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Irrigation & Nutrient Management Workshop
January 17 @ 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
This workshop will cover topics that teach irrigators to utilize technology to minimize nutrient loss and optimize irrigation efficiency while also building soil health for long-term benefits!
On-Farm Implementation of Soil and Water Conservation
Paul Lum, American Farmland Trust on RCPP
Nine partners in the San Joaquin Valley are working together to support producers for soil and water conservation. Conservation plans, practice implementation, and conservation easements are several forms of assistance that the SJV Land and Water Conservation Collaborative will facilitate. Review conservation practices, benefits and funding.
Improving Your Farm’s Ability to Sink Water
Priscilla Baker, Soil Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Review water and soil conservation practices farmers can use in Madera County to maximize their land’s ability to absorb and infiltrate water, including examples from local growers.
Irrigation Data for Record Keeping and Scheduling
Prospero Gonzalez, Civil Engineer, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Considerations to help identity yield thresholds and management allowable depletions using calculations of daily crop use. Using system information to determine application rate, record keeping knowing when to apply, how much, how long for your field.
Maintenance & Optimum Efficiency
RCD Irrigation Team Staff, ESRCD, MCRCD and EMRCD
Review of common maintenance issues that lead to inefficient application of water and nutrients. Tips to keep system working at optimum efficiency.