Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs (916)654-0462,
SACRAMENTO, September 18, 2014 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Western Plant Health Association are hosting their 22nd annual fertilizer research conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Modesto on October 29-30, 2014. This conference brings together industry professionals and academic researchers to learn about the latest research and sound management of fertilizing materials.
This conference is designed to improve educational outreach by communicating the application of fertilizing materials on agricultural lands for food production and the use of those materials in consideration of existing environmental issues. The conference is geared towards a wide range of agriculturalists, including agricultural supply and service consultants, growers, university extension specialists, certified 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.
Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and Pest Control Adviser (PCA) continuing education units (CEUs) are available for both days of the conference. Early registration (submitted before October 1) is $80 per day or $150 for both days; currently enrolled students pay only $45 per day or $80 for both days. Late registration (submitted after October 1) is $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 approved CEUs, please visit the conference website: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep.html
For more information about the 2014 conference or the department’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program, please contact program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 900-5022.