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Promoting Beneficial Insects in Vineyards for Conservation Biological Control webinar 12:00 pm
Promoting Beneficial Insects in Vineyards for Conservation Biological Control webinar
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Vineyards are a rapidly expanding specialty crop industry across the U.S., and they represent an easy entry point for the adoption of conservation biological control (natural or ecological pest management). In this webinar, learn about[...]
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Cover Crops: Benefits, Challenges, and Springtime Management Strategies 10:00 am
Cover Crops: Benefits, Challenges, and Springtime Management Strategies
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Do you have questions on timing and methods for incorporating cover crop residue back into your soil? Or how to manage a cover crop through the spring and summer months? Do you farm on sloped[...]
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SIP Smart Seminar 8:00 am
SIP Smart Seminar @ Niner Wine Estates
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
This educational event is geared toward your whole team – whether you work in the vineyard, tasting room, marketing, or sales, this seminar will help you maximize the value and benefits of being SIP Certified.[...]
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Producing Nutrient Dense Food
Producing Nutrient Dense Food @ Paicines Ranch
Apr 12 – Apr 15 all-day
This course focuses on soil health and the economic feasibility of farming and ranching. Gain an understanding of the current issues with industrial food systems and how farming practices directly impact the nutrients in food[...]
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S&S Seeds 2018 GROWING GROUNDS TOUR 10:00 am
S&S Seeds 2018 GROWING GROUNDS TOUR @ Rancho de las Flores
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00am- Field & Seed Mill Tour 1:00pm- BBQ 2:00pm- Garden Tour
Evolution of Organic, film showing 6:30 pm
Evolution of Organic, film showing @ Veterans Memorial Building
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Film Premier of the Evolution of Organic,the story of the organic movement. Q&A with speakers John Wick from the Marin Carbon Project and Mark Kitchell, the filmmaker will follow the showing of the[...]
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Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate Course 9:00 am
Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous peoples, and other time-tested systems to create human settlements and institutions. The Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Course[...]
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Using Microbial-based Biostimulants/Biofertilizers: Tactics to Maximize Their Potential Benefits (webinar) 10:00 am
Using Microbial-based Biostimulants/Biofertilizers: Tactics to Maximize Their Potential Benefits (webinar)
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
An increasing number of agronomic, forage, and specialty (horticultural) crop producers use or are interested in microbe-containing crop biostimulants advertised to enhance crop growth, perhaps especially under sub-optimal conditions. Growers and their advisors have many[...]
Farmbeats: An Emerging Farm Level Communication Technology (webinar) 11:00 am
Farmbeats: An Emerging Farm Level Communication Technology (webinar)
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Although sensor technology can help agriculture, its adoption is limited because farms often do not have power or Internet connectivity in the field. Microsoft Research is working towards an end-to-end approach, from sensors to the[...]
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Regional Forum: Farmworker Housing Study in the Salinas and Pajaro Valley 8:00 am
Regional Forum: Farmworker Housing Study in the Salinas and Pajaro Valley @ National Steinbeck Center
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Comment on Assessment and Action Plan
Making Conservation Easements Work to Keep Ranches Working – Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2018 Meeting 8:30 am
Making Conservation Easements Work to Keep Ranches Working – Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2018 Meeting
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
This is the twice-a-year meeting of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition. The goal of this meeting is to improve the opportunity for mitigation conservation easements to support working rangeland sustainability on the Central Coast. This[...]
Special Seed Central networking event in cooperation with the California Seed Association 11:00 am
Special Seed Central networking event in cooperation with the California Seed Association @ Hartnell College Main Campus
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Networking & career fair featuring: AgBiotech Inc. American Takii Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds Incotec Germains Seed Technology Monsanto Vegetable Seeds Radicle Seed Company & Headstart Nursery Rijk Zwaan Sakata Seed America Syngenta Seeds
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Spring “Pop-Up” Rose Care Workshop 9:30 am
Spring “Pop-Up” Rose Care Workshop @ UCSC Chadwick Garden
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
April is a great time to learn how to grow heritage and hybrid roses, and the Chadwick Garden’s rose collection is a wonderful classroom! In this workshop, garden manager Orin Martin will share which species[...]
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CropManage Hands-on Workshop 8:00 am
CropManage Hands-on Workshop @ UCCE Conference Room
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
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Pajaro Compass Meeting 8:30 am
Pajaro Compass Meeting @ Gabilan Ranch
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Pajaro Compass Network invites you to our Spring gathering at the beautiful Gabilan Ranch (Rancho Cienega del Gabilan) for our first ever field meeting and ranch tour. The 11,000-acre cattle ranch near Fremont Peak[...]
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Seed Bed – A Soil Symposium
Seed Bed – A Soil Symposium @ Cowell Ranch Hay Barn
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
Cohosted by UCSC’s E.A.R.T.H. Lab, the UCSC Farm & Garden, and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), this free interdisciplinary symposium on the state of soil will feature performances, interactive activities and[...]
EGVM and Irrigation System Maintenance Tailgate 9:00 am
EGVM and Irrigation System Maintenance Tailgate @ Pleasant Ridge Vineyard
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This meeting covers two topics: the European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) and irrigation system maintenance. Presenters and attendees will share tips and tricks for maintaining irrigation systems and keeping an eye out for invasive pests. This[...]
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UCSC Farm & Garden Spring Plant Sale 10:00 am
UCSC Farm & Garden Spring Plant Sale @ UCSC next to Barn Theater
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for the annual Spring Plant Sale! All plants are organically grown at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden, and include a wide selection of annual vegetables and flowers, along with wonderful perennials[...]
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