CropManage Hands-on Workshop, June 6

Bringing Irrigation & Nutrient Management Decision Support to the Field

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1pm – 4:30pm

Location: UCCE Ventura, 669 County Square Drive, Ventura, CA 93003
California Room

669 County Square Drive Suite 100 Ventura CA 93003 805-645-1451 • ceventura.ucanr.edu

  • Learn how to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping
  • Learn the new version of CropManage (3.0) – also available in SpanishCropManage 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 irrigation and fertilization applications— while maintaining or improving overall yield.

    At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage (3.0) which has been updated to be more compatible for in-field use by farm staff. CropManage is now available in Spanish.

    Crops currently supported by CropManage in Ventura County include strawberry and celery. In the Watsonville area, raspberry, head, romaine, and leaf lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bell pepper, spinach, baby lettuce, cilantro and mizuna, in addition to strawberry and celery.

    Who should participate? Vegetable and berry growers, ranch managers, other farm staff, and technical service providers are welcome. The workshop is for both new and current CropManage users.

    What to bring? 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 v3.cropmanage.ucanr.edu before the workshop.

    Registration is free: Please register by May 30 using the following link:http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=24795

    Questions: Andre Biscaro at asbiscaro@ucanr.edu or 805-645-1465.

    AGENDA

    1:00 – 1:30 Registration and computer set-up
    1:30 – 3:00 Getting started with CropManage 3.0
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 – 4:00 Strategies for using CropManage for decision support and record-keeping 4:00 – 4:20 Advanced features and interfacing sensors with CropManage
    4:20 – 4:30 Discussion of new features or changes needed

    2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) applied for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA)

    It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/215244.pdf ).

    Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to John I. Sims, Affirmative Action Compliance Officer/Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.

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