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Join us for an Almond Field Day on April 17th in Fresno!
Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Almond Field Day: Monitoring Practices, Irrigation Tips, Pest & Disease Management

Thursday, April 17th, 10:00am-12:30pm

Rushing Ranch, 11599 W Shaw Ave, Fresno
 
Speakers:  

Walt Bentley, UC Emeritus IPM Entomologist
In Season Monitoring Pest Pressures and Preserving Beneficial Populations

David Doll, UCCE Merced, Pomologist
Spring and Summer Disease Management

Gene Brandi, VP American Beekeeping Federation
Honey Bee Health Issues and Almond Pollination

Gurreet Brar, UCCE Fresno, Farm Advisor
Irrigation management in a drought year to minimize pest outbreaks and flare ups

Matthew Danielczyk, Audubon CA, Restoration Project Manager
Wildlife-Friendly Farming in Almond Orchards: Hedgerows, Pollinator Strips, and more

Credits:

- 2.0 credits applied for
- 2.5 CCA CEU credits approved

Questions:

Contact SJSFP Director, Marcia Gibbs, (530) 370-5325, marcia@sustainablecotton.org

Directions:

From CA-99: Take exit #140/Shaw Ave. Head west on West Shaw for about 6 miles. LOOK FOR FIELD DAY SIGNS.

From Firebaugh/CA-33: Head east on 13th St./Avenue 7 1/2 for about 22 miles. Turn right on Madera Ave./Road 27, go 3 miles. Turn left on West Shaw Ave. and go 3.4 miles. LOOK FOR FIELD DAY SIGNS.

 

 
President Obama visits the SJV and long-time SCP grower, Joe Del Bosque's farm!
Posted on Feb 2, 2014

President Obama visited the San Joaquin Valley on 2/13/14 to assess the drought emergency, and he visited the farm and talked with one of our longtime program growers, Joe Del Bosque! We are so honored to have such an influential figure as part of our program!
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2014/02/14/president-obama-speaks-response-california-drought

 
Join us for an Alfalfa, Almond & Cotton Meeting!
Posted on Jan 1, 2014

Pest and Drought Management in Alfalfa, Almonds and Cotton!
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
10am-12:30pm
Andrew Firebaugh Community Center, 1655 13th St., Firebaugh, CA

Speakers:

Dr. Pete Goodell, UC IPM, Cooperative Extension Advisor
Alfalfa and Cotton Pest Control Issues for 2014

David Doll, UCCE Merced, Almond Advisor
Drought Impacts on Almond Production

Gurreet Brar, UCCE Fresno, Farm Advisor
Bloomtime and Spring Disease Control in Almonds

Chris Linneman, Westside SJV Watershed Coalition, Engineer
Uses of Pesticides and Impacts on Local Water and Air Quality


- Attendees entered into a raffle to win great prizes!!!

- SJSFP is enrolling new growers! Come talk with our staff to inquire about enrolling an alfalfa, almond or cotton block in our program

- CE Credits: 0.5 hrs Laws & Regs, 1.5 hrs Other

 

Questions? Contact Marcia Gibbs, (530) 370-5325, marcia@sustainablecotton.org

 
SJSFP Enrolling New Growers for 2014 Season!
Posted on Jan 1, 2014

Attention: ALFALFA, ALMOND and COTTON growers in Merced, Madera and Fresno counties

The San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project is now enrolling new growers for the 2014 season!

Some of the FREE benefits our program growers receive are:

- Weekly Field/Orchard Scouting
- BMP Implementation
- Field Data Analysis
- Field Days
- Timely Crop Information and Access to UC IPM Experts and Farm Advisors

Our growers  indicated their enrolled field/orchard yielded the same or BETTER than their non-enrolled fields/orchards. AND they say our weekly field scouting data helps them make better, more-educated pest management decisions.

“One of the biggest benefits of the project is saving money by spraying less.”- long-time SCP/SJSFP grower

For more details please follow this link: http://kvisit.com/S7pafAw

Questions or interested in enrolling? Contact Director Marcia Gibbs, (530) 370-5325, marcia@sustainablecotton.org

 
Almond Year-End Check-up meeting
Posted on Dec 12, 2013

Join us for an Almond Year-End Check-Up meeting!

Thursday, December 12th, 10:00am-12:00noon

Andrew Firebaugh Community Center, 1655 13th St., Firebaugh, CA

Speakers:

David Doll, UCCE Merced, Pomologist
Dormant Pest, Disease and Nutrient Management in Almonds

Kris Tollerup, UC IPM Advisor
Spider Mite Management on Almonds: to Spray or not to Spray, Monitoring is the Question

Representative from California Eurodrip USA
Irrigation System Management

Credits:
1.5 CE credits applied for

Questions? Contact Marcia Gibbs, (530) 370-5325, marcia@sustainablecotton.org

 
2013 SCP Cotton Farm Tour date announced! 10/29/13
Posted on Sep 9, 2013

Join us on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 for a one-day Cotton Farm Tour through the San Joaquin Valley to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the many sides of cotton production. You'll meet the farmers, see cotton being harvested and learn about Cleaner Cotton™. You'll visit a perennial hedgerow, walk through a colored cotton field, tour a running cotton gin, join us for lunch and take home samples of cotton fiber. Throughout the day, leading industry experts and professionals will present an inside perspective about the many facets of cotton cultivation and processing, addressing issues such as water use, cotton farming practices and the current state of the market for Cleaner Cotton™ fiber.

For all the details please visit our Events page: http://sustainablecotton.org/events

 
2013 SCP Cotton Picking Day announced! 10/23/13
Posted on Sep 9, 2013

Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd to experience Central Valley culture and help us hand pick colored cotton at Windfall Farms with the farmers and SCP staff. The day will start at 9:30 am in a colored cotton field near Firebaugh. We will hand pick the colored bolls, pack them into bins and learn more about what happens to the fiber and how it grows.

For all the details please visit our Events page, http://sustainablecotton.org/events

 
Join us for a Cotton Field Day!!!
Posted on May 5, 2013

Cotton Field Day- Herbicide Resistance: Can it be lurking in your field and best management practices to prevent it
Wednesday, June 5th 2013
10am-12noon
McCurdy Farm, Hwy 33, Firebaugh

Speakers:

Dr. Pete Goodell, UCCE Advisor, IPM
Cotton pest management update

Steve Wright, UCCE, Agronomy/Weed Science, Tulare
Herbicide resistance in your fields?

Dan Munk, UCCE Farm Advisor, Fresno
Cotton production risks in low water years

Dr. Bob Hutmacher, UC Cotton Extension Specialist
Update on Race 4 fusarium in cotton

Credits:
2.0 Hours CE Credits Applied for
Questions? Contact Marcia Gibbs, (530) 370-5325, marcia@sustainablecotton.org

Directions:

From Firebaugh: Go South on Hwy 33 for about 5.5 miles toward Mendota. About 1.5 miles past W Shaw Ave you will see the old oil shop. Make a right (west) on the railroad crossing and LOOK FOR FIELD DAY SIGNS.

From Mendota: Take Hwy 33 North toward Firebaugh for about 1.5 miles. Make a left (west) at the old oil shop on the railroad
crossing and LOOK FOR FIELD DAY SIGNS.

 
Join us for an Almond Field Day!
Posted on Apr 4, 2013
Almond Pest & Crop Management Field Day
Thursday, May 2nd, 10am-12noon
LPGL Ranch, 11599 W Shaw Ave, Fresno
Bring your questions and any damaged nuts or leaf samples for help and identification!
Speakers:

Walt Bentley, UC IPM Kearney Ag Center, Almond Specialist
In Season Monitoring Pest Pressures and Preserving Beneficial Populations

David Doll, UCCE Merced, Pomologist
Almond Disease and Nutrient Management for the Spring and Early Summer

 

CE Credits: 2.0 Hours CE Credits Approved

Questions: Contact Marcia Gibbs, (530) 370-5325, marcia@sustainablecotton.org

 

Directions:

From CA-99: Take exit #140/Shaw Ave. Head west on West Shaw for about 6 miles. LOOK FOR FIELD DAY SIGNS.

From Firebaugh/CA-33: Head east on 13th St./Avenue 7 1/2 for about 22 miles. Turn right on Madera Ave./Road 27, go 3 miles. Turn left on West Shaw Ave. and go 3.4 miles. LOOK FOR FIELD DAY SIGNS.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you there!
 
Alfalfa, Almond & Cotton Winter Meeting: Pest & Crop Mgmt, Water and more!
Posted on Feb 2, 2013

Join us for a meeting focusing on alfalfa, almond & cotton pest and crop mgmt, water and more!
Wed, Feb 27th, 2:00-4:30pm, Andrew Firebaugh Community Center, 1655 13th St., Firebaugh.

For speakers and all the details, click here: http://sustainablecotton.org/events

 
ATTENTION: Alfalfa, Almond & Cotton growers in Fresno, Madera & Merced counties!
Posted on Feb 2, 2013

The San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project is now enrolling new growers for the 2013 season! To find out about the FREE benefits our growers receive and hear what current growers in our program have to say click here: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/5713166/sjsf-program-flyer-pdf-286k?da=y

 
SJSFP and Cleaner Cotton™ farmer, Chad Crivelli, named the 2013 Farm Press Far West High Cotton award winner!
Posted on Jan 1, 2013

http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/far-west-high-cotton-winner-committed-finding-better-ways


Chad represents the next generation of farmers, who with technical support from the Sustainable Cotton Project are implementing more biological and sustainable practices into farming cotton and other crops.