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Irrigation and Nutrient Management and CropManage Workshops

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Registration: $25
(Includes lunch and access to one or both workshop)


Agenda Session I- Irrigation and Nutrient Management

Moderator: Mae Culumber
8:00 – 8:30 AM: Registration
8:30 – 8:35 am Welcome and Updates on the new FREP-UCCE Irrigation and Nutrient Management Program (K. Bali)
8:35 – 9:00 am Methods and tools for irrigation scheduling in tree crops ((D. Zaccaria)
9:00 – 9:30 am Flow measurements in irrigated agriculture (L. Forero)
9:30 – 10:00 am Water Budgeting: where to find the relevant information and how it all works together (K. Bali)
10:30- 10:15 am Break
10:15- 10:45 am Mapping soil characteristic for implementing precision irrigation management practices (E. Scudiero)
10:45- 11:15 am Introduction to nutrient management for tree crops (M. Culumber)
11:15- 11:45 am Introduction to CropManage (M. Cahn)
11:45 – 12:15 pm: Questions & Answers

12:15- 1:00 pm – Lunch

Session II – CropManage Hands-on Workshop

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.

1:00 – 1:20 Sign-in and computer set-up**
1:20 – 1:35 Getting started with CropManage
1:35 – 2:45 Setting up ranches, orchards, and plantings
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

** 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.

Not familiar with CropManage? Learn more by visiting the CropManage help page.

Registration questions, please contact Terri Gonzalez gtgonzalez@ucanr.edu
Session I questions, please contact Khaled Bali kmbali@ucanr.edu or Mae Culumber cmculumber@ucanr.edu
Session II questions, please contact Mike Cahn mdcahn@ucanr.edu

Session (List of speakers and email contacts:
1. Daniele Zaccaria – UC Davis: dzaccaria@ucdavis.edu
2. Catherine Mae Culumber – UCCE Fresno County: cmculumber@ucanr.edu
3. Khaled Bali- UC Kearney Agricultural Center; kmbali@ucanr.edu
4. Larry Forero- UCCE Shasta County; lcforero@ucanr.edu
5. Elia Scudiero – UC Riverside: elia.scudiero@ucr.edu
6. Mike Cahn – UCCE- Monterey County: mdcahn@ucanr.edu


May 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 South Riverbend Ave
Parlier, CA 93648
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Event Type
Courses, Trainings, and Workshops