UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

Irrigation Management Efficiency in Nurseries (Santa Paula)

Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center      
14292 W. Telegraph Rd. (parking at Briggs Road entrance)
Santa Paula, CA 93060
August 28, 2014
8:00am – 4:00pm


Moderator: Andre Biscaro, Farm Advisor, UCCE Ventura County

Continuing Education credit requested: 7.5 hours LA Regional Water Quality Control Board Ag Waiver Program

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 Presenter/Topics
8:00am Registration Continental Breakfast
8:30am Introduction and Overview  Andre Biscaro, Farm Advisor, UCCE Ventura County
8:40am Irrigation Scheduling Dr. Richard Evans, UCCE Environmental Horticulturist, UC Davis When and how much water to apply in containers and in field soil. What are the options to measure irrigation demand? Other factors to consider: leaching fraction in containers.
9:25am Improving Irrigation Performance
Using Microirrigation
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 pots?  What to use in field soil?
11:15am Irrigation Mobile Lab  Jamie Whiteford, Irrigation Technician, Resource Conservation District. Opportunities for free evaluation of the performance of irrigation systems.
11:30pm Lunch on site  
12:00pm  Tour Workshop attendees will visit local nurseries and will be exposed to innovative production practices. 
3:40pm  Return to Hansen Ag Ctr  
4:00pm Adjourn  




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.



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

The hotel closest to the meeting venue is:
La Quinta Inn
5818 Valentine Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
Call: 1-805-658-6200

Other hotels in the area can be found here: http://www.ventura-usa.com/hotels/


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