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Growing for Tomorrow – How Weed Resistance Management Can Lead to Sustainability webinar 9:00 am
Growing for Tomorrow – How Weed Resistance Management Can Lead to Sustainability webinar
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Pest resistance (fungus, pathogen, insect, weeds) is a huge issue in agriculture. Companies spend millions on developing products to manage each of these pests, yet they continue to adapt to these new products over time.[...]
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You Know the Basics, Now What? Cover Crops 2.0 webinar 9:00 am
You Know the Basics, Now What? Cover Crops 2.0 webinar
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Building on the series from 2016, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) brings you Cover Crops 2017 – Looking Beyond the Basics. The three part series will explore and discuss the latest research complemented by[...]
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2017 Annual Strawberry Meeting 7:15 am
2017 Annual Strawberry Meeting @ Watsonville Elks Lodge
Feb 3 @ 7:15 am – 12:00 pm
7:15-7:40 Laws and Regulations Update, 2017 Juan Hidalgo, Office of the Santa Cruz County Agriculture Commissioner 7:40-8:05 Strawberry Cost of Production with an Emphasis on Labor. Laura Tourte, UCCE Santa Cruz County 8:05-8:30 New Fumigants[...]
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Scouting Cover Crops – What to Look For webinar 9:00 am
Scouting Cover Crops – What to Look For webinar
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Building on the series from 2016, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) brings you Cover Crops 2017 – Looking Beyond the Basics. The three part series will explore and discuss the latest research complemented by[...]
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SWEEP Informational Application Workshops webinar 9:00 am
SWEEP Informational Application Workshops webinar
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program: CDFA staff will provide guidance on the application process, provide several examples and answer questions. There is no cost to attend the workshops. Individuals planning to attend should email[...]
The Politics and Practice of Seed Saving – A Food System Learning Journey 6:00 pm
The Politics and Practice of Seed Saving – A Food System Learning Journey @ UCSC Farm
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us to learn how to save, store, trade and use heirloom organic seeds! In this workshop we will learn about different kinds of vegetable, herb and flower seeds that grow well in our local[...]
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The Craft of Fermentation – A Food System Learning Journey 1:00 pm
The Craft of Fermentation – A Food System Learning Journey @ UCSC Farm
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a seasonal demo and hands-on afternoon of making homemade sauerkraut and other fun fermented foods on the CASFS/UCSC Farm. $5 registration fee.
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2017 Annual Caneberry Production Research Meeting 7:30 am
2017 Annual Caneberry Production Research Meeting @ UCCE Santa Cruz County
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
7:30-8:00 am Registration and Sign In. No Fee. 8:00-8:30 am Laws and Regulations Update, 2017 Juan Hidalgo, Office of the Santa Cruz County Agriculture Commissioner 8:30-9:00 am Spotted Wing Drosophila Management in Organic Caneberries Mark[...]
Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment: The How, What & Why webinar 9:30 am
Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment: The How, What & Why webinar
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
A series of two webinars sponsored by Bayer CropScience to address the most common questions regarding seed treatment. Over the course of these webinars, industry and research experts will review questions such as: What is[...]
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AWQA Field Tour of Nitrate Removal Bioreactor 1:30 pm
AWQA Field Tour of Nitrate Removal Bioreactor @ RSVP for Directions
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This a tour of a nitrate removal technology commonly used in waste treatment systems and has been adapted to a smaller scale ag field setting. The design allows for a highly efficient and cost effective[...]
Organic Agriculture Research in California and Beyond 7:00 pm
Organic Agriculture Research in California and Beyond @ Museum of Natural History Santa Cruz
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a talk focused on current organic agricultural research, as well as the history of organic farming and advocacy in Santa Cruz, CA. Organic systems benefit the environment, communities, and rural economies. We[...]
SEED: The Untold Story Documentary 7:30 pm
SEED: The Untold Story Documentary @ Regal Riverfront Stadium Theater
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
More than a cautionary tale of “man against nature,” the remarkable story of SEED: The Untold Story is an epic “good-versus-evil” saga playing out in our modern lives. For eons, cultures around the world have[...]
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Pie Ranch Work Day and Barn Dance 1:00 pm
Pie Ranch Work Day and Barn Dance @ Pie Ranch
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What kind of activities will you do? The farm projects change every week and each day with the passing of the season. The potluck brings several dozen people out, each sporting a dish they’ve cooked[...]
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Native Foods Workshop 10:00 am
Native Foods Workshop @ Museum of Natural History
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ever wonder what local foods were like back before supermarkets and farmers’ markets? Join three experts for this native foods workshop: ranger Alex Tabone from Big Basin State Park; Valentine Lopez, chair of the Amah[...]
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Introduction to Food Safety – SAL2017 1:00 pm
Introduction to Food Safety – SAL2017
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The California Strawberry Commission’s Food Safety Certificate Program, now in its third year, focuses on five subject areas delivered in four class meetings. Strawberry employees that participate satisfactorily in all four classes will obtain the[...]
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Managing Salinity 9:00 am
Managing Salinity @ Jackson Family Wines - Monterey County
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Without sufficient winter rainfall or irrigation water, salts from both fertilizers and irrigation water build up in the root zone of the vine. This causes marginal burns on leaves, reduces vine growth, and reduces yields.[...]
Successful Buffer Restoration: Initial Establishment Methods and Post-Planting Care (webinar) 11:00 am
Successful Buffer Restoration: Initial Establishment Methods and Post-Planting Care (webinar)
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
his webinar focuses on riparian forested buffer restoration in the context of Pennsylvania’s rural landscape, particularly the agricultural context. Reforestation has been successful using 2-year old seedlings protected by 5’ tall tree shelters with robust[...]
Teaching Food Safety – WATS/SAL2017 1:00 pm
Teaching Food Safety – WATS/SAL2017
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The California Strawberry Commission’s Food Safety Certificate Program, now in its third year, focuses on five subject areas delivered in four class meetings. Strawberry employees that participate satisfactorily in all four classes will obtain the[...]
FARM BILL LISTENING SESSIONS – SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CALIFORNIA’S AGRICULTURAL PRIORITIES 4:30 pm
FARM BILL LISTENING SESSIONS – SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CALIFORNIA’S AGRICULTURAL PRIORITIES @ Monterey County Farm Bureau
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross is holding several public forums across the state seeking input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders on priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill. “The farm bill[...]
Viticulture and Regional Terroir on the Central Coast – A Food System Learning Journey. 5:00 pm
Viticulture and Regional Terroir on the Central Coast – A Food System Learning Journey. @ UCSC Farm
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This learning journey will bring us to Equinox located on the west side of Santa Cruz to learn firsthand from winemaker Barry Jackson and crew on the ups, downs, ins, and outs of producing and[...]
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2017 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting 8:00 am
2017 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting @ UCCE Monterey County
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
7:45 Registration 8:00 Approaches for complying with water quality regulations Tim Hartz, Vegetable Specialist, UCD 8:30 CropManage update Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Farm Advisor, Monterey County 9:00 ET scheduling of romaine lettuce Lee[...]
Tracking & Implementing Food Safety on the Farm – SM2017 8:00 am
Tracking & Implementing Food Safety on the Farm – SM2017
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The California Strawberry Commission’s Food Safety Certificate Program, now in its third year, focuses on five subject areas delivered in four class meetings. Strawberry employees that participate satisfactorily in all four classes will obtain the[...]
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California Climate and Agriculture Summit
California Climate and Agriculture Summit @ UC Davis
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day
The 5th California Climate & Agriculture Summit begins with a conference at UC Davis on Feb. 28th. Keynote speakers include Karen Ross (Secretary of CDFA) and Glenda Humiston (VP of UC Division of Agriculture &[...]
Sprinkler Irrigation – History and Basics 11:00 am
Sprinkler Irrigation – History and Basics
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Irrigation has been central to agriculture for over 5,000 years. In the U.S., irrigated agriculture covers only about 15% of cropland, but provides more than 45% of agricultural products. There are four primary types of[...]
Sprinkler Irrigation – History and Basics webinar 11:00 am
Sprinkler Irrigation – History and Basics webinar
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Participate to become familiar with a brief history of irrigation, focusing on a historical presentation of sprinkler irrigation systems dating back to the late 1800s to present-day era center pivot systems. Irrigation has been central[...]
Webinar: Ensuring Crop Pollination in US Specialty Crop 11:00 am
Webinar: Ensuring Crop Pollination in US Specialty Crop
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar series will provide an overview of pollination requirements and strategies to ensure pollination of different specialty crops. Farmers and gardeners rely on crop pollinators, including honey bees, alternative managed bees like the blue[...]