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Fresno State Horticulture Nursery to host Iris Society sale Aug. 12

Fresno, Calif., (August 2, 2017) – The Fresno Iris Society and Fresno State Horticulture Nursery will host its annual rhizome plant fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 12, at the campus Horticulture Nursery (3150 E. Barstow Ave.). The Fresno Iris Society’s largest fundraiser of the year will feature hundreds of varieties of plants, including reblooming iris and other unique varieties. Rhizomes will be …

Organic Grower Summit Coming to Monterey

Monterey, Calif., (August 1, 2017) – General attendee registration is now open for the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 13-14 in Monterey, CA. A joint production between California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network (OPN), OGS will bring together organic growers, producers and processors for two days of education, information and networking opportunities with organic …

Nut Harvest Safety Seminar Co-Sponsored by Farm Bureau and UCCE

Tulare, Calif., (July 28, 2017) – Tulare and Kings Counties have over 200,000 combined acres of nuts, valued near $1 billion, approaching harvest. To promote worker and community safety during the harvest season, UCCE Tulare County joined with the Kings County Farm Bureau and the Tulare County Farm Bureau to host a Nut Harvest Safety Seminar at the Kings County …

Pumpkin Festival, October 7 and 8 • 8am-5pm

Pomona, Calif., (July 24, 2017) – Cal Poly Pomona’s Pumpkin Festival is one of the largest in the state with more than 60,000 locally grown pumpkins. The two day festival is the kick-off event for PumpkinFest, “A MONTH of ORANGE FUN” which goes through October 31. Cal Poly Pomona’s AGRIscapes Center will once again host the month of events including …

Upcoming IPM Breakfast Meet

Sacramento, Calif., (June 22, 2017) – Join Area IPM and Farm Advisors to discuss current pest management and production issues. We will largely forcus on orchard crops (but everything is on the table for discussion!). These meetings are open to all interested growers, consultants, PCSs, CCAs, and related industry. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month from …

Upcoming IPM Breakfast Meet

Sacramento, Calif., (June 22, 2017) – Join Area IPM and Farm Advisors to discuss current pest management and production issues. We will largely forcus on orchard crops (but everything is on the table for discussion!). These meetings are open to all interested growers, consultants, PCSs, CCAs, and related industry. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month from …

Nut Harvest Safety Seminar in Hanford, July 19

Hanford, Calif. — As local farmers continue to diversify and plant an increasing number of nut crops, the Kings and Tulare County Farm Bureaus, along with State Fund, American Pistachio Growers and UCCE, are hosting the third annual nut harvest safety seminar. Scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, this free training is directed toward nut …

Ag Innovations Conference in San Diego, August 13

This one-day conference is organized in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meetings of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) at UC San Diego, La Jolla. The objective of the 2nd Ag Innovations Conference: Microbial Control is to bring applied microbial control research concepts from around the world to growers, PCAs, and agriculture and ornamental industry partners in Southern California. This …

CropManage Field Day

Bringing CropManage to the Field Review summary of nitrogen fertilization and irrigation of CropManage treatment Observe differences between treatments on replicated plots Discuss strawberry irrigation and nitrogen fertilizer management with UC Cooperative Extension, grower and farm manager Breakfast burrito and Spanish translation will be available (courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission) 2 CCA CEUs applied (1h Nutrient Mgt and 1h …

FSMA Training, June 21

Tulare, Calif., (June 2, 2017) – Farm Employers Labor Service, California Farm Bureau, and the Safe Food Alliance have partnered to sponsor a produce safety training at Spike n’ Rail in Selma, June 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Produce growers, buyers, and others interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices …

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