- (Public Value) UCANR: Safeguarding abundant and healthy food for all Californians
- Author: Michael D Cahn
Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
1pm – 5pm
Location: Watsonville Public Library
275 Main St., Suite 100, Watsonville, CA 95076
We will hold a hands-on training on CropManage. CropManage is 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, cabbage, celery, broccoli, lettuce, tomato, spinach, etc.), berry crops (raspberry and strawberry), tree crops (almond, walnut, and pistachio), and agronomic crops (alfalfa and corn). CropManage is 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. Spanish translation will be available.
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. Please arrive early to set up your laptop or tablet computer on the wifi and get logged on to CropManage.
Registration is free: Please register at https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=37233 by May 9th, 2022. Seats are limited to the first 25 registrants.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) have been requested
Questions: Contact Michael Cahn at firstname.lastname@example.org / 831-214-3690 or Sacha Lozano at email@example.com / 831-224-0293
1:00 – 1:20 Registration and computer set-up
1:20 – 1:40 Introduction
1:40 – 2:50 Getting started with CropManage
2:50 – 3:05 BREAK
3:05 – 3:50 Using CropManage for decision support and record-keeping
3:50 – 4:15 Group exercise
4:15- 4:40 Advanced features
4:40 – 5:00 Discussion / Q&A/ wrap up
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.
- Author: Michael D Cahn
The California Chapter, American Society of Agronomy and Cooperative Extension, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources are hosting the annual Plant and Soil Conference on Tuesday, February 1 - Thursday, February 3. This will be a virtual event using zoom. The Plant and Soil Conference is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge of crop production, soil and water management, and pest management as well as receive CCA and DPR educational hours. The full agenda can be found here. Registration is currently $90, but will increase to $115 on January 25th. You can register for the conference at https://calasa.ucdavis.edu/Conference_Registration/.
- Author: Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia
This will be a ZOOM Webinar
When? Thursday August 6th
At what time? From 10:00 –11:15 am
If interested in participating, please register at:
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- Author: Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia
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- Author: Cheryl Reynolds
This spring if you are looking for options to obtain your continuing education units (CEUs) and not sure where to get them, why not check out the online options that the UC Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) has to offer. For license and certificate holders from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) with last names beginning with the letters A through L, 2020 will be the year to renew.
UC IPM currently offers 16 online courses for DPR credit. Many of the courses are also accredited by the California Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB), Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA), or Arizona Department of Agriculture.
If you are looking for CEUs in the Laws and Regulations category, check out these courses:
- Proper Pesticide Use to Avoid Illegal Residues (2.0 Pesticide Laws & Regs)
- Proper Selection, Use, and Removal of Personal Protective Equipment (1.5 Pesticide Laws & Regs)
- Providing IPM in Schools and Child Care Settings(1.0 Other and 0.5 Pesticide Laws & Regs)
Some of our courses do require a fee and are being offered at an early-bird price through October 31st. These courses can be purchased individually, or they can be purchased as a 4-course bundle for a special price of $85—a total discount of $20 versus purchasing each course separately.
In addition to offering online courses, UC IPM also hosts a monthly webinar series sponsored by
the Citrus Research Board. The UC Ag Experts webinar series is designed for growers and pest control advisers. It includes presentations on various pest management and horticultural topics, primarily for citrus and avocados. The next webinar will be held on April 8th from 3 PM until 4 PM with Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Riverside Department of Entomology and Extension Specialist, speaking about citricola scale. This webinar has been approved for one hour of Other CEUs from DPR and 1 hour of IPM units from CCA. Registration is currently open. View past webinars on the YouTube UC Ag Expert Talk Playlist. CEUs are only available for attending the live webinar.
DPR always encourages license and certificate holders to avoid the last-minute rush and renew early to ensure your license will be renewed by January 1st. Take advantage of UC IPM's online courses and webinar series to get a jump start on your renewal today!