The UC Statewide IPM Program and AgSafe are offering a series of Pesticide Safety Instruction Training Workshops designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers. The course meets the newly established 2018 Worker Protection Standard of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Those who complete this training will become qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers.
The California Avocado Commission’s Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove Field Day will consist of three sessions.
A delegation from 12 companies specializing in crop protection, crop nutrition, plant genetics and breeding, irrigation and decision support tech will visit Encinitas for the Israel-AgTech Innovation Showcase. The purpose of the event is to foster collaboration between scientists, engineers, farmers, entrepreneurs and inventors in order to address the challenges of the agricultural industry. For more information, including a list of speakers and featured companies, visit the AgTech Innovation website.
The Ventura and Santa Barbara County Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are hosting four free workshops to assist growers interested in applying for funds from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program.