- Author: Michael Cahn, UCCE Monterey
- Author: Zheng Wang, UCCE Stanislaus
CropManage Hands-on Workshop
Bringing Irrigation and Nutrient Management Decision-Support Tool to the Field
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
1pm – 5pm
Location: University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County
Harvest Hall, Room E
3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358
- Learn how to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping for your crops
- Learn about the latest updates to CropManage
CropManageis a free online decision-support tool for water and nutrient management of vegetables, berry, agronomic, and tree crops. Based on in-depth research and field studies conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension, CropManage provides real-time recommendations for efficient and timely irrigation and fertilization applications while maintaining or improving overall yield.
At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage. Crops currently supported include many vegetables (carrots, broccoli, lettuce, tomato, spinach, etc.), berry crops (raspberry and strawberry), tree crops (almond, walnut, and pistachio), and agronomic crops (alfalfa and corn). CropManage is now also available in Spanish.
Who should participate? Growers, farm managers, other farm staff, crop advisors, consultants, and technical service providers are welcome. The workshop is for both new and current CropManage users.
What to bring? This is a participatory workshop. Please bring a tablet or laptop computer so that you can follow along and participate in the exercises. Each participant will need a user account for CropManage. Please set up a free user account at https://cropmanage.ucanr.edu/ before the workshop.
Registration is free: Please register at https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=36268 by January 24, 2022. Seats are limited to the first 20 registrants.
Questions: Contact Dr. Zheng Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-525-6822.
1:00 – 1:20 Registration and computer set-up
1:20 – 1:40 Introduction
1:40 – 2:50 Getting started with CropManage
2:50 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 4:00 Using CropManage for decision support and record-keeping
4:00 – 4:10 BREAK
4:10 – 4:40 Advanced features and interfacing sensors with CropManage
4:40 – 5:00 Discussion of new features and Q&A
2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) have been applied.
NOTE: The following COVID-19 guidelines will be applied to this training workshop.
- Wearing a face covering during the workshop is required.
- Stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested for positive, and/or close contacts with or exposure to others who have been tested for COVID-19.
- Face masks and sanitation items will be provided at the workshop.