Happy New Year! Here are two opportunities for virtual continuing education.
1. The California Plant and Soil Conference will be held virtually February 1-3, 2021, and registration is now open. Please see the website for more information and to register. The conference includes sessions on:
- Covid-19 Impacts on Agriculture
- Automation in Agriculture
- Remote Sensing
- Irrigation Optimization
- Nutrient Management
- Cover Cropping
- Evaluation of Biological Inputs
- Practical Indicators of Soil Health
- Pest Management
We have applied for DPR pesticide licensing credits (Other: 2.75), CCA credits (Total 12.75; Categories: Nutrient Management: 3.5, Soil & Water Management: 3.0, Integrated Pest Management: 2.0, Crop Management: 3.5, Professional Development: 0.75), and Nitrogen Management credits (5) to help growers fulfill their Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program requirement. These credits have not yet been approved and are subject to change.
2. The UCCE Rice Grower Meeting will also be held virtually on February 11, 2021 from 9am to noon. Registration is now open, and a full agenda is available from the registration page. There will be presentations on the following topics:
- Ag Commissioner Update
- Weed Management
- Disease Management
- Arthropod Management
- Bird and Salmon Projects Update
- Emerging Weed Issues
- Fertility Update
- Roxy Rice and Variety Update
We have applied for DPR pesticide licensing credits (Other: 1.25, L&R: 0.5) and CCA credits (Total: 2.5; Categories: Pest Management: 1.5, Crop Management: 1.0). These credits have not yet been approved and are subject to change.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions on either of these events, and we hope to see you there!
As the Covid-19 pandemic persists, and as government mandates and University recommendations maintain that we should social distance, I have come to the conclusion NOT to hold the annual SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting in January. Instead, I am working with colleagues to deliver virtual continuing education early in the new year:
The California Plant and Soil Conference will be held virtually February 1-3, 2021, and registration is now open. Please see the website for more information and to register. We have applied for DPR pesticide licensing credits (2.75), CCA credits (12.75), and Nitrogen Management credits (5) to help growers fulfill their Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program requirement. These credits have not yet been approved and are subject to change.
The UCCE Rice Grower Meeting will also be held virtually on February 11, 2021. This meeting is still being developed, and I will post more information once registration is open. In the meantime, please save the date!
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions regarding these events. I hope that the pandemic has not severely impacted you or those close to you, and I wish you safe, healthy, and happy holidays.
Here are a few announcements from UC Cooperative Extension. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.
1. UC Cooperative Extension in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties is partnering with the American Farmland Trust (AFT) to connect women landowners with resources, information, and a network. Women for the Land is an AFT program that began in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, providing women landowners with information for land conservation. The meeting details are below, and documents are attached at the bottom of this post. Please share the flyer with interested women in our region!
- Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 1:00-4:00pm. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206. To register, visit: farmland.org/SanJoaquinCountyLearningCircle or call 916-448-1064.
- Wednesday, March 27, 2019. 1:00-4:00pm. Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, 3022 Service Rd., Modesto, CA 95358. To register, visit: farmland.org/StanislausCountyLearningCircle or call 916-448-1064.
2. UC Cooperative Extension is hosting two Weed Science field days in the San Joaquin Valley. Event details are below, and flyers are attached at the bottom of this post. The events are free, but space is limited, and registration is required by calling the UCCE Merced County office at 209-385-7403. Pesticide applicator continuing education credits are available at each event (3.5 units).
- Tuesday, April 2 2019. 8:00am-12:15pm. Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 9240 South Riverbend Road, Parlier CA 93648
- Thursday, April 11, 2019. 8:00am-12:15pm. Westside Research and Extension Center, 17353 West Oakland Avenue, Five Points, CA 93624
3. The UC Pest Management Guidelines for dry beans have been updated. The guidelines provide information on 19 insect pests, 18 diseases, 6 abiotic disorders, nematodes, and weeds, including a new table of registered herbicides and timings for dry beans.
Happy New Year! We are entering "meeting season". The new year brings several opportunities for continuing education, including UC Cooperative Extension grower meetings and the California Plant and Soil Conference. Please see below for more information.
1. UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). Please see this previous post for the agenda or open the attachment below. We will offer continuing education credits for DPR licensing (2), CCA certification (3), and nitrogen management (1.5). Light refreshments will be provided.
2. UC Cooperative Extension will host five meetings for rice growers. The meeting details are as follows:
Richvale: Thursday, January 17, 8:30am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale
Glenn: Thursday, January 17, 1:30pm, Glenn Pheasant Hall, 1522 Hwy. 45, south of Glenn
Colusa: Friday, January 18, 8:30am, Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 Hwy 45, Colusa
Marysville: Friday, January 18, 1:30pm, Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th St., Marysville
Woodland: Tuesday, January 22, 8:30am, Cracchiolos Banquet Hall, 1320 E. Main Street, Woodland
Time: Doors open at 8:00am, and meetings start at 8:30am at Richvale, Colusa, and Woodland. Doors open at 1:00pm, and meetings start at 1:30 pm at Glenn and Marysville. DPR and CCA continuing education credits will be offered. For the program, please visit the UC Rice Blog.
3. The California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy will hold its annual Plant and Soil Conference on February 6-7 in Fresno, California. Program information and registration are available from the conference website. Session topics include water management, climate smart agriculture, irrigation efficiency, and pest management. DPR licensing, CCA certification, and nitrogen management continuing education credits will be offered.