- Author: Daniel S. Munk
This workshop is designed to give growers and water managers tools and insights on how to better conduct surface irrigation activities including furrow, border and basin (flood) irrigation systems. Topics include basic system design issues, performance evaluation approaches and commonly used practices to improve the distribution uniformity and efficiency of applied water.
The agenda is:
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Registration and refreshments
|9:00 - 9:10 a.m.||Introductory remarks and welcome - TBD
|9:10 -9:30 a.m.||Practical Application for Improving Surface Irrigation Efficiencies,
Dan Munk, UCCE advisor in Fresno County
|9:30 - 9:50 a.m.||Irrigation Systems and Energy Efficiency, Daniele Zaccaria,
UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of
Land, Air and Water Resources at UC Davis
|9:50 - 10:10 a.m.||Improving the Efficiency of Surface Irrigation Systems,
Eduardo Bautista, USDA ARS Water Management and Conservation
Research Unit at the Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Arizona
|10:10 - 10:30 a.m.||Break
|10:30 - 11:10 a.m.||The relationship between irrigation efficiency and field geometry,
field condition, and inflow rate into the irrigated field, Eduardo Bautista, USDA-ARS
|11:10 -11:30 a.m.||Understanding Irrigation Efficiency with Different Systems:
How it's Defined, Why it's Important,
Khaled Bali, UCCE advisor and director in Imperial county
|11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Q&A|
To register for the workshop or for additional information, please email or call Dan Munk or Terri Gonzalez (email:firstname.lastname@example.org, 559-241-7515). Event registration is optional but preferred to estimate attendance.
Our programs are open to all potential participants. Please contact the Fresno UCCE office (two weeks prior to the event) at 559-241-7515 if you have any barriers to participation requiring special accommodations.