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Irrigation Management Efficiency in Nurseries (Modesto)

Stanislaus County Agricultural Center                        Directions
3800 Cornucopia Way, Harvest Hall Rooms B&C
Modesto, CA 95358
November 17, 2014
8:00am – 4:00pm

Moderator: Karrie Reid, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, UCCE San Joaquin County

California’s current drought is imposing significant impacts on California agriculture. This program provides basic information and practical solutions for improving irrigation efficiency to make the best use of available irrigation water. There will be morning presentations and an afternoon field trip to various sites demonstrating principles and practices.

This statewide program is being supported by a California Department of Water Resources grant.

 

Agenda

 

Time

Title

Presenter/Topics

8:00am

Registration

Continental Breakfast

8:30am

Introduction and Overview

Karrie Reid, Farm Advisor, UCCE San Joaquin County

8:40am

Irrigation Management in Nurseries

Dr. Loren Oki, UCCE Assoc. Specialist in Landscape Horticulture, UC Davis. When and how much water to apply in containers and in field soil. What are the options to measure irrigation demand? Understanding salinity and irrigation leaching fraction in containers.

9:25am

Improving Irrigation System Performance

Andre Biscaro, Farm Advisor, UCCE Ventura/San Bernardino Cos.

An overview of irrigation systems: sprinkler, micro irrigation and improving irrigation performance.

10:10am

Break

 

10:30am

Irrigation Management Technology and Soil Moisture Sensors

Dr. Loren Oki, UCCE Assoc. Specialist in Landscape Horticulture, UC Davis. How does a grower start to use sensor technology? How do sensors work and what type of sensors are available?  What sensors to use in containers?  What to use in field soil?

11:15am

NRCS Programs 

Diana Waller, District Conservationist, USDA NRCS, Modesto CA

11:45am

Overview of current drought conditions in California

Julie Saare-Edmonds, Landscape Irrigation Specialist, CA Dept. of Water Resources

12:15pm

Lunch

Pick up box lunch

12:45pm

Board bus, travel

Travel to first tour stop Frantz Nursery

1:15pm

Tour and demo

Frantz Nursery  Distribution Uniformity Worksheet

2:15pm

Travel

To Duarte Nursery

2:35pm

Tour

Duarte Nursery

3:35pm

Return to Harvest Hall

 

4:00pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

Registration

Registration $35 per person

Online Registration (Credit cards only)

Mail in Registration Flyer
(checks or credit cards)
Please note we cannot accept credit card information by fax.  

 

Lodging

UCNFA has not reserved any blocks of hotel rooms for this event.

Selected hotels are listed in the Business Directory on the Modesto Chamber of Commerce website.

 

Assistance Available

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Please contact the UCNFA office at 530-752-8419 (phone/fax) (email: lldodge@ucdavis.edu) if you have special needs or require assistance
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