The California Weed Science Society Conference
For farmers, agricultural industry representatives, scientists and students interested in weed management, this conference presents weed management research results on citrus, grapes, asparagus, tomatoes, onions, small grains and rice, and other crops. Contact: Wanda Graves, California Weed Science Society, P.O. Box 609, Fremont, CA 94537-0609; (510) 790-1252.
Trainers of Pesticide Handlers and Agricultural Fieldworkers
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan 11: Spanish Session
Jan 12: English Session
This course is held on several dates in locations throughout the state. To find out more, use the contact information below.
Presented by the University of CaliforniaÕs Pesticide Education Program, this workshop is targeted toward people responsible for training pesticide handlers or agricultural field workers. Attendees receive certificates to obtain the blue "EPA Training Verification" card from the Department of Pesticide Regulation. Contact: Patrick J. OÕConnor, University of California, One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616-8620; (530) 752-5273.
20th Annual Ecological Farming Conference
Pacific Grove, CA
This conference addresses organic industry topics including genetic engineering, organic regulations, and innovative growing techniques. Contact: Committee for Sustainable Agriculture, (CSA), 406 Main Street, #313, Watsonville, CA 95076; (831) 763-2111.
Innkeeping as a Profession
California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns (CABBI)
This two-day workshop within the larger CABBI conference provides farmers and others interested in B&Bs with tips on industry trends, financial requirements and potential profitability. Contact: CABBI, 2715 Porter Street, Soquel, CA 95073; (831) 462-9191.
Pruning and Care of Landscape Fruit and Nut Trees
This one-day course covers basic irrigation, fertility, weed control, fruit and nut thinning, and pest control, and includes field demonstrations. Contact: UC Davis University Extension, 1333 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95616-4852; (800) 752-0881.
Agricultural Personnel Management Seminar
San Marcos, CA
Participants will learn tools for effective management of employee relations, employee training and safety management and other aspects of personnel management. Contact: Ramiro Lobo, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Diego, 5555 Overland Ave., Bldg. 4, San Diego, CA 92123-1219; (619) 694-3666.
Pesticides: Principles and Resistance Issues
Practical perspectives on the characteristics of commonly used pesticides and technical and policy issues associated with pesticide resistance will be addressed. Contact: UC Davis University Extension, 1333 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95616-4852; (800) 752-0881.
Advanced Landscape Irrigation System Design
Participants are guided through the process of sprinkler layout, pipe sizing, hydraulic flow calculations, valving, and equipment selection. Contact: UC Davis University Extension, 1333 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95616-4852; (800) 752-0881.
2000 Annual PlacerGROWN Farm Conference
This day-long event offers 32 educational workshops on topics including agri-tourism, organic farming, estate planning, marketing, and getting started in farming. Contact: UCCE Placer County, 11477 E Ave., Auburn, CA 95603; (530) 889-7398.
Soil and Water Testing in Field and Vegetable Crop Management
The practical approaches to managing salts and altering soil characteristics will be addressed using results from soil and water analysis. Contact: UC Davis University Extension, 1333 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95616-4852; (800) 752-0881.
Micro-Irrigation of Tree Crops
2/23 Davis, CA
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of microsprinkler and drip systems, clogging prevention, irrigation scheduling, chemigation and fertigation, and irrigation system costs. Contact: UC Davis University Extension, 1333 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95616-4852; (800) 752-0881.
Edible Mushroom Cultivation
Participants learn a step by step mushroom production process including culture maintenance, basic mushroom substrate preparation, composting, spawn generation techniques, inoculation methods, harvesting, and pest management. Contact: UC Davis University Extension, 1333 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95616-4852; (800) 752-0881.