News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
Release #15-043

SACRAMENTO, September 21, 2015 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) are hosting their 23rd annual Fertilizer Research Conference at the Embassy Suites in Seaside, California, on November 5 and 6, 2015. This event brings together industry professionals and academic researchers to learn about the latest research and sound management of fertilizing materials.

This conference is intended to improve educational outreach by communicating the application of fertilizing materials on agricultural lands for crop and food production and the use of those materials in consideration of existing environmental issues. The content is geared toward 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.

Continuing education units (CEUs) for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) are available for both days of the conference. Early registration (submitted before October 6) 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 6) 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:

For more information about the 2015 conference or the CDFA’s FREP, please contact program staff at or (916) 900-5022.


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