American Vegetable Grower. 22 July 2010. Organic Production in The Central Valley is the title of an all day seminar being sponsored by The California Certified Crop Adviser Program (CCA) and the Organic Fertilizer Association of California (OFAC) on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at International-Agri Center’s Social Hall in Tulare. The seminar will focus on organic production issues and the role of crop advisers in providing advice and products to growers producing certified organic crops. It will feature expert speakers on various organic production topics and panel of organic growers discussing the role of crop advisers in their operations
The program is aimed at crop consultants, organic input suppliers/retailers, and organic growers. CEU hours will be offered for PCAs and CCAs. Subjects to be covered include: Organic and Weed Control, Food Safety for Organic Farmers, Organic Sources of Fertilizer, Soil and Cover Crop Management, Micronutrient Use in Disease Control, and other topics. A special feature will be a grower panel with Tom Willey – T & D Willey Farms, Vernon Peterson – The Peterson Family and Gerry Davis – Crystal Organics/Grimmway discussing the challenges of fertility and pest control in certified organic production. “We are pleased to continue our successful seminar series in Tulare and present practical organic production information for both farmers and consultants”, said Doug Graham, Chairman of OFAC and a CCA.
Registration information is available at www.organicfertilizerassociation.org or by contacting Steve Beckley at 916-539-4107.