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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #13-033
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SACRAMENTO, October 11, 2013 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) are teaming up again this year to present a conference on managing agricultural nutrients. This year’s conference will be held on October 29 and 30 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Modesto.
The broad agenda, including effective management of nitrogen fertilizers, 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. Presenters from academia, industry and agricultural consulting will provide general and technical information, current research data, and practical applications addressing statewide and regional nutrient management issues. The agenda features updates on FREP’s technical education, research, and outreach initiatives-including an update on the CDFA Nitrogen Management Training Program for CCAs, searchable FREP research database, crop fertilization guidelines, and a wide range of other FREP funded research projects.
Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and Pest Control Adviser (PCA) continuing education units (CEUs) are available for both days of the conference. Registration fees are $90 per day or $175 for both days. Currently enrolled students pay only $50 per day or $90 for both days.
To view the agenda, register online, and see the list of the approved CEUs, please visit the FREP conference website:

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



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