This is an annual seminar.
University of California Cooperative Extension Researchers and Growers discussed organic Nitrogen fertilizers, the use of new on-line modeling tools, and Nitrogen management priorities for short-season, leafy green crops.
Agriculture is a very conservative, traditional industry. For cool season vegetable growers, there is a high level of risk aversion because a red-tagged or failed crop can be a very expensive loss. Consequently, change is slow, but growers DO respond positively to solid research presented by researchers who are sensitive to production and financial realities. Historically, the Salinas Valley has been blessed with very competent and creative researchers who bring valuable information to the growers each year.
The agenda may be found at: http://www.ucanr.org/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=23059