strong>Where:</strong> Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, Calif., 93456</p> <p> <strong>Topics: </strong>Update on laws and regulations, managing thrips in lettuce, invasive European pepper moth, important diseases in Santa Barbara County, vegetable irrigation management, nitrogen management in spinach, and Verticillium wilt.</p> <p> <strong>Cost: </strong>Free</p> <p> <strong>CE Credits:</strong> 2.5 hours of DPR and 3.0 hours of CCA CE credits have been approved</p> <p> <strong>Register:</strong> Please pre-register by May 31 at <a href="http://ucanr.org/vegmeetingjune2012" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/vegmeetingjune2012</a> or call 805-781-5940 if you have any questions.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 8:30 a.m&nbsp;&nbsp;- Registration - No fee</p> <p> 9&nbsp;- Update on laws and regulations<br /> Lottie Martin, Ag Biologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office</p> <p> 9:15&nbsp;- Update on thrips management in lettuce and an overview of the invasive European pepper moth<br /> Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor/Affiliated IPM Advisor, San Luis Obispo</p> <p> 9:45&nbsp;- Important information about diseases of vegetables in Santa Barbara County<br /> Heather Scheck, Ag Commissioner Plant Pathologist, Santa Barbara County</p> <p> 10:15&nbsp;- Break</p> <p> 10:30&nbsp;-&nbsp;Update on irrigation management in vegetables<br /> Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, UCCE, Salinas</p> <p> 11 -&nbsp;Nitrogen management in spinach and update on herbicide studies<br /> Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Advisor, UCCE, Salinas</p> <p> 11:30&nbsp;- Update on Verticillium wilt, new species and their disease potentia<br /> Krishna Subbarao, CE Plant Pathology Specialist, Salinas</p> <p> Noon - Adjourn</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/annual-santa-maria-vegetable-meeting-set-june-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/annual-santa-maria-vegetable-meeting-set-june-7#comments 34.953034 -120.435719 Thu, 17 May 2012 14:31:00 +0000 94651 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Avocado Growers Seminar June 7, Valley Center http://westernfarmpress.com/california-avocado-growers-seminar-june-7-valley-center <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The next California Avocado Growers Seminar (Thursday, June 7) is not in Temecula. It is going to be at Nick Stehly’s Ranch located at the end of McNalley Road in Valley Center.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nick Stehly’s Ranch</span> <span class="locality">Valley Center</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.218370">33° 13' 6.132" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.034197">117° 2' 3.1092" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.218370+-117.034197+%28%2C+Valley+Center%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The next California Avocado Growers Seminar (Thursday, June 7) is <strong>not </strong>in Temecula. It is going to be at Nick Stehly&rsquo;s Ranch located at the end of McNalley Road in Valley Center.</p> <p> Meeting from 9 a.m. ‐11 a.m.</p> <p> <strong>Tom Shea</strong></p> <ul> <li> Staff Research Associate</li> <li> Subtropical Horticulture Program</li> <li> UCCE ‐ Riverside County</li> <li> 21150 Box Springs Road, Suite 202</li> <li> Moreno Valley, CA 92557</li> <li> 951‐683‐6491, ext. 224</li> <li> <a href="http://tshea@ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">tshea@ucdavis.edu</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-avocado-growers-seminar-june-7-valley-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-avocado-growers-seminar-june-7-valley-center#comments 33.218370 -117.034197 Tue, 22 May 2012 20:09:00 +0000 95191 at http://westernfarmpress.com HLB in California seminar June 8, Riverside http://westernfarmpress.com/hlb-california-seminar-june-8-riverside <div class="node-body event-body"><p>HLB in California seminar June 8, Riverside. HLB is in California: Commercial growers are responsible for treatments of their trees. Scientists, PCAs and treatment coordinators will be on hand to address the hows &amp; whys of effective, coordinated treatments. State &amp; County officials will be on hand to address regulatory questions.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sunkist Center </span> <span class="locality">Riverside</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.953349">33° 57' 12.0564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.396156">117° 23' 46.1616" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.953349+-117.396156+%28%2C+Riverside%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong><em>Southern California Growers/PCAs/PCOs </em></strong></p> <p> <strong>HLB is in California:</strong><span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span>Commercial growers are responsible for treatments of their trees. Scientists, PCAs and treatment coordinators will be on hand to address the hows &amp; whys of effective, coordinated treatments. State &amp; County officials will be on hand to address regulatory questions.</p> <p> This will be an information packed seminar.</p> <p> <strong>ACP/HLB Quarantine Issues &amp; Treatment strategies </strong></p> <p> <em>Presented by: </em>Citrus Research Board, Citrus Pest &amp; Disease Prevention Committee and University of California Cooperative Extension</p> <p> <strong>Date:</strong> Friday, June 8, 2011</p> <p> <strong>Time:</strong> 9 a.m. - Noon</p> <p> <strong>Location: </strong></p> <ul> <li> Sunkist Center</li> <li> CA Citrus State Historic Park</li> <li> 9400 Dufferin Ave. Riverside, Calif., 92504</li> </ul> <p> <strong><em>Topics &amp; Speakers:</em></strong></p> <p> <strong>(in order o</strong>f appearance)</p> <ul> <li> Moderator: John Snyder; Ag Commissioner, Riverside County</li> <li> Biology &amp; Spread of HLB; Dr. Mary Lou Polek, VP of Science &amp; Technology, CRB</li> <li> Quarantine Rules &amp; Regulations; Dr. Robert Leavitt, Director, Plant Health &amp; Pest Prevention Services, CDFA</li> <li> Pesticide Treatment Strategies and Area-wide Control Strategies; Dr. Joe Morse, Professor of Entomology, UCR</li> <li> Importance of Treatment Strategies to Growers; Alan Washburn &ndash; Grower &amp; PCA</li> <li> Area-wide Treatment Notification Procedures; Brian Taylor, Director Field Operations, CRB</li> </ul> <p> <em>Approval pending for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit </em></p> <p> There is no charge for this program, however; an RSVP would be greatly appreciated.</p> <p> Please call Emma at 559-738-0246 or email: <a href="mailto:info @citrusresearch.org">info @citrusresearch.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/hlb-california-seminar-june-8-riverside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/hlb-california-seminar-june-8-riverside#comments 33.953349 -117.396156 Thu, 31 May 2012 20:36:00 +0000 96281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farmworker Field Day June 8, St. Helena http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-june-8-st-helena <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The topic of the June 8 field day will be "Beneficial Birds: Using Avian Predators as an IPM Tool". It will be held Friday, June 8 at Spring Mountain Vineyard. Farmworkers may attend a 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. session or a 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. session.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Spring Mountain Vineyard</span> <span class="locality">St. Helena</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.505187">38° 30' 18.6732" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.470258">122° 28' 12.9288" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.505187+-122.470258+%28%2C+St.+Helena%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Register <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8066" target="_blank">now</a> for Farmworker Field Days, a joint program between the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and UC Cooperative Extension, supported by the NVG Farmworker Education Fund: <a href="http://ucanr.org/FarmworkerFieldDays" target="_blank">http:ucanr.org/FarmworkerFieldDays</a></p> <p> Field days are free for all Napa County vineyard workers (limit 2 per company). Content will be delivered in Spanish.</p> <p> The topic of the June 8 field day will be &quot;<strong>Beneficial Birds: Using Avian Predators as an IPM Tool</strong>&quot;. It will be held Friday, June 8 at Spring Mountain Vineyard. Farmworkers may attend a 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. session or a 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. session.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-june-8-st-helena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-june-8-st-helena#comments 38.505187 -122.470258 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:31:00 +0000 83261 at http://westernfarmpress.com National Agricultural Biotechnology Council meeting June 11-13 http://westernfarmpress.com/national-agricultural-biotechnology-council-meeting-june-11-13 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>“Water Sustainability in Agriculture” is the theme. The conference’s hosts are the University of Arkansas System of Agriculture and the UA Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. The NABC was founded in 1988 and is a consortium of 36 leading agricultural research and teaching universities, government agencies and institutions.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fayetteville Town Center</span> <span class="locality">Fayetteville</span>, <span class="region">AR</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.062580">36° 3' 45.288" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-94.157426">94° 9' 26.7336" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.062580+-94.157426+%28%2C+Fayetteville%2C+AR%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &ldquo;Water Sustainability in Agriculture&rdquo; is the theme. The conference&rsquo;s hosts are the University of Arkansas System of Agriculture and the UA Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. The NABC was founded in 1988 and is a consortium of 36 leading agricultural research and teaching universities, government agencies and institutions. It is based at the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Registration for the conference is available at <a href="https://message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=ddaec659f13a4fbb8cdf29a9502b9ee5&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fuark.edu%2fua%2fafls1234%2fwebforms%2fregistration_nabc24.html" target="_blank">http://uark.edu/ua/afls1234/webforms/registration_nabc24.html</a>. The keynote address will be delivered by Marc Andreini, research fellow at the University of Nebraska Daugherty Water for Food Institute, on water management in Africa. Other topic areas include: Agricultural adaptations to water needs, Water Management and Policy, Agriculture&rsquo;s role in environmental and consumer issues, and Preparing for future challenges. More information is at the conference website at <a href="https://message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=ddaec659f13a4fbb8cdf29a9502b9ee5&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fnabc24.uark.edu" target="_blank">http://nabc24.uark.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/national-agricultural-biotechnology-council-meeting-june-11-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/national-agricultural-biotechnology-council-meeting-june-11-13#comments 36.062580 -94.157426 Fri, 11 May 2012 20:27:00 +0000 93911 at http://westernfarmpress.com Managing Agricultural Nitrogen forum June 12, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-agricultural-nitrogen-forum-june-12-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"><p>At the Managing Agricultural Nitrogen forum June 2, UC Cooperative Extension specialists will describe methods of managing nitrogen on dairies and cropland. Members of the agricultural industry and representatives of statewide and regional programs will discuss the practical aspects of adopting nitrogen management practices.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">CDFA Main Auditorium</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Time: </strong>7:30 a.m. to noon, with an optional Farm and Research Tour from 1-5 p.m. Please allow enough time to go sign in and obtain a name badge at the security desk.</p> <p> <strong>Location:</strong> Sacramento CDFA Main Auditorium, 1220 N Street, Sacramento 95814. Check <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=1220+N+St,+Sacramento,+CA&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=36.165891,-119.328818&amp;sspn=0.014517,0.01929&amp;oq=1220&amp;gl=us&amp;mra=ls&amp;t=m&amp;z=17" target="_blank"><u>here</u></a> for map&nbsp;and directions&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Parking: </strong>Parking garage on 12th between O and P Street</p> <p> <strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p> <em>Sponsored by: </em>UC ANR California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) and CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP)</p> <p> 7:30 a.m. - Registration: Coffee and Refreshments</p> <p> 8 - <strong>Welcome and Introduction</strong> - Bill Frost, Associate Director of Cooperative Extension and the Agricultural Experiment Station <em>(invited)</em></p> <p> 8:15 <strong>- Nitrogen in Agriculture</strong> - Moderator: Doug Parker, Director, California Institute for Water Resources, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources</p> <ul> <li> Nitrogen Cycle/Managing Organic Nitrogen from Animal Operations - Stuart Pettygrove, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis</li> <li> Managing Inorganic Nitrogen from Synthetic Fertilizer - Tim Hartz, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Plant Sciences at UC Davis</li> <li> Managing Water - Larry Schwankl, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis</li> <li> Managing Groundwater/Pump and Fertilizer - Thomas Harter, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis</li> </ul> <p> 9:30 <strong>- Implementing Management Options (A)</strong> - Industry Programs</p> <ul> <li> Paul Martin, Western United Dairymen</li> <li> Roberta Firoved, California Rice Commission</li> <li> Bob Curtis, Almond Board of California</li> </ul> <p> 10:15 Break</p> <p> 10:30<strong> Implementing Management Options (B)</strong> - State and Regional Programs</p> <ul> <li> Asif Maan, California Dept. of Food &amp; Agriculture, Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP)</li> <li> Rob Mikkelsen, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)</li> </ul> <p> 11 - <strong>Policy and Implementation</strong> - panel discussion</p> <ul> <li> Doug Parker, California Institute for Water Resources, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources</li> <li> Johnny Gonzalez, State Water Resources Control Board</li> <li> Danny Merkley, California Farm Bureau</li> </ul> <p> Noon - Adjourn</p> <p> 12:30 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. - Optional Farm and Research Tour (must preregister). Lunch will be provided to those registered for the tour.</p> <p> <strong>Forums Planned for June 2012</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/managingagriculturalnitrogen/June_12_Forum/" target="_blank">June 12 </a>at the&nbsp;CDFA Main Auditorium, Sacramento</p> <p> <a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/managingagriculturalnitrogen/June_18_Forum/" target="_blank">June 18</a> at the UC Cooperative Extension Office, Tulare</p> <p> <strong><em>Who should attend?</em></strong><br /> Growers, dairy operators, agency representatives, agricultural commissioners, policymakers and other concerned community members. The events are free and open to the public. <strong><em>Preregistration is required.</em></strong></p> <p> <strong><em>Objective is to: </em></strong></p> <ul> <li> Provide an educational forum on nitrogen&nbsp;use and management in agriculture</li> <li> Discuss management of agricultural nitrogen and gain an understanding of how management of agricultural nitrogen is proceeding</li> <li> Discuss the role of policy in nitrogen management</li> <li> Explore solutions to nitrate in groundwater</li> <li> Explore the need for additional research and education</li> </ul> <p> UC Cooperative Extension specialists will describe methods of managing nitrogen on dairies and cropland. Members of the agricultural industry and representatives of statewide and regional programs will discuss the practical aspects of adopting nitrogen management practices. To wrap up the sessions, Parker will present a case study on the effects of policy on nutrient management in the Chesapeake Bay region in the Northeast and lead a discussion of the role of policy in nitrogen management in California.</p> <p> <strong><em>Background<br /> </em></strong>The report &ldquo;Addressing Nitrate in California&rsquo;s Drinking Water&rdquo; released in March by the State Water Resources Control Board concluded that more than 90 percent of human-generated nitrate contamination of groundwater in the Tulare Lake Basin and the Monterey County portion of the Salinas Valley has come from agricultural activity.</p> <p> Plants need nitrogen to grow, but nutrients that are not used by the crop may move below the root zone. Nitrate, a byproduct of nitrogen, may infiltrate to groundwater.</p> <p> &ldquo;The report found that farmers have already begun employing numerous techniques to reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizer available in the soil,&rdquo; said Doug Parker, director of the California Institute for Water Resources and leader for the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources water strategic initiative. &ldquo;At the forums, we will be discussing how those efforts are proceeding and exploring additional solutions to protect groundwater quality. We&rsquo;ll be asking the agricultural community what additional research and education they need from UC.&rdquo;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-agricultural-nitrogen-forum-june-12-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-agricultural-nitrogen-forum-june-12-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Mon, 21 May 2012 20:10:00 +0000 95031 at http://westernfarmpress.com Cotton Field Day June 12, Firebaugh http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-field-day-june-12-firebaugh <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Cotton Field Day: Early Season Pest &amp; Agronomic Management, June 12, Firebaugh; Tuesday, June 12, 10 a.m. - Noon; Housley &amp; Vandenberg Farm: Sierra Ave., Firebaugh, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Housley &amp; Vandenberg Farm</span> <span class="locality">Firebaugh</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.858838">36° 51' 31.8168" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.456007">120° 27' 21.6252" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.858838+-120.456007+%28%2C+Firebaugh%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Cotton Field Day: Early Season Pest &amp; Agronomic Management, June 12, Firebaugh</p> <ul> <li> Tuesday, June 12, 10 a.m. - Noon</li> <li> Housley &amp; Vandenberg Farm: Sierra Ave., Firebaugh, Calif.</li> <li> 1.5 CE credits applied for</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Speakers:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Dr. Pete Goodell, UC IPM, Entomologist; Pest Management Update- What&#39;s Bugging Your Field?</li> <li> Dan Munk, UCCE Fresno, Farm Advisor; Early Season Management of Fertilizer &amp; Irrigation to Maximize Plant Growth</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Directions:</strong></p> <ul> <li> From Firebaugh: Head South on Hwy 33 toward Mendota. Make a left on Sierra Ave. Go 1/2 mile, the field is on the right.</li> <li> From Mendota: Head North on Hwy 33 toward Mendota. Make a right on Sierra Ave. Go 1/2 mile, the field is on the right.</li> </ul> <p> LOOK FOR FIELD DAY SIGNS. Call Luis Gallegos for more detailed directions, (559) 259-1981</p> <p> <strong>Questions?</strong></p> <ul> <li> Marcia Gibbs, Director, SJSFP, (530) 370-5325, <a href="mailto:marcia@sustainablecotton.org">marcia@sustainablecotton.org</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-field-day-june-12-firebaugh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-field-day-june-12-firebaugh#comments 36.858838 -120.456007 Thu, 31 May 2012 20:14:00 +0000 96251 at http://westernfarmpress.com Telling and Selling Your Agritourism Story June 14, Forestville http://westernfarmpress.com/telling-and-selling-your-agritourism-story-june-14-forestville <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Interested agritourism farms and ranches will "speed date" with local and regional tourism demand (caterers, tour operators, event planners) to enhance their agriculture operation by networking with experts in the industry.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">SRJC Shone Farm Pavilion</span> <span class="locality">Forestville</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.473524">38° 28' 24.6864" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.890272">122° 53' 24.9792" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.473524+-122.890272+%28%2C+Forestville%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Telling and Selling Your Agritourism Story June 14, Forestville, Calif.</p> <ul> <li> 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.</li> <li> SRJC Shone Farm Pavilion, Forestville, Calif.</li> <li> $25 includes lunch</li> </ul> <p> <strong>What you will do at Agritourism, Part 2..</strong></p> <p> Tell and Sell Your Story</p> <p> Interested agritourism farms and ranches will &quot;speed date&quot; with local and regional tourism demand (caterers, tour operators, event planners) to enhance their agriculture operation by networking with experts in the industry.&nbsp;</p> <p> To register: <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8399" target="_blank">http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8399</a></p> <p> Presented&nbsp;by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Sonoma County and Sonoma County Farm Trails.</p> <p> For more information contact Alex at <a href="mailto:arpozzi@ucdavis.edu">arpozzi@ucdavis.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/telling-and-selling-your-agritourism-story-june-14-forestville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/telling-and-selling-your-agritourism-story-june-14-forestville#comments 38.473524 -122.890272 Thu, 03 May 2012 19:46:00 +0000 92781 at http://westernfarmpress.com Kern County Potato Field Day June 14, Bakersfield http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-county-potato-field-day-june-14-bakersfield <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Annual UC Cooperative Extension and CPRAB Variety Trial Field Day is an opportunity to see tubers of potentially new varieties, how they performed this year, and how they performed compared to standard varieties:2012 Kern County Potato Variety Trial Field Day.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hart Park</span> <span class="locality">Bakersfield</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.373292">35° 22' 23.8512" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.018713">119° 1' 7.3668" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.373292+-119.018713+%28%2C+Bakersfield%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2012 Kern County Potato Variety Trial Field Day</p> <ul> <li> Thursday, June 14, 2012</li> <li> 10 a.m. &ndash; 1 p.m.</li> <li> Hart Memorial Park (8 miles northeast of downtown Bakersfield via Hwy 178 and Alfred Harrell Hwy)</li> </ul> <p> The Annual UC Cooperative Extension and CPRAB Variety Trial Field Day is an opportunity to see tubers of potentially new varieties, how they performed this year, and how they performed compared to standard varieties. Entries include varieties from numerous USDA, state, and private breeding programs. This year&rsquo;s entries include Russets, chippers, reds, and yellows, and specialty types. Tubers will be shown as how they look straight from the field after being washed.</p> <p> This is an opportunity to express your evaluations and recommendations about these varieties to University researchers, breeders, seed growers, and fellow growers.</p> <p> <strong>Location:</strong> The Potato Field Day will be held in the shade near the bank of the Kern River at HART PARK. It will be located on the east end of the park in Section 2, just off Alfred Harrell Highway. Snacks and refreshments will be available.</p> <p> <strong>Potato Grower Meeting:</strong> You should be receiving a notice soon for the annual potato grower&#39;s dinner and informal meeting to be held the evening of the field day. The dinner meeting will be held at the Petroleum Club this year with a special guest speaker. Please call or email Nathan Sano to let him know if you will be attending and how many in your party.</p> <p> The Petroleum Club</p> <ul> <li> 5060 California Ave</li> <li> Bakersfield, CA 93309</li> <li> Thursday, June 14th</li> <li> 5:30 no host social</li> <li> 6:30 Dinner</li> </ul> <p> For further information contact:</p> <ul> <li> Joe Nunez, Kern County Cooperative Extension, 661-868-6222</li> <li> Jim Melban, California Research Advisory Board, 559-591-0436</li> <li> Nathan Sano, California Potato Research Advisory Board, 559-591-0436</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-county-potato-field-day-june-14-bakersfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/kern-county-potato-field-day-june-14-bakersfield#comments 35.373292 -119.018713 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:58:00 +0000 96501 at http://westernfarmpress.com Viticulture Research Roadshow June 14, Fresno http://westernfarmpress.com/viticulture-research-roadshow-june-14-fresno <div class="node-body event-body">The Viticulture Research Roadshow will be held June 14, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., at the EOC Nielsen Conference Center 3110 W. Nielsen in Fresno, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">EOC Nielsen Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.747727">36° 44' 51.8172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772366">119° 46' 20.5176" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.747727+-119.772366+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Viticulture Research Roadshow will be held June 14, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., at the EOC Nielsen Conference Center 3110 W. Nielsen in Fresno, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>Contact:</strong> Peterangelo Vallis (559) 272-1411 x803</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/viticulture-research-roadshow-june-14-fresno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/viticulture-research-roadshow-june-14-fresno#comments 36.747727 -119.772366 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:13:00 +0000 90221 at http://westernfarmpress.com Managing Agricultural Nitrogen forum June 18, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-agricultural-nitrogen-forum-june-18-tulare <div class="node-body event-body"><p>At the Managing Agricultural Nitrogen forum June 18 in Tulare, UC Cooperative Extension specialists will describe methods of managing nitrogen on dairies and cropland. Members of the agricultural industry and representatives of statewide and regional programs will discuss the practical aspects of adopting nitrogen management practices.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tulare Cooperative Extension Office</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>June 18 Forum</strong></p> <p> <strong>Location:</strong> Tulare Cooperative Extension Office, 4437&nbsp;South Laspina St., #B, Tulare&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp;bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&amp;biw=1263&amp;bih=852&amp;wrapid=tlif133660374122010&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;cid=0,0,15708651975195873698&amp;fb=1&amp;hq=tulare+county+cooperative+extension&amp;gl=us&amp;daddr=4437+South+Laspina+St+%23+B,+Tulare,+CA+93274&amp;geocode=0,36.165891,-119.328818&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=a_SqT5fKB8iZ2QXL6pj2Dg&amp;ved=0CAwQngIwAA" target="_blank"><u>here</u></a> for&nbsp;map and directions to the Tulare County Cooperative Extension Office.</p> <p> <strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p> Sponsored by UC ANR California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) and CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP).</p> <p> 1 p.m. - <strong>Nitrogen in Agriculture</strong> - Moderator: Doug Parker, Director, California Institute for Water Resources, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources</p> <ul> <li> Nitrogen Cycle/Managing Organic Nitrogen from Animal Operations - Stuart Pettygrove, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis</li> <li> Managing Inorganic Nitrogen from Synthetic Fertilizer - Robert Hutmacher UC Cooperative Extension Specialist and Director, West Side Research and Extension Center</li> <li> Managing Water - Larry Schwankl, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis</li> </ul> <p> 2:15 - <strong>Implementing Management Options (A)</strong> - Industry Programs</p> <ul> <li> Paul Martin, Western United Dairymen</li> <li> Bob Curtis, Almond Board of California</li> </ul> <p> 3 - Break</p> <p> 3:15 - <strong>Implementing Management Options (B)</strong> - State and Regional Programs</p> <ul> <li> David Zoldoske, Center of Irrigation Technology, California State University Fresno</li> <li> Asif Maan, California Dept. of Food &amp; Agriculture, Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP)</li> </ul> <p> 4 - <strong>Policy and Implementation</strong> - panel discussion</p> <ul> <li> Doug Parker, California Institute for Water Resources, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources</li> <li> Marc Los Huertos, California State University Monterey Bay</li> </ul> <p> 5 - Adjourn</p> <p> <strong>Forums Planned for June 2012</strong></p> <p> <strong><em>Sponsored by:<br /> </em></strong>UC ANR California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) and CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP)</p> <p> <a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/managingagriculturalnitrogen/June_12_Forum/" target="_blank">June 12 </a>at the&nbsp;CDFA Main Auditorium, Sacramento</p> <p> <a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/managingagriculturalnitrogen/June_18_Forum/" target="_blank">June 18</a> at the UC Cooperative Extension Office, Tulare</p> <p> <strong>Who should attend?</strong><br /> Growers, dairy operators, agency representatives, agricultural commissioners, policymakers and other concerned community members. The events are free and open to the public. <strong>Preregistration is required.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Objective is to: </strong></p> <ul> <li> Provide an educational forum on nitrogen&nbsp;use and management in agriculture</li> <li> Discuss management of agricultural nitrogen and gain an understanding of how management of agricultural nitrogen is proceeding</li> <li> Discuss the role of policy in nitrogen management</li> <li> Explore solutions to nitrate in groundwater</li> <li> Explore the need for additional research and education</li> </ul> <p> UC Cooperative Extension specialists will describe methods of managing nitrogen on dairies and cropland. Members of the agricultural industry and representatives of statewide and regional programs will discuss the practical aspects of adopting nitrogen management practices. To wrap up the sessions, Parker will present a case study on the effects of policy on nutrient management in the Chesapeake Bay region in the Northeast and lead a discussion of the role of policy in nitrogen management in California.</p> <p> <strong>Background</strong></p> <p> The report &ldquo;Addressing Nitrate in California&rsquo;s Drinking Water&rdquo; released in March by the State Water Resources Control Board concluded that more than 90 percent of human-generated nitrate contamination of groundwater in the Tulare Lake Basin and the Monterey County portion of the Salinas Valley has come from agricultural activity.</p> <p> Plants need nitrogen to grow, but nutrients that are not used by the crop may move below the root zone. Nitrate, a byproduct of nitrogen, may infiltrate to groundwater.</p> <p> &ldquo;The report found that farmers have already begun employing numerous techniques to reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizer available in the soil,&rdquo; said Doug Parker, director of the California Institute for Water Resources and leader for the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources water strategic initiative. &ldquo;At the forums, we will be discussing how those efforts are proceeding and exploring additional solutions to protect groundwater quality. We&rsquo;ll be asking the agricultural community what additional research and education they need from UC.&rdquo;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-agricultural-nitrogen-forum-june-18-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/managing-agricultural-nitrogen-forum-june-18-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Mon, 21 May 2012 20:19:00 +0000 95041 at http://westernfarmpress.com Heat Illness Prevention program June 19, Napa http://westernfarmpress.com/heat-illness-prevention-program-june-19-napa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Employer &amp; Supervisor "Train-the-Trainer" Program for Heat Illness Prevention; Tuesday, June 19, 2012; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Cooperative Extension</span> <span class="locality">Napa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.304722">38° 18' 16.9992" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.298889">122° 17' 56.0004" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.304722+-122.298889+%28%2C+Napa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Employer &amp; Supervisor &quot;Train-the-Trainer&quot; Program for Heat Illness Prevention</p> <ul> <li> Tuesday, June 19, 2012</li> <li> 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.</li> <li> <em>In Spanish</em></li> </ul> <p> Meeting Room; UC Cooperative Extension in Napa County; 1710 Soscol Ave.</p> <p> <strong>Follow the newsletter link below to access the registration form.</strong></p> <p> Attendees will learn how to effectively train workers at their worksites about the dangers of working in the heat and how to prevent heat illness.</p> <p> Questions should be directed to Yesenia Prado, UC Berkeley: <a href="mailto:yprado@berkeley.edu">yprado@berkeley.edu</a> or (510) 643-8483</p> <p> Download and view the newsletter here: <a href="http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu/?newsitem=43231" target="_blank">http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu/?newsitem=43231</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/heat-illness-prevention-program-june-19-napa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/heat-illness-prevention-program-june-19-napa#comments 38.304722 -122.298889 Wed, 23 May 2012 20:32:00 +0000 95331 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meeting June 20, Ripon http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-june-20-ripon <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The UC Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meeting will be held June 20, at the Barnwood Restaurant, 338 E. Main Street, Ripon, Calif., beginning at 7 a.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Barnwood Restaurant</span> <span class="locality">Ripon</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.741595">37° 44' 29.742" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.124383">121° 7' 27.7788" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.741595+-121.124383+%28%2C+Ripon%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UC Tree and Vine IPM Breakfast Meetings will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month through June at Barnwood Restaurant, 338 E. Main Street, Ripon, Calif.</p> <p> Stanislaus &amp; San Joaquin Counties UCCE Farm Advisors participating:</p> <ul> <li> Roger Duncan, Kathy Kelley Anderson, Brent Holtz, Joe Grant, Paul Verdegaal</li> </ul> <p> 7 a.m.-8 a.m.</p> <p> 1 hour of PCA &amp; Grower credit available at each meeting</p> <p> <strong>Guest Speakers List:</strong></p> <ul> <li> June 20 Bob Van Steenwyk / Walnut Husk Fly</li> </ul> <p> There will be time for questions and answers with the speakers.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-june-20-ripon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-and-vine-ipm-breakfast-meeting-june-20-ripon#comments 37.741595 -121.124383 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 21:08:00 +0000 96771 at http://westernfarmpress.com Persea Mite Management & Monitoring Workshop June 20, Santa Paula http://westernfarmpress.com/persea-mite-management-monitoring-workshop-june-20-santa-paula <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The persea mite (Oligonychus perseae) is a non-native leaf-feeding pest of avocado trees in California. The feeding damage caused by this mite has been recently linked with yield reduction. This training workshop contains a presentation and field demonstration with updated information on persea mite research and pest management for the California avocado system.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Limoneira Ranch</span> <span class="locality">Santa Paula</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.354166">34° 21' 14.9976" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.059271">119° 3' 33.3756" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.354166+-119.059271+%28%2C+Santa+Paula%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Workshop Details</strong></p> <p> <strong>Who</strong>: This workshop is designed for the California avocado community&nbsp;(growers, researchers, pest control advisers, farm advisers, orchard employees, packing house employees, grove managers, etc.)<br /> <br /> <strong>What</strong>:&nbsp;A hands-on workshop to learn about avocado mites and their control<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong>: Santa Paula (June 20),&nbsp;Limoneira Ranch, 1141 Cummings Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060</p> <p> Irvine (June 27),&nbsp;South Coast Research Experiment Station, 7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618<br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong>: Two sessions held at each location, Morning &amp; Afternoon</p> <p> Arrive within 15 minutes of the listed time for the workshop session you selected. This will allow for you to find parking, sign in and fill out your form for Continuing Education (CE) Credit (<a href="http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/cont_ed/CE_June_2012.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>2.5 hours</strong></a>).<br /> <br /> <strong>Why</strong>:&nbsp;There are beneficial and pest mites in the CA avocado system. Learning how to recognize, monitor and control pests is an important part of successful orchard production.</p> <p> <strong>Workshop Description:</strong></p> <p> The persea mite (<em>Oligonychus perseae</em>) is a non-native leaf-feeding pest of avocado trees in California. The feeding damage caused by this mite has been recently linked with yield reduction. This training workshop contains a presentation and field demonstration with updated information on persea mite research and pest management for the California avocado system.</p> <p> <strong>Participants will learn:</strong></p> <ol> <li> How to recognize beneficial and pest mites from avocado trees</li> <li> The basics of persea mite biology, invasion history and management options (i.e., biological control and pesticide recommendations)</li> <li> In the field demonstration, participants will get hands-on experience on how to use two simple sampling methods designedto estimate persea mite densities in commercial avocado orchards</li> </ol> <p> Each session limited to first 25 participants that sign up and pay $5 registration fee by June 1, 2012<br /> Participants will learn (1) how to identify beneficial and pest mites in avocado orchards (2) how to implement persea mite management options (biocontrol and pesticides) and (3) how to estimate persea mite densities in commercial avocado orchards.</p> <p> 2.5 hours of Continuing Education credit from CDPR will be available.</p> <p> For more details and registration information, click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001LSMGgqel0iRKUot2Cl9lrGrI6L8R-75yuDpY_STa5BU4lhtGAkVquVTpmAekXfMYwIqfa7zGa9YdFXw26L6yxUcSXdptg_18xoLwc9q8TXTr7t6M95C726e5HTWjBGyhhCj8GH7vAi5vyMExzkwEpeAE7S4PZBH4gew0fOoqzHGFOPQbzooaBHQjsN1-U9oT" target="_blank">here</a> or visit: <a href="http://cisr.ucr.edu/mites/workshop.html" target="_blank">http://cisr.ucr.edu/mites/workshop.html</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/persea-mite-management-monitoring-workshop-june-20-santa-paula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/persea-mite-management-monitoring-workshop-june-20-santa-paula#comments 34.354166 -119.059271 Tue, 15 May 2012 20:04:00 +0000 94061 at http://westernfarmpress.com Spray Safe Meeting June 20, Colusa County Fairgrounds http://westernfarmpress.com/spray-safe-meeting-june-20-colusa-county-fairgrounds <div class="node-body event-body">The June 20 Spray Safe Meeting will be held Wednesday at the Colusa County Fairgrounds, Festival Hall.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Festival Hall</span> <span class="locality">Colusa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.214334">39° 12' 51.6024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.009418">122° 0' 33.9048" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.214334+-122.009418+%28%2C+Colusa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>8:30 a.m.</strong> Registration &ndash; Coffee &amp; Donuts</p> <p> <strong>9 a.m.</strong> (ENGLISH SPANISH)</p> <ul> <li> Jill LeVake, CAPCA &amp; Dow AgroSciences: Welcome</li> <li> Todd Quist, Agricultural Weights &amp; Measures: Pesticide Labels</li> <li> Jack deWitt, Colusa County Ag Commissioner&rsquo;s Office: Inspections for Worker Safety</li> <li> Jan Kendel, Agricultural Biologist III: Container Storage and Disposal</li> <li> Yuba County Ag Commissioner Louie Mendoza with CDPR Environmental Scientists Tom Anderson &amp; Fidel Perez: Worker Safety</li> </ul> <p> <strong>10 a.m.</strong> OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATIONS &ndash; (SPANISH TRANSLATION INCLUDED)</p> <ul> <li> Tim Williams, PBM Sprayers</li> <li> Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Orchard Systems Farm Advisor: Spray Drift Management</li> <li> Matt Bozzo, Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau: Grower Checklist for Safety &amp; Safety Communication</li> <li> MVP Consolidated: Respirator Fit Testing</li> </ul> <p> <strong>11:30 a.m.</strong> Lunch &ndash; Packaged &lsquo;to-go&rsquo; to get you on your way, but feel free to enjoy the lunch hour and visit with our great sponsors.</p> <p> <strong>CE Hours </strong></p> <p> 2 hours Laws &amp; Regs and 1 hour CE other</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/spray-safe-meeting-june-20-colusa-county-fairgrounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/spray-safe-meeting-june-20-colusa-county-fairgrounds#comments 39.214334 -122.009418 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:46:00 +0000 98421 at http://westernfarmpress.com LA Food Dialogues focus on agriculture, June 20-21 http://westernfarmpress.com/la-food-dialogues-focus-agriculture-june-20-21 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The U.S. Farmers &amp; Ranchers Alliance’s second Food Dialogues event – “Lights, Camera, Food: Perceptions and Realities of Farming and Ranching in America” – is set for June 20-21 in Los Angeles.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Los Angeles</span> <span class="locality">Los Angeles</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.052234">34° 3' 8.0424" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.243685">118° 14' 37.266" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.052234+-118.243685+%28%2C+Los+Angeles%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The U.S. Farmers &amp; Ranchers Alliance&rsquo;s second Food Dialogues event &ndash; &ldquo;Lights, Camera, Food: Perceptions and Realities of Farming and Ranching in America&rdquo; &ndash; is set for next Wednesday and Thursday in Los Angeles.</p> <p> The two-day event will include four separate discussions that bring together farmers and ranchers with entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists and local leaders.</p> <p> Those unable to attend in person are encouraged to participate online by watching some events live, participating in accompanying chats on Twitter and submitting feedback and questions via Twitter and Facebook.</p> <p> Events are slated to include:</p> <p> <strong>&ldquo;Hollywood and &ldquo;Vine&rdquo;: The Intersection of Pop Culture and Food Production</strong></p> <p> <em>Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT</em></p> <p> George Motz, documentarian, host of Travel Channel&rsquo;s <em>Made In America</em>, and director of the Food Film Festival, will moderate this panel focusing on the portrayal of food and agriculture in popular culture.</p> <p> This event will be live-streamed online at <a href="http://www.fooddialogues.com/">www.fooddialogues.com</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Meeting of the Minds: Touring Hollywood&rsquo;s Urban Farm</strong></p> <p> <em>Wednesday, June 20, 2 to 4 p.m. PDT</em></p> <p> Urban farm expert and host of the syndicated Saturday Food Chain radio talk show Michael Olson will moderate this panel focused the role urban farms play in the communities where they operate.</p> <p> This panel will be live tweeted using the hashtag #FoodD and can be tracked on Twitter by following @USFRA.</p> <p> The event will also be recorded, with full video posted online later in the month.</p> <p> <strong>The Great Debate: Science, Technology and Food</strong></p> <p> <em>Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT</em></p> <p> Long-time <em>The New Yorker</em> journalist and <em>Denialism</em> author Michael Specter will lead a panel of leading scientists and academics, farmers and thought leaders, including California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross, in a conversation about the role science and technology play in agriculture.</p> <p> This event will be live-streamed online at <a href="http://www.fooddialogues.com/" target="_blank">www.fooddialogues.com</a>.</p> <p> <strong>The REAL Chef Challenge: Understanding How Food is Grown and Raised</strong></p> <p> <em>Thursday, June 21, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PDT</em></p> <p> Laura McIntosh, host and executive producer of <em>Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh</em>, will moderate this discussion of how food sourcing impacts farmers&rsquo; and chefs&rsquo; work to grow, raise, buy and serve healthy choices for people everywhere.</p> <p> This panel will be live tweeted using the hashtag #FoodD and can be tracked on Twitter by following @USFRA.</p> <p> The event will also be recorded, with full video posted online later in the month.</p> <p> NAWG is an affiliate member of USFRA, which aims to open dialogue between farmers and their urban customers about agriculture and food issues.</p> <p> More about the events next week and USFRA is at <a href="http://www.fooddialogues.com/la-event" target="_blank">http://www.fooddialogues.com/la-event</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/la-food-dialogues-focus-agriculture-june-20-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/la-food-dialogues-focus-agriculture-june-20-21#comments 34.052234 -118.243685 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:46:00 +0000 98091 at http://westernfarmpress.com Surviving in Agriculture Workshop June 26, Escondido http://westernfarmpress.com/surviving-agriculture-workshop-june-26-escondido <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The University of California Cooperative Extension in San Diego County and the USDA's Risk Management Agency invite you to join us for "Surviving in Agriculture" a risk management workshop that will help your farm thrive in today's challenging environment. Tuesday, June 26, 2012; San Diego County Farm Bureau; 1670 East Valley Parkway, Escondido.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Diego County Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of California Cooperative Extension in San Diego County and the USDA&#39;s Risk Management Agency&nbsp;invite you to join us for&nbsp;&quot;Surviving in Agriculture&quot; a risk management workshop that will help your farm thrive in today&#39;s challenging environment.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Tuesday, June 26, 2012</li> <li> San Diego County Farm Bureau</li> <li> 1670 East Valley Parkway, Escondido</li> </ul> <p> The registration fee for this seminar is $20 per farm/ranch couple if paid online or postmarked by Friday &mdash; June 22; and $25 thereafter or at the door. You may&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001FGQSphU9EbWzPibhMatVoRkkdv_usyetGaxCoz_Y-jl4lDP3TjI801-OvIsDG9YTe1MJAwxl6zN_qmx98ulO046rZ3lVeIPWyN0SI6__-uMOmsKPfRmCiddKwJaObsGji8v6ZpzyAHY2iUNbevJw3weRtgUmcbm_" target="_blank">register online</a>&nbsp;or by regular mail using the registration form and instructions provided below. &nbsp;</p> <p> You may also&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001FGQSphU9EbUkFDjcP2g0_52u3xVt4qxrq8fNiwCmBoSxJpYaZ1B6SxjbDgSLXey-uirLLXL2kDr4ZrMmQHG5Cu936j8iDawCf061-poQmUneuhBi8M_0SReS5IuQ0rd0EJHmaoUmEMqwU_DYznrAog==" target="_blank">download the workshop announcement</a>&nbsp;for more information and complete details about the workshop including agenda and contact information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/surviving-agriculture-workshop-june-26-escondido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/surviving-agriculture-workshop-june-26-escondido#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:59:00 +0000 97371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Persea Mite Management & Monitoring Workshop June 27, Irvine http://westernfarmpress.com/persea-mite-management-monitoring-workshop-june-27-irvine <div class="node-body event-body"><p>This workshop is designed for the California avocado community (growers, researchers, pest control advisers, farm advisers, orchard employees, packing house employees, grove managers, etc.)</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">South Coast Research Experiment Station</span> <span class="locality">Irvine</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.683947">33° 41' 2.2092" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.794694">117° 47' 40.8984" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.683947+-117.794694+%28%2C+Irvine%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Workshop Details</strong></p> <p> <strong>Who</strong>: This workshop is designed for the California avocado community&nbsp;(growers, researchers, pest control advisers, farm advisers, orchard employees, packing house employees, grove managers, etc.)<br /> <br /> <strong>What</strong>:&nbsp;A hands-on workshop to learn about avocado mites and their control<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong>: Santa Paula (June 20),&nbsp;Limoneira Ranch, 1141 Cummings Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060</p> <p> Irvine (June 27),&nbsp;South Coast Research Experiment Station, 7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618<br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong>: Two sessions held at each location, Morning &amp; Afternoon</p> <p> Arrive within 15 minutes of the listed time for the workshop session you selected. This will allow for you to find parking, sign in and fill out your form for Continuing Education (CE) Credit (<a href="http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/cont_ed/CE_June_2012.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>2.5 hours</strong></a>).<br /> <br /> <strong>Why</strong>:&nbsp;There are beneficial and pest mites in the CA avocado system. Learning how to recognize, monitor and control pests is an important part of successful orchard production.</p> <p> <strong>Workshop Description:</strong></p> <p> The persea mite (<em>Oligonychus perseae</em>) is a non-native leaf-feeding pest of avocado trees in California. The feeding damage caused by this mite has been recently linked with yield reduction. This training workshop contains a presentation and field demonstration with updated information on persea mite research and pest management for the California avocado system.</p> <p> <strong>Participants will learn:</strong></p> <ol> <li> How to recognize beneficial and pest mites from avocado trees</li> <li> The basics of persea mite biology, invasion history and management options (i.e., biological control and pesticide recommendations)</li> <li> In the field demonstration, participants will get hands-on experience on how to use two simple sampling methods designedto estimate persea mite densities in commercial avocado orchards</li> </ol> <p> Each session limited to first 25 participants that sign up and pay $5 registration fee by June 1, 2012<br /> Participants will learn (1) how to identify beneficial and pest mites in avocado orchards (2) how to implement persea mite management options (biocontrol and pesticides) and (3) how to estimate persea mite densities in commercial avocado orchards.</p> <p> 2.5 hours of Continuing Education credit from CDPR will be available.</p> <p> For more details and registration information, click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001LSMGgqel0iRKUot2Cl9lrGrI6L8R-75yuDpY_STa5BU4lhtGAkVquVTpmAekXfMYwIqfa7zGa9YdFXw26L6yxUcSXdptg_18xoLwc9q8TXTr7t6M95C726e5HTWjBGyhhCj8GH7vAi5vyMExzkwEpeAE7S4PZBH4gew0fOoqzHGFOPQbzooaBHQjsN1-U9oT" target="_blank">here</a> or visit: <a href="http://cisr.ucr.edu/mites/workshop.html" target="_blank">http://cisr.ucr.edu/mites/workshop.html</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/persea-mite-management-monitoring-workshop-june-27-irvine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/persea-mite-management-monitoring-workshop-june-27-irvine#comments 33.683947 -117.794694 Tue, 15 May 2012 20:06:00 +0000 94071 at http://westernfarmpress.com Ag Education Seminars for Managers June 28-29, Fresno http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-education-seminars-managers-june-28-29-fresno <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers &amp; Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) will offer two seminars geared to farm managers, agricultural consultants and those looking to enhance their skills and professionalism in the field on June 28-29. The training sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 West Shaw Avenue in Clovis.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Garden Inn</span> <span class="locality">Clovis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.825228">36° 49' 30.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.702919">119° 42' 10.5084" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.825228+-119.702919+%28%2C+Clovis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers &amp; Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) will offer two seminars geared to farm managers, agricultural consultants and those looking to enhance their skills and professionalism in the field on June 28-29. The training sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 West Shaw Avenue in Clovis.</p> <p> Delivered in an interactive format, the seminars will cover a variety of topics and skills that are used in day to day business. Sessions on Project Management, Professionalism, Effective Negotiating, Budgeting, Principles of Leasing and Business Contracts are among the training modules. Attendees can select to take one or both days, depending upon their areas of interest.</p> <p> &ldquo;The training offers a solid foundation of skills for the farm management professional&rdquo; said team instructor, Dan Whisenhunt, MBA. He added that the hands-on learning environment is very effective in teaching real-life practices and concepts as the attendees have the opportunity to work through examples and practical scenarios during the seminars.</p> <p> The fee for each full day is just $199 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all course materials. The sessions are open to the public and pre-registration is required. The deadline to avoid late fees is June 22nd. Complete details and on-line registration can be accessed at <a href="http://www.calasfmra.com" target="_blank">www.calasfmra.com</a>. For more information, call (209) 368-3672.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-education-seminars-managers-june-28-29-fresno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-education-seminars-managers-june-28-29-fresno#comments 36.825228 -119.702919 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:27:00 +0000 97231 at http://westernfarmpress.com Food Safety for Farmers Meeting July 9, Escondido http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-farmers-meeting-july-9-escondido <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Food Safety for Farmers meeting will be held Monday, July 9, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Diego County Farm Bureau, Escondido.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Diego County Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Food Safety for Farmers meeting will be held Monday,&nbsp; July 9, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Diego County Farm Bureau, Escondido.</p> <p> Produce buyers (wholesale markets, distributors, restaurants, schools, grocery stores, etc.) are increasingly expecting their suppliers to have a formal, documented food safety program for their farms. &nbsp;This workshop will help farmers selling to these buyers, understand their food safety requirements and establish a documented food safety program.</p> <p> For more information, please see the flyer <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001FtE_FveB3VD1phLNd-KPbBu69KjZmgxlPOOoKs5V7P-LNhhxxKs7e5vZS7R3uhWhFf87EwXWw_npqdguoe_WSoeboY1lt7xpDCf_kgTiMu4sObYqESLkUVUrN9gOOndhEBGSO9ZOiu89qRUHx4KDxQ==" target="_blank">here</a> or you may go directly to online registration <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001FtE_FveB3VBYzwT8Z_515R9fKFXnmPvfI4fCKsl2_ZvZeD9H3kPyAwwrNbRY88diGI0gIwTiWOwRrMosCQPlheCaYRR0R2MGk6416AbISZM2jNfC7Xb14kvErNrutfcUv_EUortx8yU_HBrvVIyfCtxoy9VG0dImlvTvduYoAEw=" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-farmers-meeting-july-9-escondido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-farmers-meeting-july-9-escondido#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:36:00 +0000 99451 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agricultural land preservation meeting July 10, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/agricultural-land-preservation-meeting-july-10-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body">The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss agricultural land preservation and the Williamson Act at its upcoming meeting on July 10, 2012. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 'N' Street - Main Auditorium, Sacramento, Calif., 95814.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">California Department of Food and Agriculture</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss agricultural land preservation and the Williamson Act at its upcoming meeting on July 10, 2012. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 &#39;N&#39; Street - Main Auditorium, Sacramento, Calif., 95814.</p> <p> &quot;Agricultural land is one of the most significant resources that we have within California,&rdquo; said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. &ldquo;How we protect this precious resource and ensure that future generations have access to it is critical for the state and our urban and rural communities.&rdquo;</p> <p> On average, California loses approximately 55,000 acres of farmland per year or about one square mile every four days. Between 1984 and 2008, more than 1.3 million acres of farm and grazing lands were lost in California. This meeting will highlight programs and efforts to protect and preserve agricultural lands at the county and state level.</p> <p> Scheduled speakers include: John Lowrie, California Department of Conservation; John Gamper, California Farm Bureau Federation; Edward Thompson, Jr., American Farmland Trust; Ethan Elkind, University of California Berkeley; Heather Fargo, Strategic Growth Council; Billy Gatlin, California Cattlemen&rsquo;s Association; Karen Buhr, California Association of Resource Conservation Districts; William Chiat, California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions; and David Shabazian, Sacramento Area Council of Governments.</p> <p> &quot;Agriculture is truly one of the great landscapes of our state,&quot; said President Craig McNamara, California State Board of Food and Agriculture.&nbsp; &quot;Protecting farm land is not just the responsibility of farmers, ranchers and non-profit organizations.&nbsp; It is also the responsibility of local communities, developers and consumers.&rdquo;</p> <p> The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and the CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs.&nbsp; The state board conducts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials, agricultural representative and citizens to discuss current issues of concern to California agriculture.</p> <p> Follow the board on Twitter at: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/Cafood_agboard" target="_blank">www.twitter.com/Cafood_agboard</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/agricultural-land-preservation-meeting-july-10-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/agricultural-land-preservation-meeting-july-10-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:56:00 +0000 100331 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC organic strawberry production Facebook live chat July 10 http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-organic-strawberry-production-facebook-live-chat-july-10 <div class="node-body event-body">UCANR will host a live Facebook group chat with technical editors of UC’s new Organic Strawberry Production Manual, Steve Koike and Mark Bolda, July 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., to answer questions related to the new manual, strawberry growth, pests and diseases.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Facebook</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) will host a live Facebook group chat with technical editors of UC&rsquo;s new Organic Strawberry Production Manual, Steve Koike and Mark Bolda. The new manual is designed to help growers, pest control advisers, consultants, marketers, industry professionals and home gardeners better understand the organic growing and strawberry production processes. Both strawberry experts will be available in the UC ANR group chat room on Tuesday, July 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., to answer questions related to the new manual, strawberry growth, pests and diseases.</p> <p> Steve Koike, UC Cooperative Extension advisor in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, studies vegetable, fruit and ornamental crop diseases, particularly strawberry diseases. Koike earned his M.S. in plant protection and pest management from UC Davis in 1980. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding research conducted by a UC Cooperative Extension academic. Mark Bolda, UC Cooperative Extension advisor in Monterey and San Benito counties for strawberries and caneberries. Bolda received his M.S. in plant protection and pest management from UC Davis in 1996, after serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in Paraguay as an agricultural extensionist.</p> <p> This informal lunch-time session allows home gardeners, commercial growers and others an opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from two of the most knowledgeable strawberry professionals in California. All individuals are invited to participate in this informative online brown-bag session.</p> <p> Find us on Facebook at <a href="http://facebook.com/ucanr" target="_blank">facebook.com/ucanr</a>. More information about this session and instructions on how to participate can be found at <a href="http://ucanr.edu/facebookchat" target="_blank">ucanr.edu/facebookchat</a>. More information about the Organic Strawberry Production Manual can be found at <a href="http://www.ucanr.edu/strawberry" target="_blank">ucanr.edu/strawberry</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-organic-strawberry-production-facebook-live-chat-july-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-organic-strawberry-production-facebook-live-chat-july-10#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:56:00 +0000 97951 at http://westernfarmpress.com Organic Production in Northern California seminar July 12, Chico http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-northern-california-seminar-july-12-chico <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Organic Production in Northern California seminar is and all-day meeting focusing on the production of organic field crops, vegetables and orchards; July 12, Chico, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sierra Nevada Brewing Co</span> <span class="locality">Chico</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.728494">39° 43' 42.5784" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.837478">121° 50' 14.9208" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.728494+-121.837478+%28%2C+Chico%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>What: </strong>Organic Production in Northern California</p> <p> All day seminar focusing on the production of organic field crops, vegetables and orchards.&nbsp; Subjects include: Regulations, Certification, IPM, Disease Control, Weed Control, Acceptable Fertilizers, Pasture and Orchard Management, Soil Management, Organic Beer Production and a grower panel discussing fertility and pest management organic production challenges. Charlie Hoppin, Chairman, State Water Resources Control Board will address water quality challenges. Also exhibits by firms providing products acceptable for certified organic production.&nbsp; CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers (7.5 hours) and licensed Pest Control Advisers (4.0 hours).</p> <p> <strong>Who:</strong> Presented by the Nor Cal California Association of Pest Control Advisers and Organic Fertilizer Association of California. Underwritten by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.<br /> <br /> <strong>When:</strong> Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8:00 am &ndash; 4:30 pm.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, The Big Room, 1075 20th Street, Chico, Calif.<br /> <br /> <strong>Info:</strong> Contact Steven Beckley, (916)539-4107, <a href="mailto:sbeckley@aol.com">sbeckley@aol.com</a>.&nbsp; Program is available at <a href="https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production/" target="_blank">https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production/</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-northern-california-seminar-july-12-chico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-northern-california-seminar-july-12-chico#comments 39.728494 -121.837478 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:51:00 +0000 98431 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farmworker Field Day July 13, Rutherford http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-july-13-rutherford <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The topic of this field day will be "Soils 101: Soil characteristics for quality wine grapes". It will be held Friday, July 13 at Inglenook Vineyard. Farmworkers may attend an 8-10 a.m. session or a 2-4 p.m. session.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Inglenook Vineyard</span> <span class="locality">Rutherford</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.826489">40° 49' 35.3604" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-74.106809">74° 6' 24.5124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.826489+-74.106809+%28%2C+Rutherford%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Register <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8066" target="_blank">now</a> for Farmworker Field Days, a joint program between the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and UC Cooperative Extension, supported by the NVG Farmworker Education Fund: <a href="http://ucanr.org/FarmworkerFieldDays" target="_blank">http:ucanr.org/FarmworkerFieldDays</a></p> <p> Field days are free for all Napa County vineyard workers (limit 2 per company). Content will be delivered in Spanish.</p> <p> The topic of this field day will be &quot;<strong>Soils 101: Soil characteristics for quality wine grapes</strong>&quot;. It will be held Friday, July 13 at Inglenook Vineyard. Farmworkers may attend an 8-10 a.m. session or a 2-4 p.m. session.<br /> <br /> Download and view the newsletter here. &lt;<a href="http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu/?newsitem=42243">http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu/?newsitem=42243</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-july-13-rutherford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/farmworker-field-day-july-13-rutherford#comments 40.826489 -74.106809 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:37:00 +0000 83271 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2012 Agriculture Stakeholder Conference July 17-18 http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-agriculture-stakeholder-conference-july-17-18 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 Agriculture Stakeholder Conference: Pests, Pathways, and Partnerships, will be held July 17-18, at APHIS Headquarters, 4700 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, Md.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">APHIS Headquarters</span> <span class="locality">Riverdale</span>, <span class="region">MD</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.963444">38° 57' 48.3984" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-76.931641">76° 55' 53.9076" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.963444+-76.931641+%28%2C+Riverdale%2C+MD%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2012 Agriculture Stakeholder Conference: Pests, Pathways, and Partnerships, will be held July 17-18, at APHIS Headquarters, 4700 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, Md.</p> <p> Registration for the 2012 Agriculture Stakeholder Conference: Pests, Pathways, and Partnerships, has officially closed. For those unable to attend a <strong>live webcast is available</strong>, see below for more details.</p> <p> The purpose of this two day conference is to discuss the future of Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) initiatives and to garner input on how CBP and APHIS can better serve stakeholder needs. This conference will bring together diverse stakeholder groups representing the animal product, plant product, and shipping industries as well federal and state regulatory officials to engage in an open dialogue centered on pest exclusion efforts and trade facilitation.</p> <p> The conference will feature panel discussions on Pest Exclusion and Outreach with commentary by:</p> <ul> <li> Kristina Butts- National Cattlemen&rsquo;s Beef Association</li> <li> Joel Nelson- California Citrus Mutual</li> <li> Geoff Powell- C.H. Powell Company</li> <li> Tim Perry- American Presidents Line (APL) Ltd.</li> <li> Commissioner Adam Putnam- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services</li> <li> Craig Regelbrugge- American Nursery &amp; Landscape Association</li> <li> Liz Wagstrom- National Pork Producers Council</li> <li> Robert Wynn- California Department of Food and Agriculture</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Conference Information</strong></p> <p> We are offering a live webcast on July 17 and 18 for interested stakeholders unable to attend the 2012 Agriculture Stakeholder Conference. More details on how to sign up for the webcast are available online at: <a href="http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&amp;enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwNzA1Ljg4MDc3NjEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwNzA1Ljg4MDc3NjEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzA2MjgzMCZlbWFpbGlkPWNiZW5uZXR0QGZhcm1wcmVzcy5jb20mdXNlcmlkPWNiZW5uZXR0QGZh" target="_blank">http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/agstakeholder/index.shtml</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Please Note:</strong></p> <p> The webcast will occur in real time on July 17 and 18 starting at approximately 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. No recording of the meeting will be made available; however meeting notes will be posted online following the conference.</p> <p> The webcast will time out during scheduled breaks.</p> <p> The webcast will NOT be interactive. No questions or comments will be taken from webcast participants.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-agriculture-stakeholder-conference-july-17-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-agriculture-stakeholder-conference-july-17-18#comments 38.963444 -76.931641 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:44:00 +0000 100301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Grape Mechanical Harvest meeting July 18, Easton http://westernfarmpress.com/grape-mechanical-harvest-meeting-july-18-easton <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Raisin and Wine Grape Mechanical Harvest Safety Training workshop is set for July 18 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall, Easton, 172 W. Jefferson Ave.<br /> More information is available by calling (559) 237-0263.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">C.P.D.E.S. Hall</span> <span class="locality">Easton</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.650227">36° 39' 0.8172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.790698">119° 47' 26.5128" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.650227+-119.790698+%28%2C+Easton%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Raisin and Wine Grape Mechanical Harvest Safety Training workshop is set for July 18 &mdash; 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall, Easton, 172 W. Jefferson Ave.<br /> More information is available by calling (559) 237-0263.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grape-mechanical-harvest-meeting-july-18-easton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grape-mechanical-harvest-meeting-july-18-easton#comments 36.650227 -119.790698 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:25:00 +0000 99311 at http://westernfarmpress.com NAPTWG best practices webinar July 18 http://westernfarmpress.com/naptwg-best-practices-webinar-july-18 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The North American Produce Transportation Working Group (NAPTWG) will host a webinar on produce transportation best practices on Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET. The session will give an overview of the best practices and delve into the roles and responsibilities of the shipper, carrier and receiver in facilitating a seamless, safe, and sustainable global supply-chain.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Online Webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The North American Produce Transportation Working Group (NAPTWG) will host a webinar on produce transportation best practices on Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET. The session will give an overview of the best practices and delve into the roles and responsibilities of the shipper, carrier and receiver in facilitating a seamless, safe, and sustainable global supply-chain.</p> <p> Speakers include industry veterans with varied perspectives: Dan Vach&eacute;, vice president of supply chain management, United Fresh; Doug Stoiber, vice president, L&amp;M Transportation Services, Inc.; Jim Gordon, operations manager, Ippolito Fruit &amp; Produce LTD.; and Doug Nelson, special services manager, Blue Book Services, Inc. A question and answer period will follow the presentation and the session will be posted on the website as a resource.</p> <p> &ldquo;As summer quickly approaches, the webinar will be especially valuable to anyone involved in the movement of perishables and refrigerated cargo via truck,&rdquo; said Dan Vach&eacute;, vice president of supply chain management for United Fresh. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s vital that the entire industry be on the same page when dealing with the movement of fresh fruits and vegetables. We need to ensure the cold chain remains intact and to prevent complications in the distribution and delivery of our fresh and wholesome products.&rdquo;</p> <p> Registration is complimentary to all interested parties. Register <a href="http://www2.unitedfresh.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1C03A00000092" target="_blank">now</a>.</p> <p> This is the first in a series of educational webinars the NAPTWG will hold. For more information, please visit the NAPTWG <a href="http://naptwg.org/" target="_blank">website</a>, or contact <a href="mailto:mailto:dvache@unitedfresh.org">Dan Vach&eacute;</a>, vice president of supply chain management, at 425-629-6271.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/naptwg-best-practices-webinar-july-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/naptwg-best-practices-webinar-july-18#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:50:00 +0000 99481 at http://westernfarmpress.com USDA Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Orders webinar July 18 http://westernfarmpress.com/usda-fruit-and-vegetable-marketing-orders-webinar-july-18 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>An introduction to USDA’s Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Orders and Agreements webinar will be held July 18, 2012, 2 p.m – 3 p.m. Eastern time: <a href="http://bit.ly/ztfNAN" title="http://bit.ly/ztfNAN">http://bit.ly/ztfNAN</a>.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">USDA Web</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> An introduction to USDA&rsquo;s Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Orders and Agreements webinar will be held July 18, 2012, 2 p.m &ndash; 3 p.m. Eastern time: <a href="http://bit.ly/ztfNAN" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/ztfNAN</a>.</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/fv" target="_blank">Agricultural Marketing Service Fruit and Vegetable Program</a> invites you to take part in a series of free, interactive webinars on our many programs and services.&nbsp; At each webinar, you&#39;ll hear a presentation from a USDA expert on a specific topic, be introduced to our staff, and take part in an interactive question and answer session.</p> <p> These informative webinars are designed for fruit and vegetable growers, packers, shippers, processors, wholesalers and retailers of all sizes.&nbsp; All of the webinars are free and available to anyone with Internet access.&nbsp; Registration is, however, required and space is limited.&nbsp; Log on today to register &ndash; it&#39;s your first step to gaining a competitive edge and learning how we can work together to meet your unique business needs.&nbsp; If you miss a webinar, just visit our Webinar Archive to watch it <a href="http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=TemplateD&amp;navID=FruitandVegetableWebinars&amp;rightNav1=FruitandVegetableWebinars&amp;topNav=&amp;leftNav=&amp;page=NewsArticlePage3&amp;resultType=&amp;acct" target="_blank">online</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/usda-fruit-and-vegetable-marketing-orders-webinar-july-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/usda-fruit-and-vegetable-marketing-orders-webinar-july-18#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:53:00 +0000 98491 at http://westernfarmpress.com 56th Annual Weed Day July 19, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/56th-annual-weed-day-july-19-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 56th annual Weed Day event provides an opportunity for pest control advisors, farm advisors, chemical company cooperators, college faculty and students, and regulatory officials to learn about current weed science research at UC Davis.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Buehler Alumni Center</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 56th Annual Weed Day is July 19, at UC Davis.</p> <p> <strong>Thursday, July 19, 2012</strong></p> <p> <strong>Check in begins at 7:30 a.m., tour starts 8:15.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis</strong></p> <p> The 56th annual Weed Day event provides an opportunity for pest control advisors, farm advisors, chemical company cooperators, college faculty and students, and regulatory officials to learn about current weed science research at UC Davis. The event begins with a morning field tour of the UC Davis weed science research plots and visit to the USDA-ARS Exotic and Invasive Weed Research Laboratory. Lunch and afternoon presentations will be indoors in the Buehler Alumni &amp; Visitors Center.</p> <p> Register online at <a href="http://wric.ucdavis.edu/" target="_blank">http://wric.ucdavis.edu/</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/56th-annual-weed-day-july-19-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/56th-annual-weed-day-july-19-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Fri, 25 May 2012 19:55:00 +0000 95711 at http://westernfarmpress.com Melon Crop Losses Workshop July 19, Yuma http://westernfarmpress.com/melon-crop-losses-workshop-july-19-yuma <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Melon Crop Losses Workshop &amp; Whitefly / CYSDV Control Update will be held July 19, 2012, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Yuma Agricultural Center, 6425 W. 8th Street, Yuma Ariz., 85364. Lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Yuma Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Yuma</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.692651">32° 41' 33.5436" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-114.627692">114° 37' 39.6912" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.692651+-114.627692+%28%2C+Yuma%2C+AZ%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Melon Crop Losses Workshop &amp; Whitefly / CYSDV Control Update will be held July 19, 2012, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Yuma Agricultural Center, 6425 W. 8th Street, Yuma Ariz., 85364. Lunch will be provided.</p> <p> <strong>Melon Crop Losses Workshop:</strong> Over the past 8 years we have conducted a crop loss survey for melons in Arizona. In order to ensure the quality of responses, we are sponsoring a live meeting for the express purpose of reviewing the process and deriving individual level responses from PCA&rsquo;s. You are invited to help develop the real world data that makes the resulting estimates so valuable to scientists, other researchers, regulatory personnel, policy makers, and your own industry. These data have been used in defense of chemistry that has been threatened by regulatory action, in support of new regulatory initiatives (e.g., Section 18 and 24c applications), and in support of research and public policy with respect to insecticide usage and insect pest management. In recent years these data have specifically been used to defend or otherwise comment on the use of acephate (e.g., Orthene) and endosulfan in cotton, and to defend the use of diazinon in lettuce and melons. Data in cotton have also been used in support of Section 18 requests for pyriproxyfen (Knack) and buprofezin (Applaud, Courier). Furthermore, these data will be useful in assessing the impact of new classes of insecticide chemistries on the melon industry. These data play a unique role in the understanding of insect losses and the role of insecticides in cantaloupe and watermelon production. Because the information is by pest insect and based on your understanding of the intended targets of the insecticides used, it provides a unique source of information on losses due to individual pest insects and the specific costs to control them. Furthermore, these are the only data provided directly for spring melon production.</p> <p> <strong>Research Update:</strong> Whiteflies and CYSDV continue to cause serious economic problems on fall melons. In response to this problem, a considerable amount of research has been directed towards finding cost-effective solutions to management of both whitefly adults and the subsequent transmission of the virus. New information on management is particularly important now since endosulfan will not be available to melon growers this next fall. This update will provide new information on a number of insecticide alternatives that have been evaluated as replacements for endosulfan for adult whitefly control. In addition, virus incidence on spring and fall melons over the past 5 years will be discussed.</p> <ul> <li> 3 Arizona CEUs applied for</li> <li> 3 California CEUs applied for</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p> Noon - 12:05 Welcome and Introductions &mdash; John Palumbo</p> <p> 12:05-1 p.m. Explanation of the Melon Insect Losses Survey &mdash; John Palumbo</p> <p> A. Melon Production</p> <p> B. What is an &ldquo;idealized&rdquo; potential average yield?</p> <p> C. Defining yields relative to dynamic market forces</p> <p> D. What are crop losses?</p> <p> E. Overall losses due to non-pests and other stressors</p> <p> F. Planted, infested and treated acres</p> <p> G Interpreting pesticide usage</p> <p> H. Pesticide costs</p> <p> 1 -1:30 - Individual Completion of Questionnaires*</p> <p> 1:30 -2 2011 MILW Results and General Discussion John Palumbo</p> <p> 2-3 - Whitefly / CYSDV Control Update John Palumbo</p> <p> * Questionnaires to be completed anonymously by PCA&rsquo;s to ensure confidentiality.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/melon-crop-losses-workshop-july-19-yuma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/melon-crop-losses-workshop-july-19-yuma#comments 32.692651 -114.627692 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:11:00 +0000 99431 at http://westernfarmpress.com EPA Impact on Agriculture webinar July 24 http://westernfarmpress.com/epa-impact-agriculture-webinar-july-24 <div class="node-body event-body">The National Ag Law Center is hosting a free Webinar on EPA and the impacts on agriculture July 24.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The National Ag Law Center is hosting a free Webinar on EPA and the impacts on agriculture.</p> <p> The federal government has long played a significant role in the agricultural sector. And, in recent years, the Environmental Protection Agency has played an increasingly significant role in agriculture, particularly under the regulation of water quality under the Clean Water Act. The current and future role of EPA regulation is extremely significant to the agricultural sector. It is imperative that producers, landowners, and others have a basic understanding of the role that EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has in the future of American agriculture and especially throughout the entire Mississippi River Basin. This webinar will provide that understanding with a focus on the recent lawsuit filed by environmental groups against the EPA.</p> <p> <strong>Webinar:</strong></p> <p> Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012</p> <p> Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (EDT) / 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT)</p> <p> Cost: <strong>Free of Charge</strong></p> <p> <strong>To participate in the webinar<em>:<br /> </em></strong>Participating in the webinar is very easy, even if this is the first webinar in which you have participated. At 12 EDT, simply click here: <a href="https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/aglaw" target="_blank">https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/aglaw </a>and sign in as a guest. Before viewing the webinar, please visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the server: <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/" target="_blank">http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/epa-impact-agriculture-webinar-july-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/epa-impact-agriculture-webinar-july-24#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:31:00 +0000 101931 at http://westernfarmpress.com ABCs of Horticulture workshop July 25-26, San Marcos http://westernfarmpress.com/abcs-horticulture-workshop-july-25-26-san-marcos <div class="node-body event-body"><p>ABCs of Horticulture workshop July 25-26, San Marcos; Center for Applied Horticultural Research; 2280 Tamara Lane, San Marcos, Calif., 92084.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Center for Applied Horticultural Research</span> <span class="locality">San Marcos</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.143372">33° 8' 36.1392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.166145">117° 9' 58.122" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.143372+-117.166145+%28%2C+San+Marcos%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <ul> <li> Wednesday - July 25, 2012</li> </ul> <p> (English session)</p> <ul> <li> Thursday - July 26, 2012</li> </ul> <p> (Spanish session)</p> <ul> <li> Center for Applied Horticultural Research; 2280 Tamara Lane, San Marcos, Calif., 92084</li> </ul> <p> A message from UCCE San Diego Advisor, James Bethke:&nbsp;</p> <p> Please join us for this important and popular workshop that will help you grow plants. &nbsp;We are bringing in two famous scientists that are very experienced in the presentation of this material. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> The program will focus on basic principles of plant growth and development so that growers will understand how environmental and cultural practices affect plant growth and quality. &nbsp;The five parts to this workshop are:</p> <ul> <li> Basic physiological processes of plant growth and development</li> <li> Plant Hormones</li> <li> Plant essential nutrients and how they are taken up and assimilated</li> <li> Fertilizer, media, soil and irrigation practices to optimize nutrient uptake</li> <li> Environmental and cultural practices impact on plant&nbsp;production</li> </ul> <p> More program details, the agenda, and registration instructions, can be obtained by clicking on the following flyers:</p> <p> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001SflCBfC5c3Uevq4PUfbTzOAyztsT4a0XmTAZyP1_VaRBSiQ9yGXYFmkudQbGQ73NdTwDQtnSfRVu3xZ1B-KZFWd5cHzFj3VFwZMUJ74xbhhWP_i_WEMPUk6DmK6NlGEItmNolBJMU8ZYJ0wDZVs5kw==" target="_blank">English session</a></p> <p> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001SflCBfC5c3V9ynPQkbd15w1Whqlm5P0n3TLaodR2u6ZQJhhZ5NkXxsBDy5Gn4YeBVWmT6NaJQgB1YzDW1Iu5Kr39b1EJJC_48GOQq9bNRkU1cPsUWXsVXG9Y-j2A1eqXotu1duCzhsN2JJn6ynA08w==" target="_blank">Spanish session</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/abcs-horticulture-workshop-july-25-26-san-marcos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/abcs-horticulture-workshop-july-25-26-san-marcos#comments 33.143372 -117.166145 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:51:00 +0000 100871 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2012 IREC Field Day July 26, Tulelake http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-irec-field-day-july-26-tulelake <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Intermountain Research &amp; Extension Center’s Annual Field Day will be held on Thursday, July 26, beginning at 8 a.m. with refreshments and registration. Then off to the Field Trial Tour on our special version of mass transit.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Intermountain Research &amp; Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Tulelake</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.955988">41° 57' 21.5568" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.477492">121° 28' 38.9712" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.955988+-121.477492+%28%2C+Tulelake%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Intermountain Research &amp; Extension Center&rsquo;s Annual Field Day will be held on Thursday, July 26, beginning at 8 a.m. with refreshments and registration. Then off to the Field Trial Tour on our special version of mass transit. Tourists will be treated to lunch on the patio and time to visit with old and new friends.</p> <p> <strong>CURRENT IREC RESEARCH TOPICS </strong></p> <p> &uml; White Rot Control in Onions</p> <p> &uml; Management of Mites and Mint Root Borer in Peppermint</p> <p> &uml; Herbicide Chemigation Strategies for Onion Weed Control</p> <p> &uml; Thrip and Seed Corn Maggot Management in Onions</p> <p> &uml; Alfalfa, Potato and Small Grain Variety Trials</p> <p> &uml; Alfalfa Management Trials</p> <p> &uml; Evaluation of Wild Oat and Broadleaf Herbicides for Weed Control in Spring Grains</p> <p> &uml; Potato Disease Management Trials</p> <p> <strong>Please join us at the Center, 2816 Havlina Road, as we celebrate our past and look forward to our future. </strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-irec-field-day-july-26-tulelake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-irec-field-day-july-26-tulelake#comments 41.955988 -121.477492 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:27:00 +0000 99441 at http://westernfarmpress.com Cotton Market Roundtable July 27, New York http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-market-roundtable-july-27-new-york <div class="node-body event-body"><p>A team of analysts will discuss their perspectives on the cotton market in what has become a much anticipated annual event for cotton marketers, the Cotton Market Roundtable, to be broadcast July 27, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Eastern time.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">New York</span> <span class="locality">New York</span>, <span class="region">NY</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.714353">40° 42' 51.6708" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-74.005973">74° 0' 21.5028" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.714353+-74.005973+%28%2C+New+York%2C+NY%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> A team of analysts will discuss their perspectives on the cotton market in what has become a much anticipated annual event for cotton marketers, the Cotton Market Roundtable, to be broadcast July 27, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Eastern time.</p> <p> Cotton market experts O.A. Cleveland, professor emeritus, Mississippi State University, Carl Anderson, Extension specialist emeritus, Texas A&amp;M University, Jarral Neeper, president of Calcot, Mike Stevens, cotton market analyst and special guest speaker Joe Nicosia, Allenberg Cotton Co., will discuss crop conditions, acreage and price forecasts, from New York City.</p> <p> Listen live over the Internet at <a href="http://agmarketnetwork.com/" target="_blank">AgMarketNetwork.com</a>, on KFLP 900 AM, Floydada, Texas and KZIP 1310 AM, Amarillo, Texas. Listeners can e-mail questions to the panel at <a href="mailto:patmc@agmidsouth.com">patmc@agmidsouth.com</a>. A recording of the event will be available around noon at AgMarketNetwork.com.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-market-roundtable-july-27-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-market-roundtable-july-27-new-york#comments 40.714353 -74.005973 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:57:00 +0000 99411 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pesticide Safety, Train-the Trainer Workshop July 31, Napa http://westernfarmpress.com/pesticide-safety-train-trainer-workshop-july-31-napa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Pesticide Safety, Train-the Trainer Workshop July 31, Napa, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2012; Meeting Room, UC Cooperative Extension; 1710 Soscol Ave.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Meeting Room, UC Cooperative Extension</span> <span class="locality">Napa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.304722">38° 18' 16.9992" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.298889">122° 17' 56.0004" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.304722+-122.298889+%28%2C+Napa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Pesticide Safety, Train-the Trainer Workshop July 31, Napa, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2012; Meeting Room, UC Cooperative Extension; 1710 Soscol Ave.<br /> <br /> Cost is $100 per person, limited to 30 attendees, and registration is online &lt;<a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8691" target="_blank">http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8691</a>&gt; .<br /> <br /> Participants who complete this training will become certified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers, as required by California state regulations.<br /> <br /> Questions should be directed to Lisa Blecker, Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator, UC IPM: <a href="mailto:lblecker@ucdavis.edu">lblecker@ucdavis.edu</a>, (530) 752-3912.</p> <p> Download and view the newsletter <a href="http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu/?newsitem=43685" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/pesticide-safety-train-trainer-workshop-july-31-napa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/pesticide-safety-train-trainer-workshop-july-31-napa#comments 38.304722 -122.298889 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 19:15:00 +0000 100181 at http://westernfarmpress.com Blackeye/Dry Bean Field Day Aug. 1, Parlier http://westernfarmpress.com/blackeyedry-bean-field-day-aug-1-parlier <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Blackeye/Dry Bean Field Day is set for 7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the UC Kearney Research and Extension Center, 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Kearney Research and Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Parlier</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.611617">36° 36' 41.8212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.527073">119° 31' 37.4628" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.611617+-119.527073+%28%2C+Parlier%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Blackeye/Dry Bean Field Day</p> <p> 7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012</p> <p> UC Kearney Research and Extension Center</p> <p> 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>7:30 a.m. Registration </strong></p> <p> <em>Field Tour of Trials &ndash; Tram leaves at 8 a.m</em>.</p> <ul> <li> Evaluation of Breeding Lines for New Blackeye Varieties, <em>Phil Roberts, UC Riverside </em></li> <li> Pigeon Pea &ndash; Continued Evaluation for Potential New Crop, <em>Phil Roberts, UC Riverside </em></li> <li> Testing Insecticides for Lygus Bug Control, <em>Carol Frate, UCCE Tulare County </em></li> <li> Evaluating Potential Post Emergence Herbicides in Blackeyes, <em>Kurt Hembree, UCCE Fresno County </em></li> <li> Subsurface Drip Irrigation of Blackeyes, <em>Larry Schwankl, UC Irrigation Specialist, Kearney </em></li> </ul> <p> <strong><em>Indoor Presentations </em></strong></p> <ul> <li> Using Nematode Resistant Blackeyes to Manage Root Knot Nematodes in Other Crops, <em>Dr. Phil Roberts, UC Riverside </em></li> <li> Adjuvants and Surfactants: Why and When to Use Them, <em>Matt Quist, Technical Services Manager, Wilbur-Ellis </em></li> <li> Industry/University Update</li> <li> Market outlook</li> <li> What&rsquo;s new with the CDBAB</li> <li> UC vacant positions</li> </ul> <p> <strong>11:15 Adjourn </strong></p> <p> PCA and CCA hours have been requested</p> <p> <em>For more information call: Carol Frate, Farm Advisor at 559-684-3300 </em></p> <p> Driving directions at <a href="http://kare.ucanr.edu/About_us/Site_map_and_driving_directions/" target="_blank">http://kare.ucanr.edu/About_us/Site_map_and_driving_directions/</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blackeyedry-bean-field-day-aug-1-parlier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blackeyedry-bean-field-day-aug-1-parlier#comments 36.611617 -119.527073 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:29:00 +0000 101301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Heat Illness Prevention program Aug. 1, Napa http://westernfarmpress.com/heat-illness-prevention-program-aug-1-napa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Heat Illness Prevention, Train-the-Trainer is a free program designed for employers and supervisors who can educate workers at their worksites about heat illness prevention: Aug. 1, 2012.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Cooperative Extension Meeting Room</span> <span class="locality">Napa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.304722">38° 18' 16.9992" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.298889">122° 17' 56.0004" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.304722+-122.298889+%28%2C+Napa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Heat Illness Prevention, Train-the-Trainer is a free program designed for employers and supervisors who can educate workers at their worksites about heat illness prevention.</p> <p> The program is offered in Spanish, and is open to employers in Napa &amp; Sonoma. Lunch will be provided.</p> <p> Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012</p> <p> 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.</p> <p> UC Cooperative Extension Meeting Room</p> <p> 1710 Soscol Ave, Napa 94559</p> <p> <strong>To register</strong>: View the newsletter to download the registration form. Return the completed registration form to Yesenia Prado via email (<u><a href="mailto:yprado@berkeley.edu">yprado@berkeley.edu</a></u>) or fax: (510) 643-5698</p> <p> Download and view the newsletter <a href="http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu/?newsitem=43719" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/heat-illness-prevention-program-aug-1-napa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/heat-illness-prevention-program-aug-1-napa#comments 38.304722 -122.298889 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:39:00 +0000 100711 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium Aug. 1, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-quality-and-food-safety-symposium-aug-1-visalia <div class="node-body event-body">A lineup of distinguished speakers from the world of food quality and safety is scheduled to appear at the 14th annual Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium, to be held Aug. 1 at the Visalia Convention Center.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Visalia Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.330228">36° 19' 48.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.292059">119° 17' 31.4124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.330228+-119.292059+%28%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> A lineup of distinguished speakers from the world of food quality and safety is scheduled to appear at the 14th annual Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium, to be held Aug. 1 at the Visalia Convention Center. The symposium is presented by the Almond Board of California (ABC).</p> <p> The agenda is still being filled out as of press time, but here are some highlights:</p> <ul> <li> Pathogen migration through a processing facility and process validation &mdash; Jeff Kornacki, Ph.D., Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.</li> <li> Pathogen growth in the orchard &mdash; Linda Harris, Ph.D., Dept. of Food Science &amp; Technology, UC Davis</li> <li> Global Food Safety Initiative and food safety audits &mdash; Tom Vogel, DFA of California</li> <li> Food safety &lsquo;must haves&rsquo; for cereal industry suppliers &mdash; Louise Huebschman, Kellogg Company</li> <li> FDA 483 inspection warning letter; common issues and how to respond &mdash; Marc Sanchez, Food Court</li> </ul> <p> Additional presentations, focusing on the Food Safety Modernization Act and Global Food Safety Initiative, are being planned. This symposium is a must-attend for managers and food safety officers in almond processing facilities.</p> <p> Registration starts at 8:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. with a welcome by Brian Dunning, chairman of the ABC Almond Quality and Food Safety Committee, and ends with a summary/wrap-up by Tim Birmingham, ABC&rsquo;s director of quality assurance and industry services. Attendees and presenters are invited to a reception immediately following the program.</p> <p> Please RSVP if you plan to attend, to Jayme Puthoff by <a href="mailto:jputhoff@%20almondboard.com">email</a> or phone at (209) 343-3279.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-quality-and-food-safety-symposium-aug-1-visalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-quality-and-food-safety-symposium-aug-1-visalia#comments 36.330228 -119.292059 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:39:00 +0000 100051 at http://westernfarmpress.com Napa Valley Soils field day Aug. 3, Rutherford http://westernfarmpress.com/napa-valley-soils-field-day-aug-3-rutherford <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Registration is now open for the Napa Valley Soils field day Aug. 3, 2012 at Inglenook Vineyards, Rutherford.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Inglenook Vineyards</span> <span class="locality">Rutherford</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.459101">38° 27' 32.7636" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.422564">122° 25' 21.2304" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.459101+-122.422564+%28%2C+Rutherford%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Registration is now <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8066" target="_blank">open</a> for our upcoming field day on Aug. 3, 2012 at Inglenook Vineyards, Rutherford.<br /> <br /> <strong>Soils 101: Characteristics of Napa Valley Soils<br /> </strong><br /> Mark Battany, Viticulture &amp; Soils Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension in San Luis Obispo &amp; Santa Barbara Counties</p> <ul> <li> Spanish session: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.</li> <li> English session: 10 a.m. - Noon</li> </ul> <p> Mr. Battany will start the day with a lecture on the nature and properties of soils. He will discuss soil formation, the soil profile and its layers (horizons) and factors that influence a soil&#39;s suitability as a medium for vine growth. Then we&#39;ll put our classroom knowledge to work in the field, where we will look at 3 soil pits on the Inglenook property. We&#39;ll learn to distinguish the horizons and observe soil characteristics of each horizon, noting factors that influence the soil&#39;s suitability for grape growing.</p> <p> <a href="http://ucanr.org/SoilsFieldDay" target="_blank">Registration</a> is limited to 2 attendees per company. This program is generously supported by the Farmworker Education Foundation of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, and UC Cooperative Extension in Napa County.</p> <p> <a href="http://ucanr.org/SoilsFieldDay" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/SoilsFieldDay</a></p> <p> Download and view the newsletter <a href="http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu/?newsitem=43709" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/napa-valley-soils-field-day-aug-3-rutherford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/napa-valley-soils-field-day-aug-3-rutherford#comments 38.459101 -122.422564 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:49:00 +0000 101031 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water: Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference Aug. 7, Sante Fe http://westernfarmpress.com/water-foundation-agricultural-sustainability-conference-aug-7-sante-fe <div class="node-body event-body">Water: The Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference will be held Aug. 7, 2012, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Santa Fe Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, N.M., 87507. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Santa Fe Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Santa Fe</span>, <span class="region">NM</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.686975">35° 41' 13.11" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-105.937799">105° 56' 16.0764" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.686975+-105.937799+%28%2C+Santa+Fe%2C+NM%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Water: The Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference will be held Aug. 7, 2012, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Santa Fe Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd. </strong><strong>Santa Fe, N.M., 87507. </strong></p> <p> <strong>Research, Education, and Funding in Sustainable Agriculture </strong></p> <p> Sustainable Agriculture in the southwest presents many unique challenges. This conference will provide practical information in sustainable practices for the region. Research and education to further define best practices is encouraged through agencies like Western SARE.</p> <p> This conference is designed to provide practical information in optimizing water use efficiency for agriculture in the southwest.</p> <p> This conference highlights:</p> <p> &middot; Balancing Ag &amp; Urban Water Use</p> <p> &middot; The Acequia System</p> <p> &middot; Rainwater Harvesting</p> <p> &middot; Low-Water-Use Crops</p> <p> &middot; Efficient Orchard Irrigation</p> <p> &middot; Low-Tech Irrigation Strategies</p> <p> &middot; Small Scale Hydroelectric Generation</p> <p> &middot; Renewable Energy Technology for Water Pumping</p> <p> <strong>You can find further information at: <a href="http://aces.nmsu.edu/programs/sare/sare.html " target="_blank">http://aces.nmsu.edu/programs/sare/sare.html </a></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.sare.org " target="_blank"><strong>www.sare.org </strong></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.westernsare.org " target="_blank"><strong>www.westernsare.org </strong></a></p> <p> <strong>Stephanie Walker at 575-646-4398: <a href="mailto:swalker@nmsu.edu ">swalker@nmsu.edu </a></strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/water-foundation-agricultural-sustainability-conference-aug-7-sante-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/water-foundation-agricultural-sustainability-conference-aug-7-sante-fe#comments 35.686975 -105.937799 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:27:00 +0000 102831 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agriculture labor focus of Aug. 7 State Board meeting, Watsonville http://westernfarmpress.com/agriculture-labor-focus-aug-7-state-board-meeting-watsonville <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address agricultural labor issues at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 7, 2012. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Country Fairgrounds (Harvest Hall), 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, Calif., 95076.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Watsonville</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.910231">36° 54' 36.8316" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.756895">121° 45' 24.822" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.910231+-121.756895+%28%2C+Watsonville%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address agricultural labor issues at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 7, 2012. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Country Fairgrounds (Harvest Hall), 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, Calif., 95076.</p> <p> &quot;Agricultural labor is about people, families and communities,&rdquo; said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. &ldquo;The report California Ag Vision, Strategies for Sustainability calls for private sector initiatives, administrative measures and legislation to adopt a suite of policies and actions to assure a strong labor force through fairness to agricultural workers and employers. The food production that starts in the fields and orchards of California is highly reliant upon hand labor, and we need to take a strong leadership role to ensure we are responsive to the needs of employees and employers.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nationally, approximately 75 percent of farm workers are foreign born and 72 percent were born in Mexico, according to a National Agricultural Workers Survey published in 2009.&nbsp; About half of California&rsquo;s crop workers are unauthorized, according to the same survey. California is the largest agricultural producer in the nation, representing approximately 16 percent of national crop receipts and 7 percent of U.S. revenue for livestock and livestock products.</p> <p> Scheduled speakers include: Carol House, Committee on National Statistics; Craig Regelbrugge, Agricultural Coalition for Immigration Reform; Monte Lake, CJ Lake, LLC; Guadalupe Sandoval, California Farm Labor Contractors Association; Jeanne Malitz, American Immigration Lawyers Association; Ellen Brokaw, Brokaw Nursery, LLC; Tom Collishaw, Self-Help Enterprises; and Manuel Cunha, Nisei Farmers League.</p> <p> &quot;As farmers we struggle to meet our labor needs in the fields and this impacts consumers,&quot; said President Craig McNamara, California State Board of Food and Agriculture. &ldquo;Unless we develop forward thinking solutions at the national level, we will see undesirable changes on supermarket shelves and in our farming communities.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and the CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs.&nbsp; The state board conducts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials, agricultural representative and citizens to discuss current issues of concern to California agriculture.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Follow the board on Twitter at: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/Cafood_agboard" target="_blank">www.twitter.com/Cafood_agboard</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/agriculture-labor-focus-aug-7-state-board-meeting-watsonville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/agriculture-labor-focus-aug-7-state-board-meeting-watsonville#comments 36.910231 -121.756895 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:58:00 +0000 102441 at http://westernfarmpress.com Avocado Growers’ Seminar Aug. 8, Irvine http://westernfarmpress.com/avocado-growers-seminar-aug-8-irvine <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Avocado Growers’ Seminar Aug. 8, Irvine, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">South Coast Research and Extension Field Station</span> <span class="locality">Irvine</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.683947">33° 41' 2.2092" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.794694">117° 47' 40.8984" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.683947+-117.794694+%28%2C+Irvine%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Avocado Growers&rsquo; Seminar, Irvine, Calif.; Bus Tour Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012 10 a.m. -1 p.m.</p> <p> Rootstock and Scion Developments</p> <p> Location: South Coast Research and Extension Field Station</p> <p> 7601 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, Calif.</p> <p> Discussion includes history, growth, and outlook of rootstock and scion developments.</p> <p> Speakers: Dr. Mary Lu Arpaia, Cooperative Extension Subtropical Horticulturalist &ndash; Parlier, Calif.</p> <p> Greg Douhan, Assistant Mycologist &ndash; Riverside, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>Registration:</strong> Register for the tour on line using the link provided at the bottom of this flyer or call Ingrid at 805-781-5940.</p> <p> <strong>Cost:</strong> $20.00</p> <p> <strong>Payment:</strong> Make check out to The California Avocado Society and mail to:</p> <p> The California Avocado Society</p> <p> PO Box 1660</p> <p> Temecula, CA 92593-1660</p> <p> <strong>Parking:</strong> Park your car where indicated on the map. Walk a short distance (3 min.) to the Cooperative Extension Office where the bus will be parked.</p> <p> <strong>Time:</strong> Departure time is 5 a.m. Please be at the Cooperative Extension office parking lot no later than 4:55 a.m.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/avocado-growers-seminar-aug-8-irvine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/avocado-growers-seminar-aug-8-irvine#comments 33.683947 -117.794694 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:03:00 +0000 103401 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Avocado Growers Seminar Aug. 8, Irvine http://westernfarmpress.com/california-avocado-growers-seminar-aug-8-irvine <div class="node-body event-body"><p>California Avocado Growers Seminar Aug. 8, Irvine; Co-sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension, the California Avocado Society, Inc., and the California Avocado Commission.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">South Coast Research and Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Irvine</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.683947">33° 41' 2.2092" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.794694">117° 47' 40.8984" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.683947+-117.794694+%28%2C+Irvine%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> California Avocado Growers Seminar Aug. 8, Irvine; co-sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension, the California Avocado Society, Inc., and the California Avocado Commission</p> <p> Wednesday - Aug. 8, 2012</p> <p> 10 a.m. &ndash; 1 p.m.</p> <p> This &ldquo;outdoor&rdquo; seminar will be held at the South Coast Research and Extension Center; 7601 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, Calif. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-avocado-growers-seminar-aug-8-irvine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-avocado-growers-seminar-aug-8-irvine#comments 33.683947 -117.794694 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:03:00 +0000 102731 at http://westernfarmpress.com Grape Day showcases wine research Aug. 14, Fresno State http://westernfarmpress.com/grape-day-showcases-wine-research-aug-14-fresno-state <div class="node-body event-body">The wine industry will gather Aug. 14 at Fresno State for the biennial Grape Day to learn about the latest research into crop forcing, nematodes, grape-rot measurement and mechanization.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Department of Viticulture and Enology</span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.746842">36° 44' 48.6312" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772587">119° 46' 21.3132" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.746842+-119.772587+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Winemakers, grape growers, pest control advisers and other viticulture and enology professionals will gather Aug. 14 at Fresno State for the biennial Grape Day to learn about the latest research into crop forcing, nematodes, grape-rot measurement and mechanization.</p> <p> The event, presented by the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology&rsquo;s Department of Viticulture and Enology, will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the department&rsquo;s building at 2360 E. Barstow Ave. (between Cedar and Maple avenues).</p> <p> Practical indoor and outdoor presentations and poster presentations by Fresno State faculty, staff and graduate students will cover a broad array of topics.</p> <p> Tours of the Fresno State Winery and V.E. Petrucci Library will also be available.</p> <p> The event is open to industry professionals and students. Admission is $20 general and $15 for students, which includes refreshments and a barbecue lunch sponsored by American Vineyard magazine. Continuing education hours have been approved by the state Department of Pesticide Regulations for private applicators and those with PCA, QC and QL licenses.</p> <p> For information and to register, visit <a href="http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jqek4obab&amp;oeidk=a07e60l8sy44787cab6&amp;oseq=a0235peidapp1d" target="_blank">http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jqek4obab&amp;oeidk=a07e60l8sy44787cab6&amp;oseq=a0235peidapp1d</a>.</p> <p> Additional information is available by contacting event coordinator Cynthia Wood at 559.278.2089 or <a href="mailto:cynthiaw@csufresno.edu">cynthiaw@csufresno.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grape-day-showcases-wine-research-aug-14-fresno-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grape-day-showcases-wine-research-aug-14-fresno-state#comments 36.746842 -119.772587 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:01:00 +0000 103281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Invasive ambrosia beetle/Fusarium meeting Aug. 14, Riverside http://westernfarmpress.com/invasive-ambrosia-beetlefusarium-meeting-aug-14-riverside <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Invasive ambrosia beetle/fusarium meeting Aug. 14, Riverside. You are invited to attend a public meeting about the invasive ambrosia beetle/Fusarium complex that are threatening avocado, oak, sycamore, persimmon, and box elder trees in California.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Marriott Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Riverside</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.953349">33° 57' 12.0564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.396156">117° 23' 46.1616" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.953349+-117.396156+%28%2C+Riverside%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Invasive ambrosia beetle/Fusarium meeting Aug. 14, Riverside</p> <p> A public meeting: You are invited to attend a public meeting about the invasive ambrosia beetle/Fusarium complex that are threatening avocado, oak, sycamore, persimmon, and box elder trees in California.</p> <p> Aug. 14, 2012</p> <p> 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.</p> <p> Marriott Hotel</p> <p> Riverside, Calif.</p> <p> Preregistration is required but there is no fee to attend.&nbsp; There is, however, a $4.00 parking fee.</p> <p> For more information and to view the flyer, please click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001OhpVT7k4SMyPvpFvwQADGaq4tMcznA_1OTHLec0YpXL43rFcTJbsO4q7Fq2EzeOW3j_1zpyagZ14zPl7fVSpf5YX5K02306w5XZpVDj4jH9tF1ywNsELGlO1kk-WRa5yCs_7190S1AAW-Akre0zYVA==" target="_blank">here</a> or contact Mary Lou Arpaia at <a href="mailto:mlarpaia@ucanr.edu">mlarpaia@ucanr.edu</a> or call (559) 288-8507.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/invasive-ambrosia-beetlefusarium-meeting-aug-14-riverside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/invasive-ambrosia-beetlefusarium-meeting-aug-14-riverside#comments 33.953349 -117.396156 Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:36:00 +0000 103511 at http://westernfarmpress.com Apple Growers Seminar Aug. 15, Wynola http://westernfarmpress.com/apple-growers-seminar-aug-15-wynola <div class="node-body event-body"><p>This seminar is a basic apple production seminar and will concentrate on production strategies for small scale producers and a review of the industry. The seminar will cover such topics as orchard establishment, variety selections, rootstocks, production and management systems, low chill varieties, pest disease management, as well as marketing issues.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Jeremy&#039;s Restaurant</span> <span class="locality">Wynola</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.097544">33° 5' 51.1584" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-116.645576">116° 38' 44.0736" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.097544+-116.645576+%28%2C+Wynola%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Apple Growers Seminar</strong></p> <p> Wednesday - Aug. 15, 2012</p> <p> 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.</p> <p> <strong>Jeremy&#39;s Restaurant</strong></p> <p> 4354 Highway 78</p> <p> Wynola, Calif.</p> <p> 760.765.1587</p> <p> The seminar will feature renowned industry expert and UCCE Farm Advisor Paul Vossen.&nbsp;</p> <p> This seminar is a basic apple production seminar and will concentrate on production strategies for small scale producers and a review of the industry. The seminar will cover such topics as orchard establishment, variety selections, rootstocks, production and management systems, low chill varieties, pest disease management, as well as marketing issues. &nbsp;We will complete the seminar with a round table discussion.</p> <p> <strong>To Register:</strong>&nbsp; There is no registration fee to attend these seminars but please RSVP to Barbara Henderson at 760.752.4724 to help us plan for hand outs and refreshments.<br /> <br /> <strong>Questions &amp; Directions?</strong>&nbsp; Please contact Barbara Henderson at 760.752-4724 for more information or for any special accommodations you might need.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/apple-growers-seminar-aug-15-wynola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/apple-growers-seminar-aug-15-wynola#comments 33.097544 -116.645576 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:53:00 +0000 104411 at http://westernfarmpress.com Olive Growers Seminar, Aug. 15, San Marcos http://westernfarmpress.com/olive-growers-seminar-aug-15-san-marcos <div class="node-body event-body">The Olive Grower's seminar will include a review of the California olive oil industry and will address such topics as trends and opportunities. We will cover major challenges for growers including olive fruit fly, planting systems, irrigation and water issues and, of course, marketing. The seminar will finish with a facilitated discussion.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Center for Applied Horticultural Research</span> <span class="locality">San Marco</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.637155">33° 38' 13.758" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.589148">117° 35' 20.9328" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.637155+-117.589148+%28%2C+San+Marco%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Olive Growers Seminar</strong></p> <p> Wednesday - Aug. 15, 2012</p> <p> 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Center for Applied Horticultural Research</strong></p> <p> 2280 Tamara Lane</p> <p> San Marcos, Calif., 92084<br /> <br /> The Olive Grower&#39;s seminar will include a review of the California olive oil industry and will address such topics as trends and opportunities.&nbsp; We will cover major challenges for growers including olive fruit fly, planting systems, irrigation and water issues and, of course, marketing.&nbsp; The seminar will finish with a facilitated discussion.</p> <p> The seminar will feature renowned industry expert and UCCE Farm Advisor Paul Vossen.</p> <p> <strong>To Register:</strong>&nbsp; There is no registration fee to attend these seminars but please RSVP to Barbara Henderson at 760.752.4724 to help us plan for hand outs and refreshments.<br /> <br /> <strong>Questions &amp; Directions?</strong>&nbsp; Please contact Barbara Henderson at 760.752-4724 for more information or for any special accommodations you might need.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/olive-growers-seminar-aug-15-san-marcos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/olive-growers-seminar-aug-15-san-marcos#comments 33.637155 -117.589148 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:57:00 +0000 104421 at http://westernfarmpress.com Organic Production in San Joaquin Valley seminar Aug. 16, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-san-joaquin-valley-seminar-aug-16-tulare <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Organic Production in San Joaquin Valley will be an all day seminar August 16 focusing on the production of organic field crops, vegetables and orchards.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">International Agri Center</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Organic Production in San Joaquin Valley will be an all day seminar focusing on the production of organic field crops, vegetables and orchards.</p> <p> Subjects include: Update by Kings/Tulare County Ag Commissioners, IPM, Organic Inputs and Nitrates, San Joaquin Valley Water Quality Regulations, Disease Control, Asian Citrus Psyllid, Micronutrients, Compost, Soil Sulphur, Weed Control, Mycorrhizal and a grower panel discussing organic growing. Also exhibits by firms providing products acceptable for certified organic production.</p> <p> CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers (7.0 hours) and licensed Pest Control Advisers (5.0 hours).</p> <p> WHO: Presented by the Tulare/Kings California Association of Pest Control Advisers and Organic Fertilizer Association of California.</p> <p> WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, 8 a.m. &ndash; 4:15 p.m.</p> <p> WHERE: International Agri Center, Banquet Hall, 4450 S. Laspina St., Tulare, Calif.</p> <p> INFO: Contact <a href="mailto:sbeckley@aol.com">Steven Beckley</a>, (916) 539-4107.</p> <p> Program/registration is available at <a href="https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production-in-the-san-joaquin-valley/" target="_blank">https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production-in-the-san-joaquin-valley/</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-san-joaquin-valley-seminar-aug-16-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-san-joaquin-valley-seminar-aug-16-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:37:00 +0000 102391 at http://westernfarmpress.com Fresh Produce Market Inspection Basics webinar Aug. 16 http://westernfarmpress.com/fresh-produce-market-inspection-basics-webinar-aug-16 <div class="node-body event-body">USDA’s Fresh Produce Market Inspection Basics webinar will be held Aug. 16, 2012, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern time: <a href="http://bit.ly/yz6PTG" title="http://bit.ly/yz6PTG">http://bit.ly/yz6PTG</a>. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">USDA Web</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> USDA&rsquo;s Fresh Produce Market Inspection Basics webinar will be held Aug. 16, 2012, 2 p.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. Eastern time: <a href="http://bit.ly/yz6PTG" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/yz6PTG</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/fv" target="_blank">Agricultural Marketing Service Fruit and Vegetable Program</a> invites you to take part in a series of free, interactive webinars on our many programs and services.&nbsp; At each webinar, you&#39;ll hear a presentation from a USDA expert on a specific topic, be introduced to our staff, and take part in an interactive question and answer session.</p> <p> These informative webinars are designed for fruit and vegetable growers, packers, shippers, processors, wholesalers and retailers of all sizes.&nbsp; All of the webinars are free and available to anyone with Internet access.&nbsp; Registration is, however, required and space is limited.&nbsp; Log on today to register &ndash; it&#39;s your first step to gaining a competitive edge and learning how we can work together to meet your unique business needs.&nbsp; If you miss a webinar, just visit our Webinar Archive to watch it <a href="http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=TemplateD&amp;navID=FruitandVegetableWebinars&amp;rightNav1=FruitandVegetableWebinars&amp;topNav=&amp;leftNav=&amp;page=NewsArticlePage3&amp;resultType=&amp;acct" target="_blank">online</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/fresh-produce-market-inspection-basics-webinar-aug-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/fresh-produce-market-inspection-basics-webinar-aug-16#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 98481 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pomegranate Field Day Aug. 21, Parlier http://westernfarmpress.com/pomegranate-field-day-aug-21-parlier <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Pomegranate Field Day Aug. 21, Parlier. Date: Aug. 21, 2012. Time: 9:30 a.m. - Noon. Sponsor: UC Cooperative Extension. Location: UC Kearney Ag Research and Extension Center</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Kearney Agriculture Center</span> <span class="locality">Parlier</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.611617">36° 36' 41.8212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.527073">119° 31' 37.4628" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.611617+-119.527073+%28%2C+Parlier%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="margin-top:0"> <strong>Date</strong>: Aug. 21, 2012</p> <p> <strong>Time</strong>: 9:30 a.m. - Noon</p> <p> <strong>Sponsor</strong>: UC Cooperative Extension</p> <p> <strong>Location</strong>: UC Kearney Ag Research and Extension Center</p> <p> <strong>Event Details</strong></p> <p> UC Kearney Agriculture Center, 9240 S. Riverbend Ave, Parlier, Calif.,&nbsp; 93648</p> <p> 9:30 a.m. - Check in</p> <p> 10 -Discussions with researchers about irrigation</p> <p> 11 - Carpool to a second site to discuss die-back issues with Dr. Michailides, UC Plant Pathologist and Farm Advisors</p> <p> Noon - Adjourn</p> <p> Space is limited. Prior reservations are required by calling the Fresno Cooperative Extension office at 559/600-7285.</p> <p> We will be outdoors so bring a big hat and some drinking water.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Information:&nbsp; Maxwell Norton&nbsp; 209/385-7403, <a href="mailto:mnorton@ucanr.edu">mnorton@ucanr.edu</a> or Richard Molinar&nbsp; 559/600-7203, <a href="mailto:rhmolinar@ucdavis.edu">rhmolinar@ucdavis.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/pomegranate-field-day-aug-21-parlier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/pomegranate-field-day-aug-21-parlier#comments 36.611617 -119.527073 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:27:00 +0000 104441 at http://westernfarmpress.com UCCE Silage Day Aug. 23, Modesto http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-silage-day-aug-23-modesto <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UCCE Silage Day will be Thursday, Aug. 23, at Modesto Harvest Hall, Stanislaus Ag Center: 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Modesto Harvest Hall, Stanislaus Ag Center</span> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.639097">37° 38' 20.7492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.996878">120° 59' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.639097+-120.996878+%28%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UCCE Silage Day will be Thursday, Aug. 23, at Modesto Harvest Hall, Stanislaus Ag Center: 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, Calif.</p> <p> Bring in your silage samples for DM analysis using NIR technology.</p> <p> <strong>AGENDA</strong></p> <p> 9:15 a.m. &ndash; Registration begins</p> <p> 9:45 - Welcome &amp; introductions</p> <p> 10 - UCCE silage update</p> <p> Jennifer Heguy, UCCE Dairy Advisor</p> <p> 10:20 - Timing harvest for silage quality</p> <p> Dr. Heidi Rossow, UC Vet Med, Dairy Nutrition &amp; Nutrient Management</p> <p> 10:45 &ndash; What&rsquo;s the value of high quality corn silage?</p> <p> Dr. Noelia Silva-del-Rio, UC Dairy Production Medicine Specialist</p> <p> Break &ndash; Visit with meeting sponsors</p> <p> 11:30 - Feeding silage for production &amp; animal health</p> <p> Dr. Peter Robinson, UC Dairy Nutrition Specialist</p> <p> Noon - Technology spotlight</p> <p> Local dairy producer panel</p> <p> Lunch &ndash; Visit with meeting sponsors</p> <p> 2 p.m. &ndash; Adjourn</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There is no charge to attend</p> <p> &bull;RSVPs are appreciated to plan lunch and handouts</p> <p> &bull;Register at (209) 525-6800 or <a href="mailto:jmheguy@ucdavis.edu">jmheguy@ucdavis.edu</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;Questions? Please contact Jennifer Heguy, UCCE Dairy Farm Advisor @ (209) 525-6800 or <a href="mailto:jmheguy@ucdavis.edu">jmheguy@ucdavis.edu</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-silage-day-aug-23-modesto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ucce-silage-day-aug-23-modesto#comments 37.639097 -120.996878 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:58:00 +0000 103391 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pitahaya/Dragon Fruit Seminar & Field Day Aug. 24-25, Irvine http://westernfarmpress.com/pitahayadragon-fruit-seminar-field-day-aug-24-25-irvine <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Pitahaya Fruit Production Seminar and Field Day is Aug. 24-25, 2012. Friday’s seminar is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday’s field day is from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both events will be at the South Coast Research &amp; Extension Center in Irvine.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">South Coast Research &amp; Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Irvine</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.683947">33° 41' 2.2092" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.794694">117° 47' 40.8984" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.683947+-117.794694+%28%2C+Irvine%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Pitahaya Fruit Production Seminar and Field Day is Aug. 24-25, 2012. Friday&rsquo;s seminar is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday&rsquo;s field day is from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.</p> <p> Both events will be at the South Coast Research &amp; Extension Center in Irvine. Details are being finalized and more information will be available soon.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/pitahayadragon-fruit-seminar-field-day-aug-24-25-irvine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/pitahayadragon-fruit-seminar-field-day-aug-24-25-irvine#comments 33.683947 -117.794694 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:46:00 +0000 102561 at http://westernfarmpress.com 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference Aug. 28, Las Cruces http://westernfarmpress.com/57th-annual-new-mexico-water-conference-aug-28-las-cruces <div class="node-body event-body"><p>It is timely that the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute will present the 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference, "Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity," Aug. 28, in Las Cruces.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Corbett Center</span> <span class="locality">Las Cruces</span>, <span class="region">NM</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.319940">32° 19' 11.784" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-106.763654">106° 45' 49.1544" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.319940+-106.763654+%28%2C+Las+Cruces%2C+NM%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> It is timely that the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute will present the 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference, &quot;Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity.&quot;</p> <p> The day-long event, co-hosted by New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall and New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture, will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Corbett Center on the NMSU Las Cruces campus.</p> <p> Those interested in attending should register online at <a href="http://2012.wrri.nmsu.edu/register" target="_blank">http://2012.wrri.nmsu.edu/register</a>.</p> <p> The regular registration fee is $25; students with I.D. are free. Fee includes luncheon.</p> <p> For more information, visit the conference website at <a href="http://2012.wrri.nmsu.edu/" target="_blank">http://2012.wrri.nmsu.edu/</a> or call the NM WRRI at 575-646-4337.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/57th-annual-new-mexico-water-conference-aug-28-las-cruces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/57th-annual-new-mexico-water-conference-aug-28-las-cruces#comments 32.319940 -106.763654 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:43:00 +0000 104371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Conservation Ag and Controlled Traffic Farming conference Aug. 28, Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-28-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Conservation Ag and Controlled Traffic Farming conference will be held Aug. 28, at the UC Davis Hedrick Ag Equipment Center.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Davis Hedrick Ag Equipment Center</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> CASI is sponsoring a series of four interactive conferences on Aug. 28, 29 and 30, throughout the Central Valley on conservation agriculture and controlled traffic farming.</p> <p> The purpose of this series of conferences throughout the Central Valley in August of 2012 will be to bring together five world experts on these systems to share information related to the principles of CA and CTF and to discuss opportunities and potential benefits these approaches may have for current California systems.</p> <ul> <li> August 28: Davis; 1-4 p.m.</li> <li> UC Davis Hedrick Ag Equipment Center</li> <li> 113/Hutchison</li> <li> UC Davis, Calif., 95616</li> <li> (530) 752-1898</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-28-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-28-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Mon, 21 May 2012 19:47:00 +0000 94981 at http://westernfarmpress.com Centennial Celebration Rice Experiment Station Aug. 29, Biggs http://westernfarmpress.com/centennial-celebration-rice-experiment-station-aug-29-biggs <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Centennial Celebration Rice Experiment Station Aug. 29, Biggs, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Rice Experiment Station</span> <span class="locality">Biggs</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.412388">39° 24' 44.5968" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.712751">121° 42' 45.9036" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.412388+-121.712751+%28%2C+Biggs%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012</strong></p> <ul> <li> Field Tours with Canopied Trucks</li> <li> Lunch with various rice dishes (and a little entertainment)</li> <li> Research Demonstrations</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Preliminary Program </strong></p> <p> <strong>Registration -</strong> 7:15 a.m.</p> <p> <strong>Sessions </strong>- 8 - 10 (begin on the hour) Field Nursery Tour - Breeding Nursery</p> <p> Medium - V.C. Andaya</p> <p> Short Grain - S.O. Samonte</p> <p> Long Grain - F. Jodari</p> <p> Pathology - J. Oster</p> <p> Weed Control Nursery (Headquarters)</p> <p> Rice Presentations UC and USDA - Warehouse</p> <p> International Research - J.E. Hill</p> <p> Rice Weed Control - A.J. Fischer</p> <p> Rice Genetics - T. Tai</p> <p> <strong>General Meeting </strong>- 11</p> <p> CCRRF Business Meeting Guest Speaker - Edward B. Knipling</p> <p> Administrator USDA-ARS RES Centennial Presentation - K.S. McKenzie</p> <p> <strong>Lunch</strong> - Noon</p> <p> For information: Rice Experiment Station (530) 868-5481 or <a href="http://ricestation@crrf.org" target="_blank">ricestation@crrf.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/centennial-celebration-rice-experiment-station-aug-29-biggs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/centennial-celebration-rice-experiment-station-aug-29-biggs#comments 39.412388 -121.712751 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:01:00 +0000 105291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Conservation Ag and Controlled Traffic Farming Conference, Aug. 29, Modesto http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-29-modesto <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Conservation Ag and Controlled Traffic Farming conference in Modesto will be held Aug. 29.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE Stanislaus County</span> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.639097">37° 38' 20.7492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.996878">120° 59' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.639097+-120.996878+%28%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Conservation Ag and Controlled Traffic Farming conference in Modesto will be held Aug. 29.</p> <p> The purpose of a series of conferences throughout the Central Valley in August of 2012 will be to bring together five world experts on these systems to share information related to the principles of CA and CTF and to discuss opportunities and potential benefits these approaches may have for current California systems.</p> <ul> <li> Aug. 29: Modesto; 8 &ndash; 11 a.m.</li> <li> UCCE Stanislaus County</li> <li> 3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste A</li> <li> Modesto, Calif., 95358</li> <li> (209) 525-6800</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-29-modesto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-29-modesto#comments 37.639097 -120.996878 Mon, 21 May 2012 19:54:00 +0000 94991 at http://westernfarmpress.com Fig Tasting & Display Aug. 29, Madera http://westernfarmpress.com/fig-tasting-display-aug-29-madera <div class="node-body event-body"><p>You're invited to attend a Fig Tasting and Display on Aug. 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to noon at Edgar’s Italian Restaurant, 1922 Howard Road, Madera, 93637.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Edgar’s Italian Restaurant</span> <span class="locality">Madera</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.961336">36° 57' 40.8096" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.060718">120° 3' 38.5848" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.961336+-120.060718+%28%2C+Madera%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> You&#39;re invited to attend a Fig Tasting and Display on Aug. 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to noon at Edgar&rsquo;s Italian Restaurant, 1922 Howard Road, Madera, Calif., 93637.</p> <p> The USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) will be bringing figs from their collection in Davis. USDA-ARS staff will be available to answer questions. The tasting will be followed by a no-host lunch.<br /> Participation is $12; space is limited. To make reservations, contact the Merced County Cooperative Extension office at (209) 385-7403. For more information, contact Maxwell Norton at (209) 385-7403, or <a href="mailto:mnorton@ucanr.edu">mnorton@ucanr.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/fig-tasting-display-aug-29-madera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/fig-tasting-display-aug-29-madera#comments 36.961336 -120.060718 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:31:00 +0000 106121 at http://westernfarmpress.com Conservation Ag and Controlled Traffic Farming Conference, Aug. 29, Five Points http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-29-five-points <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CASI is sponsoring a series of four interactive conferences on Aug. 28, 29 and 30, throughout the Central Valley on conservation agriculture and controlled traffic farming.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC West Side Field Station</span> <span class="locality">Five Points</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.051390">35° 3' 5.004" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.511670">118° 30' 42.012" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.051390+-118.511670+%28%2C+Five+Points%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> CASI is sponsoring a series of four interactive conferences on Aug. 28, 29 and 30, throughout the Central Valley on conservation agriculture and controlled traffic farming.</p> <p> The purpose of this series of conferences throughout the Central Valley in August of 2012 will be to bring together five world experts on these systems to share information related to the principles of CA and CTF and to discuss opportunities and potential benefits these approaches may have for current California systems.</p> <ul> <li> Aug. 29: Five Points; 1-4 p.m.</li> <li> UC West Side Field Station</li> <li> 17353 West Oakland</li> <li> Five Points, Calif., 93624</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-29-five-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-29-five-points#comments 35.051390 -118.511670 Mon, 21 May 2012 19:58:00 +0000 95001 at http://westernfarmpress.com Conservation Ag and Controlled Traffic Farming conference, Aug. 30, Bakersfield http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-30-bakersfield <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CASI is sponsoring a series of four interactive conferences on Aug. 28, 29 and 30, throughout the Central Valley on conservation agriculture and controlled traffic farming.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE Kern County</span> <span class="locality">Bakersfield</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.373292">35° 22' 23.8512" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.018713">119° 1' 7.3668" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.373292+-119.018713+%28%2C+Bakersfield%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> CASI is sponsoring a series of four interactive conferences on Aug. 28, 29 and 30, throughout the Central Valley on conservation agriculture and controlled traffic farming.</p> <ul> <li> Aug. 30: Bakersfield; 8-11 a.m.</li> <li> UCCE Kern County</li> <li> 1031 South Mount Vernon</li> <li> Bakersfield, Calif., 93307</li> <li> (661) 868-6200</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-30-bakersfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/conservation-ag-and-controlled-traffic-farming-conference-aug-30-bakersfield#comments 35.373292 -119.018713 Mon, 21 May 2012 20:02:00 +0000 95011 at http://westernfarmpress.com Veterans in Agriculture: Military 101 webinar Aug. 30 http://westernfarmpress.com/veterans-agriculture-military-101-webinar-aug-30 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Veterans in Agriculture: Military 101, will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 30. It will cover topics such as the unique challenges that veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts face, dealing with visible and invisible disabilities, models and programs for injured and disabled veterans in agriculture, and the mission and work of the Military Family Research Institute.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Veterans in Agriculture: Military 101, will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 30. It will cover topics such as the unique challenges that veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts face, dealing with visible and invisible disabilities, models and programs for injured and disabled veterans in agriculture, and the mission and work of the Military Family Research Institute.</p> <p> The speaker will be Martina Mohrbacher, an outreach specialist for MFRI&#39;s Operation Diploma initiative. Mohrbacher is responsible for encouraging and assisting two- and four-year higher education institutions in Indiana to help further the educational and career success of student service members and veterans, with a special focus on veterans with disabilities.</p> <p> The webinar is free and open to the public. Registration is open until Aug. 24, at <a href="mailto:tinyurl.com/988kgum">tinyurl.com/988kgum</a>. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent to participants by&nbsp; Aug. 27.</p> <p> For more information, contact AgrAbility at 800-825-4264, <a href="mailto:agrability@agrability.org">agrability@agrability.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/veterans-agriculture-military-101-webinar-aug-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/veterans-agriculture-military-101-webinar-aug-30#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:08:00 +0000 105051 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alfalfa and Forage Field Day Sept. 5, Parlier http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-and-forage-field-day-sept-5-parlier <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Alfalfa and Forage Field Day Sept. 5, Parlier, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012: UC Kearney Research and Extension Center, 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Kearney Research and Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Parlier</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.611617">36° 36' 41.8212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.527073">119° 31' 37.4628" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.611617+-119.527073+%28%2C+Parlier%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Alfalfa and Forage Field Day Sept. 5, Parlier, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012: UC Kearney Research and Extension Center, 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>7:30 a.m. </strong>Registration and Continuing Education Sign-ups</p> <p> <strong>7:45 </strong>Tram Leaves for Tour of Field Trials &ndash; <em>Please be Prompt! </em></p> <p> <strong>&bull; Choosing Alfalfa Varieties for Yield and Pest Resistance </strong></p> <p> <em>Shannon Mueller, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County </em></p> <p> <strong>&bull; Forage Sorghum Variety Selection and Irrigation </strong></p> <p> <em>Bob Hutmacher, Coop. Extension Cotton Specialist and Center Director, West Side REC </em></p> <p> <strong>&bull; Nitrogen Management of Forage Sorghums </strong></p> <p> <em>Dan Putnam, Extension Agronomist and Forage Specialist, UC Davis </em></p> <p> <strong>&bull;&nbsp;Organic Alfalfa Stand Establishment </strong></p> <p> <em>Dan Putnam, Extension Agronomist and Forage Specialist, UC Davis </em></p> <p> <strong>10: Conference Room Presentations (20 minutes each) </strong></p> <p> <strong>Optimizing Small Grain Yields (varieties, disease resistance, herbicides) </strong></p> <p> <em>Steve Wright, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare County </em></p> <p> <strong>Alfalfa Stand Establishment and Managing Seedling Diseases </strong></p> <p> <em>Carol Frate, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare County </em></p> <p> <strong>Improving Irrigation Efficiency </strong></p> <p> <em>Blake Sanden, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County </em></p> <p> <strong>Break </strong></p> <p> <strong>Alfalfa Weevil Management in 2012 </strong></p> <p> <em>Pete Goodell, IPM Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Kearney Ag Center, Parlier </em></p> <p> <strong>Alfalfa Fertilization </strong></p> <p> <em>Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin Co. </em></p> <p> <strong>Noon: Adjourn </strong></p> <p> <em>PCA/QAC Credit Approved &ndash; 1.5 Hours (Other) </em></p> <p> <em>CCA Credit Approved &ndash; 3.5 Hours (0.5 IPM, 1.5 Crop Mgt., 1.0 Nutrient Mgt., 0.5 Soil &amp; Water Mgt.) </em></p> <p> <strong>For additional information contact: Shannon Mueller at (559) 600-7233 </strong></p> <p> Directions to the UC KRC are available at <a href="http://cefresno.ucdavis.edu//files/118418.pdf" target="_blank">http://cefresno.ucdavis.edu//files/118418.pdf</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-and-forage-field-day-sept-5-parlier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-and-forage-field-day-sept-5-parlier#comments 36.611617 -119.527073 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:35:00 +0000 104361 at http://westernfarmpress.com Aquatic Weed School Sept. 5-6, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/aquatic-weed-school-sept-5-6-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Aquatic Weed School 2012 is an intensive two-day course focusing on issues associated with developing weed management strategies in a variety of aquatic ecosystems. Aquatic Weed School 2012, Sept. 5-6, 2012;<br /> Plant Science Bowley Teaching Center, UC Davis.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Plant Science Bowley Teaching Center</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Aquatic Weed School 2012, Sept. 5-6, 2012</p> <p> Plant Science Bowley Teaching Center, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>PROGRAM</strong></p> <p> The Aquatic Weed School 2012 is an intensive two-day course focusing on issues associated with developing weed management strategies in a variety of aquatic ecosystems. The course provides a rare opportunity for professionals to efficiently update their understanding of aquatic weeds and interact with experts in this field. The Aquatic Weed School is designed for those involved in consulting, research, and management of aquatic weed systems throughout the western United States.</p> <p> The course covers</p> <ul> <li> ecological classification and impacts of aquatic weeds</li> <li> biology of aquatic weeds</li> <li> physical and chemical characteristics</li> <li> regulatory issues [update on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), prevention strategies, Calif. Dept. of Food &amp; Agriculture (CDFA) aquatic plant eradication programs, and legal aspects of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)]</li> <li> aquatic weed identification and potentially new invasives</li> <li> outdoor application equipment</li> <li> adjuvants and surfactants for aquatic systems</li> <li> water management for aquatic weed control</li> <li> decision making process for selection of appropriate management options</li> <li> physical and mechanical control methods [physical removal techniques, bottom barriers, use of natural (jute) and synthetic fibers as a bottom barrier]</li> <li> biological control (fish, insects and pathogens)</li> <li> chemical control [precision application techniques, mode of action and degradation of aquatic herbicides, algae control methods (chemical and non-chemical), tools for small pond management, practical uses and application techniques for aquatic herbicides in riparian systems]</li> <li> marine invasive species</li> <li> restoration and sustainable ecosystem management</li> </ul> <p> The topics are presented in a lecture, laboratory and demonstration formats. Each attendee will receive a course notebook with lecture summaries and related materials.</p> <p> <strong>DATES and TIMES</strong></p> <p> Sept, 5-6, 2012 (Wednesday-Thursday). Check-in is 8:30 a.m -9 a.m. on Day 1.</p> <p> Day 1:: 9 a.m. - 4:35 p.m.</p> <p> Day 2:: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>LOCATION and PARKING</strong></p> <p> The course will held at the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Center on the UC Davis campus.</p> <p> Visitor Parking lot 30 (VP30 is the closest parking lot to the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Center)</p> <p> The closest parking lot to the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Center is VP Lot 30. For more information on parking on campus, visit the UC Davis Transportation &amp; Parking Services. Daily visitor parking permits cost $7.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/aquatic-weed-school-sept-5-6-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/aquatic-weed-school-sept-5-6-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:07:00 +0000 105301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Organic Production on the Central Coast seminar Sept. 6, Santa Maria http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-central-coast-seminar-sept-6-santa-maria <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Organic Production on the Central Coast seminar Sept. 6, Santa Maria: All day seminar focusing on the production of organic vegetables, strawberries and other area crops on the Central Coast.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Elks Lodge</span> <span class="locality">Santa Maria</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.953034">34° 57' 10.9224" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.435719">120° 26' 8.5884" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.953034+-120.435719+%28%2C+Santa+Maria%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> All day seminar focusing on the production of organic vegetables, strawberries and other area crops on the Central Coast. &nbsp;Subjects include:&nbsp; IPM, Organic Strawberry Production, Disease Control, Water Quality Regulations, Soil Management, Organic Turf and Landscape, Compost and Food Safety, Vegetable/Strawberry Insect Control and a grower panel discussing organic production.&nbsp; Also exhibits by firms providing products acceptable for certified organic production.&nbsp; CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers (7.0 hours) and licensed Pest Control Advisers (5.0 hours).</p> <p> Presented by the Central Coast Chapter of California Association of Pest Control Advisers and Organic Fertilizer Association of California in collaboration with Cal Poly CAFES Center for Sustainability.</p> <p> Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, 8 a.m. &ndash; 4:15 p.m.</p> <p> Elks Lodge, 1309 North Bradley Road, Santa Maria, Calif.</p> <p> Contact Steven Beckley, (916)539-4107, <a href="mailto:sbeckley@aol.com">sbeckley@aol.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Program/registration is available at <a href="https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production-on-the-central-coast/" target="_blank">https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production-on-the-central-coast/</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-central-coast-seminar-sept-6-santa-maria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-central-coast-seminar-sept-6-santa-maria#comments 34.953034 -120.435719 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:54:00 +0000 105031 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC Davis Dry Bean Field Meeting Sept. 6 http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-dry-bean-field-meeting-sept-6 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UC Davis Dry Bean Field Meeting to View Breeding/Variety Trials; Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Davis Agronomy Farm</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>UC Davis Dry Bean Field Meeting to View Breeding/Variety Trials</strong></p> <p> <strong>Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. </strong></p> <p> This trial includes plantings of lima bean: Advanced generations of large bush lima, a core collection from CIAT, nitrogen trials, and a small collection of the Caribbean (the latter two are introductions to start testing for nematode rand lygus resistance once seed increases have occurred). Common bean plantings include seed treatment trials, F4 generations of cranberry beans being selected for growth habit, seed type, and absence of shattering. There is also the Cooperative Dry Bean Nursery and a nursery with drought tolerant materials. Dr. Paul Gepts, UC Davis Plant Sciences is looking forward to feedback from growers and industry on these trials and on how commercial fields are looking this year.</p> <p> This meeting will be followed by a free lunch with tri-tip, beans, salad, fresh fruit, and sodas. Please RSVP with Rachael Long at the UCCE office in Woodland (530) 666-8734 or <a href="mailto:rflong@ucdavis.edu">rflong@ucdavis.edu</a> if you plan to stay for lunch.</p> <p> <strong>Directions:</strong> UC Davis Agronomy Farm: From Highway 113, go west on Hutchison Drive about 1.5 miles (turning north at the first round-a-bout and west at the second). Turn south on Hopkins Rd off Hutchison Drive. Turn east just past the Agriculture and Natural Resources building and park along the fence under the olive trees across from Bee Biology (same field as the last several years).</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-dry-bean-field-meeting-sept-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-dry-bean-field-meeting-sept-6#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:29:00 +0000 106591 at http://westernfarmpress.com Mid-Maturity Tomato Variety Evaluation Trial Sept. 6, Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/mid-maturity-tomato-variety-evaluation-trial-sept-6-davis <div class="node-body event-body">Mid Maturity Tomato Variety Evaluation Trial: 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Western Davis area; County Road 95 X CR 31 (1/2 mile west); Light lunch will be available for the first 25 attendees.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Western Davis area</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Mid Maturity Tomato Variety Evaluation Trial: 11 a.m. to noon, <strong>Thursday</strong>, S<strong>ept. 6, 2012</strong>.</p> <ul> <li> Western Davis area</li> <li> County Road 95 X CR 31 (1/2 mile west)</li> <li> Light lunch will be available for the first 25 attendees.</li> </ul> <p> Sixteen replicated and 15 observational, mid-maturity processing tomato varieties were transplanted May 9 in a commercial field planted to Nun 6404. Cooperators are Steve and Sam Meek and John Pon of J.H. Meek and Sons. Stand establishment was very good. Irrigation was with a first-year, buried drip system. Growth was vigorous. Verticillium wilt and some tomato spotted wilt virus are having an impact.</p> <p> <strong>Directions:</strong></p> <p> From Highway 113, take the County Road 31 exit heading west on CR 31 for ~ 5 miles to CR 95. Continue 1/2 mile westward. Turn south along dirt road into field. The trial is toward the middle of the field. Signs will be posted near entrance to the field on CR 31.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/mid-maturity-tomato-variety-evaluation-trial-sept-6-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/mid-maturity-tomato-variety-evaluation-trial-sept-6-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:41:00 +0000 107131 at http://westernfarmpress.com Food Safety Seminar Sept. 6, Salinas http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-seminar-sept-6-salinas <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The University of California/California Leafy Greens Research Board Food Safety Seminar will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. The seminar will last from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">County of Monterey Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Salinas</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.677737">36° 40' 39.8532" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.655501">121° 39' 19.8036" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.677737+-121.655501+%28%2C+Salinas%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of California/California Leafy Greens Research Board Food Safety Seminar will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. The seminar will last from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Location:</strong> County of Monterey Agricultural Center, Conference Room, 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, Calif.</p> <p> This seminar will present updates and summaries on food safety research, recent food safety issues, and related topics.</p> <p> <strong>Speaker:</strong> Trevor Suslow, UC Davis.</p> <p> For more information, the local contact person is Mary Zischke (CLGRB, 831-424-3782).</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-seminar-sept-6-salinas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-seminar-sept-6-salinas#comments 36.677737 -121.655501 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:18:00 +0000 106281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Native Pollinators Field Day Sept. 11, Irvine http://westernfarmpress.com/native-pollinators-field-day-sept-11-irvine <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Native Pollinators in Agriculture Field Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., at Orange County Great Park, Irvine, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Orange County Great Park</span> <span class="locality">Irvine</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.683947">33° 41' 2.2092" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.794694">117° 47' 40.8984" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.683947+-117.794694+%28%2C+Irvine%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Native Pollinators in Agriculture Field Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., at Orange County Great Park, Irvine, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>Program</strong></p> <p> &bull; Coffee and registration &mdash; 8 a.m.</p> <p> &bull; Welcome &mdash; Rudy Rice and A.G. Kawamura, Chair and co-chair, Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project</p> <p> &bull; Irvine Ranch Conservancy Native Plant Project</p> <p> Michael O&rsquo;Connell, IRC executive director</p> <p> &bull; Why Pollinators Matter?</p> <p> Mace Vaughan, Xerces Society</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp;Colony Collapse Disorder Update</p> <p> Eric Mussen, UC Davis apiculturist</p> <p> &bull; Tour of Farm &amp; Food Lab and Great Park Farm</p> <p> &bull; Lunch featuring pollinator-dependent foods</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp;Overview of Native Pollinators in Agriculture Project</p> <p> Ray Beck, NASCA, and Ernie Shea, NPIA project coordinator</p> <p> &bull; Native Pollinator Contributions to California Agriculture</p> <p> Dr. Neal Williams, UC Davis entomologist</p> <p> &bull; Grower Experiences with Native Pollinators</p> <p> Panel discussion by farmers</p> <p> <strong>Logistics or to RSVP</strong></p> <p> Rachel Martin; 410-252-707; <a href="mailto:rmartin@nresolutions.com">rmartin@nresolutions.com</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/native-pollinators-field-day-sept-11-irvine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/native-pollinators-field-day-sept-11-irvine#comments 33.683947 -117.794694 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:13:00 +0000 106361 at http://westernfarmpress.com Turfgrass and Landscape Research Field Day Sept. 13, UC Riverside http://westernfarmpress.com/turfgrass-and-landscape-research-field-day-sept-13-uc-riverside <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Turfgrass and landscape professionals will have the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in turfgrass research and management on Sept. 13, 2012. This one-day event, starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m., will be held at UC Riverside’s Turfgrass Research Facility, and will include presentations by University of California researchers, US Department of Agriculture researchers, and pesticide regulation experts.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Turfgrass Research Facility</span> <span class="locality">Riverside</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.953349">33° 57' 12.0564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.396156">117° 23' 46.1616" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.953349+-117.396156+%28%2C+Riverside%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Turfgrass and landscape professionals will have the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in turfgrass research and management on Sept. 13, 2012. This one-day event, starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m., will be held at UC Riverside&rsquo;s Turfgrass Research Facility, and will include presentations by University of California researchers, US Department of Agriculture researchers, and pesticide regulation experts.</p> <p> The field day will give participants an opportunity to interact with industry professionals and researchers and learn more about the care and maintenance of turf and landscape plants. Attendees will include professional turfgrass managers, golf course superintendents, and parks and lawn care professionals.</p> <p> The registration fee is $90 until Sept. 11, and $100 after Sept. 11. Registration includes lunch. The agenda, location and directions, and online registration can be found at <a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/turfgrassfieldday/" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/sites/turfgrassfieldday/</a>.</p> <p> For more information contact Sherry Cooper (530) 752-1581, <a href="mailto:slcooper@ucanr.edu">slcooper@ucanr.edu</a> or Lauren McNees (530) 752-6996, <a href="mailto:lmmcnees@ucanr.edu">lmmcnees@ucanr.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/turfgrass-and-landscape-research-field-day-sept-13-uc-riverside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/turfgrass-and-landscape-research-field-day-sept-13-uc-riverside#comments 33.953349 -117.396156 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:21:00 +0000 107641 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pesticide Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshop Sept. 13, Holtville http://westernfarmpress.com/pesticide-safety-train-trainer-workshop-sept-13-holtville <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Pesticide Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshop Sept. 13, Holtville: Participants who complete this training will become certified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers, as required by California state regulations. This training is approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR).</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Desert Research and Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Holtville</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.811161">32° 48' 40.1796" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.380264">115° 22' 48.9504" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.811161+-115.380264+%28%2C+Holtville%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Pesticide Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshop (in Spanish)</strong></p> <p> Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012</p> <p> UC Desert Research and Extension Center, Holtville&nbsp;</p> <p> 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Cost: $100</strong></p> <p> Participants who complete this training will become certified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers, as required by California state regulations. This training is approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR).&nbsp;</p> <p> Registrationis online at:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/events" target="_blank">www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/events</a>.</p> <p> If you have questions, please contact Lisa Blecker, <a href="mailto:lblecker@ucanr.edu">lblecker@ucanr.edu</a>, (530) 752-3912.</p> <p> Further information on this training is on the next two pages in both English and Spanish.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/pesticide-safety-train-trainer-workshop-sept-13-holtville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/pesticide-safety-train-trainer-workshop-sept-13-holtville#comments 32.811161 -115.380264 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:58:00 +0000 104301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Twilight Field Tour and Barbeque Sept. 13, Five Points http://westernfarmpress.com/twilight-field-tour-and-barbeque-sept-13-five-points <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 Twilight Conservation Agriculture Field Tour is planned for Sept. 13. It will be held at the University of California West Side Research and Extension Center, 17353 W. Oakland, Five Points, Calif., 93624.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of California West Side Research and Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Five Points</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.051390">35° 3' 5.004" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.511670">118° 30' 42.012" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.051390+-118.511670+%28%2C+Five+Points%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Twilight Field Tour and Barbeque Sept. 13, Five Points</p> <p> UC West Side Research and Extension Center, Five Points, Calif.</p> <p> PCA and CCA credit applied for.</p> <p> The 2012 Twilight Conservation Agriculture Field Tour is planned for Sept. 13.&nbsp; It will be held at the University of California West Side Research and Extension Center, 17353 W. Oakland, Five Points, Calif., 93624. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude when darkness falls.&nbsp; The evening includes a free barbecue dinner.&nbsp; While registration is not necessary, it would be helpful for planning purposes.</p> <p> RSVP online: <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8918" target="_blank">http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8918</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/twilight-field-tour-and-barbeque-sept-13-five-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/twilight-field-tour-and-barbeque-sept-13-five-points#comments 35.051390 -118.511670 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:24:00 +0000 104431 at http://westernfarmpress.com Entomology Conference 2012 Sept. 19, Temecula http://westernfarmpress.com/entomology-conference-2012-sept-19-temecula <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UCCE, San Diego CAPCA, and UC Riverside are sponsoring an entomology conference at the beautiful South Coast Winery in Temecula on September 19. We have asked twelve professors and other staff from the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside, to speak at the conference about some of the more pressing entomological issues facing agriculture in California.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">South Coast Winery &amp; Resort</span> <span class="locality">Temecula</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.493639">33° 29' 37.1004" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.148365">117° 8' 54.114" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.493639+-117.148365+%28%2C+Temecula%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> We have a wonderful opportunity for you to get some CE hours (8) and hear from some of the most respected entomologists in the country. &nbsp;UCCE, San Diego CAPCA, and UC Riverside are sponsoring an entomology conference at the beautiful South Coast Winery in Temecula on September 19. &nbsp;We have asked twelve professors and other staff from the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside, to speak at the conference about some of the more pressing entomological issues facing agriculture in California.</p> <p> Wednesday - Sept. 19</p> <p> South Coast Winery &amp; Resort, Temecula</p> <p> Some of the topics covered include:</p> <ul> <li> Polyphagous shot hole borer and the Fusarium they carry</li> <li> Snails and slugs</li> <li> The Bagrada bug</li> <li> The latest invasives in the landscape and nursery</li> <li> The Asian Citrus Pysllid and other citrus pests</li> <li> The Glassy-winged Sharpshooter and Xylella fastidiosa</li> <li> Fruit Flies</li> </ul> <p> These are the experts, so please come join us, meet the experts and bring your questions.&nbsp;</p> <p> For more details and registration click on the <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0015aJX9y4L0XKEROtEcsPZsHZHrS3vJMbZJsRwbtW2O1M4An6PxzRgZeKJNzUFfz97P43AACbCsLEJ2D6ZWqTbEeMWewBR98DA3rps47BHVr0dKa1w81uHgLvrvgqv5qNk9EV_e7YLXEhafgXOxhuFZw==">Entomology Conference Flyer</a> or to go directly to registration, click on <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0015aJX9y4L0XKlklIdDPsb9aKKHjXKvkwhHZw-3I0skwNgYverhX7_gZvnpn2AyNNoEaVz0hYhgfWFsBpIlwI1stOt6yksVxnmbgKKTwJs911MxRW8vyXIY2g1IfOHOTmUuuMcndfWqgxeLUZAkU5MQWUBDdI9JZvhf51RdmjNXe8=">Entomoloy Conference Registration</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/entomology-conference-2012-sept-19-temecula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/entomology-conference-2012-sept-19-temecula#comments 33.493639 -117.148365 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:58:00 +0000 105041 at http://westernfarmpress.com WSREC Cotton and Agronomic Crops Field Day Sept. 20 http://westernfarmpress.com/wsrec-cotton-and-agronomic-crops-field-day-sept-20 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>WSREC Cotton and Agronomic Crops Field Day Sept. 20; Thursday Sept. 20, 2012; Five Points, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">WSREC</span> <span class="locality">Five Points</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.051390">35° 3' 5.004" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.511670">118° 30' 42.012" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.051390+-118.511670+%28%2C+Five+Points%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> WSREC Cotton and Agronomic Crops Field Day Sept. 20; Thursday Sept. 20, 2012; Five Points, Calif.</p> <p> Program 9 a.m. &ndash; Noon</p> <p> Lunch Noon &ndash; 1 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Program Topics</strong></p> <p> &bull; Cotton Fusarium Wilt research update</p> <p> Bob Hutmacher- UC Cooperative Extension, Five Points</p> <p> &bull; New oilseed crops for bioenergy</p> <p> Steve Kaffka- UC Cooperative Extension, Davis</p> <p> &bull; Defoliating the 2012 cotton crop</p> <p> Steve Wright- UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare-Kings County</p> <p> &bull; Forage Sorghums: Assessing the potential for growth in California</p> <p> Jeff Dahlberg- UC Cooperative Extension, Parlier</p> <p> &bull; Insecticide efficacy research in cotton</p> <p> Larry Godfrey- UC Cooperative Extension, Davis</p> <p> &bull; Weed resistance issues in field and row crop rotations</p> <p> Kurt Hembree &amp; Steve Wright- UCCE, Fresno, Tulare-Kings Counties</p> <p> &bull; Overhead irrigation and CT studies in cotton-wheat rotations</p> <p> Dan Munk and Jeff Mitchell- University of California Cooperative Extension</p> <p> &bull; Deficit irrigation research in cotton</p> <p> Bob Hutmacher- UC Cooperative Extension, Five Points</p> <p> For information, contact Dan Munk (559) 600-7204 or Terri Gonzalez (559) 600-7285.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/wsrec-cotton-and-agronomic-crops-field-day-sept-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/wsrec-cotton-and-agronomic-crops-field-day-sept-20#comments 35.051390 -118.511670 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:07:00 +0000 107821 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drought Early-Warning System Workshop Sept. 24-26, San Diego http://westernfarmpress.com/drought-early-warning-system-workshop-sept-24-26-san-diego <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Department of Water Resources will co-sponsor a workshop discussion of the merits of federal reauthorization of the nation’s drought early-warning system. The Sept. 24-26 workshop in San Diego will review the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and other federal agency drought programs from the perspective of states.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Doubletree Hotel</span> <span class="locality">San Diego</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.715329">32° 42' 55.1844" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.157255">117° 9' 26.118" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.715329+-117.157255+%28%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Department of Water Resources will co-sponsor a workshop discussion of the merits of federal reauthorization of the nation&rsquo;s drought early-warning system.</p> <p> The Sept. 24-26 workshop in San Diego will review the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and other federal agency drought programs from the perspective of states.&nbsp; This will include discussions of gaps in the prediction and early warning of droughts.</p> <p> Co-sponsoring the Sept. 24-26 workshop with DWR is the Western States Water Council, in coordination with the Western Governors&rsquo; Association.</p> <p> The workshop will be held in the Doubletree Hotel at 1646 Front Street, San Diego, beginning at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24.&nbsp; It will end at noon on Sept. 26.&nbsp; The agenda and logistics information may be found at <a href="http://www.westgov.org/wswc/NIDIS%20workshop_Sep2012.html" target="_blank">http://www.westgov.org/wswc/NIDIS%20workshop_Sep2012.html</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/drought-early-warning-system-workshop-sept-24-26-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/drought-early-warning-system-workshop-sept-24-26-san-diego#comments 32.715329 -117.157255 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:18:00 +0000 108241 at http://westernfarmpress.com Food Safety and Postharvest Handling of Vegetables seminar Sept. 26, Santa Maria http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-and-postharvest-handling-vegetables-seminar-sept-26-santa-maria <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Food Safety and Postharvest Handling of Vegetables seminar Sept. 26, Santa Maria; Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, Calif., 93456.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bonipak Conference Room</span> <span class="locality">Santa Maria</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.953034">34° 57' 10.9224" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.435719">120° 26' 8.5884" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.953034+-120.435719+%28%2C+Santa+Maria%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Food Safety and Postharvest Handling of Vegetables seminar Sept. 26, Santa Maria; Bonipak Conference Room, 1850 W. Stowell Rd., Santa Maria, Calif., 93456.</p> <p> 3.0 hours of CCA CE Credits have been requested</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 8:30 a.m. Registration starts (No registration fee)</p> <p> 8:50 Introductory remarks <em>Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor/Affiliated IPM Advisor, UCCE, San Luis Obispo </em></p> <p> <em>Mary Zischke, CEO, CA Leafy Greens Research Board, Salinas </em></p> <p> 9:00 Global GAP and food safety audit</p> <p> <em>Randall Long, GlobalGAP Certified Lead Auditor, AppleLeaf </em></p> <p> 9:30 Remediation of EHEC and Salmonella in Contaminated Vegetable Soils: Practical Options for Growers</p> <p> <em>Trevor Suslow, Extension Research Specialist, Postharvest Handling, UC Davis </em></p> <p> 10:15 Break</p> <p> 10:30 Postharvest handling of brassicas</p> <p> <em>Marita Cantwell, Postharvest Specialist, UC Davis </em></p> <p> 11:15 Plain-language overview of Listeria biology, ecology, and testing in plant agricultural environments</p> <p> 11:45 Questions and Answers</p> <p> 12:15 p.m. Lunch</p> <p> <strong>Seats are limited, so please pre-register by Monday, September 19 online at </strong><a href="http://ucanr.org/vegmeetingsept2012" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/vegmeetingsept2012</a> or call Ingrid Schumann at 805-781-5940 for additional information. Early registration helps us to make appropriate arrangements.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-and-postharvest-handling-vegetables-seminar-sept-26-santa-maria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/food-safety-and-postharvest-handling-vegetables-seminar-sept-26-santa-maria#comments 34.953034 -120.435719 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:12:00 +0000 107611 at http://westernfarmpress.com Surviving in Agriculture Workshop Sept. 26, El Centro http://westernfarmpress.com/surviving-agriculture-workshop-sept-26-el-centro <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Surviving in Agriculture workshop Sept. 26, El Centro: The USDA's Risk Management Agency and the University of California Cooperative Extension in Imperial County invite you to join us for Surviving in Agriculture a risk management workshop that will help your farm thrive in today’s challenging environment. Workshop presentations and activities are designed to help you and your family or business partners gain a better understanding of how to manage risk in your farm operation.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Desert Research and Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">El Centro</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.792000">32° 47' 31.2" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.563051">115° 33' 46.9836" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.792000+-115.563051+%28%2C+El+Centro%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The USDA&#39;s Risk Management Agency and the University of California Cooperative Extension in Imperial County invite you to join us for Surviving in Agriculture a risk management workshop that will help your farm thrive in today&rsquo;s challenging environment. Workshop presentations and activities are designed to help you and your family or business partners gain a better understanding of how to manage risk in your farm operation.</p> <p> <strong>Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012</strong></p> <p> 9 a.m. - Noon</p> <p> UC Desert Research and Extension Center</p> <p> 1004 E. Holton Rd., El Centro</p> <p> &bull; Welcome &amp; An overview of Agriculture in Imperial County</p> <p> Eric Natwick and Khaled Bali, UCCE Farm Advisors, Imperial County</p> <p> &bull; Ag Risk-5: Learn more about tools for managing risk and thriving in today&rsquo;s agriculture</p> <p> Dr. Jay Parsons, Agricultural Economist, Colorado State University</p> <p> &bull; Strategic Risk Management: calculate your tolerance for risk</p> <p> John Hewlett, Ranch/Farm Management Specialist, University of Wyoming</p> <p> &bull; Ag Survivor - Risk Decisions on Farms (a risk simulation)</p> <p> John Hewlett and Dr. Jay Parsons</p> <p> <strong>Wednesday, Sept. 262012</strong></p> <p> 1 p.m to 3 p.m.</p> <p> &bull; Practice using risk management tools using actual farm records/case study information (computers provided). See how your operation compares to others, learn to analyze your own records, evaluate risk exposure and more.</p> <p> <strong>To Register:</strong> For more information, to register, or to request any special accommodation you may need, please contact Andrea Estrada by phone at 760.352.9474 or by email at <a href="mailto:aiestrada@ucdavis.edu">aiestrada@ucdavis.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/surviving-agriculture-workshop-sept-26-el-centro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/surviving-agriculture-workshop-sept-26-el-centro#comments 32.792000 -115.563051 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:35:00 +0000 108281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Beef Quality Assurance Program Sept. 25, Oakdale http://westernfarmpress.com/beef-quality-assurance-program-sept-25-oakdale <div class="node-body event-body"><p>A Beef Quality Assurance Program is being held by the University of California Cooperative Extension and California Cattlemen’s Association at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Clubhouse on Sept. 26.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Clubhouse</span> <span class="locality">Oakdale</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.766595">37° 45' 59.742" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.847155">120° 50' 49.758" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.766595+-120.847155+%28%2C+Oakdale%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> A Beef Quality Assurance Program is being held by the University of California Cooperative Extension and California Cattlemen&rsquo;s Association at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Clubhouse on Sept. 26.</p> <ul> <li> Oakdale Rodeo Clubhouse</li> <li> 1624 East F Street</li> <li> Oakdale, Calif.</li> <li> Sept. 26, 2012 9:30 a.m. &ndash; Noon</li> </ul> <p> Topics will include injection and vaccine information, animal ID, age and source verification and national bull and cow beef quality audit. There is no charge for the meeting unless you need to be certified through California Cattlemen&rsquo;s Association.</p> <p> Certification needs to be completed every three years to remain current. The fee is $25 per Certification; checks made payable to California Cattlemen&rsquo;s Association will be collected on the day of the event.</p> <p> For more information and to pre-register, please contact Theresa Becchetti (209-525-6800) or register on-line at <a href="http://ucanr.org/oakdalebqa" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/oakdalebqa</a> by Sept. 12.</p> <p> <strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p> 9:15 a.m. - Registration</p> <p> 9:30 - Beef Quality Assurance Program Dr. John Maas, Dr. Jim Oltjen, Stevie Ipsen (CCA), Theresa Becchetti</p> <p> 10:30 Break</p> <p> 10:45 - Quality Assurance Program continues</p> <p> Noon - Adjourn</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/beef-quality-assurance-program-sept-25-oakdale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/beef-quality-assurance-program-sept-25-oakdale#comments 37.766595 -120.847155 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:54:00 +0000 105281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Cotton Harvest Safety Training Class Sept. 27, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-harvest-safety-training-class-sept-27-tulare <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Cotton Harvest Safety Training class Sept. 27, Tulare, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mid Valley Gin</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Cotton Harvest Safety Training class Sept. 27, Tulare, Calif.</p> <p> Thursday Sept. 27, 2012 <em>8 a.m. to noon (includes lunch)</em></p> <p> <strong>Mid Valley Gin </strong>21978 Road 36 Tulare, Calif. (Waukena)</p> <p> Registration from 7:30 &ndash; 8 a.m.</p> <p> <strong>Hosted by: </strong>Mid Valley Gin State Fund Kings &amp; Tulare Co. Farm Bureaus UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare &amp; Kings Co.</p> <p> The annual safety training program is directed to cotton harvest equipment operators, crews and farm employees in conjunction with farm managers/supervisors and growers. Safety materials will also be available. The training will be held in English and Spanish. Be sure that you indicate on your registration form which training the employee will be attending and whether they will be staying for lunch. Staff from the United Way and Family Healthcare Network will be on hand from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to provide free health screenings for participants.</p> <p> It is important to make your reservations prior to Sept. 24, to give us time to complete certificates of participation with proper name and organization and to make lunch arrangements.</p> <p> Phone: 559/684-3300 &bull; Fax: 559/685-3319 &bull; Website: <a href="http://cetulare.ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">cetulare.ucdavis.edu</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-harvest-safety-training-class-sept-27-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-harvest-safety-training-class-sept-27-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:11:00 +0000 107831 at http://westernfarmpress.com Federal and California State Laws & Regulations Course Oct. 3, Lodi http://westernfarmpress.com/federal-and-california-state-laws-regulations-course-oct-3-lodi <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Wine &amp; Roses</span> <span class="locality">Lodi</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.130197">38° 7' 48.7092" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.272447">121° 16' 20.8092" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.130197+-121.272447+%28%2C+Lodi%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Chapter of ASFMRA will offer the new Federal and California State Laws &amp; Regulations Course on Oct. 3 at Wine &amp; Roses in Lodi. The four-hour course becomes a new licensing requirement from the Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) beginning Jan. 1, 2013.</p> <p> The course takes appraisers through a review of the current laws and regulations that apply to appraisers and appraisal practice, as well as those that apply to Appraisal Management Companies (AMC&rsquo;s). It is intended to meet the continuing education requirements of the OREA as they now require proof of one four-hour Federal and California statutory and regulatory law course included in the 56 hours of CE required in every four-year renewal period. The course will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.</p> <p> Federal and California State Laws &amp; Regulations will be offered in conjunction with the California Chapter&rsquo;s Annual Fall Meeting. An interactive Dairy Update Seminar that includes both a facility tour and classroom session will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4.</p> <p> For more information or to register for the October classes, visit <a href="http://www.calasfmra.com" title="www.calasfmra.com">www.calasfmra.com</a> or call (209) 368-3672.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/federal-and-california-state-laws-regulations-course-oct-3-lodi#comments 38.130197 -121.272447 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:22:00 +0000 105891 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Dairy Update Seminar Oct. 4, Lodi http://westernfarmpress.com/california-dairy-update-seminar-oct-4-lodi <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) will present a California Dairy Update Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 4 at Wine &amp; Roses in Lodi.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Wine &amp; Roses</span> <span class="locality">Lodi</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.130197">38° 7' 48.7092" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.272447">121° 16' 20.8092" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.130197+-121.272447+%28%2C+Lodi%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) will present a California Dairy Update Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 4 at Wine &amp; Roses in Lodi. The interactive seminar will include a site tour of Van Exel Dairy in the morning followed by lunch and then presentations by industry experts during the afternoon.</p> <p> The seminar is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive update on California&rsquo;s Dairy industry. Topics range from Regulations and Environmental Issues Facing California Dairies to the Impact of the Drought on the Dairy Industry. Forecasted trends, current lending challenges and appraisal issues for this specialized market will all be addressed during the afternoon session.</p> <p> Industry speakers include: Randy Edwards, ARA, President/CEO of Edwards, Lien &amp; Toso, Inc.; Bridget Whitney, TSP, CCA, Principal with The Source Group; Joel Karlin, Commodity Manager/Marketing Analyst with Western Milling; and Tyler Rath, Assistant Vice President/Relationship Manager with Rabobank. The seminar, which will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is open to the public with pre-registration required.</p> <p> The Dairy Update Seminar will be presented in conjunction with the California Chapter&rsquo;s Annual Fall Meeting along with a new Federal and California State Laws &amp; Regulations Course. For more information or to register for the October classes, visit <a href="http://www.calasfmra.com" target="_blank">www.calasfmra.com</a> or call (209) 368-3672.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-dairy-update-seminar-oct-4-lodi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-dairy-update-seminar-oct-4-lodi#comments 38.130197 -121.272447 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:37:00 +0000 106131 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Citrus Conference Oct. 10-11, Porterville http://westernfarmpress.com/california-citrus-conference-oct-10-11-porterville <div class="node-body event-body"><p>California Citrus Conference; Oct. 10-11, 2012; Porterville Fairgrounds; 2700 West Teapot Dome Avenue; Porterville, Calif., 93257.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Porterville Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Porterville</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.065230">36° 3' 54.828" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.016768">119° 1' 0.3648" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.065230+-119.016768+%28%2C+Porterville%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> California Citrus Conference; Oct. 10-11, 2012; Porterville Fairgrounds; 2700 West Teapot Dome Avenue; Porterville, Calif., 93257.<br /> <br /> The California Citrus Conference will be held Oct.10-11, 2012 at the Porterville Fairgrounds.<br /> <br /> 7:30 a.m. -&nbsp; 5 p.m.<br /> <br /> Registration: <a href="http://www.citrusresearch.org/ccc-attendees" target="_blank">http://www.citrusresearch.org/ccc-attendees</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-citrus-conference-oct-10-11-porterville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-citrus-conference-oct-10-11-porterville#comments 36.065230 -119.016768 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:26:00 +0000 108261 at http://westernfarmpress.com Annual Macadamia Field Day & Meeting Oct. 13, Escondido http://westernfarmpress.com/annual-macadamia-field-day-meeting-oct-13-escondido <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and Gold Crown Macadamia Association will hold their Annual Field Day from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Thomas &amp; Bobbi Rastle’s 1115 Valencia Drive, Escondido, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Thomas &amp; Bobbi Rastle’s 1115 Valencia Drive</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and Gold Crown Macadamia Association will hold their Annual Field Day from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Thomas &amp; Bobbi Rastle&rsquo;s 1115 Valencia Drive, Escondido, Calif.</p> <p> We will have classes on topics germane to the macadamia industry, with plenty of opportunities for you to ask question, 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.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 8:30 a.m. - 9 Check-in. Coffee and pastries.</p> <p> 9 - 9:05 Welcome and other comments by CMS President, Jim Russell. Remembrance of Alva Snider and Tom Cooper.</p> <p> 9:05 - 9:10 Welcome and other comments by Gold Crown President George McManigle.</p> <p> 9:10 &ndash; 9:30 Escondido Water Reclamation Project. Eddie Grangetto, <a href="http://www.growescondido.org" title="www.growescondido.org">www.growescondido.org</a>, 760-432-8425</p> <p> 9:30 &ndash; 10:15 Make the most of your water. Dr. Gary Bender, Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Diego County and Daniel Holtz, Agricultural Engineer, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Escondido 10:15 &ndash; 11 Fire Safety for your Farm. Cliff Hunter, retired Rancho Santa Fe Fire Chief. <a href="mailto:cfhunter@att.net">cfhunter@att.net</a></p> <p> 11 - 11:15 Break. (Check out the equipment display).</p> <p> 11:15 &ndash; 12:15 p.m. Food safety issues with nut crops in California. Dr. Linda Harris, Ph.D., UC Davis.</p> <p> 12:15 &ndash; 12:35 Macadamia related topics. Jim Russell, President, CMS.</p> <p> 12:35 &ndash; 1 Tour of the Rastles&rsquo;s Macadamia Operations. Thomas &amp; Bobbi Rastle.</p> <p> 1 Lunch, Get ready for a great food adventure with master chef Scott Liles. Questions, opportunity drawing, check out the equipment display. . California Macadamia Society&rsquo;s Annual Meeting. Election of two Board members. Nominees are Garry Prather and Barbara Russell. Gold Crown Macadamia Association&rsquo;s Annual Meeting.</p> <p> Directions: From I-5 &amp; I-15, Exit on 78 east, right on Broadway in Escondido, left on Washington Ave., right on Ash Street (it will become San Pasqual Valley Road) right on Summit Drive, right on Valencia Drive to 1115 Valencia Drive. From I-15 north, exit Via Rancho Parkway east (it becomes Bear Valley Parkway), right on San Pasqual Valley Road, (Note: it is about four miles to San Pasqual Valley Road &ndash; do not take San Pasqual Road), right on Summit Drive, right on Valencia to 1115 Valencia Drive. Hope to see you there.</p> <p> Cost: $17.00 per person if you pre-pay by Oct. 5, 2012. $20.00 per person after that. Questions? (760) 728-8081 or <a href="mailto:RussellFarms@Roadrunner.com">RussellFarms@Roadrunner.com</a>.</p> <p> Visit <a href="http://www.macnuts.org/fieldday.htm" target="_blank">www.macnuts.org/fieldday.htm</a> for a registration form.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/annual-macadamia-field-day-meeting-oct-13-escondido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/annual-macadamia-field-day-meeting-oct-13-escondido#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:08:00 +0000 109541 at http://westernfarmpress.com Central Arizona Farmer Field Day Oct. 17, Maricopa http://westernfarmpress.com/central-arizona-farmer-field-day-oct-17-maricopa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 Central Farmer Field Day, Oct. 17, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Maricopa Agricultural Center, Maricopa, Ariz. 85138.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Maricopa Agricultural Center </span> <div class="street-address"> 37860 W. Smith Enke Road </div> <span class="locality">Maricopa</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <span class="postal-code">85138</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.072667">33° 4' 21.6012" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-111.970608">111° 58' 14.1888" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.072667+-111.970608+%2837860+W.+Smith+Enke+Road%2C+Maricopa%2C+AZ%2C+85138%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2012 Central Farmer Field Day will be held Oct. 17, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith Enke Road, Maricopa, Ariz. 85138. Topics range from cotton issues, high-biomass sorghum, animal manure, yield monitor data, and the future of the University of Arizona&#39;s Cooperative Extension.</p> <p> <a href="https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/resourcefile/resource/ayman/Agenda%20Field%20Day%20Oct%2017%202012.pdf" target="_blank">https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/resourcefile/resource/ayman/Agenda%20Field%20Day%20Oct%2017%202012.pdf</a></p> <p> <br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/central-arizona-farmer-field-day-oct-17-maricopa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/central-arizona-farmer-field-day-oct-17-maricopa#comments 33.072667 -111.970608 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:14:00 +0000 110461 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water Policy in the West symposium Oct. 17, Riverside http://westernfarmpress.com/water-policy-west-symposium-oct-17-riverside <div class="node-body event-body">The Water Science and Policy Center at the University of California, Riverside is hosting a public symposium on Oct. 17 to examine the challenges that agriculture and other sectors are confronting in the face of increasing water scarcity and expected climate change.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Riverside Alumni &amp; Visitors Center</span> <span class="locality">Riverside</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.953349">33° 57' 12.0564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.396156">117° 23' 46.1616" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.953349+-117.396156+%28%2C+Riverside%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Water Science and Policy Center at the University of California, Riverside is hosting a public symposium on Oct. 17 to examine the challenges that agriculture and other sectors are confronting in the face of increasing water scarcity and expected climate change.</p> <p> Titled &ldquo;Water Policy in the West,&rdquo; the symposium will address strategies needed to meet projected demands for water, a resource that is now the focus of increasing international concern.</p> <p> The two-hour symposium will start at 4 p.m., and will take place at UC Riverside&rsquo;s Alumni &amp; Visitors Center, in its Alumni Meeting Rooms 1 &amp; 2.&nbsp; The center is located at 3701 Canyon Crest Dr., Riverside, Calif.&nbsp; Parking for symposium attendees is free in Lot 24.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/water-policy-west-symposium-oct-17-riverside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/water-policy-west-symposium-oct-17-riverside#comments 33.953349 -117.396156 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:05:00 +0000 110641 at http://westernfarmpress.com SJV Cotton Tour Oct. 19 http://westernfarmpress.com/sjv-cotton-tour-oct-19 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Growing in popularity over the past decade, the annual Cotton Tour attracts an increasing cross section of consumers, apparel company representatives and textile industry officials from across the country, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at how San Joaquin Valley growers are reshaping the future of California’s $700 million-a-year cotton industry. The free event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Best Western Apricot Inn</span> <span class="locality">Firebaugh</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.858838">36° 51' 31.8168" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.456007">120° 27' 21.6252" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.858838+-120.456007+%28%2C+Firebaugh%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Growing in popularity over the past decade, the annual Cotton Tour attracts an increasing cross section of consumers, apparel company representatives and textile industry officials from across the country, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at how San Joaquin Valley growers are reshaping the future of California&rsquo;s $700 million-a-year cotton industry. The free event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.</p> <p> Growers, public officials and leading University of California experts and farm advisors will provide insights about conventional cotton cultivation and the <a href="http://www.sustainablecotton.org/pages/show/about-us" target="_blank">Sustainable Cotton Project&rsquo;s Cleaner Cotton </a>production in the heart of the Central Valley. Participants will inspect the crop before harvest, meet with farmers and visit a cotton gin during the tour.</p> <p> Buses will leave the Best Western Apricot Inn &ndash; Interstate 5 and West Panoche Road about 23 miles southwest of Firebaugh. Registration is required and details are available under the <a href="http://www.sustainablecotton.org/events" target="_blank">events section </a>of the SCP <a href="http://www.sustainablecotton.org" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sjv-cotton-tour-oct-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sjv-cotton-tour-oct-19#comments 36.858838 -120.456007 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:03:00 +0000 107601 at http://westernfarmpress.com Building Your Consultancy ASAC Conference Oct. 21-23, Denver http://westernfarmpress.com/building-your-consultancy-asac-conference-oct-21-23-denver <div class="node-body event-body">Building Your Consultancy Conference; American Society of Agricultural Consultants; Oct. 21 - 23; Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center; Denver, Colo. Join members of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants as they spend two full days discovering and exploring new ways to build their consultancy businesses. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center</span> <span class="locality">Denver</span>, <span class="region">CO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.737567">39° 44' 15.2412" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-104.984718">104° 59' 4.9848" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.737567+-104.984718+%28%2C+Denver%2C+CO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Building Your Consultancy Conference; American Society of Agricultural Consultants; Oct. 21 - 23; Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center; Denver, Colo.</p> <p> Join members of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants as they spend two full days discovering and exploring new ways to build their consultancy businesses. This program is filled with updates on current technologies and trends as well as hands-on, open-the-notebook-and-write training on core fundamentals such as negotiating, writing business proposals and general project management.</p> <p> Everyone who does consulting, from the still-newbie to the seasoned professional, will leave this program with new understandings and building blocks to mold their consultancy to meet the industry&rsquo;s needs for today and tomorrow.</p> <p> This program is open to any and all who have an interest in building their consultancy practices. You do not have to be an ASAC member to attend!! In fact, there are special provisions for professionals who wish to take part only in the Tuesday segment of the programming.</p> <p> <strong>Program</strong></p> <p> <strong>Sunday, Oct. 21</strong></p> <p> 1:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting</p> <p> 3 p.m. General Membership Meeting</p> <p> 5 p.m. Welcome Reception / Student Poster Presentations</p> <p> Hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and cash bar</p> <p> 7:00 p.m. Dine-Around with a Board Member (Dutch treat at local restaurants)</p> <p> <strong>Monday, Oct. 22</strong></p> <p> 7 a.m. Breakfast at liesure/registration</p> <p> 8 a.m. Welcome/Opening Statements</p> <p> <strong>Paige Gilligan</strong>, CAC, ASAC President-elect, Rabobank, NA; Fresno, CA</p> <p> 8:15 a.m. New Advancements in Precision Agriculture and Satellite Imaging</p> <p> <strong>Lanny Falheide</strong>, Agri IMA GIS; Fargo, ND</p> <p> 9:20 a.m. Organic Production from the Eyes of an Auditor</p> <p> <strong>Ib Hagsten</strong>, Ph. D., CAC, Hagsten Enterprises, International, Gladstone; MO</p> <p> 10:20 a.m. Check your messages Break</p> <p> 10:45 a.m. Western Agriculture 2012-Style</p> <p> <strong>Marc Arnusch</strong>, Marc Arnusch Farms, LLC, Prospect Valley; CO</p> <p> Noon Past-Presidents&rsquo; Luncheon</p> <p> 1:30 p.m. The Role of the Consultant as a 3rd Party Advisor</p> <p> <strong>Vernon Crowder</strong>, Senior Vice President, Agricultural Economist,</p> <p> Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research Advisory Group; Fresno, CA</p> <p> 3 p.m. Check your messages Break</p> <p> 3:15 p.m. Business Ethics -- Everyone&rsquo;s Concern</p> <p> <strong>Roy C. Ferguson II</strong>, CAC, Ferguson Group; Tulsa, OK</p> <p> 5:30 p.m. Networking Session -- Cash bar and hors d&rsquo;oeuvres</p> <p> 6 p.m. Annual Banquet and Silent Auction (semi-formal attire)</p> <p> Brewmasters and American Agriculture</p> <p> <strong>Steve Rockhold</strong>, Director of Procurement, Miller-Coors; Golden, CO</p> <p> <strong>Tuesday, Oct. 23</strong></p> <p> 7 a.m. Plated breakfast</p> <p> 8 Becoming a Good Consultant</p> <p> <strong>Paul Schrimpf</strong>, Group Editor, Meister Media Worldwide; Willougby, OH</p> <p> <strong>Robert Mehrle</strong>, Ph. D., CAC, Mid-South Ag Data; Lambert, MS</p> <p> 9:15 Check your messages / Hotel Checkout Break</p> <p> 9:30 a.m. Effective Negotiating</p> <p> <strong>Angela Walton</strong>, SkillPath Seminars</p> <p> 11:30 a.m. Lunch</p> <p> 12:30 p.m. Writing Business Proposals</p> <p> <strong>Angela Walton</strong>, SkillPath Seminars</p> <p> 2:30 p.m. Check your messages Break</p> <p> 3 p.m. General Project Management</p> <p> <strong>Angela Walton</strong>, SkillPath Seminars</p> <p> 5 p.m. Adjourn</p> <p> <strong>Lodging</strong></p> <p> <strong>Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center</strong></p> <p> <strong>7800 East Tufts Avenue</strong></p> <p> <strong>Denver, Colo., 80237</strong></p> <p> For Reservations call 303-779-1234 and ask for the American Society of Agricultural Consultants room block or book online at <a href="https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ASAC2012" target="_blank">https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ASAC2012</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Rates: </strong>Single $134 Double $134 Triple $134 Quad $134</p> <p> Rates are good (space available) for three days prior and 3 days post-Conference</p> <p> <strong>Reservations Deadline is Sept. 30 to secure these rates.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/building-your-consultancy-asac-conference-oct-21-23-denver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/building-your-consultancy-asac-conference-oct-21-23-denver#comments 39.737567 -104.984718 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:02:00 +0000 108341 at http://westernfarmpress.com Fall Citrus Meeting Oct. 23, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/fall-citrus-meeting-oct-23-tulare <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Fall Citrus Meeting; Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012; 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.; Tulare County Agricultural Building; 4437 South Laspina Street, Tulare, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tulare County Agricultural Building</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Fall Citrus Meeting; Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012; 9 a.m. &ndash; 11:15 a.m.; Tulare County Agricultural Building; 4437 South Laspina Street, Tulare, Calif.</p> <p> 4437B S Laspina St, Tulare, Calif., 93274 &bull; Phone: 559/684-3300 &bull; Fax: 559/685-3319 &bull; Website: <a href="http://cetulare.ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">cetulare.ucdavis.edu</a>.</p> <p> USDA, University of California, and Tulare County Cooperating</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/fall-citrus-meeting-oct-23-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/fall-citrus-meeting-oct-23-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:29:00 +0000 108271 at http://westernfarmpress.com Mechanical Olive Harvest Canopy Shaker Demonstration Oct. 23, Arbuckle http://westernfarmpress.com/mechanical-olive-harvest-canopy-shaker-demonstration-oct-23-arbuckle <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Mechanical Olive Harvest Canopy Shaker Demonstration Oct. 23, Arbuckle</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nickels Estate</span> <span class="locality">Arbuckle</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.017396">39° 1' 2.6256" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.057748">122° 3' 27.8928" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.017396+-122.057748+%28%2C+Arbuckle%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Mechanical Olive Harvest Canopy Shaker Demonstration Oct. 23, Arbuckle</p> <p> Oct. 23, 10 a.m., Nickels Estate, Greenbay Road, Arbuckle, Calif.</p> <p> Download and view the newsletter here: <u><a href="http://ceglenn.ucanr.edu/?newsitem=44598">http://ceglenn.ucanr.edu/?newsitem=44598</a></u></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/mechanical-olive-harvest-canopy-shaker-demonstration-oct-23-arbuckle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/mechanical-olive-harvest-canopy-shaker-demonstration-oct-23-arbuckle#comments 39.017396 -122.057748 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:11:00 +0000 110811 at http://westernfarmpress.com DREC Centennial Celebration Oct. 25, El Centro http://westernfarmpress.com/drec-centennial-celebration-oct-25-el-centro <div class="node-body event-body">Desert Research and Extension Center Centennial Celebration 1912-2012; Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, El Centro</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Desert Research and Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">El Centro</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+El+Centro%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Desert Research and Extension Center Centennial Celebration 1912-2012; Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, El Centro; 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Farm Tour</p> <p> 5 p.m. &ndash; 8 p.m. Hors d&rsquo;oeuvres &amp; Desserts; Self-Guided Centennial Time Walk</p> <p> 6:30 p.m. &ndash; 7:15 p.m. Welcome; Centennial Proclamation and Celebratory Remarks</p> <p> For More Information and to RSVP: <a href="mailto:atietz@ucdavis.edu ">atietz@ucdavis.edu </a>or 760-352-9474 (Annette).</p> <p> <em>Please RSVP by Oct. 10, 2012. </em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/drec-centennial-celebration-oct-25-el-centro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/drec-centennial-celebration-oct-25-el-centro#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:42:00 +0000 109821 at http://westernfarmpress.com 3rd International Lygus Symposium Oct. 28-31, Scottsdale http://westernfarmpress.com/3rd-international-lygus-symposium-oct-28-31-scottsdale <div class="node-body event-body"><p>During October 28-31, 2012, at the 3rd International Lygus Symposium, we will again convene many of the world’s experts on mirids, exploring areas of recent discovery and identifying needs and priorities for ongoing research and education.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel Valley Ho</span> <span class="locality">Scottsdale</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.494170">33° 29' 39.012" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-111.926052">111° 55' 33.7872" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.494170+-111.926052+%28%2C+Scottsdale%2C+AZ%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> This conference is a long-overdue third installment in a series which has focused attention on Lygus bugs and other mirid pests. The first Symposium was held in Ottawa, Canada back in 2005 while the second was in Pacific Grove, California in 2007. Five years later and there has been a dramatic expansion in both our knowledge of mirids and in the problem they present to growers worldwide.</p> <p> During October 28-31, 2012, we will again convene many of the world&rsquo;s experts on mirids, exploring areas of recent discovery and identifying needs and priorities for ongoing research and education. Presenters from universities, public agencies, and private entities will participate in plenary talks, posters sessions and both formal and informal discussions. Symposium topics will broadly include mirid biology, behavior and ecology, IPM, insecticides and resistance, biological control, intercrop movement, and molecular approaches. There will also be an optional tour of local farms and agricultural research facilities on Nov. 1.</p> <p> The conference is being held in the <a href="http://www.hotelvalleyho.com/" target="_blank">Hotel Valley Ho</a>, a landmark resort in downtown <a href="http://www.scottsdalecvb.com/" target="_blank">Scottsdale, Arizona</a>. The weather in Arizona at this time of year is usually fabulous, with daily highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s and little chance of rain. Plan on staying a few extra days before or after the conference to experience all the wonderful local attractions or to visit industry and university colleagues who are based nearby.</p> <p> <strong>Sunday, Oct. &nbsp;28</strong></p> <p> 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. &mdash; Conference Organizers &ndash; Planning Meeting Business Office</p> <p> 4 - 8 &mdash; Registration Desk Open Rooftop</p> <p> 7 - 9 &mdash; Opening Reception Rooftop</p> <p> <strong>Monday, Oct. &nbsp;29</strong></p> <p> 7 a.m. &ndash; 1 p.m. &mdash; Registration Desk Open Business Office</p> <p> 7:30 - 8:30 &mdash; Continental Breakfast Buffet Conference 1</p> <p> 8:45 - 9 &mdash; Welcome Introduction, Meeting Logistics Conference 2</p> <p> 9 - 10:30 &mdash; Session 1 Conference 2</p> <p> 10:30 - 10:45 &mdash; Break Courtyard</p> <p> 10:45 - Noon &mdash; Session 2 - Posters Conference 2</p> <p> Noon -1 Lunch &mdash; Conference 1 &amp; Courtyard</p> <p> 1 - 2:30 &mdash; Session 3 Conference 2</p> <p> 2:30 -2:45 &mdash; Break Courtyard</p> <p> 2:45 &ndash; 5 &mdash; Session 4 Conference 2</p> <p> <strong>Tuesday, Oct. &nbsp;30</strong></p> <p> 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 &mdash; Continental Breakfast Buffet Conference 1</p> <p> 8:30 - 10:30 &mdash; Session 5 Conference 2</p> <p> 10:30 - 10:45 &mdash; Break Courtyard</p> <p> 10:45 - Noon &mdash; Session 6 Conference 2</p> <p> Noon &ndash; 1 p.m. &mdash; Lunch Conference 1 &amp; Courtyard</p> <p> 1 - 2:30 &mdash; Session 7 Conference 2</p> <p> 2:30 - 2:45 &mdash; Break Courtyard</p> <p> 2:45 - 5 &mdash; Session 8 Conference 2</p> <p> <strong>Wednesday, Oct. 31</strong></p> <p> 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 &mdash; Continental Breakfast Buffet Conference 1</p> <p> 8:30 - 10:30 &mdash; &nbsp;Session 9 Conference 2</p> <p> 10:30 - 10:45 &mdash; Break Courtyard</p> <p> 10:45 - Noon &mdash; Session 10 Conference 2</p> <p> Noon -1 p.m. &mdash; Lunch Conference 1 &amp; Courtyard</p> <p> 1 - 2:30 &mdash; Session 11 Conference 2</p> <p> 2:30 - 2:45 &mdash; Break Courtyard</p> <p> 2:45 - 5 &mdash; Panel Discussion and Wrap-up Conference 2</p> <p> 7 - 9 &mdash; Gala Dinner TBD</p> <p> <strong>Thursday, Nov. 1</strong></p> <p> 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. &mdash; Optional tour of area agricultural sites and research centers</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/3rd-international-lygus-symposium-oct-28-31-scottsdale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/3rd-international-lygus-symposium-oct-28-31-scottsdale#comments 33.494170 -111.926052 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:26:00 +0000 101291 at http://westernfarmpress.com 20th Annual Fertilizer Research Conference Oct. 30-31, Modesto http://westernfarmpress.com/20th-annual-fertilizer-research-conference-oct-30-31-modesto <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) have teamed up to present their annual conference on agricultural nutrient management on October 30-31, 2012 in Modesto. The conference will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth Street, Modesto, Calif., 95354.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">DoubleTree Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.639097">37° 38' 20.7492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.996878">120° 59' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.639097+-120.996878+%28%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Department of Food and Agriculture&rsquo;s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) have teamed up to present their annual conference on agricultural nutrient management on October 30-31, 2012 in Modesto. The conference will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth Street, Modesto, Calif., 95354.</p> <p> The agenda is geared toward a wide range of agriculturalists, including agricultural supply and service consultants, growers, university extension specialists, crop advisers and local, state, and national governmental agency personnel. Speakers from academia and industry will provide general and technical information, current research data, and practical applications addressing statewide and regional nutrient management issues.</p> <p> Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and Pest Control Adviser (PCA) continuing education units (CEUs) have been requested and should be available at the conference on both October 30 and 31.&nbsp; The approved CEU units will be posted at <a href="http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html" target="_blank">http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html</a>.</p> <p> Registration fees are $110 per day or $185 for both days. Currently enrolled students pay only $50 per day or $90 for both days. To view the conference agenda and fill out the online registration form, please visit the FREP website: <a href="http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html" target="_blank">http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> For more information about the 2012 Conference or the FREP program, please contact FREP staff at <a href="mailto:frep@cdfa.ca.gov">frep@cdfa.ca.gov</a> or (916) 900-5022.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/20th-annual-fertilizer-research-conference-oct-30-31-modesto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/20th-annual-fertilizer-research-conference-oct-30-31-modesto#comments 37.639097 -120.996878 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:56:00 +0000 110941 at http://westernfarmpress.com CE Meeting: Private Applicator, QAC/QAL & PCA Oct. 31, Fresno http://westernfarmpress.com/ce-meeting-private-applicator-qacqal-pca-oct-31-fresno <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CE Meeting: Private Applicator, QAC/QAL &amp; PCA Oct. 31; UC Cooperative Extension (Demo Room) 1720 S. Maple Ave., Fresno Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Cooperative Extension (Demo Room) </span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.746842">36° 44' 48.6312" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772587">119° 46' 21.3132" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.746842+-119.772587+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UC Cooperative Extension (Demo Room) 1720 S. Maple Ave., Fresno Calif.</p> <p> 559-600-7285</p> <p> Oct. 31, 2012 7:30 &ndash; 11:45</p> <p> 7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. <strong>Registration (Register Online: </strong><strong>http://ucanr.org/free-ce-units</strong><strong>) </strong></p> <p> 8 &ndash; 9 <strong>Regulatory Update </strong><em>Les Wright, Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner&rsquo;s Office </em></p> <p> 9 &ndash; 9:30 <strong>Herbicide Drift Issues in Sensitive Crops </strong><em>Dan Munk, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County </em></p> <p> 9:30 &ndash; 10 <strong>Soil-Borne Diseases of Vegetable Crops: Importance of Sanitation and Management </strong><em>Tom Turini, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County </em></p> <p> 10 &ndash; 10:15 <strong>BREAK </strong></p> <p> 10:15 &ndash; 10:45 <strong>Effects of Drift-Reducing Nozzles and Spray Volume on Weed Control </strong><em>Kurt Hembree, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County </em></p> <p> 10:45 &ndash; 11:15 <strong>Fresno County Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Management Program </strong><em>Fred Rinder, Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner&rsquo;s Office </em></p> <p> 11:15 &ndash; 11:45 <strong>Pierce&rsquo;s Disease: Symptoms, History, Management and Implications for Fresno County </strong><em>Stephen Vasquez, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County </em></p> <p> <strong>CE hours have been applied for with DPR.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ce-meeting-private-applicator-qacqal-pca-oct-31-fresno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ce-meeting-private-applicator-qacqal-pca-oct-31-fresno#comments 36.746842 -119.772587 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:22:00 +0000 109561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Taxation and Accounting for the Small Vineyard Nov. 1, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/taxation-and-accounting-small-vineyard-nov-1-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Taxation and Accounting for the Small Vineyard Nov. 1, 2012 9 a.m.— 4 p.m. 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Da Vinci Building Davis, Calif., Section: 122VIT205</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Da Vinci Building</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Taxation and Accounting for the Small Vineyard Nov. 1, 2012 9 a.m.&mdash; 4 p.m. 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Da Vinci Building, Davis, Calif., Section: 122VIT205</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/taxation-and-accounting-small-vineyard-nov-1-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/taxation-and-accounting-small-vineyard-nov-1-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 18:44:00 +0000 110091 at http://westernfarmpress.com AgSafe Shooting Extravaganza Nov. 2, Bakersfield http://westernfarmpress.com/agsafe-shooting-extravaganza-nov-2-bakersfield <div class="node-body event-body">AgSafe Shooting Extravaganza Nov. 2, Bakersfield: Charity Trap Shoot, Practical Shooting Match and Professional Shooting Exhibition; 5 Dogs Range, Bakersfield, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">5 Dogs Range</span> <span class="locality">Bakersfield</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.373292">35° 22' 23.8512" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.018713">119° 1' 7.3668" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.373292+-119.018713+%28%2C+Bakersfield%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> AgSafe Shooting Extravaganza Nov. 2, Bakersfield: Charity Trap Shoot, Practical Shooting Match and Professional Shooting Exhibition; 5 Dogs Range, Bakersfield, Calif.</p> <p> Includes light breakfast refreshments, lunch, three drink tickets, and shooter&rsquo;s bag.</p> <p> All shooters must bring eye and ear protection and abide by the 5 Dogs Range Rules.</p> <p> <strong>Trap Shoot</strong></p> <p> Shooters will be presented with a total of 100 targets at several stations. Scoring will be determined by 5 Dogs Range experts.</p> <p> Shooters must provide their own shot gun and shells. Be sure to bring at least 100 rounds of #7 - #8 plus extra for the trap shoot warm up. Shooters will be placed in squads with others and should note their preference of squad mates.</p> <p> <strong>Practical Shooting Match</strong></p> <p> Shooters will shoot five different stages set up with obstacle courses of paper and steel targets. The scoring system will be Time Plus Scoring. Shooters must bring their own revolver or automatic handgun and at least 150 rounds of ammunition, with a minimum caliber of 9 mm. Shooters are encouraged to bring holsters and/or magazine pouches as each stage will require a minimum of 15-25 rounds. If shooters don&rsquo;t have these items, accommodations will be made. Professional shooters and 5 Dogs Action Shooters Range Officers will be available to provide assistance and instruction during the match. Shooters will be placed in squads with others and should note their preference of squad mates.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.agsafe.org/images/pdf/2012%20shooting%20tournament%20registration%20form.pdf" target="_blank">Registration now open.</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.regonline.com/register/checkin.aspx?MethodId=0&amp;eventsessionId=ccf6b7cbb95c4a7896b573eeb91e6902&amp;eventID=1146375" target="_blank">Register Online</a></p> <p> 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.</p> <p> 5 Dogs Range</p> <p> 20238 Woody Road, Bakersfield, Calif., 93308</p> <p> Cost: $75/shooter</p> <p> Registration and payment are due no later than Oct. 26, 2012.</p> <p> Questions? Contact AgSafe at 209-526-4400 or <a href="http://safeinfo@agsafe.org" target="_blank">safeinfo@agsafe.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/agsafe-shooting-extravaganza-nov-2-bakersfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/agsafe-shooting-extravaganza-nov-2-bakersfield#comments 35.373292 -119.018713 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:13:00 +0000 108561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Taxation and Accounting for the Small Winery Nov. 2, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/taxation-and-accounting-small-winery-nov-2-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Taxation and Accounting for the Small Winery Nov. 2, 2012 9 a.m.— 4 p.m. 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Da Vinci Building, Davis, Calif., Section: 122VIT206</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Da Vinci Building</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Taxation and Accounting for the Small Winery Nov. 2, 2012 9 a.m.&mdash; 4 p.m. 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Da Vinci Building, Davis, Calif., Section: 122VIT206</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/taxation-and-accounting-small-winery-nov-2-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/taxation-and-accounting-small-winery-nov-2-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:47:00 +0000 110121 at http://westernfarmpress.com CAPCA ED Professional CE Training Seminar Nov. 6 http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-6 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CAPCA ED Professional CE Training Seminar Nov. 6; Colusa Indian Casino &amp; Resort “Wintun Room” 3770 Highway 45, Colusa Calif., 95932.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Colusa Indian Casino &amp; Resort “Wintun Room”</span> <span class="locality">Colusa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.214334">39° 12' 51.6024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.009418">122° 0' 33.9048" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.214334+-122.009418+%28%2C+Colusa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> CAPCA ED Professional CE Training Seminar Nov. 6; Colusa Indian Casino &amp; Resort &ldquo;Wintun Room&rdquo; 3770 Highway 45, Colusa Calif., 95932: Assisting PCAs, QALs, QACs, Private Applicators and other license holders in improving their professional knowledge in disease and insect control in tree and vine crops, water quality regulations, soil management, and turf and landscape issues. CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers, Qualified Pest Control Applicators, and Qualified Pest Control Certificate holders, Golf Course Superintendents, Arborist Professionals and Private Applicators.</p> <p> Registration available at <a href="https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/colusa-capca-ed-ce-seminar/" target="_blank">https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/colusa-capca-ed-ce-seminar/</a>.</p> <p> Questions: Contact Charlotte Carson, (916)916-928-1625 x 207 <a href="mailto:charlotte@capca.com">charlotte@capca.com.</a></p> <p> Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012: 7:30 a.m. &ndash; Noon</p> <p> DPR. 1 hr. Laws &amp;&nbsp; 3.5 Other: CCA 4.0</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-6#comments 39.214334 -122.009418 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:31:00 +0000 109231 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2012 Plant Disease Seminar Nov. 6, Salinas http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-plant-disease-seminar-nov-6-salinas <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2012 Plant Disease Seminar: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012; 8 a.m. to noon; County of Monterey Agricultural Center; Conference Room; 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">County of Monterey Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Salinas</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.677737">36° 40' 39.8532" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.655501">121° 39' 19.8036" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.677737+-121.655501+%28%2C+Salinas%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2012 Plant Disease Seminar: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012; 8 a.m. to Noon; County of Monterey Agricultural Center; Conference Room; 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, Calif.; University of California Cooperative Extension; Monterey County</p> <p> This seminar will focus on a broad range of topics dealing with plant pathology and pest management.</p> <p> Topics will include updates on plant disease and pest developments in coastal California, research findings on plant diseases, and current issues affecting growers, pest control advisors, and other agricultural professionals.</p> <p> Registration/sign-in is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. There is no fee for this meeting. Continuing education credits will be requested. Please call ahead (at least 24 hours) for arrangements for special needs; every effort will be made to accommodate full participation. For more information, contact Steven Koike (831-759-7350; 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, Calif., 93901).</p> <p> Requirement from California DPR: Bring your license or certificate card to the meeting for verification when signing in for continuing education units.</p> <p> An afternoon session, held in this same conference room, will be hosted by CAPCA, Monterey Bay Chapter.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-plant-disease-seminar-nov-6-salinas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-plant-disease-seminar-nov-6-salinas#comments 36.677737 -121.655501 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:21:00 +0000 108601 at http://westernfarmpress.com California farm bill expiration meeting Nov. 6, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/california-farm-bill-expiration-meeting-nov-6-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body">The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the impact of expiring farm bill programs to the State on Nov. 6, 2012. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 ‘N’ Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, Calif., 95814.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">California Department of Food and Agriculture</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the impact of expiring farm bill programs to the State on Nov. 6, 2012. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 &lsquo;N&rsquo; Street &ndash; Main Auditorium, Sacramento, Calif., 95814.</p> <p> &ldquo;I remain hopeful that Congress will pass a federal farm bill once it reconvenes in mid-November,&rdquo; said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. &ldquo;However, we must move forward with the understanding that with the current expiration of some farm bill programs, dramatic long term impacts will be felt by California&rsquo;s farmers and ranchers.&rdquo;</p> <p> Covering such issues as research, specialty crop programs, dairy assistance, trade, and conservation, the farm bill is omnibus multi-year legislation for major food and farm programs. The legislation funds critical programs such as nutrition assistance (food stamps), technical assistance for farmers and ranchers, invasive species prevention and management, and initiatives that support food production and environmental conservation. The current farm bill, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 expired on September 30, 2012. A continuing resolution has extended a number of programs until March 2013, but more than 30 programs have been immediately impacted. Among these programs are the Market Access Program, the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program.</p> <p> Speakers include: Nathan Bowen, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture; Linsey Gallagher, Wine Institute; Jean-Mari Peltier, USDA&rsquo;s National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economic Advisory Board; Helene Wright, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; Michael Marsh, Western United Dairymen; Cathy Calfo, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF); and Barry Bedwell, California Grape and Tree Fruit League.</p> <p> &ldquo;California&rsquo;s farmers and ranchers need to reach out to their Congressional Representatives about the importance and value of farm bill programs,&rdquo; said Craig McNamara, President of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. &ldquo;Without this communication, we run the risk of losing programs of importance to our state and nation.&rdquo;</p> <p> The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and the CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs. The state board conducts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials, agricultural representative and citizens to discuss current issues of concern to California agriculture.</p> <p> Follow the board on Twitter at: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/Cafood_agboard" target="_blank">www.twitter.com/Cafood_agboard</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-farm-bill-expiration-meeting-nov-6-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-farm-bill-expiration-meeting-nov-6-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:20:00 +0000 112381 at http://westernfarmpress.com 31st Annual Agribusiness Management Conference Nov. 7, Fresno http://westernfarmpress.com/31st-annual-agribusiness-management-conference-nov-7-fresno <div class="node-body event-body"><p>31st Annual Agribusiness Management Conference Nov. 7, Fresno; Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012; Radisson Hotel and Conference Center; Fresno, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Radisson Hotel and Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.746842">36° 44' 48.6312" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772587">119° 46' 21.3132" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.746842+-119.772587+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 31st Annual Agribusiness Management Conference Nov. 7, Fresno; Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012; Radisson Hotel and Conference Center; Fresno, Calif.</p> <p> This conference is recommended for: Agribusiness Management Growers; Managers Attorneys Appraisers; Insurance Personnel Processors; and Accountants Related Industries.</p> <p> 7:15-8 a.m. Registration</p> <p> 8-8:15 Introductions/Welcome</p> <p> 8:15-8:45 Opening Address</p> <p> &ldquo;Developing a shared vision to feed the people of the World&rdquo;</p> <p> Corny Gallagher, <em>Sr. Vice President, Food, Ag and Wine Executive</em></p> <p> Bank of America Merrill Lynch</p> <p> Global Commercial Banking</p> <p> 8:45-10 Economic Outlook</p> <p> &ldquo;Economic Outlook: Traversing the Minefield&ldquo;</p> <p> Terry Barr, <em>Chief Economist</em></p> <p> <em>CoBank</em></p> <p> &ldquo;A View on Agriculture Trade: Challenges &amp; Opportunities&rdquo;</p> <p> Charles Grimes, <em>Director Global Export Trade Services</em></p> <p> Citibank</p> <p> 10-10:15 Break</p> <p> 10:15-Noon &quot;Nitrates in Central Valley Groundwater:</p> <p> Findings, Actions, Questions&quot;</p> <p> Stuart Pettygrove, <em>Ph.D.,</em></p> <p> Cooperative Extension Soils Specialist</p> <p> Parry Klassen, <em>Executive Director</em></p> <p> East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition</p> <p> Joel Nelsen, <em>President/CEO</em></p> <p> California Citrus Mutual</p> <p> Noon-1 p.m. Farm Policy: 2012 and Beyond</p> <p> &ldquo;The 2012 Farm Bill &amp; California Agriculture &ldquo;</p> <p> Robert Guenther, <em>Senior Vice President, Public Policy</em></p> <p> United Fresh Produce Association</p> <p> &ldquo;The 2012 Farm Bill: A Washington Perspective &ldquo;</p> <p> Anne MacMillan, <em>Senior Advisor to the Secretary,</em></p> <p> <em>USDA</em></p> <p> 1:00-2:00 pm Luncheon Speaker:</p> <p> Greg Calistro, <em>Executive Director of Produce &amp; Floral</em></p> <p> Save Mart Supermarkets (invited)</p> <p> Please register online at: <a href="http://www.csufcab.com/" target="_blank">www.csufcab.com</a></p> <p> <strong>For More Information</strong></p> <p> Call 559.278.4405 or visit the CAB website <a href="http://www.csufcab.com" target="_blank">www.csufcab.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/31st-annual-agribusiness-management-conference-nov-7-fresno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/31st-annual-agribusiness-management-conference-nov-7-fresno#comments 36.746842 -119.772587 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:10:00 +0000 108231 at http://westernfarmpress.com Worker Protection Standard and Hazard Communications Course Nov. 7, Fresno http://westernfarmpress.com/worker-protection-standard-and-hazard-communications-course-nov-7-fresno <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Worker Protection Standard and Hazard Communications Course Nov. 7; California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association &amp; Western Agricultural Processors Association. 1785 N. Fine Avenue, Fresno; English 8 a.m.- Noon / Spanish 1 p.m.—5 p.m.; Cost: $60 Agsafe Members, $85 Non-Members.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association &amp; Western Agricultural Processors Association</span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.746842">36° 44' 48.6312" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772587">119° 46' 21.3132" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.746842+-119.772587+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Worker Protection Standard and Hazard Communications Course Nov. 7</p> <p> <strong>November 7, 2012</strong></p> <p> <strong>Worker Protection Standard:</strong></p> <p> California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association &amp; Western Agricultural Processors Association<br /> 1785 N. Fine Avenue, Fresno<br /> English 8 a.m.- Noon / Spanish 1 p.m.&mdash;5 p.m.<br /> Cost: $60 Agsafe Members, $85 Non-Members</p> <p> <a href="http://www.agsafe.org/images/pdf/wps%2011.7.12.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here for Flyer</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1156600" target="_blank">Online Registration</a></p> <p> <strong>Supervisor Essentials</strong></p> <p> Bakersfield ~ 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: English and Spanish<br /> Cost: $85 - AgSafe Members, $125 - Non-Members&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.agsafe.org/images/pdf/se_11.7.12%20bakersfield.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here for Flyer</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1155592" target="_blank">Online Registration</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/worker-protection-standard-and-hazard-communications-course-nov-7-fresno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/worker-protection-standard-and-hazard-communications-course-nov-7-fresno#comments 36.746842 -119.772587 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:40:00 +0000 112431 at http://westernfarmpress.com Association of Equipment Manufacturers Conference Nov. 7-9, Rancho Palos Verdes http://westernfarmpress.com/association-equipment-manufacturers-conference-nov-7-9-rancho-palos-verdes <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 AEM Annual Conference will be held Nov. 7-9 - Wednesday to Friday, with the option of staying through Saturday, Nov. 10, for additional networking. Location is the Terranea Oceanfront Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Terranea Oceanfront Resort</span> <span class="locality">Rancho Palos Verdes</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.744461">33° 44' 40.0596" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.387017">118° 23' 13.2612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.744461+-118.387017+%28%2C+Rancho+Palos+Verdes%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Registration is now open for AEM&#39;s Annual Conference, the premier leadership education and networking gathering of industry difference makers. The 2012 conference will emphasize more industry knowledge sharing and networking opportunities and a new timesaving Wednesday to Friday timeframe.</p> <p> Market challenges, economic trends and the political scene - what 2013 will bring certainly &quot;equals difference.&quot; That&#39;s the theme of this year&#39;s conference, with keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions, and a focus on more member interaction. The insights offered will help attendees become more engaged in their business, industry and community, and strengthen their roles as difference makers.</p> <p> The 2012 AEM Annual Conference will be held Nov. 7-9 - Wednesday to Friday, with the option of staying through Saturday, Nov. 10, for additional networking. An enhanced AEMPAC dinner will be held Thursday night, Nov. 8, and the conference will include an enhanced announcement and recognition ceremony Friday night, Nov. 9, for the AEM Hall of Fame&#39;s latest inductees.</p> <p> Location is the Terranea Oceanfront Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/association-equipment-manufacturers-conference-nov-7-9-rancho-palos-verdes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/association-equipment-manufacturers-conference-nov-7-9-rancho-palos-verdes#comments 33.744461 -118.387017 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:46:00 +0000 99471 at http://westernfarmpress.com Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Meeting Nov. 8-9, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/dairy-cattle-reproduction-council-meeting-nov-8-9-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting will be held in Sacramento, Calif., on Nov. 8–9, and will deliver fresh perspectives on different areas that ultimately express themselves through reproductive performance, as well as detail how a team approach can achieve the dairy’s goals.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyatt Regency</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> As one of the most important yet complex areas on a dairy operation, reproductive performance takes a team approach and astute management for success to be achieved. The 2012 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting will be held in Sacramento, Calif., on Nov. 8&ndash;9, and will deliver fresh perspectives on different areas that ultimately express themselves through reproductive performance, as well as detail how a team approach can achieve the dairy&rsquo;s goals.</p> <p> &ldquo;The 2012 DCRC Annual Meeting is poised to bring the collective reproductive management team&mdash;including dairy producers, dairy consultants, academia and industry professionals&mdash;around the same table to focus on the areas that impact a successful reproduction program,&rdquo; says Dr. Tom Bailey, DCRC President. &ldquo;By broadening the meeting&rsquo;s focus, attendees will receive the knowledge and practical application needed for comprehensive reproductive management.&rdquo;</p> <p> The industry&rsquo;s best and brightest researchers, reproductive experts, veterinarians and producers will serve as presenters during the two-day program. Attendees will have the option to learn more about reproduction through a variety of general sessions, breakout sessions and workshops, including:</p> <p> <strong>Nutrition</strong></p> <p> Feeding and Managing Dairy Cows for Improved Early Cyclity, Tom Overton, Cornell University&nbsp;</p> <p> Intra-Uterine Microbiota of Dairy Cows and the Impact of Trace Minerals, Rodrigo Bicalho, Cornell University&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Management</strong></p> <p> Panel Discussion: Working as a Team to Achieve Reproductive Success, 2012 DCRC Reproduction Award-Winning Herd and Consultants&nbsp;</p> <p> Communication and Labor Training with an Eye for Reproduction, King Smith and Earl Ingram, Select Sires</p> <p> <strong>A.I. and Synchronization</strong></p> <p> Effects of Resynchronization on Fertility and Economics, Todd Bilby, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension&nbsp;</p> <p> New Research in Artificial Insemination and Semen Processing, Mike Kaproth, Genex&nbsp;</p> <p> Bull Management and Economics, Carlos Risco, University of Florida</p> <p> <strong>Animal Care and Handling</strong></p> <p> Role of Animal Care on Dairies in the Future, Jen Walker, Dean Foods</p> <p> Developing Messages about Herd Management and Reproduction, Stan Erwine, Dairy Management Inc. and Charleston|Orwig&nbsp;</p> <p> Dairy Stockmanship, Paul Rapnicki, Elanco Animal Health</p> <p> <strong>Heifer Development</strong></p> <p> Heifer Development Focused on Early, Successful Reproduction, Robert Corbett, Dairy Health Consultation&nbsp;</p> <p> Heifer Reproduction Monitoring and Performance, John Lee, Pfizer Animal Health</p> <p> <strong>Financial</strong></p> <p> A Financial Perspective of Herd Reproduction and Profitability, Greg Bethard, G&amp;R Consulting, Inc.&nbsp;</p> <p> Global Milk Marketing, Gary Siporski, Vita Plus Corporation</p> <p> <strong>Technology</strong></p> <p> Data Management and Remote Access from a Consultant Perspective, Neil Michael, Vita Plus Corporation</p> <p> <strong>International Reproductive Management</strong></p> <p> Dairying and Reproductive Management in Mexico and South America: Exploring Current Status and Trends, Hernando Lopez, ABS Global</p> <p> Additional information about the <a href="http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&amp;fn=Link&amp;ssid=9652&amp;id=ark5j9ks8tyj18o0si0i4k7qlut5w&amp;id2=esw4qvpaifs1gf56ns0c25mjaear8&amp;subscriber_id=bkibdszgqrqxpsdutnagzvhcuxowbce&amp;delivery_id=aftbvjszskcnhxzvhhcjyhqhilmtble&amp;tid=3.JbQ.A0YXoQ.FOvO.QH4c..cvmL.b..l.BNsK" target="_blank">DCRC Annual Meeting</a>, including the <a href="http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&amp;fn=Link&amp;ssid=9652&amp;id=ark5j9ks8tyj18o0si0i4k7qlut5w&amp;id2=izt31pt9p0twuvdwvh3ikm7ewq164&amp;subscriber_id=bkibdszgqrqxpsdutnagzvhcuxowbce&amp;delivery_id=aftbvjszskcnhxzvhhcjyhqhilmtble&amp;tid=3.JbQ.A0YXoQ.FOvO.QH4c..cvmL.b..l.BNsK" target="_blank">meeting agenda</a>, can be found on the DCRC website at <a href="http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&amp;fn=Link&amp;ssid=9652&amp;id=ark5j9ks8tyj18o0si0i4k7qlut5w&amp;id2=20lfhbkkn5ea06fi8gyrq2ywj2hrt&amp;subscriber_id=bkibdszgqrqxpsdutnagzvhcuxowbce&amp;delivery_id=aftbvjszskcnhxzvhhcjyhqhilmtble&amp;tid=3.JbQ.A0YXoQ.FOvO.QH4c..cvmL.b..l.BNsK" target="_blank">www.dcrcouncil.org</a>. As the meeting approaches, look for additional updates on the website, as well as on the DCRC <a href="http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&amp;fn=Link&amp;ssid=9652&amp;id=ark5j9ks8tyj18o0si0i4k7qlut5w&amp;id2=dsggxqx0p4lpwfo6x2ja2tc7d3scz&amp;subscriber_id=bkibdszgqrqxpsdutnagzvhcuxowbce&amp;delivery_id=aftbvjszskcnhxzvhhcjyhqhilmtble&amp;tid=3.JbQ.A0YXoQ.FOvO.QH4c..cvmL.b..l.BNsK" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&amp;fn=Link&amp;ssid=9652&amp;id=ark5j9ks8tyj18o0si0i4k7qlut5w&amp;id2=htf2te3awlci29oel1cp81aiu0mts&amp;subscriber_id=bkibdszgqrqxpsdutnagzvhcuxowbce&amp;delivery_id=aftbvjszskcnhxzvhhcjyhqhilmtble&amp;tid=3.JbQ.A0YXoQ.FOvO.QH4c..cvmL.b..l.BNsK" target="_blank">Twitter</a> pages.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/dairy-cattle-reproduction-council-meeting-nov-8-9-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/dairy-cattle-reproduction-council-meeting-nov-8-9-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:58:00 +0000 100881 at http://westernfarmpress.com Organic/Sustainable Production on the Coast seminar Nov. 8, Salinas http://westernfarmpress.com/organicsustainable-production-coast-seminar-nov-8-salinas <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Organic/Sustainable Production on the Coast seminar Nov. 8, Salinas. All day seminar focusing on the organic and sustainable production of vegetables, berries and other crops on the Coast.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Elks Lodge</span> <span class="locality">Salinas</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.677737">36° 40' 39.8532" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.655501">121° 39' 19.8036" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.677737+-121.655501+%28%2C+Salinas%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> All day seminar focusing on the organic and sustainable production of vegetables, berries and other crops on the Coast.</p> <p> Subjects include:&nbsp; IPM, Berry Production, Disease Control, Organic Certification, Weed Control, Cover Crops, Monterey County Ag Commissioner Update, Water Quality Regulations, Role of Organic Inputs and Nitrates, Compost and Food Safety, Organic Sources of N, P, K, and a grower panel discussing organic production.</p> <p> Also exhibits by firms providing products acceptable for organic and sustainable production.&nbsp; CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers (7.0 hours) and licensed Pest Control Advisers (5.0 hours).</p> <p> Presented by the Monterey Bay Chapter of California Association of Pest Control Advisers and Organic Fertilizer Association of California.</p> <p> Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 8 a.m. &ndash; 4:15 pm.</p> <p> Elks Lodge, 614 Airport Blvd, Salinas, Calif.</p> <p> Contact Steven Beckley, (916)539-4107, <a href="mailto:sbeckley@aol.com">sbeckley@aol.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Program/registration is available at <a href="https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production-on-the-coast/" target="_blank">https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production-on-the-coast/</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/organicsustainable-production-coast-seminar-nov-8-salinas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/organicsustainable-production-coast-seminar-nov-8-salinas#comments 36.677737 -121.655501 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:53:00 +0000 109611 at http://westernfarmpress.com Canadian Weed Science Society meeting Nov. 12-15, Winnipeg http://westernfarmpress.com/canadian-weed-science-society-meeting-nov-12-15-winnipeg <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 66th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS) is scheduled for Nov. 12-15 at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fairmont Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Winnipeg</span>, <span class="region">MB</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Winnipeg%2C+MB%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 66th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS) is scheduled for Nov. 12-15 at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The theme of this year&rsquo;s event, &ldquo;Evolution in Action: Changes in Weeds from Crop Domestication to Glyphosate Resistance,&rdquo; is reflected in a variety of plenary presentations:</p> <ul> <li> Steven Shirtliffe of the University of Saskatchewan will discuss the evolution of crops from wild plants and weeds.</li> <li> Leslie Campbell of Ryerson University will focus on the evolution of weeds from crops.</li> <li> J. C. Cahill of the University of Alberta will discuss the evolution of social behavior in plants.</li> <li> Carol Mallory-Smith of Oregon State University will focus on mechanisms contributing to the evolution of glyphosate resistance.</li> <li> Len Juras of Dow AgroSciences will discuss how industry is responding to weed evolution.</li> <li> Neil Harker of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lacombe Research Center will speak on how integrated weed management techniques can slow the evolution of weeds.</li> </ul> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking forward to an instructive, lively session that will involve scientists, students, educators and professionals who share a common interest in weed science,&rdquo; says Bill Summers, global technical product manager with E.I. du Pont Canada Company and president of the CWSS.</p> <p> In addition to the plenary sessions, the meeting will include poster sessions, exhibits and a variety of presentations on weed biology, weed control and regulatory issues. &nbsp;Further information is available at <a href="http://www.weedscience.ca/annual-meeting" target="_blank">www.weedscience.ca/annual-meeting</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/canadian-weed-science-society-meeting-nov-12-15-winnipeg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/canadian-weed-science-society-meeting-nov-12-15-winnipeg#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:50:00 +0000 111301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course Nov. 13-15, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/advances-pistachio-production-short-course-nov-13-15-visalia <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course Nov. 13-15, Visalia: This 3-day short course will be held at the Visalia Convention Center, and will include presentations by University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors and Specialists, covering pistachio production topics, such as field preparation, planting, pruning, economics, IPM, and harvesting.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Visalia Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.330228">36° 19' 48.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.292059">119° 17' 31.4124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.330228+-119.292059+%28%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> This 3-day short course will be held at the Visalia Convention Center, and will include presentations by University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors and Specialists, covering pistachio production topics, such as field preparation, planting, pruning, economics, IPM, and harvesting.</p> <p> This will be a course for orchard decision makers, and will cover the basic science, not as experimental data, but as accepted science, that supports current and developing production practices including regional differences.</p> <p> Early registration fee is $750; $900 after September 30, 2012; $950 at the door.&nbsp; The course schedule, lodging information, location and directions, and on-line registration can be found at <a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/Nov2012ShortCourse/" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/sites/Nov2012ShortCourse/.</a></p> <p> For more information contact Sherry Cooper (530) 752-1581, <a href="mailto:slcooper@ucanr.edu">slcooper@ucanr.edu</a> or Lisa Bertschinger (530) 752-3932, <a href="mailto:labertschinger@ucanr.edu">labertschinger@ucanr.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/advances-pistachio-production-short-course-nov-13-15-visalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/advances-pistachio-production-short-course-nov-13-15-visalia#comments 36.330228 -119.292059 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:01:00 +0000 104311 at http://westernfarmpress.com Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course Nov. 13-15, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/advances-pistachio-production-short-course-nov-13-15-visalia-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2012 Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course: This 3-day short course will be held at the Visalia Convention Center, and will include presentations by UCCE farm advisors and specialists, covering pistachio production topics such as field preparation, planting, pruning, economics, IPM, and harvesting.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Visalia Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.330228">36° 19' 48.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.292059">119° 17' 31.4124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.330228+-119.292059+%28%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>2012 Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course: </strong>This 3-day short course will be held at the Visalia Convention Center, and will include presentations by UCCE farm advisors and specialists, covering pistachio production topics such as field preparation, planting, pruning, economics, IPM, and harvesting.</p> <p> This will be a course for orchard decision makers, which will cover the basic science, not as experimental data, but as accepted science, that supports current and developing production practices, including regional differences.</p> <p> Early registration fee is $750; $900 after Sept. 30, 2012; $950 at the door.</p> <p> <a href="http://ucanr.org/sites/Nov2012ShortCourse" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/sites/Nov2012ShortCourse</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/advances-pistachio-production-short-course-nov-13-15-visalia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/advances-pistachio-production-short-course-nov-13-15-visalia-0#comments 36.330228 -119.292059 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:38:00 +0000 108421 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sourcing USA Summit Nov. 13-16, Rancho Palos Verdes http://westernfarmpress.com/sourcing-usa-summit-nov-13-16-rancho-palos-verdes <div class="node-body event-body">The 2012 Sourcing USA Summit, set for November at Terranea near Los Angeles, Calif., now has 32 company sponsors, including US cotton exporters and allied industries.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Terranea</span> <span class="locality">Rancho Palos Verdes</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.744461">33° 44' 40.0596" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.387017">118° 23' 13.2612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.744461+-118.387017+%28%2C+Rancho+Palos+Verdes%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2012 Sourcing USA Summit, set for November at Terranea near Los Angeles, Calif., now has 32 company sponsors, including US cotton exporters and allied industries.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s event will attract key executives from leading textile mills from around the world and the major US cotton exporting firms. The Summit provides a forum to discuss key issues facing the cotton textile supply chain.</p> <p> Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated expressed their gratitude to those sponsors: Jess Smith &amp; Sons Cotton, Plains Cotton Cooperative Assoc., San Joaquin Valley Quality Cotton Growers Assoc., Toyoshima, Omnicotton, ECOM Cotton, J.G. Boswell Co., Staplcotn, Calcot, Allenberg Cotton Co., ACG Cotton Marketing LLC, Cargill Cotton, White Gold Cotton LLC, Olam, Cotton Growers Coop, Toyo Cotton Co., Noble Cotton, Baco Trading, Glencore Trading and Supima.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s allied industry sponsors include: Wakefield Inspection Services, Steadfast Futures &amp; Options /LOGIC Advisors, Monsanto, Cotton Market and Risk Management Consulting, Cargo Control Group, CoBank ACB, Uster Technologies, Rieter Textile Systems, Bayer CropScience/FiberMax &amp; Stoneville, ICE Futures U.S., Intertek and Cotton Outlook.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sourcing-usa-summit-nov-13-16-rancho-palos-verdes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sourcing-usa-summit-nov-13-16-rancho-palos-verdes#comments 33.744461 -118.387017 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:17:00 +0000 112371 at http://westernfarmpress.com CAPCA ED Professional CE Training Seminar Nov. 14, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-14-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CAPCA ED Professional CE Training Seminar Nov. 14, Sacramento</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sacramento Elks Lodge</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Assisting PCAs, QALs, QACs, Private Applicators and other license holders in improving their professional knowledge in disease and insect control in tree and vine crops, water quality regulations, soil management, and turf and landscape.&nbsp; CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers, Qualified Pest Control Applicators, and Qualified Pest Control Certificate holders, Golf Course Superintendents, Arborist Professionals and Private Applicators.</p> <p> Presented by CAPCA ED - California Association of Pest Control Advisers Continuing Education</p> <p> Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012; 7:30 a.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.</p> <p> DPR 2.0 Laws 5.0, Other CCA 6.6, GCSAA 0.55, ISA applied for</p> <p> Sacramento Elks Lodge, 6446 Riverside Drive, Sacramento, Calif., 95831</p> <p> <a href="https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/colusa-capca-ed-ce-seminar/" target="_blank">https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/colusa-capca-ed-ce-seminar/</a></p> <p> Contact Charlotte Carson, (916)916-928-1625 x 207 <a href="mailto:charlotte@capca.com ">charlotte@capca.com&nbsp;</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-14-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-14-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:40:00 +0000 109591 at http://westernfarmpress.com Fresno County Farm Bureau Continuing Education Class Nov. 15, Fresno http://westernfarmpress.com/fresno-county-farm-bureau-continuing-education-class-nov-15-fresno <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Fresno County Farm Bureau Continuing Education Class Nov. 15, Fresno. FCFB, the UC Cooperative Extension Fresno County and the Fresno County Department of Agriculture will hold a Private Applicator Certificate Holder (PAC) CE class on Thursday, Nov. 15 2012, at FCFB, 1274 W. Hedges Ave., from 8:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fresno County Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.746842">36° 44' 48.6312" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772587">119° 46' 21.3132" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.746842+-119.772587+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Private applicators, QAC/QAL and PCA license holders with last names beginning with &quot;A&quot; to &quot;L&quot; must renew their licenses by Dec. 31, 2012. &nbsp;A class is being held Nov. 15 to help fulfill requirements to obtain Continuing Education (CE) units needed for specific licenses.</p> <p> FCFB, the UC Cooperative Extension Fresno County and the Fresno County Department of Agriculture will hold a Private Applicator Certificate Holder (PAC) CE class on <strong>Thursday, Nov. 15 2012</strong>, at FCFB, 1274 W. Hedges Ave., from 8:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.</p> <p> The program is free and open to the public. The class will provide three (3) hours of CE units toward the Private Applicator license, including one and a half hour of Laws and Regulations and one and a half hours of Other.</p> <p> Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.</p> <p> To register, contact FCFB at 559-237-0263 or via email at <a href="mailto:info@fcfb.org">info@fcfb.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/fresno-county-farm-bureau-continuing-education-class-nov-15-fresno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/fresno-county-farm-bureau-continuing-education-class-nov-15-fresno#comments 36.746842 -119.772587 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:44:00 +0000 112441 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agritourism Intensive Course starts Nov. 15, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-intensive-course-starts-nov-15-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Are you considering agritourism or nature tourism on your farm or ranch? Would you like to build your agritourism or nature tourism business? Dates: Thursdays, November 15, 2012, January 17, 2013 and February 21, 2013</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE Sacramento County</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>A class for Sacramento region farmers and ranchers </strong>offered by UC Cooperative Extension Sacramento County, Sacramento County Farm Bureau, and the UC ANR Small Farm Program</p> <p> <strong>Are you considering agritourism or nature tourism on your farm or ranch? Would you like to build your agritourism or nature tourism business? </strong></p> <p> <strong>This class is for you! </strong></p> <p> Local agritourism operators will share their own experiences and will be part of a supportive network of advisors as class participants plan and start new enterprises.</p> <p> Participants will learn from experts in business planning, regulatory compliance, risk management, hospitality and cost-effective marketing, including social media.</p> <p> The hands-on, interactive activities will guide participants as they assess their own farms or ranches for agritourism potential and start their own business, risk management and marketing plans.</p> <p> Each participant will receive a free copy of the extensive handbook, &ldquo;Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California&rdquo;, which will be used as a text for the class.</p> <p> <strong>Registration is open &ndash; Sign up today </strong></p> <p> Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, valley and foothill region farmers and ranchers are encouraged to sign up for the 3-session course. Registration is now open at <a href="http://ucanr.org/agtour.sac.12" target="_blank"><strong>http://ucanr.org/agtour.sac.12 </strong></a></p> <p> <strong>Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 15, 2012, Jan. 17, 2013 and Feb. 21, 2013 </strong></p> <p> <strong>Times: </strong>9 a.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. each session (lunch provided)</p> <p> <strong>Location: </strong>UCCE Sacramento County, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827</p> <p> <strong>Cost: </strong>$50 for 3-session course &ndash; Space is limited, please register early</p> <p> <strong>Information: </strong>Penny Leff, UC ANR Small Farm Program<strong>, </strong><a href="mailto:paleff@ucdavis.edu">paleff@ucdavis.edu</a>, 530-752-7779</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-intensive-course-starts-nov-15-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-intensive-course-starts-nov-15-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:51:00 +0000 112451 at http://westernfarmpress.com CARB Regs and Holiday Markets Webinar Nov. 15 http://westernfarmpress.com/carb-regs-and-holiday-markets-webinar-nov-15 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Mark 10 a.m. on Nov. 15 on your calendar to participate in the free webinar "The New California Air Resources Board (CARB) Regulations and Coping with Holiday Markets" co-sponsored by Western Growers and the California Grape &amp; Tree Fruit League.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Mark 10 a.m. on Nov. 15 on your calendar to participate in the free webinar &quot;<a href="http://wga.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=4cb25d8354074de431962d4d0&amp;id=63167c91eb&amp;e=303a1c87d6" target="_blank">The New California Air Resources Board (CARB) Regulations and Coping with Holiday Markets</a>&quot; co-sponsored by Western Growers and the California Grape &amp; Tree Fruit League. The webinar will provide information about the new California shipper responsibilities and the California Air Resources Board Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) regulations that become effective Jan. 1, 2013.&nbsp; Presenters will also discuss the anticipated holiday transportation market. <a href="http://wga.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4cb25d8354074de431962d4d0&amp;id=28843cd6fb&amp;e=303a1c87d6" target="_blank">Register today.</a></p> <p> The webinar will feature a representative from the California Air Resources Board who will provide an overview of the pending regulations, shipper responsibilities and the means of compliance. C. H. Robinson personnel will discuss how they can assist shippers in dealing with the regulations as well as steps to insure a trouble-free holiday shipping period.&nbsp;</p> <p> The Western Growers Transportation Program is also pleased to announce a new video that showcases the many operational benefits it provides to shippers and the C. H. Robinson professional staff dedicated to your transportation needs.&nbsp; Please click <a href="http://wga.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4cb25d8354074de431962d4d0&amp;id=726a7cf21a&amp;e=303a1c87d6" target="_blank">here</a> to view the video.</p> <p> The Western Growers/C. H. Robinson Transportation Program was established in 2006 in order to influence the availability of equipment (capacity), service levels (delivery time and reliability) and rates. &ldquo;It is specifically designed for shippers to enable them to respond to increasing customer requests for delivered terms of sale, including transportation,&rdquo; said Matt McInerney, executive vice president, Western Growers. &ldquo;There is no cost or volume commitment to participate in this turnkey program that now has more than 350 shippers using its services. Bottom line, it is an innovative benefit that shippers should explore.&rdquo;</p> <p> <strong>To register for the webinar, visit: </strong></p> <p> <a href="http://wga.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4cb25d8354074de431962d4d0&amp;id=4626265fca&amp;e=303a1c87d6" target="_blank">http://www.wga.com/events/new-carb-regulations-coping-holiday-markets</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/carb-regs-and-holiday-markets-webinar-nov-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/carb-regs-and-holiday-markets-webinar-nov-15#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:06:00 +0000 111821 at http://westernfarmpress.com Bedding Down for the Winter seminar Nov. 16, Paso Robles http://westernfarmpress.com/bedding-down-winter-seminar-nov-16-paso-robles <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The public is invited to join the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) for a seminar on Bedding Down for the Winter. The seminar will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at the J. Lohr Wine Center, located at 6169 Airport Rd. Paso Robles, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">J. Lohr Wine Center</span> <span class="locality">Paso Robles</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.632279">35° 37' 56.2044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.664187">120° 39' 51.0732" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.632279+-120.664187+%28%2C+Paso+Robles%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The public is invited to join the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) for a seminar on Bedding Down for the Winter. The seminar will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at the J. Lohr Wine Center, located at 6169 Airport Rd. Paso Robles, Calif.</p> <p> Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from three speakers, the first being Keith Backman, CPH, CCA of De La Valle Labs. Keith will speak about his lab, their sampling process, and how proper and timely sampling during the season enables accurate nutrient and soil additions which will lead to a healthier vineyard.&nbsp;</p> <p> The second speaker will be Laura Hebert from the San Luis Obispo County Department of Pesticide Regulation talking about the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including the manufacturers label requirements and how it differs from the requirements of Worker Protection Standard (WPS) regulations.</p> <p> The third speaker will be Chris Browning from Buttonwillow Warehouse who will be talking about herbicides for the dormant months and properly timing applications.&nbsp;</p> <p> The seminar will be FREE for IGGPRA members and $20 for non-members and includes complimentary snacks, J. Lohr wine tasting after the seminar, and 2.0 hours of Continuing Education credit.</p> <p> To RSVP, call Precision Ag Consulting at (805) 434-3331 or email <a href="mailto:terri@precisionagconsulting.com">terri@precisionagconsulting.com</a>.&nbsp; For more information about IGGPRA, go online to <a href="http://www.pasorobleswinegrapes.com/" target="_blank">www.pasorobleswinegrapes.com</a> or <a href="http://www.iggpra.com/" target="_blank">www.iggpra.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/bedding-down-winter-seminar-nov-16-paso-robles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/bedding-down-winter-seminar-nov-16-paso-robles#comments 35.632279 -120.664187 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:13:00 +0000 112611 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2012 Fall Desert Crops Workshop Nov. 27, El Centro http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-fall-desert-crops-workshop-nov-27-el-centro <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Growers, pest control advisers, and other industry representatives can gain the latest information about agricultural production in the Southern California and Arizona deserts during the 2012 Fall Desert Crops Workshop Nov. 27, 2012 in El Centro, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">House of Steaks and Antipasto</span> <div class="street-address"> 201 N. Imperial Avenue </div> <span class="locality">El Centro</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">92243</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.793317">32° 47' 35.9412" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.569974">115° 34' 11.9064" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.793317+-115.569974+%28201+N.+Imperial+Avenue+%2C+El+Centro%2C+CA%2C+92243%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Speakers at 23rd annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop&nbsp;will discuss: insect management in winter vegetables;&nbsp;E. coli, salmonella, and listeria contamination,&nbsp;the future of herbicides, neonicotinoid use in melons,&nbsp;Asian citrus psyllid-Huanglongbing disease in citrus, and other current issues.</p> <p> Eric Natwick and Khaled Bali of the University of California Cooperative Extension, Imperial County, are the conference organizers.</p> <p> <em>Western Farm Press </em>is the official workshop sponsor.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> CEUs pending &ndash; 4.0 CEUs each for California, Arizona, and CAA.&nbsp;</p> <p> For more information and to register, contact Annette Tietz at (760)&nbsp;352-9474 or <a href="mailto:atietz@ucdavis.edu">atietz@ucdavis.edu</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-fall-desert-crops-workshop-nov-27-el-centro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-fall-desert-crops-workshop-nov-27-el-centro#comments 32.793317 -115.569974 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:26:00 +0000 110761 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 27, Woodland http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-27-woodland <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 27, Woodland, Calif. This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. PCA and CCA CE hours have been requested.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE Office, Norton Hall</span> <span class="locality">Woodland</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.678516">38° 40' 42.6576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.773297">121° 46' 23.8692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.678516+-121.773297+%28%2C+Woodland%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 27, Woodland</p> <p> This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. PCA and CCA CE hours have been requested.</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 27, 2012: UCCE Office, <em>Norton Hall</em>, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 28, 2012: Granzella&rsquo;s Banquet Hall, 451 6th St, Williams</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 29, 2012: Veteran&rsquo;s Memorial Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 7:30 a.m. <strong>Introduction </strong></p> <p> 7:45 &ndash; Noon <strong>The Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Rootstocks </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Varieties </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Spacing </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Planting </strong>- Bobby Johnson, UCCE/Almond Board of California intern</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Frost </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Pollination </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Pruning </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> Noon-12:30 p.m. <strong>Lunch </strong></p> <p> 12:30-1:30 <strong>Feeding the Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Irrigation </strong>- Rick Buchner, UC Farm Advisor, Tehama County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Fertilizer </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> 1:30-2:30 <strong>Protecting the Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Weed control </strong>- Bobby Johnson, UCCE/Almond Board of California intern</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Insects </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Diseases </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Vertebrate pests </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> 2:30- 3:30 <strong>Delivering/Selling the Crop </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Harvest </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Marketing </strong>- Review Almond Board</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Economics </strong>- Review of UCCE Cost of Almond Production</p> <p> If you would like to pay via credit card <em>(accepted online only)</em>, please visit:</p> <p> <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9272" target="_blank">http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9272</a></p> <p> <strong>Cost:</strong> $30.00 per person</p> <p> This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. Space available at each venue will limit the registration at that site.</p> <p> The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. A light breakfast (muffins, coffee, tea, etc.) and lunch (sandwich buffet) will be available and included in the $30/person cost.</p> <p> <strong>Questions?</strong> Call Franz Niederholzer or Michele Searcy at 530-822-7515.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-27-woodland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-27-woodland#comments 38.678516 -121.773297 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:03:00 +0000 111321 at http://westernfarmpress.com Strawberry Production and Pest Management Meeting Nov. 27, Santa Maria http://westernfarmpress.com/strawberry-production-and-pest-management-meeting-nov-27-santa-maria <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Strawberry Production and Pest Management Meeting Nov. 27, Santa Maria; Tuesday at Minami Community Center, 600 W Enos Dr, Santa Maria, Calif., 93454. Co-organized by UCCE and Santa Barbara Ag Commissioner Office.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Minami Community Center</span> <span class="locality">Santa Maria</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.953034">34° 57' 10.9224" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.435719">120° 26' 8.5884" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.953034+-120.435719+%28%2C+Santa+Maria%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at Minami Community Center, 600 W Enos Dr, Santa Maria, Calif., 93454 Co-organized by UCCE and Santa Barbara Ag Commissioner Office.</p> <p> University of California Cooperative Extension&rsquo;s -strawberry and vegetable crops advisor, Surendra Dara is holding an annual strawberry production and pest management meeting on Nov. 27, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.&nbsp; The meeting location is the Minami Community Center, 600 West Enos Dr. in Santa Maria.&nbsp; The workshop is free.&nbsp; For more details, and to register, go to <a href="http://ucanr.org/strawberrymeetingnov2012" target="_blank">ucanr.org/strawberrymeetingnov2012</a> or call 805-781-5940.</p> <p> <strong>3.5 hours of DPR and 4.0 hours of CCA CE Credits have been requested </strong></p> <p> 8 a.m.: Registration - No fee</p> <p> 8:30: Regulatory and fumigant label updates</p> <p> <em>Lottie Martin, Ag Biologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office </em></p> <p> 8:45: Regulatory update from the California Strawberry Commission</p> <p> <em>Rick Tomlinson, Vice President of Public Policy, California Strawberry Commission, Watsonville </em></p> <p> 9: Pest management in Santa Maria strawberries: chemical, botanical and microbial solutions.</p> <p> <em>Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor/Affiliated IPM Advisor, San Luis Obispo </em></p> <p> 9:30: Evaluation of an automatic steam applicator in strawberry</p> <p> <em>Steve Fennimore, CE Specialist, University of California Davis, Salinas </em></p> <p> 10: Break</p> <p> 10:15: Anaerobic soil disinfestation as an alternative for soil fumigation</p> <p> <em>Joji Muramoto, Associate Researcher and Carol Shennan, Professor of Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz </em></p> <p> 10:45: Diagnosing strawberry root and crown diseases</p> <p> <em>Heather Scheck, Plant Pathologist, Santa Barbara Co Ag Commissioner Office </em></p> <p> 11:15: Field evaluation of fungicides for managing powdery mildew and gray mold in Santa Maria strawberries</p> <p> <em>Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor/Affiliated IPM Advisor, San Luis Obispo </em></p> <p> 11:45: Southern California strawberry production and variety research update</p> <p> <em>Kirk Larson, Pomologist and Strawberry Production Specialist, UC South Coast REC, Irvine </em></p> <p> 12:15: p.m. Grower experiences and panel discussion</p> <p> 12:30: Lunch</p> <p> Spanish interpretation will be provided</p> <p> <strong>Due to the Thanksgiving holiday schedule, please promptly register by Nov. 19, 2012 to help us make appropriate arrangements. </strong>Register online at <a href="http://ucanr.org/strawberrymeetingnov2012" target="_blank">http://ucanr.org/strawberrymeetingnov2012</a> or call Ingrid Schumann at 805-781-5940 for additional information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/strawberry-production-and-pest-management-meeting-nov-27-santa-maria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/strawberry-production-and-pest-management-meeting-nov-27-santa-maria#comments 34.953034 -120.435719 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:57:00 +0000 111801 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2012 UC Soil Fertility Short Course Nov. 28, Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-uc-soil-fertility-short-course-nov-28-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2012 UC Soil Fertility Short Course Nov. 28, Davis</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Buehler Alumni &amp; Visitor Center</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Early registration: $125.00 (received by November 5, 2012)</p> <p> Registration: $150.00 (received after November 5, 2012)</p> <p> To register: <a href="http://vric.ucdavis.edu/events/2012_soil_fertility_sc/soil_fertility_info.htm" target="_blank"><strong>http://vric.ucdavis.edu/events/2012_soil_fertility_sc/soil_fertility_info.htm</strong></a></p> <p> The <a href="http://vric.ucdavis.edu/events/2012_soil_fertility_sc/soil_fertility_info.htm" target="_blank">UC Soil Fertility Short Course</a>&nbsp;will be repeated on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Buehler Alumni &amp; Visitor Center, UC Davis. If you missed the February 2012 course, be sure to sign up for this one. Register early before the course sells out &mdash; enrollment is limited.</p> <p> The UC Soil Fertility Short Course will focus on the practical aspects of soil fertility management in an era of escalating fertilizer costs and increasing government regulation of nutrient inputs for environmental water quality protection. Topics covered include getting the maximum value from soil testing, interpretation of laboratory soil test results, comparing fertilizer sources, developing crop nutrient management plans, and fertilizer management and environmental protection. Although the focus will be on nutrient management in annual cropping systems, much of the material presented will be relevant to perennial crops as well.</p> <p> The program is intended for growers, certified crop advisers (CCA), pest control advisers, government agency personnel, and others involved in fertility management planning. The registration fee is $125/150 which includes lunch, refreshments and study materials. This course is approved for California CCA continuing education credits. The course is taught by Tim Hartz (Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist) and Stu Pettygrove (Cooperative Extension Soils Specialist) and sponsored by the UC Vegetable Research &amp; Information Center (VRIC).</p> <p> More information is available on the VRIC website (<a href="http://vric.ucdavis.edu/" target="_blank">http://vric.ucdavis.edu</a>).</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-uc-soil-fertility-short-course-nov-28-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2012-uc-soil-fertility-short-course-nov-28-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:54:00 +0000 112601 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 28, Williams http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-28-williams <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 28, Williams, Calif. This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. PCA and CCA CE hours have been requested.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Granzella’s Banquet Hall</span> <span class="locality">Williams</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.154614">39° 9' 16.6104" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.149419">122° 8' 57.9084" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.154614+-122.149419+%28%2C+Williams%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 28, Williams</p> <p> This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. PCA and CCA CE hours have been requested.</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 27, 2012: UCCE Office, <em>Norton Hall</em>, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 28, 2012: Granzella&rsquo;s Banquet Hall, 451 6th St, Williams</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 29, 2012: Veteran&rsquo;s Memorial Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 7:30 a.m. <strong>Introduction </strong></p> <p> 7:45 &ndash; Noon <strong>The Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Rootstocks </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Varieties </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Spacing </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Planting </strong>- Bobby Johnson, UCCE/Almond Board of California intern</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Frost </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Pollination </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Pruning </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> Noon-12:30 p.m. <strong>Lunch </strong></p> <p> 12:30-1:30 <strong>Feeding the Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Irrigation </strong>- Rick Buchner, UC Farm Advisor, Tehama County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Fertilizer </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> 1:30-2:30 <strong>Protecting the Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Weed control </strong>- Bobby Johnson, UCCE/Almond Board of California intern</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Insects </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Diseases </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Vertebrate pests </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> 2:30- 3:30 <strong>Delivering/Selling the Crop </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Harvest </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Marketing </strong>- Review Almond Board</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Economics </strong>- Review of UCCE Cost of Almond Production</p> <p> If you would like to pay via credit card <em>(accepted online only)</em>, please visit:</p> <p> <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9272" target="_blank">http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9272</a></p> <p> <strong>Cost:</strong> $30.00 per person</p> <p> This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. Space available at each venue will limit the registration at that site.</p> <p> The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. A light breakfast (muffins, coffee, tea, etc.) and lunch (sandwich buffet) will be available and included in the $30/person cost.</p> <p> <strong>Questions?</strong> Call Franz Niederholzer or Michele Searcy at 530-822-7515.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-28-williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-28-williams#comments 39.154614 -122.149419 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:07:00 +0000 111331 at http://westernfarmpress.com The Future of Bean Production in Arizona Nov. 28, Maricopa http://westernfarmpress.com/future-bean-production-arizona-nov-28-maricopa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2nd annual Arizona Dry Bean Growers annual meeting</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Maricopa Agricultural Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road </div> <span class="locality">Maricopa</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <span class="postal-code">85138</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.072667">33° 4' 21.6012" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-111.970608">111° 58' 14.1888" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.072667+-111.970608+%2837860+W.+Smith-Enke+Road+%2C+Maricopa%2C+AZ%2C+85138%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 8:00 - Salt matters: impact of salt in Arizona, new testing, mapping information &ndash; Leslie Glover, USDA-NRCS</p> <p> 8:30 - Financial assistance for water conservation, organic farming systems &ndash; Kristen Graham, NRCS</p> <p> 9:15 &ndash; Go green bioremediation of salt with algae &ndash; organic amendments for organic and conventional dry beans, Stephen Pavich, Bio-Flora Global Organics</p> <p> 10:30 &ndash; Crop rotation benefits from chickpeas to melons &ndash; Scott Tollefson, Del Monte Farms</p> <p> 11:00 &ndash; Southwest Processors Exchange history, introduction to seed cleaning - John Thomas, Southwest Processors Exchange</p> <p> 11:30 &ndash; Grower reports on chickpea, black-eyed pea production &ndash; Jimmy Byrd, Farming Organic Az Beans</p> <p> 12:00 &ndash; Complimentary lunch &ndash; speaker, Ancient grains and indigenous dry bean experiences, Chris Schmidt, Native Seed Search</p> <p> 1:00 - Insect vector-borne viruses of legumes in the Desert Southwest, Judy Brown, University of Arizona</p> <p> 1:50 &ndash; 2012 Eastern Arizona white mold in pinto dry bean trial results &ndash; Randy Norton, University of Arizona</p> <p> 2:30 &ndash; Farm Credit Services programs &ndash; Craig Tyler, Farm Credit Services Southwest</p> <p> 3:15 &ndash; IPM and dry bean farming &ndash; Peter Ellsworth, University of Arizona</p> <p> 3:45 &ndash; Experience with refugee farmers growing dry beans in Arizona, Jessica Woiderski, New Roots International Rescue Committee</p> <p> For more information, contact Kalinda McClain at <a href="mailto:kalindam@cox.net">kalindam@cox.net</a><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/future-bean-production-arizona-nov-28-maricopa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/future-bean-production-arizona-nov-28-maricopa#comments 33.072667 -111.970608 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:29:00 +0000 112781 at http://westernfarmpress.com Rootstock Workshop: Identification and Use Nov. 28, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/rootstock-workshop-identification-and-use-nov-28-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Rootstock Workshop: Identification and Use Nov. 28, 2012 9 a.m.— 4 p.m. 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Da Vinci Building Davis, Calif., Section: 122VIT204</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Da Vinci Building</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Rootstock Workshop: Identification and Use Nov. 28, 2012 9 a.m.&mdash; 4 p.m. 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Da Vinci Building Davis, Calif., Section: 122VIT204</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rootstock-workshop-identification-and-use-nov-28-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rootstock-workshop-identification-and-use-nov-28-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:43:00 +0000 110111 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 29, Yuba City http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-29-yuba-city <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 29, Yuba City, Calif. This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. PCA and CCA CE hours have been requested.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Veteran’s Memorial Hall</span> <span class="locality">Yuba City</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.140448">39° 8' 25.6128" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.616911">121° 37' 0.8796" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.140448+-121.616911+%28%2C+Yuba+City%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Almond production in south Sacramento Valley Nov. 29, Yuba City</p> <p> This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. PCA and CCA CE hours have been requested.</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 27, 2012: UCCE Office, <em>Norton Hall</em>, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 28, 2012: Granzella&rsquo;s Banquet Hall, 451 6th St, Williams</p> <p> &bull; Nov. 29, 2012: Veteran&rsquo;s Memorial Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 7:30 a.m. <strong>Introduction </strong></p> <p> 7:45 &ndash; Noon <strong>The Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Rootstocks </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Varieties </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Spacing </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Planting </strong>- Bobby Johnson, UCCE/Almond Board of California intern</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Frost </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Pollination </strong>- Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Pruning </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> Noon-12:30 p.m. <strong>Lunch </strong></p> <p> 12:30-1:30 <strong>Feeding the Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Irrigation </strong>- Rick Buchner, UC Farm Advisor, Tehama County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Fertilizer </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> 1:30-2:30 <strong>Protecting the Orchard </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Weed control </strong>- Bobby Johnson, UCCE/Almond Board of California intern</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Insects </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Diseases </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Vertebrate pests </strong>- Carolyn DeBuse, UC Farm Advisor, Solano/Yolo County</p> <p> 2:30- 3:30 <strong>Delivering/Selling the Crop </strong></p> <p> &bull; <strong>Harvest </strong>- Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Marketing </strong>- Review Almond Board</p> <p> &bull; <strong>Economics </strong>- Review of UCCE Cost of Almond Production</p> <p> If you would like to pay via credit card <em>(accepted online only)</em>, please visit:</p> <p> <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9272" target="_blank">http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9272</a></p> <p> <strong>Cost:</strong> $30.00 per person</p> <p> This is a one-day class on Introduction to Almond Production in the south Sacramento Valley. Much of the information to be presented will apply to almond production in general. The same program will be delivered at each site/date. Space available at each venue will limit the registration at that site.</p> <p> The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. A light breakfast (muffins, coffee, tea, etc.) and lunch (sandwich buffet) will be available and included in the $30/person cost.</p> <p> <strong>Questions?</strong> Call Franz Niederholzer or Michele Searcy at 530-822-7515.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-29-yuba-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-production-south-sacramento-valley-nov-29-yuba-city#comments 39.140448 -121.616911 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:10:00 +0000 111341 at http://westernfarmpress.com CAPCA ED Professional CE Training Seminar Nov. 29, Napa http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-29-napa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CAPCA ED Professional CE Training Seminar Nov. 29, Napa</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">SpringHill suites by Marriott</span> <span class="locality">Napa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.304722">38° 18' 16.9992" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.298889">122° 17' 56.0004" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.304722+-122.298889+%28%2C+Napa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> CAPCA ED Professional CE Training Seminar Nov. 29, Napa</p> <p> Assisting PCAs, QALs, QACs, Private Applicators and other license holders in improving their professional knowledge in disease and insect control in tree and vine crops, water quality regulations, soil management, and turf and landscape. CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers, Qualified Pest Control Applicators, Qualified Pest Control Certificate holders, Golf Course Superintendents, Arborist Professionals and Private Applicators</p> <p> Presented by the CAPCA ED - California Association of Pest Control Advisers Continuing Education</p> <p> Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012</p> <p> 11 a.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.</p> <p> DPR 1.5 Laws; 2.5 Other; CCA&nbsp; 4.0</p> <p> SpringHill suites by Marriott 101 Gateway Road East, Napa, Calif., 94558</p> <p> <a href="https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/colusa-capca-ed-ce-seminar/" target="_blank">https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/colusa-capca-ed-ce-seminar/</a></p> <p> Contact Charlotte Carson, (916)916-928-1625 x 207 <a href="mailto:charlotte@capca.com">charlotte@capca.com</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-29-napa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/capca-ed-professional-ce-training-seminar-nov-29-napa#comments 38.304722 -122.298889 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:58:00 +0000 109621 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agritourism planning classes begin Dec. 3, Merced http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-planning-classes-begin-dec-3-merced <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is working with Merced Visitor Services, Merced Country Ventures and local farmers to offer a three-session hands-on agritourism planning course for farmers and ranchers in the central San Joaquin Valley and Sierra foothills region who are considering, starting or expanding agritourism or nature tourism businesses on their farms or ranches.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE Merced County</span> <span class="locality">Merced</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.302163">37° 18' 7.7868" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.482968">120° 28' 58.6848" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.302163+-120.482968+%28%2C+Merced%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is working with Merced Visitor Services, Merced Country Ventures and local farmers to offer a three-session hands-on agritourism planning course for farmers and ranchers in the central San Joaquin Valley and Sierra foothills region who are considering, starting or expanding agritourism or nature tourism businesses on their farms or ranches.</p> <p> &ldquo;Many local growers are considering adding farm stands, U-Pick operations, farm stays and other activities for visitors&rsquo; enjoyment and education in order to increase revenue and connect with their communities. Our workshops will give farmers and ranchers the contacts and tools to more successfully grow their agritourism enterprises,&rdquo; said Maxwell Norton, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor.</p> <p> Participants will learn about the variety of potential businesses, including wineries, farm stands, U-Pick operations, event hosting, ranch vacations, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, festivals and outdoor recreation. Each participant will receive a free copy of the second edition of the extensive handbook, &ldquo;Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California&rdquo;, which will be used as a text for the class. Attendees will hear from experienced agritourism operators, as well as experts in business planning, risk management, regulatory compliance and marketing, and will receive individual guidance in planning, starting or growing their own agritourism or nature tourism businesses.</p> <p> <strong>Registration is open:</strong>online at <a href="http://ucanr.edu/agtour.merced.12" target="_blank"><strong>http://ucanr.edu/agtour.merced.12 </strong></a>or call Penny (530) 752-7779</p> <p> <strong>Dates: </strong>Mondays, Dec. 3, 2012, Jan. 7, 2013 and Feb. 12, 2013</p> <p> <strong>Times: </strong>9 a.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. each session (lunch provided)</p> <p> <strong>Location: </strong>UCCE Merced County, 2145 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, CA 95341</p> <p> <strong>Cost: </strong>$50 for 3-session course &ndash; Space is limited, please register early</p> <p> <strong>Information: </strong>Penny Leff, UCCE Small Farm Program<strong>, </strong><a href="mailto:paleff@ucdavis.edu">paleff@ucdavis.edu</a>, 530-752-7779</p> <p> <strong>Funding for this project was provided by: </strong>Washington State University Western Center for Risk Management Education and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-planning-classes-begin-dec-3-merced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-planning-classes-begin-dec-3-merced#comments 37.302163 -120.482968 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:54:00 +0000 112461 at http://westernfarmpress.com Irrigation, Nutrient Workshop for Orchard Crops Dec. 5, Corning http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation-nutrient-workshop-orchard-crops-dec-5-corning <div class="node-body event-body">You are invited to the 2012 Northern Sacramento Valley Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop for Orchard Crops. This program will provide a forum to share information related to irrigation and nutrient management in deciduous orchard crops. When: Wednesday -- Dec 5, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Corning Veteran’s Hall. 1620 Solano Street, Corning, Calif., 96021.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Corning Veteran’s Hall</span> <span class="locality">Corning</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Corning%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> You are invited to the 2012 Northern Sacramento Valley Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop for Orchard Crops. This program will provide a forum to share information related to irrigation and nutrient management in deciduous orchard crops.</p> <p> When: Wednesday -- Dec 5, 2012</p> <p> Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.</p> <p> Location: Corning Veteran&rsquo;s Hall</p> <p> 1620 Solano Street, Corning, Calif., 96021</p> <p> <strong>DIRECTIONS to CORNING VETERANS HALL</strong></p> <p> The Corning Veterans Hall is located in downtown Corning. If traveling on Interstate 5, exit off of the freeway at the Corning Road Exit # 631 and travel east on Solano Street five blocks. The Veterans Hall is located at the northeast corner of the intersection.</p> <p> If traveling on State Highway 99 East, take the South Avenue exit A9 and travel west for 5.0 miles. Exit to the north onto Hall Road and travel 1.5 miles. Hall Road curves to the west and becomes Hoag Road. Travel 2.5 miles west until Hoag Road becomes Solano Street at the Corning City limits. Continue west on Solano Street for 1.0 mile. The Veterans Hall is at the northeast corner of the Solano and Houghton Streets intersection.</p> <p> <strong>Program Schedule</strong></p> <p> 8 a.m. REGISTRATION (Coffee and Refreshments)</p> <p> IRRIGATION AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT for DECIDUOUS ORCHARD CROPS WORKSHOP</p> <p> 8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Moderator,</p> <p> - Allan Fulton, Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension</p> <p> 8:35 - 9:05 Central Valley Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program&mdash;Potential Effects on Irrigation and Nutrient Management in Orchard Crops.</p> <p> - Gabriele Ludwig, Associate Director, Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of Calif.</p> <p> 9:05 - 9:35 Efficient Irrigation Management Tools and Strategies.</p> <p> - Larry Schwankl, Irrigation Specialist, University of California Cooperative Extension,</p> <p> Kearney Agriculture Center</p> <p> 9:35 - 10:05 Irrigation System Performance: What&rsquo;s working well and what are the challenges?</p> <p> - Kevin Greer, Tehama County Mobile Irrigation Lab</p> <p> 10:05 - 10:20 - - - BREAK - - - (refreshments)</p> <p> 10:20 - 10:50 Efficient Nitrogen Management Tools and Strategies.</p> <p> - Patrick Brown, Professor of Plant Science, University of California, Davis</p> <p> 10:50 - 11:20 New Soil Information Resources to Enhance Productivity and Natural Resource Sustainability</p> <p> - Toby O&rsquo;Geen, Soil Resource Specialist, University of Calif. Cooperative Extension, Davis</p> <p> 11:20 - 11:50 Use of Soil and Water Amendments in Orchard Management</p> <p> - Allan Fulton, Irrigation and Water Resources Farm Advisor, UCCE Tehama County</p> <p> 11:50 - Noon Announcements of Upcoming Activities and Events</p> <p> LUNCH ( Tri-Tip Lunch served by the Corning Exchange Club )</p> <p> 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. *** QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION ***</p> <p> 1 Wrap Up &amp; Meeting Closure Thank you for your interest and attendance!</p> <p> <strong>Please Register Online</strong> through Tehama County Cooperative Extension&rsquo;s website: <a href="http://cetehama.ucanr.edu" target="_blank">cetehama.ucanr.edu</a>.</p> <p> Select &ldquo;Water/Irrigation Program&rdquo; from the list on the left. Click the link to register for the 2012 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop.</p> <p> <strong>SEATING CAPACITY IS LIMITED</strong></p> <p> Cost: $15.00 per person (includes refreshments and Tri Tip lunch)</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation-nutrient-workshop-orchard-crops-dec-5-corning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation-nutrient-workshop-orchard-crops-dec-5-corning#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:06:00 +0000 114041 at http://westernfarmpress.com Lock Out - Tag Out Dec. 5, Woodland http://westernfarmpress.com/lock-out-tag-out-dec-5-woodland <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Lock Out - Tag Out Dec. 5, Woodland: An effective and thorough lock out/tag out program is an essential element to minimizing hazardous energy and maintaining a company’s safety program.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Pacific Coast Producers</span> <span class="locality">Woodland</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.678516">38° 40' 42.6576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.773297">121° 46' 23.8692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.678516+-121.773297+%28%2C+Woodland%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Lock Out- Tag Out Dec. 5, Woodland</strong></p> <p> Pacific Coast Producers ~ 1376 Lemen Ave, Woodland<br /> 8 a.m. - Noon p.m.: English<br /> 1 p.m - 5 p.m.: Spanish</p> <p> <a href="http://www.agsafe.org/images/pdf/lotoflyerclfpalldates.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.agsafe.org/images/pdf/lotoflyerclfpalldates.pdf</a></p> <p> <em>In association with The California League of Food Processors: </em></p> <p> <strong>Cost: AgSafe and CLFP Members-$60 </strong></p> <p> <strong>Non-Members -$85 </strong></p> <p> <strong>English: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. </strong></p> <p> <strong>Spanish: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. </strong></p> <p> An effective and thorough lock out/tag out program is an essential element to minimizing hazardous energy and maintaining a company&rsquo;s safety program.</p> <p> This course:</p> <p> &middot; Provides an overview of the regulatory requirements</p> <p> &middot; Covers basic hazardous energy safety procedures</p> <p> &middot; Identifies practical implementation tools.</p> <p> Online registration:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1164495" target="_blank">http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1164495</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/lock-out-tag-out-dec-5-woodland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/lock-out-tag-out-dec-5-woodland#comments 38.678516 -121.773297 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:41:00 +0000 114471 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agritourism Intensive Class Dec. 5, Escondido http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-intensive-class-dec-5-escondido <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Agritourism Intensive Class Dec. 5, Escondido: A class for San Diego Region farmers &amp; ranchers. Are you are considering agritourism or nature tourism on your farm or ranch? Would you like to build your agritourism or nature tourism business? If so, this class is for you!</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Diego County Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Agritourism Intensive Class Dec. 5, Escondido: A class for San Diego Region farmers &amp; ranchers.</p> <p> Are you are considering agritourism or nature tourism on your farm or ranch?&nbsp;Would you like to build your agritourism or nature tourism business?&nbsp;If so, this class is for you!</p> <p> The UC Cooperative Extension San Diego County, San Diego County Farm Bureau, and the UC ANR Small Farm Program have joined together to offer this class which will consist of three sessions.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>First Session: &nbsp;Wednesday - Dec. 5, 2012</strong></p> <p> <strong>9 a.m. to 3 p.m.</strong></p> <p> <strong>San Diego County Farm Bureau, Escondido</strong></p> <p> For more details and registration information, please click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001xtfAUlxMEM6xs785HGik-LByQ66tp1DTYamqtuvF9KuRfn0Ma_wseuY70g_jcMA14Bam_tSgOtTJK2_E_MRK7jY5l2kaWIv06HP3F2y4MYpV32MSiZw0i4nm1vlyrWNjqT-1i8CbK80=" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;or to go directly to&nbsp;registration, click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001xtfAUlxMEM7FTkp9GSwsSaxuUEeSLJ9yNzUc3f1bIRJ58sxUfFFyV1lZJ5J269PnUJTbsU8lxnyH4bKI-Sed7CsDhKALs2298k6XAu5baW6mYg8OUOYTyHBPH1IOTbncwSD9Zu0y_YiZX5ynGLVIXRKGLeLrSsVlWXPAoDwRNjA=" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-intensive-class-dec-5-escondido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/agritourism-intensive-class-dec-5-escondido#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:02:00 +0000 111811 at http://westernfarmpress.com HazMat Transportation Training workshop Dec. 6, Fresno http://westernfarmpress.com/hazmat-transportation-training-workshop-dec-6-fresno <div class="node-body event-body">The California Safety Training Corporation will provide state-required hazardous material transportation training at a workshop on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at FCFB, 1274 W. Hedges Ave., Fresno.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">FCFB</span> <span class="locality">Fresno</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.746842">36° 44' 48.6312" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.772587">119° 46' 21.3132" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.746842+-119.772587+%28%2C+Fresno%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Safety Training Corporation will provide state-required hazardous material transportation training at a workshop on <strong>Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012</strong> at FCFB, 1274 W. Hedges Ave., Fresno.</p> <p> Classes are available in both English and Spanish. &nbsp;The English class will begin at 9 a.m. and the Spanish class at 1 p.m. &nbsp;Class fees are $20 per person.</p> <p> This training is for agricultural workers who transport hazardous materials in the course of their duties. &nbsp;A special permit (DL-267) is issued through the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and is required to transport hazardous materials in excess of 118.9 gallons or 1,000 pounds over public roadways. &nbsp;Class time for this four-year certificate is three hours.</p> <p> The workshop will provide two hours of Laws and Regulations toward the Private Applicator license.</p> <p> To RSVP, contact FCFB at <strong>559-237-0263</strong> or via email at <strong><a href="mailto:info@fcfb.org">info@fcfb.org</a></strong> by Dec. 3.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/hazmat-transportation-training-workshop-dec-6-fresno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/hazmat-transportation-training-workshop-dec-6-fresno#comments 36.746842 -119.772587 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:43:00 +0000 113841 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Certified Crop Adviser Exam Feb. 1 http://westernfarmpress.com/california-certified-crop-adviser-exam-feb-1 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The registration period for crop consultants to sign up for the Feb. 1, 2013 Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) Exam is now open until Dec. 7, 2012. The exam will be given in Sacramento, Salinas, Tulare and Ventura.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">CCA Exam</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The registration period for crop consultants to sign up for the Feb. 1, 2013 Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) Exam is now open until Dec. 7, 2012. &nbsp;The exam will be given in Sacramento, Salinas, Tulare and Ventura.&nbsp; Individuals wanting to take the exam must register online at <a href="https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams/registration" target="_blank">https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams/registration</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> CCAs offer &ldquo;Sound Advice for Those Feeding the World&rdquo;.&nbsp; The program administered by the American Society of Agronomy and overseen by a California board of directors is a voluntary certification program and has been in existence for 20 years.&nbsp; There over 600 CCAs in California.</p> <p> A CCA is well suited to advise farmers on how to manage inputs, water, and crops in an efficient manner.&nbsp; Over 80 percent of the California CCAs are also licensed pest control advisers.&nbsp; Future regulatory programs being considered by various regional water boards may require certification of nutrient management plans by professionals such as a CCA.&nbsp; A partnership with CCA is important for growers as they continue to face both regulatory and economic challenges</p> <p> For more information contact Steve Beckley at (916)539-4107 or <a href="mailto:sbeckley@aol.com">sbeckley@aol.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-certified-crop-adviser-exam-feb-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-certified-crop-adviser-exam-feb-1#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:29:00 +0000 111371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Organic Production – Healthy Plants seminar Dec. 7, Woodland http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-healthy-plants-seminar-dec-7-woodland <div class="node-body event-body"><p>All day seminar focusing on the organic production and plant health and nutrition. Subjects include: IPM, Biofertility, Mycorrhizal Inoculants, Alfalfa Production, Disease Control, Weed Control, Cover Crops/Compost and Processing Tomato Production, Yolo County Ag Commissioner Update, Water Quality Regulations, Role of Organic Inputs and Nitrates, Urban IPM, and a grower panel discussing organic production.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Elks Lodge</span> <span class="locality">Woodland</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.678516">38° 40' 42.6576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.773297">121° 46' 23.8692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.678516+-121.773297+%28%2C+Woodland%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> WHAT: Organic Production &ndash; Healthy Plants</p> <p> All day seminar focusing on the organic production and plant health and nutrition. Subjects include:&nbsp; IPM, Biofertility, Mycorrhizal Inoculants, Alfalfa Production, Disease Control, Weed Control, Cover Crops/Compost and Processing Tomato Production, Yolo County Ag Commissioner Update, Water Quality Regulations, Role of Organic Inputs and Nitrates, Urban IPM, and a grower panel discussing organic production.&nbsp; Also exhibits by firms providing products acceptable for organic and sustainable production.&nbsp; CEUs are offered for Certified Crop Advisers (7.0 hours) and licensed Pest Control Advisers (4.5 hours).</p> <p> WHO: Presented by the Woodland Chapter of California Association of Pest Control Advisers and Organic Fertilizer Association of California.</p> <p> WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 8 a.m. &ndash; 4:15 pm.</p> <p> WHERE: Elks Lodge, 500 Bush St, Woodland, Calif.</p> <p> INFO: Contact Steven Beckley, (916)539-4107, <a href="mailto:sbeckley@aol.com">sbeckley@aol.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Program/registration is available at <a href="https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production-healthy-plants/" target="_blank">https://capcaed.com/continuing-ed-seminars/organic-production-healthy-plants/</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-healthy-plants-seminar-dec-7-woodland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/organic-production-healthy-plants-seminar-dec-7-woodland#comments 38.678516 -121.773297 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:14:00 +0000 112831 at http://westernfarmpress.com USA Rice Outlook Conference Dec. 9-11, San Diego http://westernfarmpress.com/usa-rice-outlook-conference-dec-9-11-san-diego <div class="node-body event-body">2012 USA Rice Outlook Conference Dec. 9-11, San Diego, Calif. Hotel del Coronado; 1500 Orange Avenue Coronado, Calif. 92118 (San Diego) Phone: (800) HOTEL-DEL or (619) 435-6611; Reservations: (800) 468-3533 or (619) 522-8573.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel del Coronado</span> <span class="locality">Coronado</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.685885">32° 41' 9.186" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.183089">117° 10' 59.1204" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.685885+-117.183089+%28%2C+Coronado%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2012 USA Rice Outlook Conference Dec. 9-11, San Diego, Calif.</p> <p> Hotel del Coronado; 1500 Orange Avenue Coronado, Calif. 92118 (San Diego)&nbsp; Phone:&nbsp; (800) HOTEL-DEL or (619) 435-6611; Reservations: (800) 468-3533 or (619) 522-8573. <a href="https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=10175&amp;Chain=5164&amp;shell=hoteldel&amp;arrive=12%2f8%2f2012&amp;depart=12%2f11%2f2012&amp;adult=1&amp;child=0&amp;group=USA+Rice" target="_blank">Hotel reservations</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.usarice.com/index.php?option=com_user&amp;view=login&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy51c2FyaWNlLmNvbS9pbmRleC5waHA/b3B0aW9uPWNvbV93ZWJicmlkZ2Umdmlldz1kaXNwYXRjaGVyJmxvYz1PdXRsb29rMjAxMg==" target="_blank">You may register for event now.</a></p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> <strong>Saturday</strong>, Dec. 8, 2012</p> <p> 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. REGISTRATION</p> <p> <strong>Sunday</strong>, Dec. 9, 2012</p> <p> 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. &nbsp; REGISTRATION</p> <p> 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. GRAND OPENING RECEPTION &amp; EXHIBIT HALL OPENING</p> <p> <strong>Monday</strong>, Dec. 10, 2012</p> <p> 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. REGISTRATION</p> <p> 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EXHIBIT HALL OPEN</p> <p> 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. NEW PRODUCTS &amp; TECHNOLOGY BREAKFAST SHOWCASE</p> <p> 8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. TIME TO VISIT EXHIBIT BOOTHS</p> <p> 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MORNING GENERAL SESSION</p> <p> 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ANNUAL RICE AWARDS LUNCHEON</p> <p> 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. GUEST EVENT: SEASIDE STROLL &amp; WINE TASTING</p> <p> 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION</p> <p> 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ANNUAL USA RICE OUTLOOK CONFERENCE RECEPTION</p> <p> <strong>Tuesday</strong>, Dec. 11, 2012</p> <p> 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION AND EXHIBIT HALL OPEN</p> <p> 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. MORNING GENERAL SESSION</p> <p> 11 a.m. 2012 USA RICE OUTLOOK CONFERENCE ADJOURNS</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/usa-rice-outlook-conference-dec-9-11-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/usa-rice-outlook-conference-dec-9-11-san-diego#comments 32.685885 -117.183089 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:27:00 +0000 109381 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Forage & Grains Symposium Dec. 10-12, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/california-forage-grains-symposium-dec-10-12-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2012 California Forage &amp; Grains Symposium; Dec. 10-12, 2012; Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Doubletree Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>2012 California Forage &amp; Grains Symposium </strong></p> <p> <strong>Dec. 10-12, 2012; Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento, Calif. </strong></p> <p> This year we&rsquo;re combining alfalfa and grains for a very full program on current production practices for these crops (over 30 speakers!). There will be a tour of the Sacramento Delta on Dec. 10, followed by the program on Dec. 11-12. Stay tuned for upcoming registration and program information at <a href="http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-forage-grains-symposium-dec-10-12-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-forage-grains-symposium-dec-10-12-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:26:00 +0000 106581 at http://westernfarmpress.com The Almond Conference set for Dec. 11-13, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-conference-set-dec-11-13-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"><p>In December 2012, The Almond Conference is pulling up its tent stakes and moving north, from Modesto to the Sacramento Convention Center, where there's more room to spread out.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sacramento Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Almond Conference will be held Dec. 11-13, 2012, Sacramento, Calif.</p> <p> Gala Dinner - Thursday, Dec. 13</p> <p> Please note, the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 12 is available for you to network with key industry members on your own.</p> <p> In December 2012, The Almond Conference is pulling up its tent stakes and moving north, from Modesto to the Sacramento Convention Center, where there&#39;s more room to spread out. The expansion of the conference is a reflection of the almond industry&#39;s rapid growth over the past several years. A bigger venue is needed to accommodate the conference; more attendees require more hotel rooms and parking, and more exhibitors need more floor space. The 2012 event will have this and so much more! Mark your calendars for The Almond Conference, scheduled for Dec 11-13 in Sacramento!</p> <p> For additional information: <a href="http://www.almondboard.com/conference">www.almondboard.com/conference</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-conference-set-dec-11-13-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/almond-conference-set-dec-11-13-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:08:00 +0000 103411 at http://westernfarmpress.com Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program meeting Dec. 11, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/citrus-pest-disease-prevention-program-meeting-dec-11-tulare <div class="node-body event-body">Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program meeting Dec. 11, Tulare: A meeting has been called in response to the recent CDFA announcements regarding the two Asian Citrus Psyllid finds in Tulare County and the establishment of 5-mile Eradication Zones in lieu of the 20-mile Quarantine Zone presented at the Nov. 28 meeting.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">International Agri-Center, Heritage Complex Auditorium</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Citrus Pest &amp; Disease Prevention Program meeting announcement for Tulare County growers/PCAs/PCOs.</p> <p> Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012; 9 a.m. to Noon; Doors open at 8 a.m.</p> <p> International Agri-Center, Heritage Complex Auditorium</p> <p> 4450 S. Laspina St. - Tulare, Calif., 93274</p> <p> A meeting has been called in response to the recent CDFA announcements regarding the two Asian Citrus Psyllid finds in Tulare County and the establishment of 5-mile Eradication Zones in lieu of the 20-mile Quarantine Zone presented at the Nov. 28 meeting.&nbsp; This meeting is intended for commercial growers/PCAs/PCOs and others to learn the hows and whys of the 5-mile Eradication Zones as well as the most effective, coordinated area-wide treatments.&nbsp; After each presentation, speakers will be on hand to address your questions.</p> <p> <strong><em>Topics &amp; Speakers</em></strong></p> <p> <strong><u>Introductions</u></strong></p> <p> Ted A. Batkin &ndash; <em>President, Citrus Research Board</em></p> <p> <strong><u>CPDPC &ndash; Committee Activities</u></strong></p> <p> Nick Hill &ndash; <em>Chairman, Citrus Pest &amp; Disease Prevention Committee</em></p> <p> <strong><u>5-mile Eradication Zone &ndash; What it means to you</u></strong></p> <p> To be determined &ndash; CDFA</p> <p> Marilyn Kinoshita - <em>Tulare County Ag Commissioner</em></p> <p> <strong><u>Intro to Area-wide Treatment &amp; Citrus Layer Project</u></strong></p> <p> Brian Taylor -<em>Director, CPDPP Field Operations</em></p> <p> <strong>** Growers we need your assistance with filling in the Citrus Layer</strong></p> <p> <strong>Please contact Rick Dunn, CRB </strong><a href="mailto:Rick@CitrusResearch.org">Rick@CitrusResearch.org</a></p> <p> <strong><u>ACP Sampling &amp; Treatment Strategies</u></strong></p> <p> Dr. Beth Crafton-Cardwell - <em>IPM Specialist &amp; Research Entomologist, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside</em></p> <p> <strong><u>Area-wide Treatment Notification &amp; Procedures</u></strong></p> <p> Judy (Stewart-Leslie) Zaninovich &ndash; <em>Treatment Coordinator, GWSS Area-wide Management</em></p> <p> <strong>There is no charge for this program, however; an <u>RSVP would be greatly appreciated.</u></strong></p> <p> <strong>Please contact Emma at 559-738-0246 or email:&nbsp; </strong><a href="mailto:info@citrusresearch.org">info@citrusresearch.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/citrus-pest-disease-prevention-program-meeting-dec-11-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/citrus-pest-disease-prevention-program-meeting-dec-11-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:29:00 +0000 114931 at http://westernfarmpress.com North San Joaquin Valley Peach Day Dec. 20, Modesto http://westernfarmpress.com/north-san-joaquin-valley-peach-day-dec-20-modesto <div class="node-body event-body"><p>North San Joaquin Valley Peach Day Dec. 20, 2012; 8:30 – Noon; Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, Harvest Hall Service and Crows Landing Roads, Modesto, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Stanislaus County Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.639097">37° 38' 20.7492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.996878">120° 59' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.639097+-120.996878+%28%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> North San Joaquin Valley Peach Day Dec. 20, 2012; 8:30 &ndash; Noon; Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, Harvest Hall Service and Crows Landing Roads, Modesto, Calif.</p> <p> Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension &amp; the Cling Peach Board<br /> <br /> 1.0 hour of Continuing Education Credit Pending</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> &bull; 8 a.m. Registration, coffee, snacks &amp; socializing</p> <p> Labor Management in Tree Fruit; Gregorio Billikopf, UC Cooperative Extension Stanislaus County</p> <p> Gopher &amp; Squirrel Control; Roger Baldwin, UC IPM Program</p> <p> &bull; 10:20 Cling Peach Business Meeting</p> <p> -Board Member Nominations</p> <p> -Cling Peach Board Updates</p> <p> Physiology of Pruning; Dr. Ted deJong, UC Davis Plant Science Department</p> <p> Ideas About the 2012 Size Problems; Dr. Ted deJong, UC Davis Plant Science Department</p> <p> &bull; Noon - Lunch hosted by the Cling Peach Board</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/north-san-joaquin-valley-peach-day-dec-20-modesto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/north-san-joaquin-valley-peach-day-dec-20-modesto#comments 37.639097 -120.996878 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:46:00 +0000 113851 at http://westernfarmpress.com Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan. 7-10, San Antonio http://westernfarmpress.com/beltwide-cotton-conferences-jan-7-10-san-antonio <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences is set for Jan. 7-10 at the Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk hotels in San Antonio, Texas.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk hotels</span> <span class="locality">San Antonio</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="29.424122">29° 25' 26.8392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-98.493628">98° 29' 37.0608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=29.424122+-98.493628+%28%2C+San+Antonio%2C+TX%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences is set for Jan. 7-10 at the Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk hotels in San Antonio, Texas.</p> <p> Housing/registration instructions, a schedule of events, and general information for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences are at <a href="http://www.cotton.org/beltwide" target="_blank">www.cotton.org/beltwide</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/beltwide-cotton-conferences-jan-7-10-san-antonio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/beltwide-cotton-conferences-jan-7-10-san-antonio#comments 29.424122 -98.493628 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:14:00 +0000 110591 at http://westernfarmpress.com California rice meeting Jan. 8, Yuba City http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meeting-jan-8-yuba-city <div class="node-body event-body">The latest news on issues impacting California rice farmers will be discussed during upcoming annual grower meetings Jan. 8 in Yuba City and Colusa, conducted by the California Rice Commission (CRC).</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Yuba City</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.140448">39° 8' 25.6128" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.616911">121° 37' 0.8796" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.140448+-121.616911+%28%2C+Yuba+City%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The latest news on issues impacting California rice farmers will be discussed during upcoming annual grower meetings Jan. 8 in Yuba City and Colusa, conducted by the California Rice Commission (CRC).</p> <p> The morning session begins at 9 a.m. at the Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel in Yuba City.</p> <p> The afternoon meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center in Colusa.</p> <p> Registration will be held 30 minutes prior to each meeting. Members of the rice industry are encouraged to attend.</p> <p> For more information, contact the CDC&rsquo;s Jim Morris at (916) 205-5395 and <a href="mailto:jmorris@calrice.org"><u>jmorris@calrice.org</u></a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meeting-jan-8-yuba-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meeting-jan-8-yuba-city#comments 39.140448 -121.616911 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:02:00 +0000 116141 at http://westernfarmpress.com California rice meetings Jan. 8 in Yuba City, Colusa http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meetings-jan-8-yuba-city-colusa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The latest news on issues impacting California rice producers will be discussed during two grower meetings held Jan. 8 in Yuba City and Colusa, conducted by the California Rice Commission.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel ( 9 a.m.) in Yuba City, and Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center (1:00) in Colusa. </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The latest news on issues impacting California rice farmers will be discussed during upcoming annual grower meetings Jan. 8 in Yuba City and Colusa, conducted by the California Rice Commission (CRC).</p> <p> Attendees will receive an update on the news important to the rice industry at the State Capitol by George Soares, founding member and partner of the law firm Kahn, Soares, and Conway.</p> <p> Randy Russell, partner, The Russell Group, will detail the latest developments in Washington, D.C.</p> <p> The CRC will outline its activities in the regulatory, conservation, and public education arenas.</p> <p> The morning session begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel in Yuba City.</p> <p> The afternoon meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center in Colusa.</p> <p> Registration will be held 30 minutes prior to each meeting. Members of the rice industry are encouraged to attend.</p> <p> Refreshments will be served. Raffle prizes will be available at each meeting.</p> <p> For more information, contact the CDC&rsquo;s Jim Morris at (916) 205-5395 and <a href="mailto:jmorris@calrice.org"><u>jmorris@calrice.org</u></a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meetings-jan-8-yuba-city-colusa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meetings-jan-8-yuba-city-colusa#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:21:00 +0000 116181 at http://westernfarmpress.com California rice meeting Jan. 8, Colusa http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meeting-jan-8-colusa <div class="node-body event-body">The latest news on issues impacting California rice farmers will be discussed during upcoming annual grower meetings Jan. 8 in Yuba City and Colusa, conducted by the California Rice Commission (CRC).</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Colusa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.214334">39° 12' 51.6024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.009418">122° 0' 33.9048" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.214334+-122.009418+%28%2C+Colusa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The latest news on issues impacting California rice farmers will be discussed during upcoming annual grower meetings Jan. 8 in Yuba City and Colusa, conducted by the California Rice Commission (CRC).</p> <p> The morning session begins at 9 a.m. at the Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel in Yuba City.</p> <p> The afternoon meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center in Colusa.</p> <p> Registration will be held 30 minutes prior to each meeting. Members of the rice industry are encouraged to attend.</p> <p> For more information, contact the CDC&rsquo;s Jim Morris at (916) 205-5395 and <a href="mailto:jmorris@calrice.org"><u>jmorris@calrice.org</u></a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meeting-jan-8-colusa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-rice-meeting-jan-8-colusa#comments 39.214334 -122.009418 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:05:00 +0000 116151 at http://westernfarmpress.com San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium Jan. 9, Easton http://westernfarmpress.com/san-joaquin-valley-grape-symposium-jan-9-easton <div class="node-body event-body"><p>San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium Jan. 9, Easton; Sponsored by: UC Cooperative Extension and Allied Grape Growers.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">C.P.D.E.S. Hall</span> <span class="locality">Easton</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.650227">36° 39' 0.8172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.790698">119° 47' 26.5128" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.650227+-119.790698+%28%2C+Easton%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013<br /> <br /> AGENDA &amp; REGISTRATION: <a href="http://ucanr.edu/sjvgrapesymposium" target="_blank">http://ucanr.edu/sjvgrapesymposium</a><br /> <br /> Sponsored by: UC Cooperative Extension and Allied Grape Growers<br /> <br /> <strong>Location, time and cost</strong><br /> <br /> C.P.D.E.S. Hall; 172 W. Jefferson Avenue; Easton, Calif.<br /> <br /> 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> COST: Each meeting cost $10/person and includes the meeting, proceedings and lunch.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/san-joaquin-valley-grape-symposium-jan-9-easton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/san-joaquin-valley-grape-symposium-jan-9-easton#comments 36.650227 -119.790698 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:59:00 +0000 115091 at http://westernfarmpress.com South Sacramento Valley Processing Tomato Meeting Jan. 9, Woodland http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-processing-tomato-meeting-jan-9-woodland <div class="node-body event-body">South Sacramento Valley Processing Tomato Production Meeting; Wednesday, January 9th, 2013; 8 am-Noon Woodland Community and Senior Center (2001 East St. Woodland, CA 95776)</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Woodland Community and Senior Center</span> <span class="locality">Woodland</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.678516">38° 40' 42.6576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.773297">121° 46' 23.8692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.678516+-121.773297+%28%2C+Woodland%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>South Sacramento Valley Processing Tomato Production Meeting</strong><br /> Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013;&nbsp; 8 a.m.-Noon<br /> Woodland Community and Senior Center (2001 East St. Woodland, Calif., 95776)</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-processing-tomato-meeting-jan-9-woodland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-processing-tomato-meeting-jan-9-woodland#comments 38.678516 -121.773297 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:50:00 +0000 116451 at http://westernfarmpress.com Role of Brettanomyces in Winemaking Decisions Jan. 11, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/role-brettanomyces-winemaking-decisions-jan-11-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body">2012-13 Wine Flavor 101B: The Role of Brettanomyces in Winemaking Decisions </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Davis</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2012-13 Wine Flavor 101B: The Role of Brettanomyces in Winemaking Decisions</p> <p> <em>Presented By: </em>VENSource and The Department of Viticulture &amp; Enology at UC Davis<br /> <em>Date:</em>&nbsp;Friday,&nbsp;Jan. 11, 2013<br /> <em>Time: </em>9 a.m. - 4 p.m.<br /> <em>Location: </em>Freeborn Hall, UC Davis<br /> <em>Cost: </em>$200.00, includes Continental breakfast, lunch and all tastings.<br /> Register by <a href="http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9612" target="_blank">CREDIT CARD</a> or by <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CDUQFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwineserver.ucdavis.edu%2Fpdf%2Fattachment%2Fcheck%2520reg%2520form%2520WF101B.pdf&amp;ei=Hk7kUI3ULsqrqQGSrYH4Cw&amp;usg=AFQjCNGti7zKPfMON0mAmTVuvFfYxW_SCg&amp;bvm=bv.1355534169,d.aWM" target="_blank">CHECK</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/role-brettanomyces-winemaking-decisions-jan-11-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/role-brettanomyces-winemaking-decisions-jan-11-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:07:00 +0000 116161 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agronomic workshop Jan. 16 in Yuma, Ariz. http://westernfarmpress.com/agronomic-workshop-jan-16-yuma-ariz <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The University of Arizona's Yuma County Cooperative Extension will conduct an agronomic workshop on cotton, small grains, and alfalfa Jan. 16 at the Yuma Agricultural Center in Yuma, Ariz.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Yuma Agricultural Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 6425 West 8th Street </div> <span class="locality">Yuma</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <span class="postal-code">85364</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.712792">32° 42' 46.0512" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-114.706736">114° 42' 24.2496" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.712792+-114.706736+%286425+West+8th+Street%2C+Yuma%2C+AZ%2C+85364%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of Arizona (UA) Yuma County Cooperative Extension will conduct&nbsp;an agronomic workshop on cotton, small grains, and alfalfa Jan. 16 at the Yuma Agricultural Center (YAC) in Yuma, Ariz.</p> <p> <strong>Tentative agenda</strong></p> <p> 7:30 a.m. - Registration</p> <p> Cotton Production</p> <p> 8:00 - Pest management update - Peter Ellsworth, director, Arizona Pest Management Center, and UA IPM specialist, Maricopa Agricultural &nbsp;Center (MAC);</p> <p> 8:30 - Glyphosate resistance research update - Bill McCloskey, UA weed science associate specialist, Tucson.</p> <p> 9:00 - Weather implications for crop management - Paul Brown, UA biometeorology specialist, Tucson.</p> <p> 9:30 - Nematode management in cotton - variable rate Telone application - Randy Norton, UA area associate agent, Safford Agricultural Center, Safford.</p> <p> 10:00 - New proposed cotton plow down dates for Arizona growers - Rick Lavis, Arizona Cotton Growers Association</p> <p> Small grain and alfalfa production</p> <p> 10:30 - Using plant analysis to diagnose nutrient needs in alfalfa - Jim Walworth, UA professor and Extension specialist, Tucson.</p> <p> 11:00 - Alfalfa pest management update - Ayman Mostafa, UA area assistant agent, Maricopa County.</p> <p> 11:30 - Heavy metal uptake and accumulation in small grains &ndash; U.S. production implications - Charles Sanchez, UA research specialist, MAC.</p> <p> 12:00 &ndash; Courtesy lunch provided by Yuma County Cooperative Extension</p> <p> The Yuma Ag Center is located at 6425 West 8th Street, Yuma, Ariz. 85364.</p> <p> Applications submitted for 4.5 Arizona and California CEU&nbsp;and CCA hours.</p> <p> For more information, contact Joy Deming at (928) 726-3904 or <a href="mailto:joy@ag.arizona.edu"><u>joy@ag.arizona.edu</u></a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/agronomic-workshop-jan-16-yuma-ariz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/agronomic-workshop-jan-16-yuma-ariz#comments 32.712792 -114.706736 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:25:00 +0000 116601 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2013 Statewide Pistachio Day Jan. 16, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-statewide-pistachio-day-jan-16-visalia <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2013 Statewide Pistachio Day; Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Visalia Convention Center, 303 East Acequia Ave., Visalia, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Visalia Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.330228">36° 19' 48.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.292059">119° 17' 31.4124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.330228+-119.292059+%28%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>2013 Statewide Pistachio Day; Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013; 8 a.m. &ndash; 1 p.m. </strong></p> <p> Visalia Convention Center, 303 East Acequia Ave., Visalia, Calif.</p> <p> The 2013 Statewide Pistachio Day is designed to deliver the latest research-based production practices in a format that enables prospective or current pistachio growers, production managers, and pest control consultants to better achieve their pistachio-growing goals.</p> <p> The program covers diverse topics ranging from pest, nutrient, and disease management to characteristics of California rootstocks and varieties and includes an introduction to the pistachio collection in the USDA germplasm repository.</p> <p> Early registration fee is $30 and includes all day attendance, lunch and refreshments. Lodging is not included. <em>After Dec. 16 registration fee will increase to $35. On-site registration will be $40. </em></p> <p> <em>Continuing Education credits have been applied for from CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (1.5 hours) and from the Certified Crop Advisor Program (2.5 CEUs). Approved hours will be posted on the event website. </em></p> <p> Online registration and other event information can be found at <strong><a href="http://ucanr.edu/sites/pistachioday/" target="_blank">http://ucanr.edu/sites/pistachioday/</a></strong>.</p> <p> <strong><em>For more information: </em></strong><em>Questions regarding the course content should be directed to Elizabeth Fichtner, Farm Advisor, Tulare County, at <strong><a href="mailto:ejfichtner@ucanr.edu">ejfichtner@ucanr.edu</a></strong> or call (559) 684-3310 </em></p> <p> <em>For questions regarding registration details, please contact ANR Program Support at <a href="http://anrprogramsupport@ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">anrprogramsupport@ucdavis.edu </a>or call Lauren McNees at (530) 752-6996.</em></p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 7:55 a.m. Welcome - Member of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors</p> <p> <strong>Session I </strong><em>Moderator: David Doll, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Merced County </em></p> <p> 8 <strong>Emerging Challenges: Pending Regulations that May Affect Pistachio Growers - </strong><em>Bob Klein, Manager, California Pistachio Research Board </em></p> <p> 8:30 <strong>Registration of a Biopesticide to Reduce Aflatoxins in Pistachio - </strong><em>Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist in the Dept. of Plant Pathology at UC Davis </em></p> <p> 9 <strong>Pistachio Cultivar Update with Tips for Growing the UC Cultivars - </strong><em>Craig Kallsen, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kern County </em></p> <p> 9:30 <strong>The Pistachio Collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository - </strong><em>John Preece, Research Leader and Horticulturalist, National Clonal Germplasm Repository and National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resource Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service </em></p> <p> 10 <strong><em>BREAK </em></strong></p> <p> <strong>Session II </strong><em>Moderator: Elizabeth Fichtner, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Tulare County </em></p> <p> 10:30 <strong>Mealybug Management and the UC Year-Round IPM Program for Pistachios - </strong><em>David Haviland, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kern County </em></p> <p> 11 <strong>Update on Characteristics of California Pistachio Rootstocks - </strong><em>Louise Ferguson, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Plant Sciences at UC Davis </em></p> <p> 11:30 <strong>Developing a Nutritionally Balanced Pistachio Program - </strong><em>Bob Beede, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kings County </em></p> <p> Noon <strong><em>LUNCH, courtesy of our sponsors </em></strong></p> <p> 1.5 Hours of PCA and 3.5 Hours of CCA Credit have been approved.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-statewide-pistachio-day-jan-16-visalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-statewide-pistachio-day-jan-16-visalia#comments 36.330228 -119.292059 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:37:00 +0000 113831 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2013 Statewide Pistachio Day Jan. 16, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-statewide-pistachio-day-jan-16-visalia-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The 2013 Statewide Pistachio Day is designed to deliver the latest research-based production practices in a format that enables prospective or current pistachio growers, production managers, and pest control consultants to better achieve their pistachio-growing goals. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visalia Convention Center, 303 East Acequia Ave., Visalia, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Visalia Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2013 Statewide Pistachio Day, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.</p> <p> Visalia Convention Center, 303 East Acequia Ave., Visalia, Calif.</p> <p> The 2013 Statewide Pistachio Day is designed to deliver the latest research-based production practices in a format that enables prospective or current pistachio growers, production managers, and pest control consultants to better achieve their pistachio-growing goals.</p> <p> The program covers diverse topics ranging from pest, nutrient, and disease management to characteristics of California varieties and includes an introduction to the pistachio collection in the USDA germplasm repository.</p> <p> Early registration fee is $30 and includes all day attendance, lunch and refreshments. Lodging is not included. After Dec. 16 registration fee will increase to $35. On-site registration will be $40.</p> <p> Continuing Education credits have been applied for from CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (1.5 hours) and from the Certified Crop Advisor Program (2.5 CEUs). Approved hours will be posted on the event website.</p> <p> Online registration and other event information can be found at <strong><a href="http://ucanr.edu/sites/pistachioday/" target="_blank">http://ucanr.edu/sites/pistachioday/</a></strong>.</p> <p> Co-sponsored by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and the California Pistachio Research Board.</p> <p> For more information Questions regarding the course content should be directed to Elizabeth Fichtner, Farm Advisor, Tulare County, at <a href="mailto:ejfichtner@ucanr.edu">ejfichtner@ucanr.edu</a> or call (559) 684-3310.</p> <p> For questions regarding registration details, please contact ANR Program Support at <a href="mailto:anrprogramsupport@ucdavis.edu">anrprogramsupport@ucdavis.edu</a> or call Lauren McNees at (530) 752-6996.</p> <p> <strong>Program</strong></p> <p> 7:55 a.m. Welcome - Member of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors</p> <p> Session I Moderator: David Doll, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Merced County</p> <p> 8 Emerging Challenges: Pending Regulations that May Affect Pistachio Growers - Bob Klein, Manager, California Pistachio Research Board</p> <p> 8:30 Registration of a Biopesticide to Reduce Aflatoxins in Pistachio - Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist in the Dept. of Plant Pathology at UC Davis</p> <p> 9 Pistachio Cultivar Update with Tips for Growing the UC Cultivars - Craig Kallsen, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kern County</p> <p> 9:30 The Pistachio Collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository - John Preece, Research Leader and Horticulturalist, National Clonal Germplasm Repository and National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resource Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service</p> <p> 10 BREAK</p> <p> Session II Moderator: Elizabeth Fichtner, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Tulare County</p> <p> 10:30 Mealybug Management and the UC Year-Round IPM Program for Pistachios - David Haviland, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kern County</p> <p> 11 Developing a Nutritionally Balanced Pistachio Program - Bob Beede, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Kings County</p> <p> 11:30 Navel Orangeworm 2012: Lessons learned -</p> <p> Joel Siegel, Research Scientist, USDA/ARS, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center</p> <p> Noon LUNCH, courtesy of our sponsors</p> <p> 1.5 Hours of PCA and 3.5 Hours of CCA Credit have been approved</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-statewide-pistachio-day-jan-16-visalia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-statewide-pistachio-day-jan-16-visalia-0#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:12:00 +0000 114051 at http://westernfarmpress.com EcoFarm Conference Jan. 23-26, Pacific Grove http://westernfarmpress.com/ecofarm-conference-jan-23-26-pacific-grove <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The EcoFarm Conference, the West's biggest sustainable ag conference, will be held on January 23-26 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, Calif. For 33 years, EcoFarm has convened to create, maintain, and promote healthy and just food/farming systems. The multi-day conference yields myriad opportunities for over 1,500 participants to network with colleagues, discover the newest ecological agricultural research and techniques, and build our businesses and our community.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds</span> <span class="locality">Pacific Grove</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.617737">36° 37' 3.8532" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.916622">121° 54' 59.8392" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.617737+-121.916622+%28%2C+Pacific+Grove%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The EcoFarm Conference, the West&#39;s biggest sustainable ag conference, will be held on January 23-26 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, Calif. &nbsp;For 33 years, EcoFarm has convened to create, maintain, and promote healthy and just food/farming systems. The multi-day conference yields myriad opportunities for over 1,500 participants to network with colleagues, discover the newest ecological agricultural research and techniques, and build our businesses and our community.</p> <p> Join us for over sixty workshops featuring a comprehensive array of technical and informational sessions for farmers, ranchers, handlers, marketers, activists, students, and educators.</p> <p> Visit <strong><a href="http://www.ecofarm2013.org" target="_blank">www.ecofarm2013.org</a></strong> to learn more and register.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ecofarm-conference-jan-23-26-pacific-grove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ecofarm-conference-jan-23-26-pacific-grove#comments 36.617737 -121.916622 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:53:00 +0000 116131 at http://westernfarmpress.com SJV Raisin Production and Marketing Symposium Jan. 23, Easton http://westernfarmpress.com/sjv-raisin-production-and-marketing-symposium-jan-23-easton <div class="node-body event-body">San Joaquin Valley Raisin Production and Marketing Symposium Jan. 23, 2013, Easton; 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; C.P.D.E.S. Hall; 172 W. Jefferson Avenue; Easton,Calif.; Registration with a credit card is $10.00. (Must be received by Jan. 18, 2013); Late registration will be $20 at the door, includes meeting, proceedings and lunch. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">C.P.D.E.S. Hall</span> <span class="locality">Easton</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.650227">36° 39' 0.8172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.790698">119° 47' 26.5128" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.650227+-119.790698+%28%2C+Easton%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> San Joaquin Valley Raisin Production and Marketing Symposium Jan. 23, Easton</p> <p> Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013</p> <p> 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.</p> <p> C.P.D.E.S. Hall</p> <p> 172 W. Jefferson Avenue</p> <p> Easton, Calif.</p> <p> Registration with a credit card is $10 (Must be received by Jan. 18, 2013)</p> <p> Late registration will be $20 at the door, includes meeting, proceedings and lunch.</p> <p> ONLINE REGISTRATION: <strong><a href="http://ucanr.edu/sjv-raisin-symposium" target="_blank">http://ucanr.edu/sjv-raisin-symposium</a></strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sjv-raisin-production-and-marketing-symposium-jan-23-easton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sjv-raisin-production-and-marketing-symposium-jan-23-easton#comments 36.650227 -119.790698 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:32:00 +0000 113821 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Weed Science Society Conference Jan. 23-25, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/california-weed-science-society-conference-jan-23-25-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The California Weed Science Society 65th Annual Conference will be held Jan. 23-25, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency at Capitol Park.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyatt Regency at Capitol Park</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The California Weed Science Society 65th Annual Conference will be held Jan. 23-25, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency at Capitol Park.</p> <p> Mark Your Calendar for the 65th Annual Conference of the California Weed Science Society, Jan. 23-25.</p> <p> <strong>Featuring:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Weed School, Weed Photo Contest, Pre-conference Tour</li> <li> Student Oral Paper and Poster contests</li> <li> New research and updates on weed biology and management in CA agricultural crops and orchards, turf &amp; ornamentals, roadside &amp; industrial sites, forestry, range &amp; natural areas, and aquatic sites.</li> <li> Laws and Regulations Session</li> <li> Annual Weed Photo Competition &ndash; Get ready now!</li> </ul> <p> For more information, visit <a href="http://www.cwss.org" target="_blank">www.cwss.org</a> or call CWSS at (831) 442-0883.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-weed-science-society-conference-jan-23-25-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-weed-science-society-conference-jan-23-25-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:28:00 +0000 90881 at http://westernfarmpress.com Avocado Production for New Growers series Jan. 24, Escondido http://westernfarmpress.com/avocado-production-new-growers-series-jan-24-escondido <div class="node-body event-body">Avocado Production for New Growers series Jan. 24, Escondido. 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday afternoons, located at the SD Farm Bureau: 1670 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, Calif., 92027.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">SD Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Escondido</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.119207">33° 7' 9.1452" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.086421">117° 5' 11.1156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.119207+-117.086421+%28%2C+Escondido%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Avocado Production for New Growers; 6 week class series, plus the&nbsp;Ag&nbsp;Waiver&nbsp;Water&nbsp;School&nbsp;Training.</strong></p> <p> 3 p.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., Thursday afternoons, located at the SD Farm Bureau: 1670 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, Calif., 92027.</p> <p> Instructor: Gary Bender Ph,D.</p> <p> Instructors: Gary Bender Ph,D. &amp; Loretta Bates Ph,D.</p> <p> Are&nbsp;you&nbsp;new&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;Avocado&nbsp;Industry?</p> <p> Have&nbsp;you&nbsp;just&nbsp;purchased&nbsp;a&nbsp;grove&nbsp;and&nbsp;feel&nbsp;like&nbsp;you&nbsp;need&nbsp;some&nbsp;education?</p> <p> Have&nbsp;you&nbsp;been&nbsp;growing&nbsp;avocados&nbsp;for&nbsp;some&nbsp;time&nbsp;but&nbsp;have&nbsp;some&nbsp;basic&nbsp;questions?</p> <p> This&nbsp;may&nbsp;be&nbsp;the&nbsp;class&nbsp;for&nbsp;you!!</p> <p> For more information and registration click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001E7DMikwCgMAce2x0BgEhdvgKHxZL5txc5PMVq9XiQ0DtMdp85NjViq73VSvOgDa8t-JvPcZla-t2DUr72Sdu3pt9UiYPxQD2H7Dk8RbXHDttfC-LqupDdoC_daxs3EfehdxGeBAZ41-zLftcGo_5Dfscki07-X433oJhfAk-RoGnztobh8ddMb00SoaZ-SLWdljPRf2mp2I=" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</p> <p> For online registration click <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001E7DMikwCgMAsfKVyGoPKTt8Au11JcG8LJE22b6agbR2Y3IJIUEI1Oj1R4mJCJ2f5s9f7L29Wb_sfAYl7B0tQqzUz7LnV_Diotri2MwAuO8bscj5T1bQ_zXEspIlIDZ3d_7n22iwwvjdQNbupwAoh-A==" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/avocado-production-new-growers-series-jan-24-escondido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/avocado-production-new-growers-series-jan-24-escondido#comments 33.119207 -117.086421 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:13:00 +0000 116921 at http://westernfarmpress.com National Mastitis Council 52nd Annual Meeting Jan. 27-29, San Diego http://westernfarmpress.com/national-mastitis-council-52nd-annual-meeting-jan-27-29-san-diego <div class="node-body event-body"><p>National Mastitis Council 52nd Annual Meeting Jan. 27-29, Omni Hotel, San Diego, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Omni Hotel</span> <span class="locality">San Diego</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.715329">32° 42' 55.1844" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.157255">117° 9' 26.118" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.715329+-117.157255+%28%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> National Mastitis Council 52nd Annual Meeting Jan. 27-29, Omni Hotel, San Diego, Calif.</p> <p> The 2013 NMC Annual Meeting will follow the same format as 2012, beginning on a Sunday and ending Tuesday evening. When considering travel plans, it will be best to arrive Saturday or Sunday, depending on whether or not you are taking a short course or attending a committee meeting. Since the meeting ends Tuesday evening, it will be best to fly out of San Diego on Wednesday.</p> <p> <strong>Sunday, Jan. 27</strong></p> <p> Board of Directors meeting (morning and afternoon)</p> <p> Committee meetings (afternoon)</p> <p> Short courses (afternoon and evening)</p> <p> <strong>Monday, Jan. 28</strong></p> <p> Committee meetings (morning)</p> <p> Opening session (morning)</p> <p> General session (afternoon)</p> <p> Research and development summaries session (afternoon)</p> <p> Poster session (all day)</p> <p> Reception (evening)</p> <p> <strong>Tuesday, Jan. 29</strong></p> <p> Committee meetings (morning)</p> <p> General Session (morning)</p> <p> Award luncheon (noon)</p> <p> Featured symposium (afternoon)</p> <p> Short courses (evening)</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/national-mastitis-council-52nd-annual-meeting-jan-27-29-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/national-mastitis-council-52nd-annual-meeting-jan-27-29-san-diego#comments 32.715329 -117.157255 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:07:00 +0000 109631 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meeting Jan. 28, Richvale http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-jan-28-richvale <div class="node-body event-body">2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meetings; Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension; Richvale: Jan. 28, 8:30 am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Evangelical Church</span> <span class="locality">Richdale</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.995077">33° 59' 42.2772" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.972742">117° 58' 21.8712" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.995077+-117.972742+%28%2C+Richdale%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meetings; Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension</p> <p> <strong>4 Locations:</strong></p> <p> Richvale: Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m., Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale</p> <p> Yuba City: Jan. 28, 1 p.m., Veterans Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City</p> <p> Colusa: Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m., CIP Conference Room, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa</p> <p> Glenn: Feb. 5, 1 p.m., Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Highway 45, south of Glenn</p> <p> <strong>TIME:</strong> Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and meetings start at 9 am at Richvale and Colusa. Doors open at 1 p.m. and meetings start at 1:30 p.m. at Yuba City and Glenn.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-jan-28-richvale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-jan-28-richvale#comments 33.995077 -117.972742 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:27:00 +0000 116941 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meeting Jan. 28, Yuba City http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-jan-28-yuba-city <div class="node-body event-body">2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meetings; Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension; Yuba City: Jan. 28, 1 p.m., Veterans Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Veterans Hall</span> <span class="locality">Yuba City</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.140448">39° 8' 25.6128" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.616911">121° 37' 0.8796" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.140448+-121.616911+%28%2C+Yuba+City%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meetings; Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension</p> <p> <strong>4 Locations:</strong></p> <p> Richvale: Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m., Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale</p> <p> Yuba City: Jan. 28, 1 p.m., Veterans Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City</p> <p> Colusa: Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m., CIP Conference Room, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa</p> <p> Glenn: Feb. 5, 1 p.m., Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Highway 45, south of Glenn</p> <p> <strong>TIME:</strong> Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and meetings start at 9 am at Richvale and Colusa. Doors open at 1 p.m. and meetings start at 1:30 p.m. at Yuba City and Glenn.</p> <p> Yuba City Program &ndash; Jan. 28, 2013</p> <p> 1 p.m. Doors open, sign-in, coffee</p> <p> 1:30 p.m. Call meeting to order</p> <p> 1:35 p.m. Rice Research Board Nominations - Dana Dickey, Rice Research Board</p> <p> 1:45 p.m. Rice Pesticide and Regulatory Update &ndash; County Agricultural Commissioner</p> <p> 2 p.m. Overview of Recently Discovered Noxious Weeds in California Rice - Cass Mutters, UCCE</p> <p> 2:20 p.m. Management of Potassium in California Rice Systems &ndash; Bruce Linquist, UCD</p> <p> 2:50 p.m. Facts and Situation Status of Arsenic in Rice- Chris Greer, UCCE</p> <p> 3:10 p.m. &mdash; BREAK &mdash;</p> <p> 3:30 p.m. Aerodynamic Measurement of Rice Evapotranspiration &ndash; Richard Snyder/Honza Rejmanek, UCD</p> <p> 4 p.m. Update on Multiple-Herbicide Resistance Management - Albert Fischer, UCD</p> <p> 4:30 p.m. &mdash; ADJOURN &mdash;</p> <p> ****Applied for DPR and CCA CE credits****</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-jan-28-yuba-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-jan-28-yuba-city#comments 39.140448 -121.616911 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 116951 at http://westernfarmpress.com Flow Monitoring Workshop Jan. 29, El Centro http://westernfarmpress.com/flow-monitoring-workshop-jan-29-el-centro <div class="node-body event-body">Flow Monitoring Workshop Jan. 29, El Centro, Calif. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kathy Peterson by calling 888-440-4215 (x102) or <a href="mailto:kathy.peterson@maceusa.com">kathy.peterson@maceusa.com</a>.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Desert Research &amp; Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">El Centro</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.792000">32° 47' 31.2" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.563051">115° 33' 46.9836" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.792000+-115.563051+%28%2C+El+Centro%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Flow Monitoring Workshop Jan. 29, El Centro</p> <p> Date: Jan. 29, 2013</p> <p> Time: 9 a.m. - Noon</p> <p> Contact: Khaled Bali</p> <p> <strong>Event Details</strong></p> <p> MACE Flow Monitoring Workshop</p> <p> Where: UC Desert Research &amp; Extension Center; 1004 E. Holton Road; El Centro, CA 92243</p> <p> When: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013</p> <p> Time: 9 a.m. - Noon</p> <p> If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kathy Peterson by calling 888-440-4215 (x102) or <a href="mailto:kathy.peterson@maceusa.com ">kathy.peterson@maceusa.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/flow-monitoring-workshop-jan-29-el-centro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/flow-monitoring-workshop-jan-29-el-centro#comments 32.792000 -115.563051 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:18:00 +0000 116931 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day Jan. 30, Marysville http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-valley-cling-peach-day-jan-30-marysville <div class="node-body event-body">Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day Jan. 30, Marysville; Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Yuba County Government Building</span> <span class="locality">Marysville</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.145725">39° 8' 44.61" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.591355">121° 35' 28.878" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.145725+-121.591355+%28%2C+Marysville%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day Jan. 30, Marysville; Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013</p> <p> 8:15 a.m. - Noon / Lunch Noon - 12:45 p.m.</p> <p> (<em>Note: New Location</em>)</p> <p> Yuba County Government Building</p> <p> Wheatland-Marysville Room, 915 8th Street, Marysville, Calif., 95901</p> <p> <strong>Meeting Program</strong></p> <p> 8:15 a.m. &mdash; Registration Coffee and Danish, Courtesy of Syngenta</p> <p> 8:40 &mdash; Welcome Janine Hasey, UC Farm Advisor, Sutter-Yuba Counties</p> <p> <strong>Cultural Issues</strong></p> <p> Factors controlling fruit size, what went wrong in 2012?</p> <p> Ted DeJong, Pomologist, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>Pest Management</strong></p> <p> What&#39;s new in orchard weed management?</p> <p> Brad Hanson, Extension Weed Scientist, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>Update of laws and regulations</strong></p> <p> Jan Kendel, Ag Biologist, Sutter County Agricultural Dept.</p> <p> 10 &mdash; <strong>Break</strong></p> <p> 10:15 &mdash; California Cling Peach Board Nominations and Board Updates</p> <p> J.D. Allen, Sarb Johl (Chairman), Ginny Hair (Domestic Promotion Mgr)</p> <p> <strong>Pest Management</strong></p> <p> Optimal and economic management of foliar, blossom, and fruit diseases of peach</p> <p> Jim Adaskaveg, Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside</p> <p> <strong>A new peach disease</strong></p> <p> Janine Hasey, UC Farm Advisor, Sutter-Yuba counties</p> <p> Noon &mdash; <strong>Lunch</strong> &mdash; Mexican lunch provided by California Cling Peach Board</p> <p> Please RSVP to the Sutter/Yuba Extension office at (530) 822-7515 by Monday, Jan. 28, if you plan to stay for lunch. You may also fax to (530)673-5368 or email: <a href="mailto:mlsearcy@ucdavis.edu">mlsearcy@ucdavis.edu</a> to have your name put on the list for lunch.</p> <p> PCA and Private Applicator Credit Pending - 1.75 hours (.5 hour of regulations)</p> <p> CCA Credit Pending - 2.25 hours</p> <p> <em>A meeting note: You will not want to miss effective and economic disease and weed control strategies and find out possible factors leading to small fruit size in 2012.</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-valley-cling-peach-day-jan-30-marysville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-valley-cling-peach-day-jan-30-marysville#comments 39.145725 -121.591355 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:49:00 +0000 116901 at http://westernfarmpress.com CTGA 66th Annual Membership Meeting & 10th Exhibit Jan. 30, Modesto http://westernfarmpress.com/ctga-66th-annual-membership-meeting-10th-exhibit-jan-30-modesto <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CTGA 66th Annual Membership Meeting &amp; 10th Exhibit Jan. 30, Modesto.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Double Tree Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.639097">37° 38' 20.7492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.996878">120° 59' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.639097+-120.996878+%28%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> CTGA 66th Annual Membership Meeting &amp; 10th Exhibit Jan. 30, Modesto.</p> <p> Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013</p> <p> Double Tree Hotel - 1150 9th Street - Modesto, California</p> <p> <strong>Program</strong></p> <p> 7:30 a.m.: Registration, Continuing Education</p> <p> 8:05: Education begins</p> <p> 9: Exhibits Open Keynote Speaker &amp; Industry Speakers</p> <p> 9:30: Break - Visit Exhibits</p> <p> 9:45: Education resumes</p> <p> 11: Visit Exhibits</p> <p> Noon: CTGA Annual Meeting Luncheon</p> <p> Keynote Speaker &amp; Industry Speakers</p> <p> 2 p.m.: Last Opportunity to Visit Exhibits</p> <p> <a href="http://www.ctga.org/static/uploads/Exhibitor_Form_2013.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ctga.org/static/uploads/Exhibitor_Form_2013.pdf</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ctga-66th-annual-membership-meeting-10th-exhibit-jan-30-modesto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ctga-66th-annual-membership-meeting-10th-exhibit-jan-30-modesto#comments 37.639097 -120.996878 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:22:00 +0000 111171 at http://westernfarmpress.com 10th Annual Tehama Prune Day Feb. 8, Red Bluff http://westernfarmpress.com/10th-annual-tehama-prune-day-feb-8-red-bluff <div class="node-body event-body">10th Annual Tehama Prune Day Feb. 8, Red Bluff, Calif. Prune Day is a University of California Cooperative Extension Program designed to provide orchard information to growers, PCA’s and related agri-business people. Anyone interested in prune production is encouraged to attend. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Red Bluff Elks Lodge</span> <span class="locality">Red Bluff</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.178489">40° 10' 42.5604" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.235830">122° 14' 8.988" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.178489+-122.235830+%28%2C+Red+Bluff%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 10th Annual Tehama Prune Day Feb. 8; Red Bluff Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff, Calif.</p> <p> Prune Day is a University of California Cooperative Extension Program designed to provide orchard information to growers, PCA&rsquo;s and related agri-business people. Anyone interested in prune production is encouraged to attend. Handicapped facilities are available. 2.00 hours of PCA credit (1.5 hours other &amp; .5 hours laws/ regulations) has been requested. For more information, please call Richard Buchner or Cindy McClain at the Farm Advisors Office 527-3101.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong> (FRIDAY - FEB.Y 8, 2013; 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)</p> <p> 8:00 AM --- <strong>REGISTRATION </strong></p> <p> <em>- PCA and Private Applicator sign-ups </em></p> <p> <em>- Pick up Lunch Tickets </em></p> <p> - <em>Coffee and Doughnuts </em></p> <p> 8:30 AM --- <strong>HISTORY OF PRUNE PRODUCTION IN CALIFORNIA </strong></p> <p> <em>by Joe Connell&mdash;UCCE Farm Advisor, Butte County </em></p> <p> 9:00 AM --- <strong>MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF PRUNE APHIDS USING </strong></p> <p> <strong>SEX PHEROMONES </strong></p> <p> <em>by Emily Symmes&mdash;Entomology, UC Davis </em></p> <p> 9:30 AM --- <strong>WEED CONTROL AND RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT </strong></p> <p> <em>by Andrew Johnson&mdash;UCCE Almond Board of California Intern </em></p> <p> 10:00 AM --- <strong>TEHAMA COUNTY AG COMMISSIONER REGULATORY </strong></p> <p> <strong>PRESENTATION AND UPDAT</strong>E</p> <p> <em>by Doug Compton - Assistant Ag Commissioner </em></p> <p> 10:30 - 10:40 AM -- <strong><em>BREAK </em></strong>--</p> <p> 10:40 AM --- <strong>NITROGEN NUTRITION FOR PRUNE PRODUCTION </strong></p> <p> <em>by Richard Buchner&mdash;UCCE Farm Advisor, Tehama County </em></p> <p> 11:10 AM --- <strong>PRUNE DISEASE MANAGEMENT </strong></p> <p> <em>by Jim Adaskaveg&mdash;UCCE Plant Pathology &mdash;UC Riverside </em></p> <p> 11:40 AM --- <strong>PRUNE MARKETING UPDATE </strong></p> <p> <em>by Donn Zea&mdash;Director of the California Dried Plum Board </em></p> <p> 12:15 PM <em>--- </em><strong>BUFFET LUNCH </strong>- <em>Only by Prepaid Reservation </em></p> <p> <strong>QUESTION &amp; DISCUSSION PERIOD </strong></p> <p> The $15 registration covers lunch and meeting costs on a break-even basis.</p> <p> <strong><em>Register On-Line </em></strong><em>at: <a href="http://cetehama.ucanr.edu" target="_blank">cetehama.ucanr.edu</a> go to &#39;Orchard Crops&quot; -&quot;Upcoming Meetings&quot; </em></p> <p> CO-SPONSORED BY: <em>UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, TEHAMA COUNTY AG COMMISSIONER&rsquo;S OFFICE, CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM BOARD &amp; SUNSWEET GROWERS INC. </em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/10th-annual-tehama-prune-day-feb-8-red-bluff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/10th-annual-tehama-prune-day-feb-8-red-bluff#comments 40.178489 -122.235830 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:56:00 +0000 118621 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC Riverside Citrus Day For Industry Jan. 31 http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-riverside-citrus-day-industry-jan-31 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UC Riverside Citrus Day For Industry Jan. 31; Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; UCR Agricultural Operations, Riverside, Calif. Please join us for a Citrus field day designed for citrus growers and citrus industry representatives. Pending approval, we will be offering 3 hours of Other and 1 hour of Laws and Regs for California Continuing Education Credit for Pest Control Advisers (PCA).</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCR Agricultural Operations</span> <span class="locality">Riverside</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.953349">33° 57' 12.0564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.396156">117° 23' 46.1616" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.953349+-117.396156+%28%2C+Riverside%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; UCR Agricultural Operations, Riverside, Calif.</p> <p> Enter field from gate on west side of Canyon Crest Drive, south of Martin Luther King Blvd.</p> <p> Please join us for a Citrus field day designed for citrus growers and citrus industry representatives. Pending approval, we will be offering 3 hours of Other and 1 hour of Laws and Regs for California Continuing Education Credit for Pest Control Advisers (PCA).</p> <p> A separate Citrus Day for the general public will be announced in late January.</p> <p> Presentations, field tours and topics:</p> <p> &middot; Citrus Variety Collection tours of Mandarins and Sweet Oranges and Lemons and Citrus Relatives</p> <p> &middot; Citrus Scion Breeding program</p> <p> &middot; Phytophthora root rot and trunk decay</p> <p> &middot; Asian Citrus Psyllid - detection, monitoring, and control</p> <p> &middot; Givaudan Citrus Flavor Design and Development</p> <p> Barbeque Lunch and Short Lunch Time Presentation</p> <p> Registration is $15. Space is limited so register early.</p> <p> To register, please print the attached form or download the registration form at the UCR Citrus Variety Collection website: <a href="http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/" target="_blank">http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Register now; there will be no walk-in registrations. </strong></p> <p> To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Citrus Variety Collection Endowment fund or the Citrus Research Center &amp; Agricultural Experiment Station support fund go to the following link and select College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences then select the specific fund: <a href="https://advancementservices.ucr.edu/GivingForm.aspx" target="_blank">https://advancementservices.ucr.edu/GivingForm.aspx</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-riverside-citrus-day-industry-jan-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-riverside-citrus-day-industry-jan-31#comments 33.953349 -117.396156 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:55:00 +0000 117001 at http://westernfarmpress.com 19th Annual Tehama County Walnut Day Feb. 1, Red Bluff http://westernfarmpress.com/19th-annual-tehama-county-walnut-day-feb-1-red-bluff <div class="node-body event-body">The 19th annual Tehama County Walnut Day is set for 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road, in Red Bluff.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Red Bluff Elks Lodge</span> <span class="locality">Red Bluff</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.178489">40° 10' 42.5604" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.235830">122° 14' 8.988" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.178489+-122.235830+%28%2C+Red+Bluff%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 19th Annual Tehama County Walnut Day Feb. 1, Red Bluff, Calif.</p> <p> The 19th annual Tehama County Walnut Day is set for 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road, in Red Bluff.</p> <p> The $15 registration covers lunch and meeting costs on a break-even basis. Please register by Jan. 25 online at: <a href="http://cetehama.ucanr.edu/" target="_blank">cetehama.ucanr.edu</a>.</p> <p> Feb. 1, 2013</p> <p> 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.</p> <p> Red Bluff Elks Lodge</p> <p> 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff</p> <p> Directions: <em>Take Exit # 649 from I-5. Go West on Antelope Blvd towards Downtown Red Bluff.&nbsp; Turn Left onto Gilmore Road at Stop Light. The Elks Lodge&nbsp;will be&nbsp;located at the very end of Gilmore Road nestled between the Sacramento River and I-5.</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/19th-annual-tehama-county-walnut-day-feb-1-red-bluff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/19th-annual-tehama-county-walnut-day-feb-1-red-bluff#comments 40.178489 -122.235830 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:29:00 +0000 118211 at http://westernfarmpress.com New Mexico Chile Conference Feb. 4-5, Las Cruces http://westernfarmpress.com/new-mexico-chile-conference-feb-4-5-las-cruces <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2013 New Mexico Chile Conference Feb. 4-5, Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, hosted by NMSU's Chile Pepper Institute and features solutions for chile growers, processors and producers.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces</span> <span class="locality">Las Cruces</span>, <span class="region">NM</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.319940">32° 19' 11.784" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-106.763654">106° 45' 49.1544" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.319940+-106.763654+%28%2C+Las+Cruces%2C+NM%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2013 New Mexico Chile Conference Feb. 4-5, Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, hosted by NMSU&#39;s Chile Pepper Institute and features solutions for chile growers, processors and producers.</p> <p> Preregistration: $95 and must be postmarked by Jan. 25.</p> <p> Registration available online at <a href="http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/" target="_blank">http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org</a>, by phone, 575-646-3028; or by fax, 575-646-6041.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/new-mexico-chile-conference-feb-4-5-las-cruces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/new-mexico-chile-conference-feb-4-5-las-cruces#comments 32.319940 -106.763654 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:09:00 +0000 117011 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Irrigation Institute Conference Feb. 4-5, Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/california-irrigation-institute-conference-feb-4-5-sacramento <div class="node-body event-body"><p>California Irrigation Institute Conference Feb. 4-5, Sacramento: We invite you to attend the 2013 California Irrigation Institute Conference, "Embracing Innovation: The Next Generation" scheduled for Feb.4-5 in Sacramento.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sacramento</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.581572">38° 34' 53.6592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.494400">121° 29' 39.84" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.581572+-121.494400+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> California Irrigation Institute Conference Feb. 4-5, Sacramento: We invite you to attend the 2013 California Irrigation Institute Conference, &quot;Embracing Innovation: The Next Generation&quot; scheduled for Feb. 4-5 in Sacramento.</p> <p> Speakers at the conference&nbsp;will discuss the next generation of irrigation innovation,&nbsp;where does agriculture stand with nitrates and groundwater quality, and other issues.</p> <p> Building on the success of the past 50 years, the 2013 conference will again feature stimulating conversation, presentations, and plenty of local wines. &nbsp;</p> <p> The&nbsp;conference program is&nbsp;available at this&nbsp;link:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.caii.org/CII_2013_web.pdf"><u>http://www.caii.org/CII_2013_web.pdf</u></a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-irrigation-institute-conference-feb-4-5-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-irrigation-institute-conference-feb-4-5-sacramento#comments 38.581572 -121.494400 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:11:00 +0000 109261 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meeting Feb. 5, Colusa http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-feb-5-colusa <div class="node-body event-body">2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meetings; Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension; Colusa: Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m., CIP Conference Room, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">CIP Conference Room</span> <span class="locality">Colusa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.214334">39° 12' 51.6024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.009418">122° 0' 33.9048" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.214334+-122.009418+%28%2C+Colusa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meetings; Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension</p> <p> <strong>Locations:</strong></p> <p> Colusa: Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m., CIP Conference Room, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa</p> <p> Glenn: Feb. 5, 1 p.m., Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Highway 45, south of Glenn</p> <p> <strong>TIME:</strong> Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and meetings start at 9 a.m. at Colusa. Doors open at 1 p.m. and meetings start at 1:30 p.m. at Glenn.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-feb-5-colusa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-feb-5-colusa#comments 39.214334 -122.009418 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:38:00 +0000 116961 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC Davis Viticulture and Enology; On-the-Road in Sonoma, Feb. 5 http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-viticulture-and-enology-road-sonoma-feb-5 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>UC Davis Viticulture and Enology; On-the-Road in Sonoma Feb. 5, Santa Rosa. Speakers: Professors Doug Adams and Linda Bisson, and Anita Oberholster, Cooperative Extension Enology Specialist; UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Wells Fargo Center for the Arts</span> <span class="locality">Santa Rosa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.440467">38° 26' 25.6812" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.714431">122° 42' 51.9516" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.440467+-122.714431+%28%2C+Santa+Rosa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> UC Davis Viticulture and Enology; <em>On-the-Road in Sonoma</em> Feb. 5, Santa Rosa</p> <p> <em>Presented By: T</em>he Department of Viticulture &amp; Enology at UC Davis</p> <p> Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013</p> <p> <em>Time:</em>&nbsp;9 a.m. to 1 p.m.</p> <p> <em>Location:</em>&nbsp;Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa</p> <p> <em>Speaker</em>s: Professors Doug Adams and Linda Bisson, and Anita Oberholster, &nbsp;Cooperative Extension Enology Specialist; UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology.</p> <p> <em>Pre-registration required. </em>Registration opens January 2013.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-viticulture-and-enology-road-sonoma-feb-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-davis-viticulture-and-enology-road-sonoma-feb-5#comments 38.440467 -122.714431 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:11:00 +0000 117051 at http://westernfarmpress.com Grain sorghum contract meeting Feb. 5, Modesto http://westernfarmpress.com/grain-sorghum-contract-meeting-feb-5-modesto <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Chromatin will host a meeting Feb. 5 to introduce a grain sorghum production contracting program in California. The grower meeting will include details on Chromatin’s 2013 grain sorghum program, including seed options, contract terms, plus agronomic and grower protocol information.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">DoubleTree Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 1150 Ninth Street </div> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">95354</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.641554">37° 38' 29.5944" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.002624">121° 0' 9.4464" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.641554+-121.002624+%281150+Ninth+Street%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+95354%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Chromatin will host a meeting Feb. 5&nbsp;to introduce a grain sorghum production contracting program in California.</p> <p> The grower meeting will include details on Chromatin&rsquo;s 2013 grain sorghum program, including seed options, contract terms, plus agronomic and grower protocol information.</p> <p> Harvested grain sorghum would be delivered to participating ethanol plants for biofuel production, including Pacific Ethanol in Stockton, Aemetis in Keyes, and Calgren in Pixley.</p> <p> Contracting opportunities are available through Chromatin for grain sorghum planting in Spring 2013.&nbsp;</p> <p> The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 1150 Ninth St, Modesto&nbsp;from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.&nbsp;and includes lunch.</p> <p> For more information and to register for the event, go online to <a href="http://www.chromatininc.com/news%20or%20call%20559-310-1112" target="_blank"><u>www.chromatininc.com/news</u></a>&nbsp;or call (559) 310-1112.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grain-sorghum-contract-meeting-feb-5-modesto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grain-sorghum-contract-meeting-feb-5-modesto#comments 37.641554 -121.002624 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:19:00 +0000 118121 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meeting Feb. 5, Glenn http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-feb-5-glenn <div class="node-body event-body">2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meetings; Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension; Glenn: Feb. 5, 1 p.m., Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Highway 45, south of Glenn.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Glenn Pheasant Hall</span> <span class="locality">Glenn</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.521828">39° 31' 18.5808" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.013865">122° 0' 49.914" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.521828+-122.013865+%28%2C+Glenn%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2013 UCCE Annual Rice Grower Meetings; Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension</p> <p> <strong>Locations:</strong></p> <p> Colusa: Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m., CIP Conference Room, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa</p> <p> Glenn: Feb. 5, 1 p.m., Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Highway 45, south of Glenn</p> <p> <strong>TIME:</strong> Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and meetings start at 9 a.m. at Colusa. Doors open at 1 p.m. and meetings start at 1:30 p.m. at Glenn.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-feb-5-glenn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-ucce-annual-rice-grower-meeting-feb-5-glenn#comments 39.521828 -122.013865 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:41:00 +0000 116971 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sacramento River District Pear Research Meeting Feb. 6, Walnut Grove http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-river-district-pear-research-meeting-feb-6-walnut-grove <div class="node-body event-body">Sacramento River District Pear Research Meeting Feb. 6, Walnut Grove, Calif.; Walnut Grove Library Meeting Room, 14177 N. Market St., Walnut Grove, Calif., 95690.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Walnut Grove Library Meeting Room</span> <span class="locality">Walnut Grove</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.242137">38° 14' 31.6932" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.511620">121° 30' 41.832" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.242137+-121.511620+%28%2C+Walnut+Grove%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Sacramento River District Pear Research Meeting Feb. 6, Walnut Grove</p> <p> <strong>Walnut Grove Library Meeting Room</strong>, 14177 N. Market St., Walnut Grove, Calif., 95690.</p> <p> (Same building as Ag. Commissioner Office in Walnut Grove)</p> <p> (a wheelchair accessible facility)</p> <p> <strong>Schedule (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)</strong></p> <p> 8:00 Refreshments</p> <p> 8:25 Welcome and announcements</p> <p> 8:30 Evaluation of new bactericides for control of fire blight</p> <p> Jim Adaskaveg &ndash; UC Riverside</p> <p> 8:50 1. Identification of pear scab resistance; 2. Identification and control of pear canker diseases in California</p> <p> Doug Gubler, UC Davis Plant Pathology Dept.</p> <p> 9:30 Maintaining the UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines for Pears</p> <p> Tunyalee Martin, UC Integrated Pest Management Program</p> <p> 9:45 Optimizing puffers for control of codling moth: Reducing program costs without loss of efficacy</p> <p> Steve Welter, San Diego State University</p> <p> 10:05 Break</p> <p> 10:25 Integrated floor management in North Coast pear orchards</p> <p> John Roncoroni &ndash; UCCE North Coast</p> <p> 10:45 Evaluation of potential components of a fire blight IPM program; Evaluation of potential new size-controlling rootstocks for European pears</p> <p> Rachel Elkins &ndash; UCCE Lake &amp; Mendocino Counties</p> <p> 11:25 Improved media for micropropagation of dwarfing pear rootstocks</p> <p> Rachel Elkins (for Barbara Reed &ndash; USDA/ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, Ore.)</p> <p> 11:45 Dealing with on-farm food safety requirements and regulations</p> <p> Trevor Suslow, UC Davis Center for Produce Safety</p> <p> 12:05 Lunch</p> <p> 1:00 Optimizing fertilizer practices based on seasonal demand and supply &ndash; Final project summary</p> <p> Kitren Glozer &ndash; UC Davis</p> <p> 1:20 Growing the California pear sustainability story: Program implementation</p> <p> Cliff Ohmart &ndash; SureHarvest</p> <p> 1:40 Mapping of pear fruit locations using remote sensing technology</p> <p> Stavros Vougioukas &ndash; UC Davis Biological &amp; Agricultural Engineering</p> <p> 2:00 Adjourn</p> <p> <strong>Units applied for: </strong>3.6 hours Calif. Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and 2.5 hours Dept. Pesticide Regulation (DPR) units</p> <p> <strong>Sponsor:</strong> UCCE Sacramento, Calif. Pear Advisory Board, and the Pear Pest Mgmt. Research Fund</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-river-district-pear-research-meeting-feb-6-walnut-grove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sacramento-river-district-pear-research-meeting-feb-6-walnut-grove#comments 38.242137 -121.511620 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:46:00 +0000 118611 at http://westernfarmpress.com 48th Annual Sweet Potato Meeting Feb. 6, Merced http://westernfarmpress.com/48th-annual-sweet-potato-meeting-feb-6-merced <div class="node-body event-body">48th Annual Sweet Potato Meeting Feb. 6, Merced; UCCE Classroom; 2145 Wardrobe Ave.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UCCE Classroom</span> <span class="locality">Merced</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.302163">37° 18' 7.7868" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.482968">120° 28' 58.6848" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.302163+-120.482968+%28%2C+Merced%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 48th Annual Sweet Potato Meeting Feb. 6, Merced; UCCE Classroom; 2145 Wardrobe Ave.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 8 a.m. &mdash; Signing in, coffee, and muffins; Courtesy of Yosemite Farm Credit</p> <p> 8:30: Scott Stoddard. Summary of production research: Scurf fungicide trial and field fumigation evaluation of C35 and 1,3-D + metam rates and combinations.</p> <p> 9: Sean Runyan, Deputy Merced County Agriculture Commissioner. Reminder about the upcoming metam meeting and other updates..</p> <p> 9:15: Brian Hegland, Dow AgroScience. Telone availability for 2013 and update on Pic label process, regulations, and impacts on Telone.</p> <p> 9:45: Break</p> <p> 10: Scott Stoddard. Variety trials, L-04-175 red yam trial, and 3 yr irrigation trial summary.</p> <p> 10:30: Perry Klassen, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition. Update on new groundwater and nitrogen regulations.</p> <p> 11: Hicham ElTal, Merced Irrigation District. Water availability outlook and current status of state activities impacting future deliveries.</p> <p> 11:40: Industry survey, food safety update, comments and questions.</p> <p> Noon: Lunch (pork loin &amp; sweetpotatoes by Arnold&rsquo;s Catering); Courtesy of Lonnie Slaton with Simplot</p> <p> 1:00 p.m.: Sweet Potato Council business meeting.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/48th-annual-sweet-potato-meeting-feb-6-merced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/48th-annual-sweet-potato-meeting-feb-6-merced#comments 37.302163 -120.482968 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:50:00 +0000 116981 at http://westernfarmpress.com Risk Management Workshop Feb. 19, Moreno Valley http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-19-moreno-valley <div class="node-body event-body"><p>AgriLogic Consulting, LLC will be hosting an educational workshop for local Hispanic, women, and new agricultural producers, in coordination with the USDA Risk Management Agency and the University of California Cooperative Extension, Riverside County on Feb. 19, 2013.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Riverside County Cooperative Extension Office</span> <span class="locality">Moreno Valley</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.942466">33° 56' 32.8776" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.229672">117° 13' 46.8192" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.942466+-117.229672+%28%2C+Moreno+Valley%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> AgriLogic Consulting, LLC will be hosting an educational workshop for local Hispanic, women, and new agricultural producers, in coordination with the USDA Risk Management Agency and the University of California Cooperative Extension, Riverside County on Feb. 19, 2013.</p> <p> This risk management workshop will be held at the Riverside County Cooperative Extension office, located at 21150 Box Springs Road, Suite 202, Moreno Valley, Calif., 92557. &nbsp;Risk management topics will include: decision support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, record keeping, identification of risk bearing ability and tolerance, and Food Safety and Good Agricultural Practices program development (USDA-GAP).</p> <p> The workshop is open to all types of agricultural producers with a special emphasis on Hispanic, women and beginning producers, as well as industry representatives and students pursuing a career in agriculture.&nbsp; Sign-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the program will run from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.&nbsp; There is no cost to attend.</p> <p> For more information, visit <a href="http://www.farmriskonline.com/" target="_blank">www.farmriskonline.com</a>, and view the schedule below for more workshop opportunities. To RSVP contact Rafael Costa at (913) 982-3963 or by email at <a href="mailto:rcosta@agrilogic.com">rcosta@agrilogic.com</a>. This workshop is made possible in part through a cooperative partnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-19-moreno-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-19-moreno-valley#comments 33.942466 -117.229672 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:32:00 +0000 119261 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Certified Crop Adviser’s Annual Meeting Feb. 7, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/california-certified-crop-adviser-s-annual-meeting-feb-7-visalia <div class="node-body event-body"><p>California Certified Crop Adviser’s Annual Meeting Feb. 7, Visalia, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Visalia Marriott</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.330228">36° 19' 48.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.292059">119° 17' 31.4124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.330228+-119.292059+%28%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> WHAT: California Certified Crop Adviser&rsquo;s Annual Meeting</p> <p> WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 8 a.m. &ndash; 9:45 a.m.</p> <p> WHERE: Visalia Marriott, Sequoia A, 300 South Court, Visalia, Calif.</p> <p> <strong>PROGRAM</strong></p> <p> 8 a.m. &ndash; 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Update on California CCA Program &ndash; Mike Huffman, Vice Chairman</p> <p> 8:15 &ndash; 8:45 The International CCA Program and Nutrient Management &ndash; Amy Asmus, Chairman, ICCA</p> <p> 8:45 &ndash; 9:15 Southern San Joaquin Valley Water Quality and CCAs &ndash; Rick Hoelzel, Manager of Water Resources, Kings River Conservation District</p> <p> 9:15 &ndash; 9:45 Discussion on California CCA Program &ndash; Nat Dellavalle, Richard Rosecrance, CaCCA Board Members</p> <p> 1.5 CCA CEU &ndash; Nutrient Management.</p> <p> <strong>No cost</strong> &ndash; On site registration only</p> <p> INFO: Contact Steven Beckley, (916)539-4107, <a href="mailto:sbeckley@aol.com">sbeckley@aol.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-certified-crop-adviser-s-annual-meeting-feb-7-visalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-certified-crop-adviser-s-annual-meeting-feb-7-visalia#comments 36.330228 -119.292059 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:14:00 +0000 117461 at http://westernfarmpress.com 42nd annual California ASA Plant and Soil Conference Feb. 7-8, Visalia http://westernfarmpress.com/42nd-annual-california-asa-plant-and-soil-conference-feb-7-8-visalia <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 42nd annual California ASA Plant and Soil Conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Visalia, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Marriott Hotel and Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Visalia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.330228">36° 19' 48.8208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.292059">119° 17' 31.4124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.330228+-119.292059+%28%2C+Visalia%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 42nd annual California ASA Plant and Soil Conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Visalia, Calif.&nbsp; Sponsored by the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy and the California Certified Crop Advisors, the conference will focus on current agronomic topics that are of importance to growers, consultants, suppliers, educators and governmental organizations.</p> <p> The theme of this year&rsquo;s general session is &ldquo;Keeping California Agriculture Proactive and Innovative&rdquo; with speakers from the agriculture industry and research institutions.</p> <p> The conference includes technical sessions on a wide range of topics including:</p> <ul> <li> Plant nutrition and management</li> <li> Soil salinity and water quality</li> <li> Water management</li> <li> Pest management</li> <li> Dairy management issues</li> <li> Crop production and mechanization</li> </ul> <p> A poster session including submissions from students and professionals will be featured at a reception with wine and hors d&rsquo;oeuvres at the end of the first conference day.&nbsp; Continuing education credit will be available for Pest Control Advisors and Certified Crop Advisors.</p> <p> A detailed program for the 2013 conference, along with the registration and continuing education credit information, is available at the California ASA website <a href="http://calasa.ucdavis.edu/" target="_blank">http://calasa.ucdavis.edu</a>.&nbsp; &nbsp;For more Information, contact Dave Goorahoo at <a href="mailto:dgooraho@csufresno.edu">dgooraho@csufresno.edu</a> or (559) 278-8448or Allan Fulton, ASA California Chapter President UC Cooperative Extension at <a href="mailto:aefulton@ucanr.edu">aefulton@ucanr.edu</a> or (530) 527-3101.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/42nd-annual-california-asa-plant-and-soil-conference-feb-7-8-visalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/42nd-annual-california-asa-plant-and-soil-conference-feb-7-8-visalia#comments 36.330228 -119.292059 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:35:00 +0000 114461 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Garlic and Onion Symposium 2013 Feb. 11, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/california-garlic-and-onion-symposium-2013-feb-11-tulare <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The University of California Allium Workgroup &amp; California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board present the California Garlic and Onion Symposium 2013 Feb. 11, Tulare.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Agriculture Building Auditorium, UCCE</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The University of California Allium Workgroup &amp; California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board present the California Garlic and Onion Symposium 2013 Feb. 11. The symposium will feature the latest research results.</p> <p> <strong>Monday - Feb. 11, 2013</strong></p> <p> Agriculture Building Auditorium; UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare County - 4437 S. Laspina Street in Tulare (Directly across the street from the World Ag Expo.)</p> <p> <strong>Time:</strong> 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m</p> <p> There is no cost for this meeting. PLEASE CALL and LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING SO WE CAN PLAN FOR LUNCH! Michelle Le Strange (559) 684-3300</p> <p> CE hours requested from DPR and CCA</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/california-garlic-and-onion-symposium-2013-feb-11-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/california-garlic-and-onion-symposium-2013-feb-11-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:34:00 +0000 118151 at http://westernfarmpress.com World Ag Expo Feb. 12-14, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/world-ag-expo-feb-12-14-tulare <div class="node-body event-body">World Ag Expo is the world's largest annual agricultural exposition. More than 1,400 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space. Free seminars focus on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">International Agri-Center</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> World Ag Expo is the world&#39;s largest annual agricultural exposition.&nbsp; More than 1,400 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space.&nbsp; Free seminars focus on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <strong>International Agri-Center</strong><br /> 4500 South Laspina Street<br /> Tulare, CA 93274 [<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4450+South+Laspina+Street,+Tulare,+CA+93274&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=4450+S+Laspina+St,+Tulare,+California+93274&amp;gl=us&amp;z=16" rel="external" target="_blank">map</a>]</p> <p> <strong>Cost</strong><br /> $12 General Admission</p> <p> <strong>Hours</strong><br /> Tuesday &amp; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br /> Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Contact</strong><br /> Phone: (800) 999-9186 or (559) 688-1030<br /> Fax: (559) 688-5527<br /> Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@farmshow.org">info@farmshow.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/world-ag-expo-feb-12-14-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/world-ag-expo-feb-12-14-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:53:00 +0000 112761 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water & Energy Efficiency in Vineyards & Wineries Feb. 13, Clarksburg http://westernfarmpress.com/water-energy-efficiency-vineyards-wineries-feb-13-clarksburg <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Water &amp; Energy Efficiency in Vineyards &amp; Wineries Feb. 13, Clarksburg, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Old Sugar Mill</span> <span class="locality">Clarksburg</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.419840">38° 25' 11.424" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.529403">121° 31' 45.8508" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.419840+-121.529403+%28%2C+Clarksburg%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Water &amp; Energy Efficiency in Vineyards &amp; Wineries Feb. 13, Clarksburg</p> <p> <strong>Date</strong>: Feb. 13, 2013</p> <p> <strong>Time:</strong><span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span>8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (registration opens at 8 a.m.)</p> <p> <strong>Location:</strong><span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span>The Old Sugar Mill; 35265 Willow Avenue; Clarksburg, Calif., 95612</p> <p> To register, please visit: <a href="https://wineinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/q7x0z9/" target="_blank">https://wineinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/q7x0z9/</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Questions:</strong><span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span>Contact Kate Venugopal at <a href="mailto:kvenugopal@wineinstitute.org">kvenugopal@wineinstitute.org</a> or 415-356-7544</p> <p> <strong>For more information</strong>, please visit: <a href="http://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/workshopcalendar.php" target="_blank">www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/workshopcalendar.php</a>.</p> <p> <strong>The workshop will cover:</strong></p> <p> &bull; A comprehensive overview to PG&amp;E&rsquo;s services and resources for vineyard and winery customers.</p> <p> &bull; Electricity Management tools to help increase energy efficiency and save money.</p> <p> &bull; Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) for the vineyard and winery.</p> <p> &bull; Time Varying Pricing and what you need to know to minimize high demand charges.</p> <p> Continental breakfast and lunch included.</p> <p> Co‐sponsored by: California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and PG&amp;E</p> <p> Partnering organizations: Clarksburg Wine Growers &amp; Vintners Association, Wine Institute and California Association of Winegrape Growers</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/water-energy-efficiency-vineyards-wineries-feb-13-clarksburg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/water-energy-efficiency-vineyards-wineries-feb-13-clarksburg#comments 38.419840 -121.529403 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:50:00 +0000 119291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Ag Warriors Benefit Feb. 13, Tulare http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-warriors-benefit-feb-13-tulare <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Oliver L. North will be the keynote speaker at the Ag Warriors Benefit on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">International Agri Center</span> <span class="locality">Tulare</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.207729">36° 12' 27.8244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.347338">119° 20' 50.4168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.207729+-119.347338+%28%2C+Tulare%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Oliver L. North, a combat decorated Marine, <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author, small business founder, columnist and host of &quot;War Stories&quot; on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at the Ag Warriors Benefit on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.</p> <p> The Benefit will support the International Agri-Center&#39;s Ag Warriors program. The program responds to the need to assist veterans in finding long-term employment. Through Ag Warriors, veterans can access resources to connect with employers, schools and other programs with the goal of securing careers in the agriculture industry.</p> <p> &quot;Since its launch at World Ag Expo earlier this year, Ag Warriors has stayed true to its mission of linking returning veterans with rewarding, sustainable careers in agriculture,&quot; said Sinift. &quot;The 2013 Benefit will help the International Agri-Center carry on the good work of the Ag Warriors program and continue assisting veterans and the agriculture community.&quot;</p> <p> Tickets will be available for purchase at <a href="http://www.InternationalAgriCenter.org" target="_blank">www.InternationalAgriCenter.org</a>&nbsp;beginning Nov. 1.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-warriors-benefit-feb-13-tulare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/ag-warriors-benefit-feb-13-tulare#comments 36.207729 -119.347338 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:22:00 +0000 108251 at http://westernfarmpress.com 43rd Annual Quad-County Walnut Institute Feb. 14, Modesto http://westernfarmpress.com/43rd-annual-quad-county-walnut-institute-feb-14-modesto <div class="node-body event-body"><p>43rd Annual Quad-County Walnut Institute Feb. 14, Modesto; Harvest Hall, Stanislaus County Ag Center; Corner of Crows Landing and Service Roads.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Harvest Hall, Stanislaus County Ag Center</span> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.639097">37° 38' 20.7492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.996878">120° 59' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.639097+-120.996878+%28%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 43rd Annual Quad-County Walnut Institute Feb. 14, Modesto; Harvest Hall, Stanislaus County Ag Center; Corner of Crows Landing and Service Roads.</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> <strong>8:00 The State of the Walnut Industry: Report of the California Marketing Board and the California Walnut Commission</strong></p> <p> Dennis Balint, Executive Director, CWB and CEO, CWC</p> <p> <strong>8:30 Managing Blight: What happened last year? What to do this year.</strong></p> <p> Jim Adaskaveg, Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside</p> <p> <strong>9:00 Irrigation Management Tools for Developing Orchards</strong></p> <p> Allan Fulton, UCCE Soils and Water Farm Advisor, Tehama County</p> <p> <strong>9:30 Updated Weed Management Strategies</strong></p> <p> Brad Hanson, UCCE Weed Specialist, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>10:00 Break</strong></p> <p> <strong>10:15 Controlling Walnut Husk Fly</strong></p> <p> Bob Van Steenwyk, UC Extension Entomologist, UC Berkeley</p> <p> <strong>10:45 Performance of New Walnut Varieties</strong></p> <p> Chuck Leslie, Director, UC Walnut Improvement Program, UC Davis</p> <p> <strong>11:15 Farm Advisor Local Trial Updates</strong></p> <p> Janet Caprile, Contra Costa County</p> <p> Joe Grant, San Joaquin County</p> <p> David Doll, Merced County</p> <p> <strong>11:45 Guidelines on Nitrogen Management in Walnuts</strong></p> <p> Kathy Kelley Anderson, UCCE Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County</p> <p> 2 hours of Continuing Education Hours Pending</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/43rd-annual-quad-county-walnut-institute-feb-14-modesto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/43rd-annual-quad-county-walnut-institute-feb-14-modesto#comments 37.639097 -120.996878 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:55:00 +0000 118031 at http://westernfarmpress.com Risk Management Workshop Feb. 14, San Luis Obispo http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-14-san-luis-obispo <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Risk Management Workshop Feb. 14, San Luis Obispo: All Hispanic, women, new agricultural producers and interested parties are cordially invited to one of the following risk management workshops which will cover decisions support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, food safety and other risk management related topics.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Luis Obispo County Cooperative Extension</span> <span class="locality">San Luis Obispo</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.282752">35° 16' 57.9072" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.659616">120° 39' 34.6176" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.282752+-120.659616+%28%2C+San+Luis+Obispo%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> All Hispanic, women, new agricultural producers and interested parties are cordially invited to one of the following risk management workshops which will cover decisions support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, food safety and other risk management related topics.<br /> <br /> Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> San Luis Obispo County Cooperative Extension; 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.; 2156 Sierra Way, Suite C; San Luis Obispo, Calif., 93401.</p> <p> RSVP/Questions: Rafael Costa; (913) 982-3963<br /> <br /> If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide comments, please contact Cheyenne Xia: <a href="mailto:cxia@agrilogic.com">cxia@agrilogic.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-14-san-luis-obispo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-14-san-luis-obispo#comments 35.282752 -120.659616 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:18:00 +0000 119231 at http://westernfarmpress.com Developing Food Products: Laws and Regulations webinar Feb. 14 http://westernfarmpress.com/developing-food-products-laws-and-regulations-webinar-feb-14 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Developing Food Products: Laws and Regulations webinar Feb. 14: Some farmers have or are considering developing value-added food products. Food laws and regulations can be difficult to navigate. Many states in the West have enacted laws that allow some processing of food products in home.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Internet</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Developing Food Products: Laws and Regulations webinar Feb. 14</p> <p> <strong>Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Time: 12:00 Eastern/11:00 Central/10:00 Mountain/9:00 Pacific</strong></p> <p> Some farmers have or are considering developing value-added food products. Food laws and regulations can be difficult to navigate. Many states in the West have enacted laws that allow some processing of food products in home.</p> <p> Presenter: Karin Allen (Utah State University)</p> <p> <strong>Presentation Topics:</strong></p> <p> * Options for food processing including in-home processing</p> <p> * Food safety issues and labeling laws for small businesses</p> <p> * Additional resources available</p> <p> How to Join? Please join the webinar site by clicking on: <a href="http://msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimes " target="_blank">http://msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimes&nbsp;</a></p> <p> Webinar Sponsors: The Webinar is sponsored by the <strong>USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach</strong>.</p> <p> Test Your Conectivity: We strongly encourage you to test your computer internet connectivity prior to the scheduled meeting time. Follow the link to test your computer at: <a href="http://msuextensionconnect.org/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm " target="_blank">http://msuextensionconnect.org/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm&nbsp;</a></p> <p> Point your browser to <a href="http://AgInUncertainTimes.FarmManagement.org" target="_blank">AgInUncertainTimes.FarmManagement.org</a> for additional details and to log in.</p> <p> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001_LbSn9f2ZkZ5gax4fi8iU061IQuJptXFvTt_7_nliUJgbgHx3KVj3yYeMWoC9C5fPhkIxcJikXrHVlwk4Bg1GLOVsfgcetab_zV0suPAxDxDjUZesRJyUlaie6WBX0oXEVv2QbR2Gn9BXgj0IUuL1-t2kiMuxgPAko-H4PiLVgHEWwlL6-nTTeMiP7EY2hx0" target="_blank">Informational Flyer in English</a></p> <p> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001_LbSn9f2ZkZI5ZfdZUTJuaVWP1F_1dYvnkxo-lcPKmv3vcUErFNm3UKElRB_sGR6VcR26qkc8XVm5cmPC__xfILaEMCqKaDmRcCheRFgKSN_GzBF5SaZ3GAytNdQU50ZW_8ThWx8chLUudOqRuJvSqdBjb681YKsgbiIQ6586LJJ7JWVtLzRMADwwo6ppkoP" target="_blank">Informational Flyer in Spanish</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/developing-food-products-laws-and-regulations-webinar-feb-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/developing-food-products-laws-and-regulations-webinar-feb-14#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:53:00 +0000 119711 at http://westernfarmpress.com North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day Feb. 15, Modesto http://westernfarmpress.com/north-san-joaquin-valley-almond-day-feb-15-modesto <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2013 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day Feb. 15, Modesto; Martin Peterson Event Center; 720 12th Street, Modesto, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Martin Peterson Event Center</span> <span class="locality">Modesto</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.639097">37° 38' 20.7492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.996878">120° 59' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.639097+-120.996878+%28%2C+Modesto%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2013 North San Joaquin Valley Almond Day Feb. 15, Modesto; Martin Peterson Event Center; 720 12th Street, Modesto, Calif.</p> <p> 7:30 a.m. Registration</p> <p> Noon: Adjourns</p> <p> 2.0 hours of Continuing Education credit; 0.5 hours of Laws &amp; Regs; 3.0 CCA hours.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/north-san-joaquin-valley-almond-day-feb-15-modesto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/north-san-joaquin-valley-almond-day-feb-15-modesto#comments 37.639097 -120.996878 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:37:00 +0000 118011 at http://westernfarmpress.com Risk Management Workshop Feb. 15, Buellton http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-15-buellton <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Risk Management Workshop Feb. 15, Buellton: All Hispanic, women, new agricultural producers and interested parties are cordially invited to one of the following risk management workshops which will cover decisions support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, food safety and other risk management related topics.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau</span> <span class="locality">Buellton</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.613597">34° 36' 48.9492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.192651">120° 11' 33.5436" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.613597+-120.192651+%28%2C+Buellton%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> All Hispanic, women, new agricultural producers and interested parties are cordially invited to one of the following risk management workshops which will cover decisions support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, food safety and other risk management related topics.<br /> <br /> Friday, Feb. 15, 2013; Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau; 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.; 180 Industrial Way, Buellton, Calif., 93427.</p> <p> RSVP/Questions: Rafael Costa; (913) 982-3963<br /> <br /> If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide comments, please contact Cheyenne Xia: <a href="mailto:cxia@agrilogic.com">cxia@agrilogic.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-15-buellton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-15-buellton#comments 34.613597 -120.192651 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:25:00 +0000 119241 at http://westernfarmpress.com Risk Management Workshop Feb. 18, Santa Paula http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-18-santa-paula <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Risk Management Workshop Feb. 18, Santa Paula: All Hispanic, women, new agricultural producers and interested parties are cordially invited to one of the following risk management workshops which will cover decisions support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, food safety and other risk management related topics.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ventura County Hansen Agricultural Research &amp; Extension Center</span> <span class="locality">Santa Paula</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.354166">34° 21' 14.9976" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-119.059271">119° 3' 33.3756" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.354166+-119.059271+%28%2C+Santa+Paula%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> All Hispanic, women, new agricultural producers and interested parties are cordially invited to one of the following risk management workshops which will cover decisions support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, food safety and other risk management related topics.<br /> <br /> Thursday, Feb. 18, 2013&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Monday, Feb. 18, 2013; Ventura County Hansen Agricultural Research &amp; Extension Center; 8:30 -11:30 a.m.; 14292 W. Telegraph Road; Santa Paula, Calif., 93060; (Enter on Briggs Road).</p> <p> RSVP/Questions: Rafael Costa; (913) 982-3963<br /> <br /> If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide comments, please contact Cheyenne Xia: <a href="mailto:cxia@agrilogic.com">cxia@agrilogic.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-18-santa-paula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-18-santa-paula#comments 34.354166 -119.059271 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:27:00 +0000 119251 at http://westernfarmpress.com American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference Feb. 18-20, San Diego http://westernfarmpress.com/american-pistachio-growers-annual-conference-feb-18-20-san-diego <div class="node-body event-body"><p>American Pistachio Growers' conference is Feb. 18-20, 2013 in San Diego, Calif.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif.</span> <div class="street-address"> 1 Market Place </div> <span class="locality">San Diego</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">92101</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.709717">32° 42' 34.9812" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.168664">117° 10' 7.1904" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.709717+-117.168664+%281+Market+Place%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA%2C+92101%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The American Pistachio Growers organization will hold its sixth annual conference Feb. 18-20, 2013&nbsp;at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, Calif.</p> <p> The three-day event will include association and industry updates, plus a wide range of information for pistachio growers, processors, consultants, suppliers, and governmental organizations.</p> <p> The conference is for current APG members. Registration is also available for future members.</p> <p> Tentative 2013&nbsp;conference schedule:</p> <p> <strong><u>Monday, Feb. 18</u></strong></p> <p> APG Golf Classic - Coronado Golf Course</p> <p> 5:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception</p> <p> <strong><u>Tuesday, Feb. 19</u></strong></p> <p> 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Pistachio PAC Breakfast</p> <p> 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Keynote speaker and program presentations</p> <p> 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Buffet luncheon</p> <p> 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Educational workshops</p> <p> 6:30 p.m. &ndash; Gala aboard the USS Midway</p> <p> <strong><u>Wednesday, Feb. 20</u></strong></p> <p> 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Presentations</p> <p> 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - APG Chef Challenge II</p> <p> For more information, go to the APG website, <a href="http://www.AmericanPistachios.org" target="_blank">www.AmericanPistachios.org</a>, or call the APG office at (559) 475-0435.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/american-pistachio-growers-annual-conference-feb-18-20-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/american-pistachio-growers-annual-conference-feb-18-20-san-diego#comments 32.709717 -117.168664 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:42:00 +0000 115481 at http://westernfarmpress.com South Sacramento Valley Winter Almond Meeting Feb. 19, Arbuckle http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-winter-almond-meeting-feb-19-arbuckle <div class="node-body event-body">South Sacramento Valley Winter Almond Meeting Feb. 19, Arbuckle, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Arbuckle Golf Course </span> <span class="locality">Arbuckle</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.017396">39° 1' 2.6256" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.057748">122° 3' 27.8928" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.017396+-122.057748+%28%2C+Arbuckle%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>South Sacramento Valley Winter Almond Meeting Feb. 19, Arbuckle</strong></p> <p> <strong>Arbuckle Golf Course </strong></p> <p> <strong>Feb. 19, 2013 </strong></p> <p> 2 hours of PCA CE requested (0.5 hrs Laws &amp; Reg; 1.5 hrs &ldquo;Other&rdquo;)</p> <p> 2.5 hours of CCA CE hours requested (1 hour Nutrient Man.; 1.5 hours IPM; 0.5 hrs Crop Man.)</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> &bull; 8:00 a.m. Sign-in and Coffee</p> <p> &bull; 8:30 Nickels almond trial updates: pruning, rootstocks, and NP pollinator varieties.</p> <p> <em>Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties </em></p> <p> &bull; 9:00 Navel orangeworm management in the Sacramento Valley.</p> <p> <em>Dr. Frank Zalom, Entomology Department, UC Davis </em></p> <p> &bull; 9:30 Herbicide resistance, biology, and current weed management research.</p> <p> <em>Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis </em></p> <p> &bull; 10:00 Weed management and control - <em>Dr. Brad Hanson, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis </em></p> <p> &bull; 10:30 -- Break</p> <p> &bull; 10:45 Ag Commissioner update - <em>Jack DeWit, Colusa County Ag Commissioner&rsquo;s Office </em></p> <p> &bull; 11:15 Nitrogen management in almond: what have we learned?</p> <p> <em>Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties </em></p> <p> &bull; 11:45 New spring leaf sampling program for almond - <em>Sebastian Saa, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis </em></p> <p> &bull; 12:15 Adjourn</p> <p> <strong>Please note: </strong>PCA scantron sheets will not be accepted and PA certificates of attendance will not be available until you are leaving the meeting.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-winter-almond-meeting-feb-19-arbuckle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-winter-almond-meeting-feb-19-arbuckle#comments 39.017396 -122.057748 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:24:00 +0000 118201 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC Soil Fertility Short Course Feb. 19, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-soil-fertility-short-course-feb-19-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body">If you missed the February 2012 and November 2012 courses, be sure to sign up for this one. The UC Soil Fertility Short Course will be repeated on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at the Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center, UC Davis.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Buehler Alumni &amp; Visitor Center</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> If you missed the February 2012 and November 2012 courses, be sure to sign up for this one. The UC Soil Fertility Short Course will be repeated on <strong>Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 </strong>at the Buehler Alumni &amp; Visitor Center, UC Davis.</p> <p> (This event is FULL. If you would like to be placed on a WAIT LIST for this event, and to receive notification of a cancellation or the next Soil Fertility Short Course, please <a href="https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=9671" target="_blank"><strong>CLICK HERE</strong></a>.)</p> <p> 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m.</p> <p> Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013</p> <p> Location: Buehler Alumni &amp; Visitor Center, UC Davis</p> <p> The UC Vegetable Research &amp; Information Center (VRIC) will sponsor the UC Soil Fertility Short Course on <strong>Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 </strong>at the Buehler Alumni &amp; Visitor Center, UC Davis. The short course will focus on the practical aspects of soil fertility management in an era of escalating fertilizer costs and increasing government regulation of nutrient inputs for environmental water quality protection. The topics covered will include getting the maximum value from soil testing, interpretation of laboratory soil test results, comparing fertilizer sources, developing crop nutrient management plans, and fertilizer management and environmental protection.</p> <p> Although the focus will be on nutrient management in annual cropping systems, much of the material presented will be relevant to perennial crops as well. The course will not directly address organic fertility management issues, but organic growers may still benefit from attending; the majority of day will be spent covering basic soil fertility concepts, which are equally applicable to organic and conventional production. The content will be geared toward commercial scale production, and will assume a general knowledge of soil science; this course is not appropriate for home gardeners.</p> <p> The program is intended for growers, certified crop advisers (CCA), pest control advisers, government agency personnel, and others involved in fertility management planning. Take advantage of the early-bird registration fee ($150.) The fee goes up on Jan. 31 to $175. The registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and study materials. UC Farm Advisors can attend at the special rate of $90.</p> <p> Cooperative Extension specialists <strong>Tim Hartz </strong>(vegetable crops) and <strong>Stu Pettygrove </strong>(soils) are the instructors.</p> <p> The course is approved for California CCA continuing education credits.</p> <p> More information, visit the VRIC website (<a href="http://vric.ucdavis.edu" target="_blank">http://vric.ucdavis.edu</a>).</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-soil-fertility-short-course-feb-19-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/uc-soil-fertility-short-course-feb-19-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:56:00 +0000 116911 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2013 Sonoma County Grape Day Feb. 20, Santa Rosa http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-sonoma-county-grape-day-feb-20-santa-rosa <div class="node-body event-body">2013 Sonoma County Grape Day Feb. 20, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, Calif.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Wells Fargo Center for the Arts</span> <span class="locality">Santa Rosa</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.440467">38° 26' 25.6812" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.714431">122° 42' 51.9516" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.440467+-122.714431+%28%2C+Santa+Rosa%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>2013 Sonoma County Grape Day</strong></p> <p> <em>Presented By: </em>UC Cooperative Extension</p> <p> <em>Date:</em>&nbsp;Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013</p> <p> <em>Time:</em>&nbsp;8 a.m. to Noon</p> <p> <em>Location:</em>&nbsp;Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa</p> <p> <em><strong><a href="http://cesonoma.ucanr.edu/viticulture717/Grape_Day/" target="_blank">Pre-registration required</a></strong>.</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-sonoma-county-grape-day-feb-20-santa-rosa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-sonoma-county-grape-day-feb-20-santa-rosa#comments 38.440467 -122.714431 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:14:00 +0000 117061 at http://westernfarmpress.com Risk Management Workshop Feb. 20, San Diego http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-20-san-diego <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Risk Management Workshop Feb. 20, San Diego: All Hispanic, women, new agricultural producers and interested parties are cordially invited to one of the following risk management workshops which will cover decisions support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, food safety and other risk management related topics.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Diego County Cooperative Extension</span> <span class="locality">San Diego</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.715329">32° 42' 55.1844" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.157255">117° 9' 26.118" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.715329+-117.157255+%28%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> All Hispanic, women, new agricultural producers and interested parties are cordially invited to one of the following risk management workshops which will cover decisions support tools, specialty crop insurance, enterprise budget development, financial planning, food safety and other risk management related topics.</p> <p> Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013; San Diego County Cooperative Extension; 1:30 -4:30 p.m.; 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201; San Diego, Calif.,&nbsp; 92123.</p> <p> RSVP/Questions: Rafael Costa; (913) 982-3963</p> <p> If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide comments, please contact Cheyenne Xia: <a href="mailto:cxia@agrilogic.com">cxia@agrilogic.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-20-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/risk-management-workshop-feb-20-san-diego#comments 32.715329 -117.157255 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:36:00 +0000 119271 at http://westernfarmpress.com Current Wine and Winegrape Research seminar, Feb. 21, UC Davis http://westernfarmpress.com/current-wine-and-winegrape-research-seminar-feb-21-uc-davis <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Current Wine and Winegrape Research seminar, Feb. 21, UC Davis.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Freeborn Hall, UC Davis</span> <span class="locality">Davis</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.544907">38° 32' 41.6652" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.740517">121° 44' 25.8612" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.544907+-121.740517+%28%2C+Davis%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Current Wine and Winegrape Research seminar, Feb. 21, UC Davis.<br /> <br /> Date: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013<br /> <br /> Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> Location: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis<br /> <br /> Fee: $49 Includes handouts, lunch and a wine reception that starts at 4:20 p.m. <a href="http://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/winemaking/course/description/?type=A&amp;unit=WINE&amp;SectionID=164988&amp;prglist=VIT" target="_blank">Register online at UC Davis Extension.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/current-wine-and-winegrape-research-seminar-feb-21-uc-davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/current-wine-and-winegrape-research-seminar-feb-21-uc-davis#comments 38.544907 -121.740517 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:58:00 +0000 116391 at http://westernfarmpress.com Shot Hole Borer, Fusarium Dieback Conference Feb. 21, San Marino http://westernfarmpress.com/shot-hole-borer-fusarium-dieback-conference-feb-21-san-marino <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Shot Hole Borer, Fusarium Dieback Conference Feb. 21, San Marino, Calif.: A NEW SERIOUS PEST OF LANDSCAPE,NURSERY AND AVOCADO TREES.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Huntington Library</span> <span class="locality">San Marino</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.121397">34° 7' 17.0292" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.106459">118° 6' 23.2524" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.121397+-118.106459+%28%2C+San+Marino%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Shot Hole Borer, Fusarium Dieback Conference Feb. 21, San Marino, Calif.</p> <p> <em>A NEW SERIOUS PEST OF LANDSCAPE,NURSERY AND AVOCADO TREES </em></p> <p> Feb. 21, 2013 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.</p> <p> MEETING LOCATION: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens</p> <p> Ahmanson Room</p> <p> 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, Calilf. 91108</p> <p> <a href="http://www.huntington.org/default.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.huntington.org/default.aspx</a></p> <p> Schedule</p> <p> &nbsp;9:30 a.m. Registration</p> <p> MC &ndash; John Kabashima, Ph.D. &ndash; UC Cooperative Extension</p> <p> 10&nbsp; Regulatory Status and Actions</p> <p> Gevork Arakelian Ph.D. and Jerry Turney Ph.D. - L.A. County Ag Commissioner</p> <p> Josh Kress &ndash; California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Nursery Services</p> <p> TBD &ndash; CDFA Pest Exclusion Branch</p> <p> 10:45 - Biology and Distribution</p> <p> 11:45 Richard Stouthamer, Ph.D. &ndash; UC Riverside Department of Entomology</p> <p> Akif Eskalen, Ph.D. &ndash; UC Riverside Department of Plant Pathology</p> <p> 11:45 - Noon Break</p> <p> Noon &ndash; Controlling PSHB - Research Update</p> <p> 12:30 Tim Paine, Ph.D. &ndash; UC Riverside Department of Entomology</p> <p> 12:30 - Field tour of symptomatic trees &ndash; Tim Thibault and Huntington Staff</p> <p> 1:15 -1:30 Lunch (for attendees who RSVP&rsquo;d) and questions</p> <p> RSVP TO: CLAUDETTE LERMA &ndash; NGA Administrative Assistant</p> <p> Email: <a href="mailto:Claudette@nurserygrowers.org">Claudette@nurserygrowers.org</a></p> <p> Ph. (888) 502-5197 Fax.(888) 502-5198</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/shot-hole-borer-fusarium-dieback-conference-feb-21-san-marino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/shot-hole-borer-fusarium-dieback-conference-feb-21-san-marino#comments 34.121397 -118.106459 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:03:00 +0000 118811 at http://westernfarmpress.com New Mexico Vine and Wine Conference Feb. 21-23, Albuquerque http://westernfarmpress.com/new-mexico-vine-and-wine-conference-feb-21-23-albuquerque <div class="node-body event-body"><p>NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service will co-host the 32nd annual New Mexico Vine and Wine Society Educational Conference Feb. 21-23 at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, in Albuquerque.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel Albuquerque</span> <span class="locality">Albuquerque</span>, <span class="region">NM</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.110703">35° 6' 38.5308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-106.609991">106° 36' 35.9676" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.110703+-106.609991+%28%2C+Albuquerque%2C+NM%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> NMSU&#39;s Cooperative Extension Service will co-host the 32nd annual New Mexico Vine and Wine Society Educational Conference Feb. 21-23 at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, in Albuquerque.</p> <p> Interested parties should check the registration and program page at</p> <p> <a href="http://vineandwine.org/S/current_conference_info.html" target="_blank"><u>http://vineandwine.org/S/current_conference_info.html</u></a>.</p> <p> For more information about the conference, contact Bernd Maier at <a href="mailto:bemaier@nmsu.edu"><u>bemaier@nmsu.edu </u></a>or 575-646-5943.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/new-mexico-vine-and-wine-conference-feb-21-23-albuquerque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/new-mexico-vine-and-wine-conference-feb-21-23-albuquerque#comments 35.110703 -106.609991 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:21:00 +0000 120301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day Feb. 21, Yuba City http://westernfarmpress.com/sutter-yuba-colusa-walnut-day-feb-21-yuba-city <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day Feb. 21, Yuba City.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Veterans Memorial Hall</span> <span class="locality">Yuba City</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.140448">39° 8' 25.6128" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.616911">121° 37' 0.8796" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.140448+-121.616911+%28%2C+Yuba+City%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day Feb. 21, Yuba City</p> <p> Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013; 1 p.m. &ndash; 4:30 p.m.</p> <p> Veterans Memorial Hall, 1425 Veteran&rsquo;s Memorial Cir, Yuba City</p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> 12:15 p.m. Registration</p> <p> 1 p.m. Welcome and Moderator; <em>Janine Hasey, UC Farm Advisor, Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Counties </em></p> <p> &bull; Considerations when planting and pruning a new walnut orchard, <em>Janine Hasey, UC Farm Advisor, Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Counties </em></p> <p> &bull; Optimum walnut canopies: spacing trees for both early and mature production, <em>Dr. Bruce Lampinen, Pomology Specialist, UC Davis </em></p> <p> &bull; Managing Anthracnose Blight and Botryosphaeria and Phomopsis Cankers of Walnut, <em>Dr. Themis Michailides, Plant Pathologist, UC Davis </em></p> <p> &bull; Laws and Regulation Update, <em>Jan Kendel, Sutter County AG Dept </em></p> <p> <strong>2:45 Break:</strong> Refreshments Courtesy of California Valley Nut Company</p> <p> &bull; Walnut Blight Session</p> <p> &bull; Control Materials Update</p> <p> <em>Dr.Jim Adaskaveg, Plant Pathologist, UC Riverside </em></p> <p> &bull; What happened in 2012? <em>Rick Buchner, UC Farm Advisor, Tehama County </em></p> <p> &bull; Q &amp; A session on Walnut Blight</p> <p> &bull; YOUR ASSESSMENT AT WORK: 2013 California Walnut State of the Industry</p> <p> <em>Dennis Balint</em>, <em>Executive Director/CEO, California Walnut Board/Commission </em></p> <p> <em>Jennifer Olmstead, Marketing Director, Domestic </em></p> <p> <em>Carl Eidsath, Technical Support Director </em></p> <p> Adjourn 4:30 p.m.</p> <p> Sponsored by: University of California Cooperative Extension, Sutter/Yuba and Colusa Counties</p> <p> Co-Sponsored by: Sutter County Agricultural Department</p> <p> <em>2.0 hours PCA credit pending and 3.0 hours CCA Credit approved </em></p> <p> Parking at Veterans Hall: Parking is limited at Veteran&rsquo;s Hall. There is spillover parking at the Sheriff&rsquo;s Office on Civic Center Blvd. Please do not park in patient parking at Health Dept.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sutter-yuba-colusa-walnut-day-feb-21-yuba-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sutter-yuba-colusa-walnut-day-feb-21-yuba-city#comments 39.140448 -121.616911 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:46:00 +0000 119281 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2013 Alfalfa IPM Workshop Feb. 22, Palm Desert http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-alfalfa-ipm-workshop-feb-22-palm-desert <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2013 Alfalfa IPM Workshop Feb. 22, Palm Desert; UC Riverside Palm Desert Center. This day-long workshop will focus on a wide diversity of pest organisms presented by experts from California and Arizona. We will provide ample time for interaction between participants and the presenters and offer a well-rounded experience with lecture and hands-on activities.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">UC Riverside Palm Desert Center</span> <span class="locality">Palm Desert</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.722245">33° 43' 20.082" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-116.374456">116° 22' 28.0416" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.722245+-116.374456+%28%2C+Palm+Desert%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> 2013 Alfalfa IPM Workshop Feb. 22, Palm Desert.</p> <p> Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plays a pivotal role by evaluating the need to manage pests and diseases through sampling and assessment of pest population densities and for reviewing alternative management approaches that reduce the risk from pest and pest management activities.</p> <p> This day-long workshop will focus on a wide diversity of pest organisms presented by experts from California and Arizona. We will provide ample time for interaction between participants and the presenters and offer a well-rounded experience with lecture and hands-on activities.<br /> <br /> Continuing Education credits have been applied for and will be posted on the workshop <a href="http://ucanr.edu/sites/alfalfaIPMworkshop/" target="_blank">website</a> when approved.<br /> <br /> Goals for the workshop:</p> <ul> <li> To provide a venue for training and an opportunity for interchange on current Integrated Pest Management knowledge, practices and approaches in alfalfa forage.</li> <li> To bring alfalfa producers and pest managers together with experts in entomology, plant pathology, nematology and production.</li> <li> To review current IPM knowledge and practices in these disciplines.</li> <li> To provide the opportunity for interaction among participants in order to share best management approaches and identify key IPM issues.</li> <li> To explore emerging and current regulatory and environmental issues as they relate to IPM in alfalfa.</li> </ul> <p> The full workshop <a href="http://ucanr.edu/sites/alfalfaIPMworkshop/Agenda/" target="_blank">agenda</a> is available on the workshop website. For questions about registration, please contact the <a href="mailto:anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu">UC ANR Program Support Unit</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-alfalfa-ipm-workshop-feb-22-palm-desert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/2013-alfalfa-ipm-workshop-feb-22-palm-desert#comments 33.722245 -116.374456 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:43:00 +0000 118021 at http://westernfarmpress.com Butte-Glenn Almond Institute & Walnut Day Feb. 22, Chico http://westernfarmpress.com/butte-glenn-almond-institute-walnut-day-feb-22-chico <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Butte/Glenn Counties Almond Institute /Walnut Day will be held on Friday, Feb. 22 with presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at a new location -- Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Chico Elks Lodge</span> <span class="locality">Chico</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.728494">39° 43' 42.5784" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.837478">121° 50' 14.9208" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.728494+-121.837478+%28%2C+Chico%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <em>Joe Connell, UC Farm Advisor, Butte County </em></p> <p> The Butte/Glenn Counties Almond Institute /Walnut Day will be held on Friday, Feb. 22 with presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at a <strong>new location -- </strong><strong>Chico Elks &nbsp;Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico</strong>.</p> <p> This seminar delivered by University of California farm advisors, specialists, research scientists, the Butte County Ag Commissioner, and industry experts from the California Walnut Board will feature the following topics:</p> <p> &uml; Agricultural Commissioner&rsquo;s laws and regulations update</p> <p> &uml; Your Assessment at Work: 2013 California Walnut State of the Industry</p> <p> &uml; Site Selection, Soil Modification, and Replant Disease Management when Planting an Almond Orchard</p> <p> &uml; Water Management in walnuts and almonds</p> <p> &uml; Long Term Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program &ndash; A Sacramento Valley Perspective</p> <p> &uml; Dynamics of Walnut Blight Management</p> <p> &uml; Highlights of Hull Rot and Scab Control in Almonds</p> <p> &uml; Update on New Walnut Varieties and New Variety Releases</p> <p> &uml; What&rsquo;s new in Pest Management of Weeds and their Control</p> <p> &uml; Root Physiology and Root Functions of Almond and Walnuts</p> <p> &uml; Sprayer Calibration to meet Application Regulations and Save Money</p> <p> This seminar is open to the public. Cost $15.00/person includes lunch and meeting expenses. For more information about the program, call (530) 538-7201 or visit our website: <a href="http://cebutte.ucanr.edu" target="_blank">http://cebutte.ucanr.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/butte-glenn-almond-institute-walnut-day-feb-22-chico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/butte-glenn-almond-institute-walnut-day-feb-22-chico#comments 39.728494 -121.837478 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:07:00 +0000 120291 at http://westernfarmpress.com SJC and Delta Rice Growers Meeting Feb. 25, Stockton http://westernfarmpress.com/sjc-and-delta-rice-growers-meeting-feb-25-stockton <div class="node-body event-body"><p>SJC and Delta Rice Growers Meeting Feb. 25, Stockton, Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Stockton</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.957702">37° 57' 27.7272" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.290780">121° 17' 26.808" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.957702+-121.290780+%28%2C+Stockton%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>SJC and Delta Rice Growers Meeting Feb. 25, Stockton</strong></p> <p> Feb. 25, 2013</p> <p> 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.</p> <p> Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, Stockton</p> <p> <strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p> &bull; 1 p.m. Doors open, sign-in, light refreshments</p> <p> &bull; 1:15 Welcome, introductions, and pre-meeting survey</p> <p> Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, SJC/Delta</p> <p> &bull; 1:30 Rice Blast and Factors Associated with Disease Severity</p> <p> Chris Greer, UCCE, Colusa/Yuba/Sutter</p> <p> &bull; 2:00 Facts and Situation Status of Arsenic in Rice</p> <p> Chris Greer, UCCE, Colusa/Yuba/Sutter</p> <p> &bull; 2:20 An Update on Fertility Management Practices for California Rice Systems</p> <p> Bruce Linquist, UC Davis</p> <p> &bull; 2:50 BREAK</p> <p> &bull; 3:10 Overview of Recently Discovered Noxious Weeds in California Rice</p> <p> Cass Mutters, UCCE, Butte</p> <p> &bull; 3:30 Update on Multiple-Herbicide Resistance Management</p> <p> Albert Fischer, UC Davis</p> <p> &bull; 4:00 Invertebrate Pests Update</p> <p> Larry Godfrey, UC Davis</p> <p> &bull; 4:30 Wrap-up and evaluations</p> <p> Applied for DPR and CCA continuing education credits.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/sjc-and-delta-rice-growers-meeting-feb-25-stockton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/sjc-and-delta-rice-growers-meeting-feb-25-stockton#comments 37.957702 -121.290780 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:18:00 +0000 117471 at http://westernfarmpress.com South Sacramento Valley Prune Day Feb. 27, Yuba City http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-prune-day-feb-27-yuba-city <div class="node-body event-body"><p>South Sacramento Valley Prune Day Feb. 27, Yuba City; Co-sponsored by Univ. of Calif. and Sutter and Yuba County Ag Commissioner’s Offices; Veterans Memorial Community Building, 1425 Veterans Circle Dr., Yuba City.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Veterans Memorial Community Building</span> <span class="locality">Yuba City</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.140448">39° 8' 25.6128" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.616911">121° 37' 0.8796" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.140448+-121.616911+%28%2C+Yuba+City%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> South Sacramento Valley Prune Day Feb. 27, Yuba City</p> <p> <strong>Feb. 27, 2013 </strong></p> <p> Co-sponsored by Univ. of Calif. and Sutter and Yuba County Ag Commissioner&rsquo;s Offices</p> <p> Veterans Memorial Community Building, 1425 Veterans Circle Dr., Yuba City</p> <p> <em>2.0 hours CA DPR CE credits (0.5 hour of Laws and Regs, 1.5 hour of &ldquo;other&rdquo;) &amp; CCA CE hours requested </em></p> <p> <strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p> <strong>8 a.m</strong> Sign-in and refreshments (<em>Refreshments courtesy of Bear River Supply Co. )</em></p> <p> <strong>8:30</strong> Weed control in prune orchards</p> <p> <em>Bobby Johnson, UC Farm Advisor Intern </em></p> <p> <strong>9:00</strong> Spraying glyphosate resistant weeds: Lessons from the San Joaquin Valley</p> <p> <em>Kurt Hembree, UC Farm Advisor, Fresno Co. (presented by Franz Niederholzer) </em></p> <p> <strong>9:30</strong> International Prune Marketing Situation</p> <p> <em>Donn Zea, Executive Director, California Dried Plum Board </em></p> <p> <strong>10:00</strong> Sutter and Yuba Ag Commissioners&rsquo; Update</p> <p> <em>Jan Kendel, Sutter County Ag Commissioner&rsquo;s Office </em></p> <p> <em>Todd Quist, Yuba County Ag Commissioner&rsquo;s Office </em></p> <p> <strong>10:30</strong> Break</p> <p> <strong>10:45</strong> Brown rot, bacterial canker, and wood rot disease research update</p> <p> <em>Jim Adaskaveg, Professor, UC Riverside </em></p> <p> <strong>11:30</strong> Making the most of out of what you have: Maximizing profit from an acre of prunes.</p> <p> <em>Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties </em></p> <p> <strong>12:15</strong> Adjourn</p> <p> <strong>Please note:</strong> PCA scantron sheets will not be accepted and PA certificates of attendance will not be available until you are leaving the meeting.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-prune-day-feb-27-yuba-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/south-sacramento-valley-prune-day-feb-27-yuba-city#comments 39.140448 -121.616911 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:57:00 +0000 119721 at http://westernfarmpress.com Alfalfa, Almond & Cotton Winter Meeting Feb. 27, Firebaugh http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-almond-cotton-winter-meeting-feb-27-firebaugh <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Alfalfa, Almond &amp; Cotton Winter Meeting Feb. 27, Firebaugh; Wed, Feb. 27, 2 - 4:30 p.m.; Andrew Firebaugh Community Center, 1655 13th St., Firebaugh.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Andrew Firebaugh Community Center</span> <span class="locality">Firebaugh</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.858838">36° 51' 31.8168" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.456007">120° 27' 21.6252" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.858838+-120.456007+%28%2C+Firebaugh%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Alfalfa, Almond &amp; Cotton Winter Meeting Feb. 27, Firebaugh; Wed, Feb. 27, 2 - 4:30 p.m.; Andrew Firebaugh Community Center, 1655 13th St., Firebaugh.</p> <p> - CE Credits: 1.0 hrs Laws &amp; Regs, 1.5 hrs Other</p> <p> - Win $$$ to Home Depot! All attendees are entered into a raffle to win great prizes!</p> <p> <strong>Speakers include:</strong></p> <p> &bull; Key Pests and Control Strategies in Alfalfa, Almonds &amp; Cotton</p> <p> <em>Dr. Larry Godfrey, UC Davis/UCCE, Entomologist</em></p> <p> <em>David Haviland, UCCE Kern Co. Farm Advisor, Entomologist</em></p> <p> <em>Dan Putnam, UC Davis/UCCE, Agronomist, Alfalfa Specialist</em></p> <p> &bull; Bloom Time, Spring &amp; Summer Disease Control for Almonds</p> <p> <em>David Doll, UCCE Merced, Pomologist, Almond Advisor</em></p> <p> &bull; Overview of Chlorpyrifos use in CA- Human Health &amp; Environmental Concerns</p> <p> <em>Brian Leahy, CA Dept of Pesticide Regulation, Director</em></p> <p> &bull; San Joaquin Valley Watershed Update</p> <p> <em>Chris Linneman, Westside SJV Watershed Coalition, Engineer</em></p> <p> <strong>Questions?</strong> Marcia Gibbs, San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project, (530) 370-5325, <a href="mailto:marcia@sustainablecotton.org">marcia@sustainablecotton.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-almond-cotton-winter-meeting-feb-27-firebaugh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa-almond-cotton-winter-meeting-feb-27-firebaugh#comments 36.858838 -120.456007 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:02:00 +0000 120281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar Feb. 28, Maricopa http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-price-risk-management-seminar-feb-28-maricopa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar Feb. 28, Maricopa, Ariz. Market-Based strategies for how to manage your price risk for the 2013 crop season, integrating crop and revenue insurance.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Maricopa Agricultural Center</span> <span class="locality">Maricopa</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.058106">33° 3' 29.1816" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-112.047642">112° 2' 51.5112" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.058106+-112.047642+%28%2C+Maricopa%2C+AZ%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar February 28, 2013, Maricopa, Ariz.</p> <p> Market-Based strategies for how to manage your price risk for the 2013 crop season, integrating crop and revenue insurance.</p> <p> <strong>Main Topics:</strong></p> <p> &bull; Why are options on cotton futures critical to your business?</p> <p> &bull; What can options do for you and how?</p> <p> &bull; Actionable hedging strategies based on various price scenarios</p> <p> &bull; Market Outlook</p> <p> <strong>Instructors &ndash;</strong> Dr. Carl Anderson and Dr. John Robinson will discuss when and how to use a variety of option strategies involving puts, calls, and spreads</p> <p> Dr. O.A. Cleveland &amp; Mr. Jarral Neeper &mdash; Market Outlook</p> <p> Mr. Joe O&rsquo;Neill &mdash; Discussion Leader</p> <p> <strong>What:</strong> Basic and Intermediate workshop on using options on futures to manage price risk</p> <p> <strong>Who:</strong> Sponsored by Cotton Incorporated in cooperation with Calcot, Ltd.</p> <p> <strong>Where:</strong> Maricopa Agricultural Center</p> <p> 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road, Maricopa, Ariz.</p> <p> <strong>When:</strong> Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013</p> <p> 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.</p> <p> No attendance fee; lunch will be provided</p> <p> Please register to reserve your seat; space is limited</p> <p> To register, contact Kay Wriedt at 919-678-2271 or <a href="mailto:kwriedt@cottoninc.com" target="_blank">kwriedt@cottoninc.com</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Cotton Marketing Specialists:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Dr. Carl Anderson, Texas A&amp;M Univ., Emeritus</li> <li> Mr. Jarral Neeper, CEO, Calcot, Ltd.</li> <li> Dr. John Robinson, Texas A&amp;M Univ.</li> <li> Mr. Joe O&rsquo;Neill, Former President</li> <li> Dr. O.A. Cleveland, MS State, Emeritus New York Cotton Exchange</li> </ul> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-price-risk-management-seminar-feb-28-maricopa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton-price-risk-management-seminar-feb-28-maricopa#comments 33.058106 -112.047642 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:55:00 +0000 118421 at http://westernfarmpress.com Western Pecan Growers Association Conference March 3-5, Las Cruces http://westernfarmpress.com/western-pecan-growers-association-conference-march-3-5-las-cruces <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2013 Western Pecan Growers Association Conference and Trade Show will take place Sunday through Tuesday, March 3-5, at Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshor Blvd. in Las Cruces.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel Encanto</span> <span class="locality">Las Cruces</span>, <span class="region">NM</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.319940">32° 19' 11.784" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-106.763654">106° 4