- Author: Michael D Cahn
CropManage Hands-on Workshop
Bringing Irrigation and Nutrient Management Decision Support to the Field
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
1pm – 4:30pm
Location: University of California Cooperative Extension
669 County Square Drive, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003
- Learn how to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping
- Learn about the latest updates to CropManage – also available in Spanish
CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops. Based on in-depth research and field studies conducted by the University of California, CropManage provides real-time recommendations for efficient 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 which has been updated to be more compatible for in-field use by farm staff. CropManage is now available in Spanish.
Crops currently supported by CropManage in Ventura County include strawberry and celery. CropManage also includes raspberry, head, romaine, and leaf lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bell pepper, processing tomato, spinach, baby lettuce, cilantro and mizuna. The software is currently being adapted for tree crops and alfalfa.
Who should participate? Vegetable and berry growers, ranch managers, other farm staff, 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 cropmanage.ucanr.edu before the workshop.
Registration is free: Please register by May 17 by replying to this email.
Questions: Andre Biscaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-645-1465.
1:00 – 1:30 Registration and computer set-up
1:30 – 3:00 Getting started with CropManage
3:15 – 4:00 Strategies for using CropManage for decision support and record-keeping
4:00 – 4:20 Advanced features and interfacing sensors with CropManage
4:20 - 4:30 Discussion of new features or changes needed
2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) applied for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA)