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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs (916) 654-0462 or,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #12-036
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October 30-31st in Modesto

SACRAMENTO, October 5, 2012 –The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) have teamed up to present their annual conference on agricultural nutrient management on October 30-31, 2012 in Modesto. The conference will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth Street, Modesto, CA 95354.

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 personnel. Speakers from academia and industry will provide general and technical information, current research data, and practical applications addressing statewide and regional nutrient management issues.

Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and Pest Control Adviser (PCA) continuing education units (CEUs) have been requested and should be available at the conference on both October 30 and 31.  The approved CEU units will be posted at  

Registration fees are $110 per day or $185 for both days. Currently enrolled students pay only $50 per day or $90 for both days. To view the conference agenda and fill out the online registration form, please visit the FREP website:

For more information about the 2012 Conference or the FREP program, please contact FREP staff at or (916) 900-5022.



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