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2024 UCCE Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting



DAY/DATE:   Tuesday, February 20
  7:55 am  to 2:15 pm

 Agriculture Conference room, 1432 Abbott St Salinas CA

Free Workshop + Pizza

7:30             Sign-in and refreshments

7:55             Introduction

8:00             Managing runoff during the growing season and winter.

Michael Cahn, UCCE Irrigation Advisor, Monterey County

8:30             Satellite estimates of crop water use on the central coast and OpenET        

Lee Johnson, CSU Monterey Bay/NASA

9:00             Update on using high carbon amendments for reducing nitrate leaching during the winter.

Richard Smith, UCCE Vegetable and Weed Emeritus Advisor, Monterey County, Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz, Organic Production Specialist

9:30             Fall Cover crops for reducing winter nitrate leaching losses.

Eric Brennan, Research Horticulturist, USDA ARS

10:00          Break

10:15           Ag Order requirements for the upcoming year

 Sarah Lopez, Executive Director, Central Coast Water Quality Preservation Inc.

10:45           UCANR Nitrogen and Irrigation Initiative: Opportunity for technical assistance.

                    Aparna Gazula, UCCE Small Farm Advisor, Santa Clara County

11:00           Using CropManage to help with Ag Order compliance.

Michael Cahn, UCCE Irrigation Advisor, Monterey County

11:25           DPR Surface Water Protection Program: An Overview of Ag. Monitoring on  the Central Coast.

Pedro Lima, Sr. Environmental Scientist Cal DPR

11:50         Introduction to Pump efficiency

                    Bill Green, Fresno State University, Center for Irrigation Technology

12:00          Pizza and Salad Lunch (free!)

12:45         Demonstration of pump efficiency and variable frequency drives (Parking   lot)

                    Crystal Sandoval-Leyva, Fresno State University, Center for Irrigation   Technology

2:15            Adjourn

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