Feb 5, 2024
Northern San Joaquin Valley grower workshop scheduled
Growers can benefit from an upcoming University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County (UCCE) workshop that provides information on water and nutrient management of tree fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts and other crops.
UCCE Northern San Joaquin Valley is scheduling a CropManage workshop for March 14 from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.
CropManage is a free online decision-support tool for water and nutrient management of tree, vegetables, berry and agronomic 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,” UCCE noted in the email that announced the workshop.
This workshop will instruct participants on how to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and recordkeeping for crops. Additionally, attendees will learn about the latest updates to CropManage.
“At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage. Crops currently supported include many vegetables (carrots, broccoli, lettuce, tomato, spinach, etc.), berry crops (raspberry and strawberry), tree crops (almond, walnut, and pistachio) and agronomic crops (alfalfa and corn),” UCCE stated in its email.
CropManage is also available in Spanish.
This workshop is for current and new users and is designed for growers, farm managers, farm staff, crop advisors, consultants and other technical service providers.
Participants are asked to bring a tablet or computer in order to work on the hands-on exercises, and also to sign up for a free user account at cropmanage.ucanr.edu prior to attending the event.
The workshop will be held at the University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County, Harvest Hall, Room E at 3800 Cornucopia Way in Modesto, California.