Soil, Water, Plants and More Conference
The California Chapter of the American Agronomy Society meets in Fresno this coming February 6-7. This is a multi-day conference with numerous speakers covering all manner of agricultural and environmental issues primarily related to California issues.
Agronomy (Ancient Greek ἀγρός agrós 'field' + νόμος nómos 'law') is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation. Agronomy has come to encompass work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. It is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, economics, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists of today are involved with many issues, including producing food, creating healthier food, managing the environmental impact of agriculture, and extracting energy from plants. Agronomists often specialise in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, and insect and pest control. So there's talk of trees too and plant health and a bit of everything.
And when you are in Fresno you can also swing around to see the underground forest there at Forestiere Gardens.
And also hang around for World Ag Expo in Tulare, February 13-15.
CA Plant Soil Conference