News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, slyle@cdfa.ca.gov
CDFA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL FERTILIZER CONFERENCE
CDFA
Release #11-054
SACRAMENTO, October 14, 2011 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) have teamed up to present their annual conference on fertilizing techniques on November 16-17 in Tulare, CA.

The agenda is geared toward a wide range of agriculturalists, including agricultural supply and service consultants, growers, university extension specialists, crop advisers and local, state and national governmental agency representatives. Speakers from academia and industry will present ground-breaking research, practical implementation and regulation of subjects like nutrient management planning, implementation of effective nutrient management strategies, and the basics of nitrogen, phosphate and potash management.

Certified Crop Adviser and Pest Control Adviser continuing education units (CEU) have been requested and should be available at the conference on both November 16 and November 17.  The approved units will be posted at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html  

Early conference registration postmarked by October 24, 2011 is $75 per day or $140 for both days.  The fee for currently enrolled students is $35 per day or $70 for both days.  After October 24, the registration fee is $100 per day or $175 for both days and the student fee is $40 per day or $80 for both days.

Conference registration is being handled through the WPHA. Please contact WPHA at:

Western Plant Health Association
4460 Duckhorn Drive, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95834
Tel: (916) 574-9744, Fax (916) 574-9484
Email: corrie@healthyplants.org
www.healthyplants.org     

The CDFA FREP coordinates and funds research projects that advance the environmentally safe and agronomically sound use of fertilizer materials.  FREP serves growers, agricultural supply and service consultants, university extension personnel, and local, state and national governmental agencies and organizations.  For additional information on the FREP, please visit:  http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html

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