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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

Irrigation Management Efficiency in Nurseries (San Marcos)

Center for Applied Horticultural Research
Center for Applied Horticultural Research    Directions
2280 Tamara Lane
San Marcos CA 92084
Wednesday June 25, 2014
8:00am – 4:30pm

Moderator: James Bethke, UC Cooperative Extension Nursery and Floriculture Farm Advisor, San Diego 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.



Time           Title/Topic Speaker/Location
8:00 AM Registration Center for Applied Horticultural Research (CfAHR)
8:30 AM Introduction/Welcome/Housekeeping Moderator – James A. Bethke, Nursery and Floriculture Farm Advisor, UCCE San Diego
8:35 AM Overview of Current Drought Conditions in Southern California Dr. Loren Oki, University of California, Davis 
9:00 AM Water Waiver: New Rules and Regulations Dr. Loretta Bates, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Diego
9:30 AM Irrigation Management Technology: Moisture Sensors Dr. Loren Oki, University of California, Davis


Refreshment Break


10:30 AM

Irrigation Management in Nurseries

Dr. Richard Evans, UC Davis

11:15 AM

Irrigation Systems: Improving irrigation performance using micro-irrigation.

Andre Biscaro, UCCE Ventura County

12:00 PM

Most efficient water users in San Diego County 

Lance Andersen – Program Director Mission Resource Conservation District

12:30 PM

Lunch CfAHR (boxed)


1:00 PM


Pardee Tree Nursery and Premier Color Nursery

4:30 PM

Workshop Adjournment





Registration $35 per person

Online Registration (credit cards only)

Mail or Fax in Registration (checks or credit cards)



Although blocks of rooms have not been set aside for the workshop, these hotels are nearby:

Hampton Inn San Marcos
123 East Carmel Street
San Marcos, CA 92078-4309 
(760) 736-9249 

Residence Inn Marriot
1245 Los Vallecitos Boulevard
San MarcosCalifornia 92069

La Quinta Inn San Diego Vista 
630 Sycamore Ave
Vista, CA 92083 
(760) 727-8180  


Assistance Available

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