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 Soil & Water Mgt) VCAILG hours applied
CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops. Even with the wet winter, water conservation will continue to be of concern in Ventura County, and water regulations will continue to be tied to efficient nutrient management. CropManage can play an important role in providing quick decision support on water and nutrient management on a field-by-field basis.
Who should participate: strawberry growers, ranch managers, farm staff and technical service providers are welcome.
Date: Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Rosamond Ranch
2705 E Pleasant Valley Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033
AGENDA (subject to change)
9:00 – 9:15 Project description and context of irrigation and nitrogen management for strawberries in Oxnard
9:15 – 9:30 CropManage’s performance: yield, water and fertilizer use data Observation of research plots and data discussion
9:30 – 10:00 Observation of research plots and data discussion
10:00 – 10:30 Questions and answers