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Irrigation Management

Summary The Irrigation Management Workgroup exists to better facilitate collaboration on programming and research priorities, but also to provide a pool from which members can crowd-source answers to questions that come up in the course of developing and executing their individual programs. The goal is to strengthen the connections between advisors, specialists, academic coordinators, and others working in different areas of irrigation management or adjacent topics.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Curt Pierce (Chair)
Phone 530-865-1153
Unit: Glenn County
Name Andre Biscaro (Co-Chair)
Phone 805-645-1465
Unit: Ventura County
Membership List
CE Advisor
Aram, Kamyar Contra Costa County Cooperative Extension
  Specialty Crops Advisor
Biscaro, Andre Ventura County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor Irrigation and nutrient management of berry and vegetable crops
Cahn, Michael Monterey County
  Farm Advisor, Irrigation and Water Resources Irrigation & Water Resources
Culumber, Catherine Fresno County
  Nut Crops Farm Advisor
Fulton, Allan Glenn County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor emeritus
Gazula, Aparna Santa Clara County
  Small Farm Advisor Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
Gordon, Phoebe Madera County
  Orchard Crops Farm Advisor Madera County: Almonds, pistachios, stone fruit, figs Merced County: Pistachio and figs
Jarvis-Shean, Katherine Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Crop Production, Soil and Water Resources, the Delta
Mccullough-Sanden, Blake Kern County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus (Retired) Irrigation, soil, water, agronomy, blackeyes, sugarbeets, safflower, alfalfa
Milliron, Luke Butte County
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Mohamed, Abdelmoneim Stanislaus County
  Irrigation and Soils Advisor Irrigation systems, Groundwater sustainability, Precision irrigation in orchard and vineyard cropping systems
Montazar, Aliasghar San Diego County
  UCCE Irrigation and Water Management Advisor Irrigation and water management, measurement and modeling of surface energy balance variables/ET and crop coefficients, irrigation scheduling, drainage and water quality, on-farm irrigation system management and evaluation, salinity management and control practices, deficit irrigation, environmental instrumentation and modelling.
Niederholzer, Franz Colusa County
  Farm Advisor   Orchard Systems Prunes, almonds, pears, apple, cherry, olive, plum, citrus, and pomegranate
Oker, Tobias Kern County
  Farm Advisor Irrigation and Soils Management
Pierce, Curt Glenn County
  Area Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor Precision irrigation and drought mitigation strategies for tree crops
Reyes, Clarissa Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Orchard Systems Advisor Plant-water relations, drought physiology; walnut, peach, kiwifruit
Singh, Simarjeet Modoc County
  Irrigated Grass Systems Area Advisor
Yaghmour, Mohammad Kern County
  Area Orchard Systems Advisor
Zuber, Cameron Merced County
  Orchard Crops Farm Advisor Merced County: Deciduous trees, not including pistachios and figs. Madera County: Walnut.
CE Specialist
Bali, Khaled Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Irrigation Water Management Specialist Irrigation and water management, irrigation systems, soil salinity, drainage, infiltration, water quality, TMDL, biosolids
Pathak, Tapan UC Merced - Cooperative Extension Specialist
  Specialist in Climate Adaptation in Ag Applied climate in agriculture
Verdi, Amir Environmental Sciences
  Assistant CE Professor Precision agriculture, soil hydrology, landscape and agricultural irrigation, data mining, remote sensing
Other ANR
Mosase, Esther Orange County - UC Cooperative Extension
  Urban Watershed Resilience Advisor Water Resources Engineering, Surfacewater Modeling, Groundwater Modelling, LID Practices, Remote Sensing, GIS, Climate Resources, Programming
Porse, Erik California Institute for Water Resources
  Director of the California Institute for Water Resources and Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist Water resources management and policy, systems analysis, urban water, asset and utility management, public policy, water resource systems analysis, watershed
Shellabarger, Rachel California Institute for Water Resources
  Academic Coordinator
Zabronsky, Hope California Institute for Water Resources
  Academic Coordinator II, Climate Smart Agriculture Program Lead Climate Smart Agriculture
Membership Totals
Number of Members27
ANR Members27
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