The 2014 Nickels Soil Lab field day is set for Wednesday, May 14, at the facility on Marine Avenue near Arbuckle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m.
Topics and presenters include:
- Monitoring soil moisture to guide irrigation decisions. Larry Schwankl, Extension Specialist, LAWR, UC Davis.
- How well is your irrigation system performing? Kevin Greer, Tehama County Resource Conservation District Mobile Irrigation Lab.
- Post-harvest canopy health and yield the next season. Ted DeJong, Professor, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis.
- Applying crop evapotranspiration estimates in on-farm water management. Alan Fulton, UC Water Resources Advisor, Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa Counties
- Measuring crop stress to make irrigation decisions. Rich Buchner, UC Farm Advisor, Tehama County.
- Almond orchard hedging. Bruce Lampinen, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis.
- Rootstock trial review. Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa/Sutter/Yuba Counties.
- Nitrogen cycle inhibitors. Martin Burger, Research Scientist, LAWR, UC Davis.
The luncheon topic will be Active Groundwater Management – An Assessment of the Sacramento Valley’s Groundwater Resources, given by David Guy, President, Northern California Water Association, and Paul Gosselin, Director of Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation.
A paid lunch will be served. The cost is $15 at the door or $12 in advance, with proceeds going to the Pierce FFA Program. RSVP to the UCCE Colusa Office at (530) 458-0570.