- Author: Michael D Cahn
The California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy (CALASA) will host the 2021 Plant and Soil Conference as an online event February 1 - 3, 2021. The agenda can be found at the conference website: calasa.ucdavis.edu. Topics range from economic impacts of the pandemic on California agriculture, automation in agriculture, remote sensing, pest management, irrigation optimization, nutrient management, cover cropping, and soil health, and will include a student competition and present awards to honorees who have made significant contributions to California Agriculture during their careers.
Registration is currently $90 for the entire event and will increase by $25 after January 25th. There will be both CCA and DPR education units available.
The Plant and Soil Conference is annually organized by volunteers and supported by registration fees. If your company or organization would like to sponsor this event please visit our website.
- Author: Michael D Cahn, Ph.D.
Monterey County Agricultural Center
1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA
Thursday, February 23
7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
3.5 CCA Continuing Education Units
8:00 Approaches for complying with water quality regulations, Tim Hartz, Vegetable Specialist, UCD
8:30 CropManage update, Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey County
9:00 ET scheduling of romaine lettuce, Lee Johnson, Senior Research Scientist, CSUMB/NASA
9:30 Organic fertilizer evaluations, Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor, Monterey County
10:30 Distribution uniformity evaluations of irrigation systems, Gerry Spinelli, Agricultural Technical Specialist, RCD Santa Cruz Co.
11:00 Evaluating crop nitrogen status – tissue and soil testing, Tim Hartz, Vegetable Specialist, UCD
11:30 Hydrology of the Salinas Valley, Howard Franklin, Senior Hydrologist, Monterey County Water Resources Agency
12:00 Conclusion and Pizza Lunch