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December 2, 2023 9:00 am
Prescribed Fire on Private Lands – Burn Planning Workshop
• Benefits of prescribed fire
• Permitting and liability
• Unit selection and preparation
• Monitoring fuel/weather conditions
• Components of a burn plan
Registration is required. $20 fee includes lunch.
Contact or call 530-333-4475 with any questions!
Join us on Saturday Dec 2nd to learn about prescribed fire as a tool for wildfire hazard
reduction and fuels management! The El Dorado Amador Prescribed Burn Association is
hosting a classroom workshop for community members interested in learning about
prescribed fire and how to use it safely and effectively on their own lands.
The El Dorado Amador PBA is committed to educating and supporting landowners in
planning safe, legal, and ecologically minded prescribed burns. This workshop will offer an
introduction to fire ecology and how to use low-intensity prescribed fire on your own
property for cost-effective fuels reduction and maintenance.
December 4, 2023 9:00 am
Clear as Mud: Soil Health Technical Assistance for Ag Professionals Part 5
Join the North Coast Soil Hub Join for a community-powered event on cover crops, agricultural sustainability, soil health, and climate-friendly practices in perennial cropping systems. This gathering is open to technical assistance providers and ag professionals, growers, consultants, and community members who want to explore ways to enhance agricultural practices while mitigating climate change impacts.
Fifth workshop: Harnessing the Power of Cover Crops for Soil Health and Climate-Friendly Farming
December 4, 2023, 9am-1pm
Location: Napa Valley College
2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Participants will gain insights into how cover crops can contribute to building soil health, increasing water retention, and fostering biodiversity, all of which are vital components of a climate-friendly and resilient agriculture. Join us to engage with local farmers and conservationists, share experiences and success stories in integrating cover crops into perennial cropping systems, and explore ways to forge a more resilient future for our farming communities.
February 6, 2024 8:00 am
2024 California Plant and Soil Conference
The 2024 California Plant and Soil Conference will be held on February 6-7 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fresno. The conference is organized by the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy (CA ASA). Registration is now open through the conference website (https://na.eventscloud.com/plantandsoilconference).
The annual conference provides an opportunity for students, professionals, and other attendees to increase their knowledge of current topics of agronomic importance in California. Many Certified Crop Advisers and Pest Control Advisers attend the conference to earn continuing education units that are important to their professional standing.
This year’s theme is, “Are We Ready? Adapting Agronomy to an Uncertain Future”. There are several sessions related to soil health and regenerative agriculture. Session themes include
- Precision Agriculture
- Nutrient Management
- Animal-Plant Systems Management
- Soil Management
- California IPM toolbox
- Pesticide Resistance
- Bees, pollinators
- Groundwater Recharge
- On-farm water management