Agricultural briefs

<b>Farm Bureau holds safety training workshops</b>

The Sonoma County Farm Bureau will hold a series of safety training workshops for agricultural workers in February and March.

Each workshop will cover a range of topics including pruning and pesticide safety training, forklift, tractor and ATV safety; heat stress and field hygiene.

The workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 and 12 and March 11 and 12 at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 970 Piner Road in Santa Rosa. The workshop on March 12 will be conducted in English. The other workshops will be presented in Spanish.

The cost is $75 for Farm Bureau members and $105 for non-members. Registration is required by Feb. 3. To register, contact 707-544-5575 or info@sonomafb.org.

<b>ASA Plant and Soil Conference coming to Fresno</b>

The 43rd annual California ASA Plant and Soil Conference will be held Feb. 4 and 5 in Fresno.

The conference will focus on agronomic topics that are of importance to growers, consultants, suppliers, educators and governmental organizations. Topics include nutrient, salinity and pest management in crops; water and drought management; and the effect of farm practices on soil quality.

The conference is sponsored by the California chapter of the American Society of Agronomy and the California Certified Crop Advisors. For information, visit http://calasa.ucdavis.edu

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