- Author: Michael D Cahn, Ph.D.
Tomorrow we will host the 2016 UC Irrigation and Nutrient Meeting at the Agricultural Center in Salinas CA. We also have a field meeting following a pizza lunch to discuss the use of cover crops in strawberries. 4.5 hours of Certified Crop Adviser educational credits will also be available. This year we will include a panel discussion about how growers are implementing practices to better manage water and nitrogen fertilizer as well as a presentation on the sustainable groundwater management act. Please see the agenda below:
2016 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting
Agricultural Center 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA
Wednesday, February 17
7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
4.5 CCA Credits applied for
8:00 Summary of N use of crops in Region 3 and current water quality regulations
Chris Rose, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
8:30 Fertilizer value of N in irrigation water
Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Farm Advisor, Monterey County
9:00 Field studies on N and water management (broccoli and spinach)
Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor, Monterey County
9:30 Denitrification beds for removing nitrate from tile water
Tim Hartz, Vegetable Specialist, UCD
10:30 Potential for increasing groundwater recharge on agricultural land
Toby O'Geen, Soil Specialist, Dept of Land, Air and Water Resources, UCD
11:00 Groundwater Sustainability Act – Where are we headed in Monterey County
Stephanie Hastings: Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck Law Firm
11:30 Panel discussion on Grower implementation of BMP's
Salvador Montes, Christensen and Giannini; Manual Mercado, River Valley Farms;
Eric Morgan, Morgan Consulting
12:00 Conclusion and Pizza Lunch
12:45 Field trip to see conservation practices
- Author: Michael D Cahn
If you missed the 2015 Irrigation and Nutrient Meeting or you would like to review the presentations, you can download pdf versions of the powerpoint files from the UCCE Monterey County Website (http://cemonterey.ucanr.edu). The direct link to the presentations is:
We want to thank all of you who attended for your participation and for the many constructive comments that we received verbally and through the evaluation surveys. Let us know of any topics that you would like us to address in the next irrigation and nutrient management meeting or ways to improve the meeting.
If you are interested to learn more about CropManage for improving irrigation and nutrient management, I plan to host a hands-on training on using this on-line decision support tool on April 2nd. I will send out a formal announcement in the upcoming weeks.