UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

2014 California Nursery Conference

Managing Irrigation in Nurseries and Greenhouses

Reducing water use by improving irrigation efficiency 

Etiwanda Gardens               Directions
7576 Etiwanda Ave.
Etiwanda CA 91739
November 13, 2014
7:30am - 3:30pm

Moderators: Loren Oki Ph.D., Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis and John Kabashima Ph.D., UCCE Orange County

A trade show organized by SoCal CAPCA will be included for vendors of water management products and services (see information below)

Continuing Education Units approved: Certified Crop Advisor (5.0 soil/water management) and Los Angeles Water Board Ag Waiver Program (5.0)

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. 

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


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Preliminary, subject to change

Time Title Presenter
7:30am Registration Trade Show and Continental Breakfast
Breakfast sponsored by Southern California Edison
8:00am Welcome Loren Oki Ph.D., Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis and John Kabashima Ph.D., UCCE Orange County
  Overview of current drought conditions in Southern California Moderator: Loren Oki
8:10am Overview Julie Saare-Edmonds, Landscape Irrigation Specialist, CA Dept. of Water Resources 
8:25am Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Irrigated Lands Groups representatives from LA Irrigated Lands Group, San Diego, Upper Santa Margarita and Ventura
8:55am UC ANR Container Nursery Production Manual Darren Haver Ph.D., UCCE Orange County
9:10am Irrigation Scheduling  Ben Faber Ph.D., Farm Advisor, UCCE Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties 
9:50am Break Posters and Trade Show
  Session II Moderator: John Kabashima, UC ANR Orange County
10:10am Improving Irrigation Performance
Using Microirrigation
Ben Faber, UCCE Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties 
10:50am Irrigation Management Technology and Soil Moisture Sensors Loren Oki, UC Davis 
11:30am USDA-NRCS programs Paul Nguyen, District Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Lancaster CA
12:00pm Lunch Posters and Trade Show
  Demonstrations Moderator: Loren Oki
1:20pm Determining distribution uniformity in sprinkler systems (outdoors) Loren Oki, UC Davis 
2:05pm Determining distribution uniformity in drip systems (outdoors) Haejin Lee, Team Engineer, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
2:50pm Break (return indoors) Posters and Trade Show
  Final Session Moderator: John Kabashima
3:10pm Distribution Uniformity for Sprinklers and Drip Systems Loren Oki, UC Davis 
3:25pm Wrap-up and closing John Kabashima, UCCE Orange County
3:30pm Adjourn  



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Registration: $65 per person
(includes a copy of the UC Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual)

Online Registration (credit cards only)

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





Trade Show Participation

CA Association of Pest Control Advisors

Thanks to So Cal CAPCA for organizing the Trade Show!

For more information, contact

Heather Morois:  949-429-9944, hmorois@westbridge.com or

Natalee Schoettler: 562-889-4188, natalee.schoettler@target-specialty.com 






UCNFA has not reserved any blocks of rooms for the conference but the hotels closest to Etiwanda Gardens are:

Comfort Inn
13500 Baseline Ave
Fontana, CA ‎

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn Rancho Cucamonga/Ontario
8179 Spruce Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Four Points by Sheraton Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga
11960 E Foothill Blvd
Rancho Cucamonga, CA


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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